Dealing With Imposter Syndrome
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Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

When no one ever really expects anything from you, you kind of end up growing up not really believing that you have any potential for anything good. At least, that’s what my experience was.

It wasn’t until I was 16 when I did something somewhat good enough to make my family proud, and suddenly people started to have all these unrealistic expectations from my capabilities.

For the longest time it really bugged me. No matter how hard I tried, I could never explain to anybody that I have always had to put in double the effort just to be average. 

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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed
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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Have you ever been in a situation where you have all these plans laid out to get things done one by one, but then an unexpected crisis comes along and completely throws you off track? Suddenly, too many things are happening too quickly, and you wish there was a pause button so you could just take a moment to breathe. It’s easy to lose sight of yourself when you feel overwhelmed…and for the past couple of weeks, that’s how it has been for me. 

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How I Track My Reading Progress
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How I Track My Reading Progress

Happy Friday, friends! This weekend (yes, Fridays are considered weekend where I am from), I have another fun prompt from Let’s Talk Bookish, a weekly meme created by Rukky from Eternity Books and now hosted by Aria from Book Nook Bits.

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Struggling With Anxiety: Things I Do To Cope With It

For as long as I can remember, I have always had crippling anxiety, even as a small child. But of course, back then, I could not understand it for what it was. And in the kind of society and culture that I live in, mental health issues are still a taboo topic and widely misunderstood.

It took me many years, but finally, in 2020, I began to actually work through my problems. And while I often feel like my family refuses to see my progress, I have noticed the changes within myself, the peace that I feel now, and I know that I am coping better every day.

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The Family Madrigal
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The Family Madrigal: How Encanto Represents Generational Trauma

In my previous movie review of Encanto, I talked about how the magic of the family Madrigal wasn’t their ability to make flowers bloom or move mountains; their real magic was the way they overcame generational trauma and learned to see each other for their true worth.

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Interview With Uzma Jalaluddin, Author Of Hana Khan Carries On

I am super excited to share my first ever author interview with you all today! Just a month ago, I had the immense pleasure of reading Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin–a warm, heartfelt romantic comedy featuring Muslim families and two rival halal restaurants.

Interview With Uzma Jalaluddin, Author Of Hana Khan Carries On
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Reading Challenges


Despite having a Goodreads account for years, it wasn’t until I began blogging that I started becoming active on this wonderful, wonderful site for bookworms, which ultimately led me to discover the magic of reading challenges. Continue reading “Reading Challenges”

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Blogging Slumps…Let It Happen

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend. First, let me apologize for being MIA the last two months–life has been really hectic, and to tell you the truth, things were getting so bad that I couldn’t help but slide into a blogging as well as a reading slump. Now that I’m back from my long hiatus, looking back I realize how badly I needed to have that break; no offense to my lovely readers but taking some time off from my blog and focusing more on my personal life has really helped me to put things in perspective.

On that note, I decided to return to my blog with a discussion post about what think is the best solution for a blogging slump. The answer is simple and somewhat unorthodox: let it happen.

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