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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Cheesecake Bars

I broke my favorite blue spatula while baking these bars. If that’s not a metaphor for life, then I don’t know what is. You’re going in with your day. Everything appears normal. Out of nowhere, something unfortunate happens. You just keep moving forward. That’s all you can do. Although my broken spatula is nothing in […]

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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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Triple Chocolate Cake (Does it get any better?)

I enjoy baking cookies instead of going out. I watch the news more than I watch normal television. I listen to more ABBA than you can ever imagine. Growing up, I always felt different — and at 18-years-old, I still feel different. As an 8-year-old, this was a constant crisis. I never connected with the girls […]

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

You may already know this, but I love desserts. Like, a lot. I am the happiest version of myself when I’m in the kitchen, around chocolate chips, surrounded by flour and sugar, etc. Life is good. My love for dessert runs so deep that growing up I would eat a chocolate Nutella sandwich for lunch […]

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Summer Adventures

Summer has continued to fly by — as usual. My summer life has been different than all the summers I have ever experienced. In the past, summer was a time for me to sleep in, watch movies all day, and dawdle around my home. This summer, however, has me waking up early every morning, dressing […]

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