February Things + The Perfect Days

Hello, blog. Do you remember me? I know. I know. I promised that 2019 would be different. I said that I would be more present — and I kind of kept that promise. I have been being more present in my daily life. Doing what I want on my own terms. Making decisions that make […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate. Chocolate + cake. Chocolate + cake + frosting. Chocolate + cake + frosting + in your mouth. Yes, we are talking about chocolate cupcakes. Cupcakes are personal. They are single serving.  You don’t have to share. You shouldn’t share. I don’t think it’s possible to share these ones. With a decadent chocolate cake and […]

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2018 Things

Happy New Year, I guess. We are two weeks into 2019, and I am just now writing about 2018. This post has taken a while to write, but I have been living my life to the fullest; exploring my neighborhood, visiting old friends, creating colorful memories, and indulging in too much chocolate. The biggest lesson […]

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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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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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