New “About” description

I hope the month of June brings you unimaginable joy. shereenawrites sunset photo

I’ve been blogging for a while now, even before it became and thing and people started making money from it. I used to love blogs because I got to see glimpses of peoples life no matter where they were in the world, and that is why I started blogging. To tell stories, to write better and to share a bit of my world. I always secretly wish one day, my kids will read it and know a bit more about their mother and maybe find some helpful gems here when my voice irritates them.

After I monetized my blog last year, I felt the need to write about things that will help me gain traffic. I tried to master the things that the gurus were saying worked and followed their schedule and times they posted, and to be frank with you, it sucked and I couldn’t be bothered. So, I stopped writing all together.

But now I am back and I am taking it back to when blogs were simply about sharing. I am writing for people, and for myself and my future kids. I will no longer be writing for numbers and money on this blog.

Moving forward, I will just be writing what I like.

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New About Page Description

Hi, my name is Shereen and welcome to my space. The title of my blog was inspired by one of my favorite books of all time, Steve Bantu Biko’s, I Write What I Like. Steve Biko was known for being bold and courageous and for encouraging people to do the same during the dark days of apartheid, South Africa. This book and Steve Biko’s life has stuck with me for a while and my goal is write boldly and freely and encourage people to do the same. So on this blog, you find four categories:

  1. Lifestyle: Here, I will be sharing what my life looks like. I will be sharing some fun things I make, random thoughts, life updates, stories, and beauty related posts.
  2. True Life: This is where I will share about my struggles, my raw and honest emotions. I share this part of me on my blog to let anyone who happens to read this blog know that, truly they are not alone. My greatest desire is to let me people know, really know, that they are not alone and they are not the only ones struggling through life. Here is where I’ll lay my heart down and share all my feels. It gets deep and intense.
  3. Faith: This is a Christian blog, meaning my faith plays a huge role in how I perceive things and how I write things. Here, I hope God speak to you through my writing. Here, I write for God. God speaks to me in my writing, because my answers always show up in them. I hope my writings does the same for you. I will be sharing confessions and some of my prayers for you.
  4. Books: Books are my escape. They are truly my joy. I don’t read as much anymore, because life. But writing book reviews for you all encourages me to read more books. So you already guessed, this is where I will share my book reviews and any book related topics.

I hope something I write sparks something in you to be bold and free in everything you do. And I wish you the very best in life.

 

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The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon Book Review

It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will

the sun is also a star book review

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been t …more

My thoughts

I found this book to be really cute and light. Its a coming of age story, although I’m in my late 20’s, I still appreciate young adult books. I really enjoyed the short chapters and wiki style information on certain topics like the word irie, Rastafarianism, and multiverses. There wasn’t anything complex about this book in terms of the style it was written in and choice of words, but the author, Nicola Yoon did attempt to touch some difficult topics but not in depth. The topic of culture clashes, race, Black women hair, Korean’s dominating the wig industry targeting black women, immigration issues, etc…

I loved loved loved Natasha and Daniel’s love story. Do I think it is possible to fall in love in ONE DAY?! definitely. You might get to know someone over the course of time, but it could just take one day to know that you want that person to be in your life forever, as your partner. I loved Daniel’s boldness in pursuing Natasha, I think his assurance in what they had was what convinced Natasha to come around. She could trust his love her. I believe that is what most women are looking for, a partner whose love they can trust and have faith in.

I also really love how the topic of fate or destiny was explored. The message was that, fate could happen, but you have to give it a little a push. Well at least that is what I got from it. That might not be fate at all but. . .

Irene really stood out to me as well. It was just a solid reminder to really pay attention to people, to really make people feel like they matter.

Overall, I liked this book. Its an easy summer read.

What are you currently reading?

2: Weekly Confessions

You can say these out loud or quietly in our hearts

  • I trust in the plans that God has for me. I believe they are good
  • I am not in need of anything
  • I can bear ALL the fruits of the Spirit. love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  • No past, present, or future hurt will overcome me.
  • I believe in a God of miracles.
  • Nothing and no one can steal my joy

I was inspired by the girls from The Transparency Blog for the post. Do check them out by clicking on the link HERE

What truths are you speaking over your life this week?