Hakuna Matata-ing

One of the things that I try to do is try everything new- check things of off life’s long list of things wonderful to try out. Yesterday I crossed off on of those I went and had my absolute first dance class- and it was HipHop, ooh yeaah. It was such an amazing, tiring, uncomfortable at some moments, yet wonderful and freeing at others experience. Although I absolutely LOVE dancing, and I always go all out when it comes to dance, I never claimed that I “knew” how to dance, yet I believed that everyone “could” dance if they wanted to. Dance to me is like setting yourself free, having no fear, no insecurities, no worries -yes, Hakuna Matata– which is in Swahili ūüėČ – no doubts, and having every joy in the world. Dance is such a wonderful gift sent to us, one that is easily taken for granted. So, appreciate dance, embrace it, support a dancer you know and don’t forget to keep on dancing for joy, happiness and for the world!

 

Karaok(mawr) is on my mind

Karaoke night is TONIGHT! and I cannot contain my excitement. I am a music lover, I love to dance to all sorts of music and I love to listen to music, and aside from listening to music I also like to sing along…if you happen to hear me you will know the danger of this fact, as I have everything far way from singing abilities, but alas I have no shame, not at all. So, tonight at the HA Karaoke night, I am going to sing along to all these songs and will have the time of my life watching other people do it too. As a Hall Adviser, aside from the fun stuff we do everyweek in area group, we have HA fun nights and tonight is the first one this semester. All the awesome HAs along with the amazingly wonderful Res LIfe people will be there and we will all sing and ¬†have a great time. (I will take pictures and mayybeeee a video and will share with you guys) I just am very excited and I wanted to share that with y’all!

Senior year has been rather exciting, great, fun and busy, yes very very busy, more than I imagined it would be. I have been following my goal of living it up so far. I am a morning person and I have been waking up on Wednesdays at 7am to go to the oh so amazing cycling class with Courtney! She’s a Bryn Mawr grad, Green Lantern(! yay sister class) and she is beyond wonderful. One of the things I look forward to after I go out of this great bryn mawr bubble is to run into fellew mawrters. It has happened to me a couple of times before where I was once taking a bolt bus from Boston to NYC and I met a Bryn Mawr alumna, and oh how you immidiately can just “click” and bond over this beautiful place that is Bryn Mawr. It is something I know will happen and especially with the great social media we have now, networking and meeting people is ever so easy, and rewarding too.

And, to add to the cheesiness of me here’s a practice karaoke song for you-¬†I believe I can fly¬†and the¬†Karaoke version

 

 

Enjoy flying,

~Muna

Blurred but exciting.

I decided to highlight how content I have been despite the unbelievable amount of work I have to do..yes already, with the second week of classes. The first few weeks of school are always hectic, busy, stressful to some, and deniable to others, but to me, they have been rather exciting, with a few downs of course. I am a big believer of the saying “without the bad days, you can’t appreciate the great ones”. Although I have been having long days, early starts and late ends, I have been very blessed to coninuously see the bright side of things. I am very fortunate to be going to such a great, very supportive school. The people around make a great difference, and I always keep in mind to keep a smile on my face, to keep my spirit high and to be open to change. I am realizing that I am starting to mumble so here’s the gist of what I am talking about;

Beautiful weather, wonderful people, supportive professors, a lot of work, precious traditions and lovely community.

I went to the CDO (Career Development Office) today, and although I didn’t meet with the person I always meet with-when I was told, I wasn’t too happy about it- I absolutely loved how the meeting went! She was able to help me with my questions about grad schools, work experience, and applications. She had an image of how my future might look like, and it was exactly how I am dreaming of. The simple thing of having someone understand you and what you dream to do in less than an hour was such an amazing feeling! My future to me is blurred, has some obstacles, yet its blurred situation isn’t scary or concerning, but rather exciting! This made me reinforce my belieg in¬†things working out in their own magical way.

With this positive thought, I will leave you, although I have so much more to share, but that will have to be done this weekend.

Until then, peace! and happy Fall Frolic!

Here’s to a new beginning!

Tomorrow is the first day of classes. Anxious, excited, worried, overwhelemed with all these feelings, here I am sitting and writinng about it, because I learned that writing about it makes it all better; it helps me put it in a visual form infront of me, making it all doable, making everything alright.

So many things have happened in this crazy week I have been here. My first steps to campus were engulfed with the feeling of “ah, just another day here, as if I have never left”. A feeling rather comforting yet triggering of the realization that this is the last time I can feel as if I have never left before. Familiar faces were always a comfort, a warmth surrounding the atmosphere arround us.

As the training of the DLT “Dorm Leadership Team” alongside with the more intensive training of HA “Hall Advisors” took place, there wasn’t anytime I was able to fully sit down and just think. To realize that the summer days are over, that school is here and not just any year, my Senior Year, and then the feelings¬†roller coaster¬†starts…

One of my absolute favorite things about Bryn Mawr is the community here, and the people you meet. Being a Junior last year, it was hard at time when you missed so many people who were JYA, but more importantly when one of these people is your absolute best friend, and the person you have spent most of your time at Bryn Mawr with, since day one. This brings me to the absolute best feeling I had so far; Reuniting with these loved ones. Luci is someone you’ll hear a lot about in this blog, you’ll just have to wait to read about the awesome times and adventures we have together.

On a closing note, today was the Senior class assembly and realizing how fortunate we are to be at such a wonderful place is overwhelming. Meeting with a few of the representatives of the huge support network we have here was invaluable, and the one hour the class spent together in the beautiful auditorium brought a great feeling of togetherness, of completeness of this beautiful Red Class, 2013. Here is to the best year we will have!