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We’ve all been spending a LOT of time at home over the past year and I’m pretty sure most of us have tried to spruce up our living spaces at some point. Whether that’s creating a cute Zoom backdrop, buying a few house plants, or doing a full on re-modeling, being at home all the time has forced us to re-imagine our living spaces. To me, I’ve always experimented with DIY decor. I was definitely that kid who watched YouTube room-renovations and tested out all the DIYs – which somehow never seemed to fully work!

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I use Notion basically every single day, and in this post I’ll show you the two most common types of pages I use and how to set them up. Notion is basically a “life-organizing” app – you can use it for pretty much anything. I personally use it to organize my academic work and my work for this blog, and the pages that I’ll be showing you in this post are geared towards those goals.

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Today I thought I would do something more lighthearted and fun, and share my quarantine playlist with you! One of the only things keeping me from going crazy at the moment, is listening to a lot of music. I’m pretty much sick of all the songs on my playlist, since I’ve listened to them so much in the past few months, so I’ve put together a quarantine playlist with a mix of current songs and some throwbacks for variety. These are songs that will hopefully lift your mood and make you smile, I hope you enjoy!

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It’s been around six weeks since my school was canceled and I’ve been at home. I thought I had done everything I possibly could… but then I came up with this list! I guarantee that there’s something on here that you haven’t tried yet. You can make your quarantine fun with these 100 activities!

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Despite having lived in two busy and bustling cities – Dubai and London – I love spending my time outdoors in nature. Sometimes that can be hard in Dubai, as during half of the year it’s too hot to spend a lot of time outdoors and it’s not the kind of city where you can walk everywhere unlike most European cities. However, I still manage to find lots of ways to connect with nature and in this blog post, I’m going to share them with you. Even if you don’t live in Dubai, this advice can still apply for any city!

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On the first day of school every year, we always go around the room and you have to introduce yourself with your name, where you’re from, and a fun fact about yourself. I dread this activity. Apart from never knowing what to say for the fun fact part, I never know where to say I’m from. If you asked me what my passport said, I would say the UK – although I haven’t lived there for five years. If you ask me where I live, it would be Dubai – although I don’t hold a passport from here. If we were asking in terms of my school, I would be American – although every time I visit America it’s on a tourist visa. If it was where my parents were born, it would be Tanzania – although I’ve never lived there. If you were asking me about my ancestry, I would be a mix of Middle Eastern, Indian, and African. If you were asking me where I see myself in the future, I would not even know what to say… This question is so complicated to me – and any other expat – that it’s impossible to fit into a quick sentence. So how do we know where we are really from?

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