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Squeeze A Summer’s Day!

Summer is finally upon us! Raise your hand if you’re as excited as I am. *raises hands*

With a new season, new goals will be set. Priorities are re-prioritized, and objectives are re-evaluated.

Especially this summer, where some of us who are in college may be looking to work more, or take summer classes, or just graduated and looking for a job, there will be a shift in your daily routine and you will eventually ease into a new one. To make this transition as productive and smooth as possible, I’ve compiled a set of objectives you should set for yourself. I for one, am going from taking 5 classes in the spring to taking 1 online class this summer. I’ve been trying to figure out how to fill up this free time by setting new goals and things that I would like to get done this summer. So here’s some stuff I’ve been working on that would be of use to you:

1. Pick up or continue a hobby. I’ve decided to explore photography as a hobby this summer and I’m looking forward to buying a new professional camera! Hopefully I’ll be able to learn how to use it before the summer ends, haha.

2. Spend some time outdoors. You know what this means: beach weather! If you live in a sunny place like I do (yay Florida!) being in the sun will be the easiest thing to relax yourself but also have goddess-like sun kissed skin(yasss). If laying under the sun for hours is not your cup of tea, which I totally get, try out outdoorsy activities like kayaking, hiking, etc. This is a double whammy as you will be active AND will get some sun. Work it! I usually like to be under the sun with a good book. Speaking of books, my second book review will be coming out soon, so stay tuned!

3. Make a list of things you want to achieve by the end of the summer (example, save x amount of cash, find a job, learn how to play the violin.) Going back to #1, my goals are to learn how to use a camera professionally, and look for post-grad jobs. Yikes.

4. Maintain a balance. Although bumming it under the sun all summer sounds like heaven, you still gotta stay on your hustle and get things done! But who’s to say you cant do it all the Boss Ass Bitch way? No one. So have fun, try new things, get shit done!

With that being said, I will be taking a short hiatus for the next week or so (going on a cruise!) but I’ll hopefully be back with some nice photos to share with you! As for sarahalwani.com, I’ll be incorporating more (amateur)photography this summer as I try to fumble and practice with the new cam, so bare with me! I will also be adding more cultural posts as that is something that is very near and dear to my heart.

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Yyyyeaaahh

Yyyyeaaahh

Until next time, my habibis! ❤

Bisous
SH

Inhale The Sun, Exhale The Storm

Salut!

I apologize for posting so late, I usually try to have my Motivation Mondays up early in the day to give you that boost of energy to start off your day and carry on to your week! Hopefully this post will make up for it. 🙂

So lately, the weather in Florida has been great. Surprise, surprise, I know. But no really. Sunshine all around, minimal humidity, and great tanning weather! I’ve been studying for exams out by my pool every chance I get because I don’t want to miss out on all that sunshine. Like many people, I find great weather to affect my mood. Big time. Whenever it’s sunny, I can just feel that I am going to have a wonderful productive day. If I can’t be outdoors, I will usually open all my windows and curtains to let the sun drench my room/apartment.
A bright atmosphere will make way for an even brighter day.

Today, and everyday.

Today, and everyday.

Which is why for my Motivational Monday segment this week, I thought I would relate this great weather with a positive attitude. Inhale the sun, exhale the storm. Winter has passed. Or at least for most places, the harsh winter has passed! Use the spring, serene, and fresh weather to help you channel all your positive energy.
Focus on the good, ignore the bad, look forward to the best.
Join me as I try to approach this week with a bright and positive attitude!

Remember that everyday is a new chance to be the best and brightest version of yourself. 🙂

Bisous,

SH