1 Year Anniversary

I created and published this blog for myself and to inspire and motivate others. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was in the worst condition of my life. It’s been an incredible year of growing for me, physically and mentally. I’m more than thankful to have been given a second chance at my nursing program. It has given me the opportunity to make beautiful friendships, to meet an amazing man who I’m proud to call my boyfriend, to develop habits that I never thought I’d stick to.

By expressing my thoughts, feelings, and writings through this blog, I am more healthier and happier than I’ve ever been.

I vow to continue using this website until the end of my lifetime

I vow to write completely original, raw, and useful information

May 21, 2016


Love poem

Your words lay onto me like a silk dress to my skin

Your love lifts me in ways that is impossible to imagine

Your laugh turns my softened face into a grin

The depth in your soul is so stimulated that it breathes passion


I feel your thoughts as I brush through your hair

You saying I’m the only one provides me with air

I choose to love you every day

Baby, we both know our love will never turn gray


As long as I’m alive on this planet

I’ll always paint your face on my canvas

A love so pure some call it titanic




Fear is built from the thoughts we create in our own head. Fear is our own worst enemy because it fuels off our own energy. The more we dwell on the past or become anxious about things we are not in control of, that is when fear takes its first step into our lives. Fear is capable of physically and mentally preventing us from doing the things we wish to do.

Life without fear would be ideal, right? Does such a thing exist?

A dear friend of mine once told me, “imagine if you woke up and you were laying on your death bed soon to be dying and wishing to be young and free again so you could relive your life to the max… now open your eyes and realize that you are young and free.” That shit hit me like a ton of bricks. That’s when I realized, it’s time to put the bullshit excuses aside and get out there and chase my dreams.

There’s nothing holding you back from living the life you want, except for the dark circle of fear you’ve drawn around that thought. Take out your eraser and erase the BS. It is now your choice to make the first move on whatever it is you want to do.

Again remember, nobody is perfect, but being fearless is one step closer to living the perfect life. You only live life once, might as well live it to the fullest!



You are not alone, breathe…

Based off my last post, “My Favorite Quote”, I’d like to mention that it’s important to recognize that life is unpredictable and the greatest mystery. Therefore, instead of focusing on the past or future, I suggest putting all, if not, most of your energy towards your existence and presence. So many of us are caught up tying to make something out of ourselves or complicating our lives trying to figure out the meaning of life, however, the best thing to do is to take a few deep breathes and connect with your inner peace. That’ll allow you to feel more calm and present, therefore, your experiences in life will become more fulfilling.

These are the steps I’ve written down for anyone who has trouble staying in the present moment and enjoying the journey of life. Not only have these tips helped me, but a few of my friends who I’ve shared these with. I suggest experimenting with these few tips:

  1. Take deep breathes, often.
  2. Step outside when you get a chance and look at the trees, moon, and the stars.
  3. Look at people beyond what they look like. Recognize their behaviors, notice that their life is just as complex as yours and that we’re all, at some point in our lives, have stress/anxiety/fear/depression.
  4. Take a look in the mirror and compliment one thing that you love about yourself and 3 things you’re grateful for.

5 tips to a healthy & happy life

  1. Get rid of toxic and immature friends. It’s hard to imagine where your life could take you and to see the possible great things that could come your way unless you get rid of people in your life who are constantly negative, gossiping, causing drama/stress in your life. Last year, I went through a cleanse where I got rid of almost all of my friends because I had bigger plans for myself for the future, but my friends were just a distraction. I was immensely influenced by the company I kept, therefore, I became a huge party girl like my previous close friends. However, one day I took a step back and realized that I need to make a change in order to become the successful woman that I desire to become. I wanted to become mature, take better care of my body/health, dress better, make hard-working friends, and learn communication skills with members of different cultures. It’s difficult to distant yourself from people who you’re most comfortable with and have been friends with you for so long, but sometimes you have to let go of a few unhealthy friendships to gain loving, positively influencing, and successful peers in your life who will help you reach your goals rather than standing in the way of them. “Birds of a feather flock together”… Always remember that when you pick your friends. If your friends are scrubs, you’re a scrub too, but if your friends are fabulous, then you are fabulous.
  2. Break a sweat everyday. It isn’t about losing weight, but to feel active and productive. By sweating everyday, it means you must go for a walk/run, hike, bike ride, swim, or any physical activity that will get your heart rate pumping and your sweat glands working. This way, your energy level will rise, your metabolism will quicken, and your mood will boost! So grab a partner or some headphones and move!
  3. Eat healthy. Eat whole foods, less animal products, more vegetables, and small portions of everything to feel light, yet energized. I found that by eating healthy, even when I’m on vacation, I am more energized and I feel more in control of my life.
  4. Set a goal and put all your energy and focus into it. Have you ever set a goal for yourself and almost reached the end but quit at the very last minute? Probably, but I bet you didn’t notice how close you were to accomplishing that goal before you gave up. During the process of reaching your goal, you must focus all your energy and focus towards it; do not get side-tracked by other desires. Of course it’s possible to set more than one goal for yourself, but I suggest pacing yourself so you don’t become too overwhelmed. Also, when you begin doubting your dreams, it’s important to remind yourself why you set this goal in the first place. If you have a difficult time inspiring yourself, find some inspiration in other people. You can do this by talking to strangers, reading blogs/books, and watching movies. So, remember to stay focused, consistent, focused, and inspired.
  5. You have to give a shit. Whatever you have planned ahead of your day, do it like you mean it. You have to give a shit about your life (success, appearance, education, relationships, body, etc) in order to live a happy and healthy life. For example, if you’re in school and you create a negative image about the school environment, you will most likely be less successful than if you were to give a shit about your education and try your best in school. The more things you do with love and passion, the easier your task becomes and the outcome will look much brighter.

Day of Gratitude #1

One thing I’m grateful for is my MOM (as corny and cliche as that sounds, it’s true. She’s my hero).

  • She saves me a lot of time and energy by helping me with my chores
  • She’s always been there to take care of me, especially on my sickest days. Sometimes my home felt like a hospital from the way she brought food to my room and nursed me back to health
  • She’s never put any man before her kids
  • She’s been through so much in Iran, yet she is the strongest, most independent, and happiest woman I know til this day
  • She treats me like a princess whenever I need that extra lovin’ and attention

The best thing is that I see myself turning into my mom day by day and I could not be happier. She’s incredible.