BE GOOD TO YOURSELF // guest post

23 July 2016

Hello errryone, I'm Noor Unnahar, an 18 y / o blogger, writer, and blog designer from Pakistan. Aesthetically pleasing photography, creative works, and poetic words are my main jams. I'm so excited to be guest posting on Hawwa the talented missy's blog.
My college ended like a month ago. I didn't know what to expect after two years of college; university, of course, was next. But after so many years of academic life, I didn't want to return back JUST yet. I took a gap year. Hashtag screams of society. Because this isn't how it's done in their books. Gap year is supposedly for losers. It's unreal when society doesn't approve of your choices that are made by you, for your own good. Yes, taking a break from studies might not be a great thing for a lot of people but it depends on their circumstances. It didn't fit well with mine.
So here I am, typing away this post whilst my mind wanders here and there. I have plans to attend the best business school in my country and for that, let's just say my brain and I took this vacation. It's considered too bad to be any good to yourself. Well, at least I have seen it happening in so many cases around me. And trust me, it's what you really need to do at some points.
Be good to yourself first. Do what's necessary to give your soul some peace it deserves. I am at peace with my decision of taking a gap year. It would be wrong to say if I didn't care about others' opinion when they wanted me to keep going without a gap; it just didn't really seem to work for me. I'll go to university next year (inshaAllah) but for now, I'm not going. Consider it an advice or just a friendly pep talk inspired by one of my favourite art journal pages, be at peace with yourself first. Make your own decisions and prove them right. There's a difference between stubbornness and being right; show the world where the fine line is. And just never forget: it's not too bad to be this good to yourself.
Noor Unnahar, 18 y/o writer, YouTuber, blogger & blog designer from Pakistan. (catch me on twitter / tumblr)

6 comments:

  1. I love this post. Sometimes we should do what feels right for us instead of what society think right for us. After all, we're the one that living the life, the decision is ours, not theirs. I think gap year is amazing! It would help to realize and find so many things to consider. I hope you'll enjoy your gap year!<33

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    1. YES, EXACTLY! my gap year starts in september although i'll still be studying, just no official exams because i will hopefully be doing art foundation and i can't wait!

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  2. At a time when I'm in the midst of deciding what universities I want to go and whether I'll get the grades and if I'm mentally prepared for it all...thank you for this post. It couldn't have arrived at a better time. <3

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    1. ooooh good luck! I completely winged it and only picked one uni i actually wanted to go to because i knew i didn't want to move away...glad you enjoyed the post!

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  3. Beautiful photos! And Amen to the Gap Year! Mine ends tomorrows *screams and runs in circles* but I feel like I'm ready for a new task and routine. But last year it would have been unimaginable to come out of highschool right into uni.

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    1. AH! good luck! I think I'm in your past self shoes then haha, i can't imagine going straight to uni..I NEED A BREAK!

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