Welcome to “The Blog,” the main meat of Simply Jamilah, where all aspects of SJ come together on one page.
The beautiful home page provides the most recent blog posts, no matter the category.
However, “The Blog” is the central location of all blog posts on their respective (?) pages:
* Going Places
* Stories + Books
* And More!
All of the pages are linked below with their descriptions and a couple of recent posts.
I have gone down the wrong path of disappointing myself, which doesn’t make for a good life. I needed to write about it and get this burden off my shoulder. It’s time for me to bounce back.
My Very Public Diary: July 2019
Between moments at work and Black Church Week, July definitely had its fair share of awkward and uncomfortable moments. I am cringing thinking about them.
Midweek JoBros Adventure
Earlier this month, I took a quick overnight trip with a friend to Nashville, Tennessee to see the Jonas Brothers in concert, and the entire trip was perfect.
Black Church Week 2019
At the end of July, I went to Black Church Week in Ridgecrest, North Carolina for the third year in a row. Here is a recap of how that trip went.
I Love You
This short story, if you can even call it that, is a bit different from some of my other short stories. It’s shorter than the others, and there is no dialogue.
Give it a read.
Everything Option B Has Taught Me
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant crafted a phenomenal book, and I wanted to share everything I learned from it.
How to Look Effortlessly Beautiful
We live in a society where it is easy to compare ourselves with other people and want to look like who we are comparing ourselves to. I wanted to share how you can look just as beautiful as the person you are comparing yourself to.
A Series of Mirror Selfies
I spent a week taking mirror selfies to document the outfits I wore on my trip across the seas.
I wrote this a week ago when I was a state away in North Carolina and found myself deep in my feelings. I needed to write to deal with my emotions.
I’ve been pretending to be engaged for a week, and I have tricked a few customers into thinking I am actually engaged. Read all about it.
Black Minds Matter
As I round out the first week of school, I wanted to discuss something that traveled through my mind all week– something made aware thanks to an episode of Grown-ish.
To: Summer 2019
This is a letter of appreciation to Summer 2019.