A Not-So-Typical Day In My Senior School Life 💁

I’m so dramatic. 

So it may come across looking as if I’ve run out of a blog post idea for this week, hence why it’s 11:10 PM and I’m here typing this for you guys. But lets face it,

My Readers >>>>>>>> School

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It’s basic math! 😂(I’m just messing with you, I don’t have any homework tonight and I’ve gone ahead to read tomorrows chapter). In actuality, most of my blog posts planned are taking some time. For example, my Fitness Journey is a long journey, and I need at least a month before I can share actual advice and a transformation. I’m also a bit hesitant to share blog posts about my early life (which is one heck of a story!), simply for privacy reasons! But then again, my mind changes every four seconds so don’t take my word for it! 🤦‍♀️

ever. 🙊

Regardless, I think it’s time for my readers to get a glimpse into my life. Now that I’m a senior in high school, I’ve found myself to have much more free time on my hands. Last years work load had me living like a donkey, but I’m so grateful it all paid off. 😓

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LET’S START, SHALL WE?

Here’s a fact about me. I thrive on little sleep. I fell asleep at nearly 3 AM, only to wake up again at 7:20 AM, in time for school. My three younger siblings and I all leave for school together. Since school is only a two minute drive away, we often leave the house at 8 AM, even though school itself starts at 8 AM! I always end up walking home though, which can become a 10 minute walk under the blazing hot sun in the humid Pakistani weather! Any reader of mine in Pakistan must understand what I mean!🥵

My first class of the day is physics. This class lasts from 8-8:40 AM and was especially boring today. Here in Pakistan, Monday and Tuesday were a national holiday, meaning we had an extra long weekend. I took advantage of it and completed the entire chapter for physics. 🤩

Studying ahead has its pros and cons. On one hand, you’re ahead of the class and it makes you feel…good. On the other, you’re bored out of your mind as the other students struggle to grasp concepts you found easy. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. 

After physics, I have a biology class for the next forty minutes. I have to admit, biology is a science I genuinely enjoy. IT’S SO INTERESTING! The lack of any math in biology is also ideal for me. I spent the class sitting in the last row talking to my friend about our long weekends and what we did. An ideal class for me!💃

My last class of the day is chemistry. The electricity went out in my school and the students proceeded to profusely sweat the entire class. I’m not sure how normal this is, but in Pakistan, the classes are BIG. I’m talking 150 kids all smushed together in one class. 😱You can imagine, that without any air conditioning or fan, it was miserable. 

By now, you’re probably shocked. My school ends at 10 AM every day. 

only. two. hours. of. school. 

I know. I know. This is A Levels for you! While all my childhood friends in America have long school days and sufferings, I get off and am able to come home to eat breakfast! 🎉

That’s why I’ve been able to explore and look into my interests! This blog is one of the by-products of my free time. And boy, is it a good thing I started this blog. Imagine the slow descent of me losing my mind unless I had a 🥰safe place to share my thoughts and feelings! Working out has become another. In fact, I worked out my arms so hard today they felt like spaghetti. I struggles to carry my books home, but it was worth it! My school is a 10 minute walk away, and my gym is only a 4 minute walk! Let’s get those steps in! 🏃🏽‍♀️

This is not to say that I’m lazy! In fact, I’ve self diagnosed myself as having Workaholic Syndrome. I need to be doing something. Netflix, YouTube, and social media need to stay five miles away from me at all times. I’ve been told by many older than me to take advantage of my youth before it slips away. I visited my grandparents today, and my grandmother kept reiterating, “Old age is is not a good age,” and, “You’re young. Do what you want before it’s too late”. I’ll thank myself years from now. But in the meantime, I love staying busy. 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

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In other news, I successfully went another day without putting any artificial or packaged food in my system! Whoop whoop! It’s these small victories that motivate me to continue on this health journey!🙆‍♀️

So that’s all folks! For the time being, I only have to attend two hours of mandatory school. I’m sure the timetable will change up a bit this month, but I sure hope not! 

Fellow bloggers, how does a typical day look like for you? 🙇‍♀️For those still in school, how many classes do you take a day? I want to hear all about it! Your comments make my day! I love engaging with you all!💋❤️

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your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️

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Thank You For 100+ Followers!!🥳

Can you tell how HAPPY I AM? ❤

OH. MY. GAWD. 😱

WHAT IN TARNATION?!

AM I READING THIS RIGHT?

WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW?

110 FOLLOWERS?! *INTERNALLY EXPLODES OUT OF HAPPINESS*

I cAn’T EvEn.💃💃

Wow. My inner teenage girl really came out there, huh? I promise never to do that again. 🙊

But in all seriousness, I cannot even begin to explain in words how proud I’m feeling. I woke up at 7:21 AM this morning,  to see this achievement. Let’s just say the rest of my day went amazing.🎉

When I came back home, I saw that my followers had reached 110! I have no idea where you all came from, but don’t stop coming! I welcome one and all to this abode of mine I have created!

I’d like to say, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

Did you get that? Its 110 “Thank you”s for all my followers!❤️❤️❤️

I’m so shook right now. I could never have dreamt that my fourth blog post would be a huge THANK YOU for 100 followers. In fact, I never even expected this blog to take off. The overwhelming encouragement and motivation I’ve received from the blogging community is something I don’t even feel worthy of. What did I do to deserve you all?😭🥰

I’d like to say that my little corner of the internet is growing, although let’s be real, I’m pretty sure all four corners have been occupied (assuming we interpret the internet as one big rectangle. Octagon is a different story.). So let’s just say that my tiny plot of mystical internet land is increasing in value and size. I’m going to keep it short and sweet, so I’ll be signing off.🙃

To all my followers, I pray you all live amazing lives, that your own blogs grow, and your dreams become a reality. You are loved by me and always will be! When you’re having a bad day, just remember my existence! I’ll be thinking of you! ❤️🙋‍♀️🥰❤️❤️❤️

To those who aren’t following me. I’ve penned you a quick heart-to-heart letter.

Dear Non-Followers, 

I’m sorry hun, but what is this? This just will not work. You’re only one click away. ONE. CLICK. Fact: you burn 1.42 calories every time you click a mouse. Wanna burn 2.84 calories instead? Click that like button. Thing about the exercise your finger will receive. 🙆

You’ll get weekly blog posts from yours truly. This is something you do NOT want to miss out on. One day when I’m big and famous, you’ll have the bragging rights claiming you were with me from the start. 😱

I’m just joking! Or am I?😈

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️

 

September Goals! 💚💚

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Happy September my fellow bloggers! It’s a new month, meaning new goals and plans I need to accomplish! Fun fact: You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down…or in this case, type them up. I feel like writing down my plans  and publishing them to the world also makes me feel obligated to carry them out. Can’t face the embarrassment of failing in front of the world! 😳

Without further ado, let’s get into it!

  1. Melt the Fat and Build That Muscle💪

Listen guys. I started working over the summer and was really enjoying it. I was motivated to go everyday and focused extensively on strength training. I have to admit, I got much stronger and I was loving it. Unfortunately, working out for an hour and a half everyday meant my appetite had tremendously grown.

I held preconceived notions, telling myself I had earned this ice cream.🤦‍♀️

Long story short, I GAINED 8 POUNDS. I did a body analysis and turns out, only 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of it was muscle. The rest was fat. I wasn’t too hard on myself because my hormones also happen to be out of whack, but it still hurt.🥺

Naturally, I was devastated and ended up quitting it all together. Last week, I picked up my lazy butt and got back into my routine!  I’ve shifted my gears and am focusing more on cardio, but still not ignoring strength training. I’ve lost four pounds so far, so progress is slowly being made.🥳

2.  Processed Foods Who?

You heard me right! I’ve officially cut chocolate, ice cream, soda, potato chips, and basically anything that comes in a plastic package from my diet. It’s only home cooked food now! I consider this a win-win situation: my six pack dream becomes a reality AND the environment has a little less waste.🙆

My friends in school are pretty irritated at me. I refuse to eat from our school cafeteria (they call it a “canteen” here) because all they serve are fries, burgers, cake, pizza, brownies, and every artificially flavored drink you can think of.

Not gonna lie, its only day four and I’m struggling. I’ve got an extreme sweet tooth so my mouth is always watering. AAAHHHH!!!!😫😫

3. Grow This Blog

You heard it here first! By the end of this month, I’m hoping to achieve 150 followers. Think I have a shot? I know followers don’t mean anything, but you gotta admit, it makes you feel real proud!💃

Regardless, I would prefer comments and genuine discussions below as opposed to followers. I value each one of my followers and I love to get to know you all better.❤️

I’m also trying to post twice a week, as opposed to my schedule of once a week. There’s no doubt that I have plenty of ideas and drafts just waiting to be published. Wish me luck!💚

4.  Get Stronger In My Faith

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a practicing Muslim. Lately (these past two weeks), I’ve been slacking off on my prayers and I feel awfully guilty about it. This is not just a September goal; it’s a lifetime one. I need to become more diligent with my prayers. I’m not sure how I would suggest you to go about this if you’re struggling. All I can say is that it has to be genuine remorse. I feel awful and incomplete. Therefore I want to revert back to my old habits.🤲

5. Write, Write, Write!

A quick search on Google for “Writing Competitions” and you’re all set! I haven’t written professionally, as per se, for years now. I don’t expect myself to win each one, but just the fact that I’m getting back into my writing is super exciting!✍🏼✍🏼

6. Focus On School

Not meaning to brag, but academically I stay focused. Regardless, I’m the type of student who is able to cram two weeks of school work in one day, but still retain it for months to come. I usually start this practice of mine in November, just in time for mid-term exams in December. I’m proud to report that I’ve started this already. 🤗🤗

I don’t think I’m an average teenager, however. I ENJOY studying. Any students reading this, please remind me that I must be insane.😂😂

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Well then, looks like my post has come to an end! So sad, I know. Here’s my question for you: What do you hope to accomplish by September’s end? Keeping small, realistic goals are more likely to be achieved than drastic changes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading all my comments and it puts a HUUUGEEE smile on my face!🥰🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day/night, wherever you may be! It’s time for me to hit the hay here!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha❤️

Why I Quit Blogging and How I Came Back

Years ago, when I was just a twelve/thirteen year old myself, I created this blog. It started out as a time passer, really.

My family had just moved from the States to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a true culture shock for me, not gonna lie. I was enrolled in an international private school but found myself struggling to adjust within a week. Strange thing is, my younger siblings adjusted just fine! I know it had to with the fact that I was much older. It was really hard to adjust. Perhaps I’ll touch upon my time living in Saudi Arabia in another blog post.

Long story short, I ended up homeschooling myself. A territory no other member of my family (or any of my friends, for that matter) had ventured into. To occupy myself in my free time, this blog was born.

I was very consistent the first year of blogging. I posted movie reviews, Q and A’s, book reviews, my travel experiences, my homeschool life-style, living in the Middle East, and my own short stories.

One day, I just suddenly stopped. And I have conveniently listed the reasons as to why I quit blogging, as well as how I overcame these issues.

  1.  I Became Self-Conscious 

You heard that right! My parents realized that once I hit high-school, it would be too difficult for me to homeschool on my own. Going to an actual school building would give me the life experience they believed I needed. And so, once I realized I would have classmates who may stumble upon my blog, I suddenly retracted from the WordPress community and friendships I had built here.

To this day, I regret that decision. I really, really do. I let my own worries get the best of me when I could have built my blog to its maximum potential. It will haunt me for years to come, no doubt. I guess I was just embarrassed of my posts, even when I had no reason to be.

Now, I seriously could not care less if someone from school found this page. In fact, I would want for it to be discovered because I am proud of what I have built for myself. I want it to be discovered on its own, without the need to send my blog link to my contacts.  It makes me feel…happy and accomplished.

 2. My Family Moved Countries Again

This is actually quite confusing so let me know if you have difficulty following along! After one year of living in Saudi Arabia, it became apparent I would not be able to build a life there. So I packed my bags and went to live with my grandmother in Pakistan.

I KNOW.

I moved away from my family to a country where I had, literally, nothing. An American, born and raised, moving to Pakistan. I didn’t even understand the local language (fun fact: I still don’t). I would start my high school here. I want to write about this entire chapter of my life in another post, because it is just too long of a story.

Regardless, moving countries yet again was difficult. Not having my parents or siblings was odd. I became dedicated to my school and catching up on all the work I had missed. At the time, I also did not have a laptop, making writing a difficult idea.

But alas, I know have a laptop, great friends (seriously, the best), and my family is now living here somewhat. 🙂

  3. I Was Lazy and Lacked Motivation

I’m pretty sure I still am. But definitely not as lazy as I used to be. It’s all about balance. Posting on my blog once a week works the best for me. I’m able to fit in working out, hanging out with friends, spending time with my family, and school, while still having some down time to myself.

Writing seemed like a long tedious task, a chore, rather than a hobby. Now, I write from my heart (not actually, more like my brain but you get what I’m saying) and the words just coherently come out. My writing is genuine, and I mean everything I say…er…write.

I realized recently that my life story is rather…unique. People always stare with awe when I recount my years. It made me understand that if people in my day to day life were amazed, there was no reason why the Internet would’t be.

I have to say, the blogging community may be the most sincere, non-toxic place on the internet. My readers were so welcoming and encouraging on my first blog post just last week. Reading the comments puts the biggest smile on my face, honestly! Seeing that REAL PEOPLE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING ME is the greatest thing I could have wanted for myself. It fills my body with endorphins and happiness. Thank you for that!

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So there you have it! A light read for y’all. 😀 Now my question is: How did you (yes, YOU) get into blogging? What are your favorite things to blog about?  You may think your answer in boring, but I want to hear it!! Have a great night/day wherever you may be! Don’t forget to smile!!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤

 

My LAST First Day of School

I can’t believe I’m saying this! 

I still remember my first day of preschool, where I cried a river when I realized my parents wouldn’t be accompanying me throughout the day. It was acceptable, however, because I was in, well, preschool! 🤷‍♀️

But the horror stories don’t stop there! In fact, I was a rather insecure child. I always needed one of my parents to be with me (that’s right, my grandparents don’t cut it!). I vividly remember crying everyday before school and during my school days, well up to the point of mid-kindergarten. In fact, I once asked my teacher if I could use the bathroom, only to use it as an excuse to run around the school, even exiting the building, searching for my dad. Unfortunately I was caught and hid my red, puffy eyes behind a folder for the rest of the day.

You think that’s bad? I once had to be physically pulled off my dad’s legs, where I had wrapped my tiny body around. I remember kicking and flaring my arms around as I was carried into class. I stayed in that school until the third grade, and when my teachers would recount the story to me, I would innocently deny having any memory of the event! I mean, how EMBARRASSING! 😳

Now, here I am! A sixteen year old in my last year of high school! Twelfth grade! It’s such a bittersweet event, although we’re leaning more towards bitterness here.

My first day of school was on Monday, and it was like any other first day. But get this! The day prior, I cut off a whopping eight inches of my hair (it falls a bit past my shoulders now). I woke up , curled my lashes, and put on mascara too! That’s a first for me! 😱 Classes were filled with mostly teachers introducing themselves and familiarizing the students with the coursework we would be completing over the year.

Except my biology teacher. She must have been dead bored over the summer; she was very eager to get working and started off with our first chapter: ATP and Respiration! I mean come on, let me breathe a little! 😂

My chemistry and physics teachers ended up giving us a free class though! Woohoo! 💃💃

After my classes had ended, it was about 10:30 AM, so my friend decided to come over to my house. It’s rather convenient having friends over directly after school considering I live two minutes away by car. That’s a ten minute walk by the way! Most days I walk home because we gotta get that cardio in! Not to mention we want a small carbon footprint, am I right? We hung out before deciding we would head over to ANOTHER one of my friends houses and have lunch together!

Let me know guys: How many of you are still in school? What do you miss most about those days? Any advice you’d like to share with me?

This is my first blog post ever, and I’ve got so much planned for the future to come! I’m so so excited for you to join me! Comment down below for a follow! 🥳

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️