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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

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Nothing Personal

“Its nothing personal. Just business.”
“Don’t take it personally.”
“Don’t take it to heart.”

It can be so difficult to NOT take things personally sometimes, especially when they sound like those cliché phrases that I’ve mentioned above. I, for one, get defensive super quickly and that’s something I’m trying to work on. As part of my Life-Cleanse (read about it on You Just Gotta Want It) this will be this weeks challenge, and for those who do take things personally: don’t take it personally.

By taking it to heart, it gives the other person an advantage and makes you, to be blunt, feel shitty about yourself.

And why should you? Whether it’s someone in the workplace, friend, family member, or significant other, you shouldn’t feel less than what you think you are. Chances are, that person may be having a shit day and taking it out on you and others. There’s also always the option that they’re just a shit person in general.

People can suck sometimes. Don’t be too hard on yourself. The words “perfect” and “human” will never go hand-in-hand. Just be the best version of you. Put on a smile and kick some non personal ass!

” Try not to take things personally. What people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.”

Bisous

-SH