I'm Jessica Dukharan—a traditional Muslim woman, writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and flawed human being. Because I'm a multipotentialite, you will find a variety of topics on here such as:
My mission for this site is to help faith-centered millennials become the best version of themselves one post at a time.
Contrary to the self-centered, "don't judge me" culture, it's important for us to acknowledge our areas of improvement *and* to make an effort to reform them so we can become better individuals overall.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi
Doing so will create a ripple effect in our lives (personal and professional) as well as others. 💗
What makes me qualified to have a personal development blog?
- I've been an active member of Toastmasters International—an organization that focuses on communication and leadership—since February 2016.
- I believe in God, the Most Glorified, the Most High, and I manifest this belief in the way I dress, interact with others, and live my life in general.
- I'm a Blood Drive Coordinator, Blood Donor Ambassador, and proponent of random acts of kindness.
Most importantly, I'm a faith-centered millennial who's trying to become the best version of myself.
I have made a lot of mistakes and bad decisions in my life that I regret and have grown from. I've been struggling to practice my faith the way our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) taught Muslims to, yet I haven't given up on God (سبحانه و تعالى) or religion. On top of that, I've been battling perfectionism, anxiety, and other obstacles.
So, I get it. Life is hard, but I'm grateful to be alive. Change is hard, but I'm willing to try different methods to attain it. Because I know it'll be worth it in the end, God-Willing.
I don't have it all figured out, but I'm willing to share what I've learned so far so you can avoid the mistakes I made, prepare for the trials you will face, and heal from the pain you've endured in your lifetime.
Together, we can take charge of our lives and improve each aspect of it so we can become the best version of ourselves and create a life we don't have to escape from.