Welcome to Simply Jamilah!

Hello, my beautiful gem!

Welcome to Simply Jamilah, a completely candid blog written by a super candid and weird young adult who’s still trying to grasp the concept of adulting. I freaking love being considered “weird.” Society likes to say being weird is a bad thing, but I think embracing what makes one “weird” is beautiful. We all have our quirks, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of; John Lennon once said, “It’s weird not to be weird.”

“Weird” is also a word I would use to describe this blog. It’s a hodgepodge of different (kind of random) elements that make up my brain, from my unedited originally written works and recipes to moments in my life I want to remember forever and so much more! You are entering my amazing, beautiful, weird world; please be kind to it. That’s all I ask.

I am the worst at salutations, so I’ll just end with…

Being weird is beautiful. Embrace what makes you weird.


The Purge
One of my goals for the new year was to clean house, and this is documentation of that, which I call The Purge.

New Songs I Discovered Thanks To Bonnaroo
At the beginning of January, Bonnaroo released their 2019 lineup, and because of that lineup, I discovered new songs I love.

What I Learned From Fall 2018
After a month away from campus, it’s time to head back to school to start a new semester. Last semester I learned some valuable lessons I plan to carry with me this semester and throughout life, and I thought I’d share them.

Tastebreakers That Made It
Last year, Spotify released a Tastebreakers playlist for everyone to explore other artists and genres. I finally gave mine a listen and decided to share the songs from it that I actually like.

New Year, New Goals
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to create new goals to conquer.

My Very Public Diary: December 2018
2018 wasn’t it; let’s see how “well” I ended one of the worst years in my adulting life.



  1. I’m speechless. It’s a sad story I’ve ever read. It’s too late to regret but the best thing I guess…


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
-Oprah Winfrey