Category Archives: Facing Challenges

Small Things You Can Do to Save Big

Math may not be your favorite subject but it is an important one-especially when it comes to your financial future. Finances can be overwhelming, and may seem difficult to understand at first. Thankfully, there are a few simple things you can do that can make…

My Answer Hasn’t Changed

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember being asked this question for the first time in the first grade. “I want to become a doctor!” and twelve years later my answer has not changed. In the first grade I wanted…

A Small Price to Pay

Being raised by religious immigrant parents has shaped the person I am today. My parents are Muslims who emigrated from Sudan to America in their teens. I was raised surrounded by the Sudanese culture. My mother always cooks Sudanese food and burns Sudanese incense in…

Surviving High School

High school is a tough place for sure. I’ve been through it all and I can tell you that you will definitely need some words of wisdom to always keep in mind before moving onto this next chapter in your life. So here you go:…

Giving in to Superstition

I turned 13 on August 5, 2012 and I have never dreaded a day more. Not because I have any instinctive aversion to birthdays, I very much enjoy the celebration. But from that day on for an entire year I would be 13. An entire…