WELCOME TO SIMPLY JAMILAH
I am honestly the worst at greetings, so I guess I’ll just start with hello. My name is Jamilah, the primary (only) author of this blog. If your initial thought is “I wonder what she looks like,” assuming you thought I was a “she”, look at the five pictures above, and you’ll see me; I think they perfectly capture about seventy percent of who I am: the girl who tries to model for the gram/the girl who loves men clothing, the girl who loves laughing and wearing things people consider “hideous”, the very kind girl, which shows through her smile (I hope), the girl who’s super curious/the girl who loves trying new things and going new places/the girl who makes dumb mistakes (like accidentally sticking her whole foot in the Atlantic Ocean while wearing a new pair of sneakers), and the girl who struggles with time change and probably has unhealthy sleep trends. The other thirty percent is the girl who loves hanging out with her friends, gets stuck in her head, gives back in whatever reasonable way she can and would do anything to get rid of someone else’s anger and/or sadness, and the girl who is still growing and learning in all aspects of life.
If I had to describe myself in five adjectives, I would choose candid, old-spirited, random, unpopular, and “something else” (as several of my relatives like to say). To sum it up, I’m weird, at least that’s what I like to think, and I think embracing what makes one “weird” is beautiful. John Lennon once said, “It’s weird not to be weird.”
Anyway, I kind of got off topic for a brief millisecond. If you’re still reading this, thank you; it means a lot. As I was going to say, those five adjectives that I think describe me definitely describe this blog (although I’m not quite sure about “something else”). Ever since I was twelve or thirteen, I have been trying to create a blog that completely captures me, which is a bit of a challenge because I’m using a predesigned WordPress theme, and I’m still growing as a person. There are two reasons I’ve constantly pursued having a blog: A) I love creating and expressing some form of originality and B) Being an incredibly emotional person who spends most of her time overthinking and overanalyzing while getting hit with adversity left and right, it is important I have something to be my outlet and keep me at ease.
During the summer of 2017 when I wasn’t fulfilling my duties in a concession stand at a baseball park, I read a few books, and one book I read was Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, which is a very easy read and probably meant for girls younger than me. Anyway, on the second page of the book, Penny, the main character, writes on her blog:
“I want to feel like someone, somewhere, will be able to read what I’ve got to say.
That’s why I’ve decided to give this blog a go- so I have somewhere I can say exactly what I want, when I want and how I want to- to someone. And not have to worry that what I say won’t sound cool or will make me look stupid…” I am on the same page as Penny… even though she’s a fictional character.
Besides this blog being my creative outlet for anyone to read, it’s a hodgepodge of different elements that make up my brain, from my unedited originally written works and unique music taste to my thoughts and moments in my life I want to remember and treasure forever and a bit more.
You are getting a glimpse into my amazing, beautiful, weird world; please be kind to it. That’s all I ask.
I am also the worst at salutations, so I’ll just end with…
Thank you for visiting my world.
MOST RECENT VIDEO
If you didn’t know, I am an extremely small YouTuber. Don’t roast me. Don’t come for me. This is my most recent video:
→ TAKING A BREAK FROM YOUTUBE ←
I kind of announced and explained my hiatus from YouTube, which I explained a bit better on here. Honestly, it’s an unnecessary lengthy video.
MOST RECENT VLOG
» WEEK EIGHTY-TWO «
This week, I announce my hiatus from both channels and share some of my music, TV, and movie favorites. I also react to On My Block, which I totally recommend watching.