Hey guys! How are you doing? What’s new?
So I found it pretty difficult putting my thoughts on this into words. Lately, it’s been really tense all over the world, from the looming recession and pandemic to the protests part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. A lot of my daily conversations have been about this.
And it made me realise how much I ‘dull down’ my language around race. I tended to use terms that lump people of colour together when actually I’m only talking about Black people. But I know how harmful this is to Black issues and does little to bring attention to them.
So I’ve had a deep rethink around my language on race and here’s why you should too…
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Hey guys! How’s lockdown treating you? How are you feeling?
I promised you all and myself that I would continue this series, despite now being on lockdown and suffering from a lack of inspiration!
But I had this idea while in a hotel room during a work trip and started writing it then. I got a bit derailed with everything going on, but still it qualifies to be part of these bunch of blog posts, don’t you think?
Continue reading “Hotel Series #Chapter 2 – Trust & Honour”
Hey Guys? What’s new? How’s your week been?
Yes, I know I’ve been MIA – let’s just skim over that and get right into it.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly an ‘L’ is. For those of you not down with the lingo, an ‘L’ stands for a loss. And as young people the losses we experience as we ‘adult’ tends to take a bigger toll on us and perhaps longer to recover from. So, I wanted to talk about the various lessons I learnt from my losses and how you can too…
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Hello Everyone! What’s new? How’s it going?
Now I should honestly hang my head in shame because I’ve been gone for two months. But I’m back and was recently inspired by an article on the trap of turning your hobby into a hustle. And it made me think why so many of us (myself included) are making our hobbies a source of income and not just something we enjoy.
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Hi Guys! What’s new? Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s the new year already. 2018 has literally flown by! Last year was a very interesting journey for me, so many highs than lows. Not because life became any easier, but simply because I chose to see it differently.
But onto the good stuff. Now, being the faithful person I am, I wrote this post before I reached 10,000 views, with the simple hope to achieve it. Power of positive thinking and all that! But what’s next for sosasharon.com after achieving this milestone…
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So this topic has only recently become relevant to me as I’ve been experiencing it a lot myself these past few months. And that’s absolute burnout.
The tiredness that comes with having had thrown yourself into everything and feeling so finished at the end. And so many of us go through this without knowing how to deal with it, especially as young adults.
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Hi Guys! How are you doing? What’s new?
I guess the most obvious thing from me is that my hiatus is over!
I’m back from taking a break from writing and ready to pick up where I left off. I’ve got a few life lessons to share with y’all and it’s been really interesting to say the least. Continue reading “Dealing with your FOMO (the fear of missing out)”
Hey Guys! What’s new? How’s your week been?
So, you guys already know I love interviewing people. I mean what’s more inspiring than hearing what my fellow peers are up to? And Salma Ibrahim is no exception. I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with her and learn about her brainchild, Literary Natives.
Continue reading “Writing In Colour: Meeting The Mind Behind Literary Natives”
Hey guys! What’s new? How’s your week been?
So, I wanted to talk about how we can be really hard on ourselves, causing the very effects we are working to avoid. We end up experiencing more stress, worry and self-loathing, over failing to meet our goals. But in a world where doing more all the time is the norm, how can we treat ourselves with the upmost kindness and understanding…?
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Hey Guys! What’s new? How’s your week been?
So, I wanted to talk about feeling like you’re not doing enough when you can or should be doing so much more. Many of us young people struggle with this, especially in an era where you can create your own platform and opportunities. Yet, how can one overcome the sometimes debilitating feeling of not reaching your full potential?
Continue reading “Help! I feel like I’m not doing enough…”