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Mevlana Rumi once said, “You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”

These past few days, [or perhaps it has been weeks, I don’t really know] I have been thinking a lot more about the “grand scheme of things.” Thinking about what I am REALLY doing with my life but mostly just been bringing myself down about wasting time. Don’t get me wrong, I am doing something with my life … I have a summer internship at the College’s Admissions Office and I am loving it thus far. But there is some innate craving within me, something that I’ve had for quite some time now, that something is missing!

So … this is what I’m thinking right now … I’m gonna start small. I’ll hit the gym today and with some luck there will be no big muscular football player lifting right next to me [this way I’ll actually use the machine rather than pretending that I forgot something and then run away]. Tomorrow, I might try it again and so on … seems easy enough.

And while the gym in itself will make me feel a little more whole and in turn satisfied … there is something else that I am pretty sure is responsible for about 99% of my unrest … Yeh Hosla.

Yeh Hosla is an Urdu phrase meaning “This Resilience.” It’s an idea that I’ve been toying around with for a couple months now and few things make me as excited and nervous at the same time as this. Last summer I witnessed first hand the education gap in Pakistan while I was there on a research grant and ever since then I have wanted to do something, anything that will make a difference.

So … here comes Yeh Hosla … its a way for me to marry my insane obsession with design/textiles and my desire to do something for education in Pakistan. I want to start a fashion conscious line [so to speak] completely non-profit … that will in turn help fund education reform in rural areas of Pakistan.

Basically … I’ve been slacking a little lately on really getting this off the ground and this is pretty much the reason for my annoyance with myself. But that’s a mouthful about Yeh Hosla for now and I’ll def be blogging about it with more details soon … so keep an eye out!

Till then … let’s hope that I still end up going to the gym [and that there is not some big muscular football player anywhere near me!]



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