Third Semester in Review {Fall 2018}

*Blink* My third semester of college is over. Gone. I will never be able to relive it—truthfully, I don’t want to. Although I have attended inspiring classes, created countless memories, and gained so much perspective, there were times of pressure, pain, and papers (so many papers). I have learned so much. I have lived so […]

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I Am Not Just A Good Girl

The good girl image. The image that follows me through every classroom, every event — every aspect of my life really. I have always been marked as a good girl. “Hira wouldn’t do that — she is a good girl,” my friends and family say. The limiting identity of a good girl is exhausting — […]

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My {Self} Love Life

Content. Half of the semester is over. Course schedules for spring 2019 are out. My life has been moving incredibly fast, but I feel so content. Last year around this time I was absolutely miserable. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t love my experiences. I didn’t love life. I felt trapped in a hole of […]

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When You Have a LinkedIn Crush

Friends, how have you been? I haven’t stopped by in a while, but with school, professional commitments, and life — time keeps on fleeting and I barely have time to breathe. It’s funny how technology was created to make us have more time, yet I often find myself with none. Time, TIME, where are you? […]

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Summer Things {Part 1}

Summertime. A fun time. A great time. A time that somehow continues to slip by. I am currently sitting outside of the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas (my favorite study spot). A year ago, you could find me sitting on my couch in the DFW area. Oh, how things have changed. This summer […]

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Reflections: More Violence, Less Lives

Not a dessert, just some thoughts. Sadness. Confusion. Heartbreak. On Wednesday, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. With that weapon, suspect, Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 people. 17 people.  These people were children, brothers, sisters, students, faculty — human. This was the 18th school shooting in America for the […]

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2017 Things

2017 is over. Wow. What a year. This year has been marked by assault, natural disasters, volatile political spheres, immense change — in my life and in the world. For me, this year, has been the most significant yet. Not only did I graduate high school, begin college, turn 18 — but I was aware. […]

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