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Top 17 in 2017: Recap

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Hello everyone! 2017 was avery interesting year for me, and I am about to tell you why. I am going to keep this post short and to the point. I plan on using nothing but short sentences and lots of Gifs. I do plan on making full posts of some points  in 2018, so make sure to tell me which ones do you want to know more about. Okay, that is enough! Here are the 17 times 2017 Sucked and Rocked!

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Becoming a Literature Vice Head for my university’s newspaper.

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Graduating Pharmacy school!

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Doing some Volunteer work in China!

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Being mentioned in the acknowledgment section of two books. Books that are written by 2 of my favorite writers, Tonya Kupper and Tiffany Daune.

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Gaining about 20 pounds because of my medication.

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Seeing a new Dr for my migraines and tension headaches because my previous Dr told me that there is nothing more that he can do for me.

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Almost failing my last semester because I was absent 4 times throughout the semester. Special thanks to my chronic illness.

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Having to explain to “someone important” in my university about my Mixed headaches and Depression, only to be ridiculed and told that “ I don’t believe/ buy what you are saying.”

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Moving my blog from weebly to wordpress. I went from having 80K views/ month, to  a couple of hundreds. However, wordpress gave me the chance of being a part of this amazing, blogging community. 

Weebly…..

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Being a part of #MHBingo. I absolutely love every single person in this group. I get nothing but love and support from them. * Don’t forget to join us this January, click here to know more.*

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Discovering the Magic of Yoga!!!!

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Writing 10k in my new manuscript!

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Traveling to Turkey! What a beautiful country!!!

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Surprisingly passing finals that I thought I would fail. Being bound to bed on most days, I didn’t have time to finish my studying.

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Going to Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Doing more than just posting reviews on my blog. I created two journal-based series, and I plan on adding 2 more in 2018.

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Someone telling me they got a book because I recommended it, and that they absolutely loved.

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Meeting new people ( IRL & online ) and creating new friendships.

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Past me, I am so proud of you for sticking around and surviving ( no matter how poorly)  2017. Future me, I hope you have a positive message to Present me because she is overthinking. She is dwelling on all of the time she has wasted ( and is still  wasting) being so attached & affected by previous traumatic experiences. Please remind her that it is okay to miss out. Tell her that one day she will be okay, and will go on creating better memories that aren’t the steearotypical Middle/High school and college experience. Tell her that she is doing great; that I am doing great.

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