Why did you start this blog?  Probably the most common question. Might as well answer it now.

As I’m juggling my way through high-school and learning the ropes of life as an adolescent, I know I have-not taken out the necessary time to reflect.

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train. – Paulo Coelho

This analogy, comparing life to a train, is literally what I see when I look at my own life that it is constant motion. Every single day is a cycle; starts and repeats the same way as it did the day before, and the day before that, and then one year out it feels as if nothing has changed.

But, I finally found what was needed in my busy & beautifully chaotic life: a need to search for strength, to be able to pull myself back, be patient, and reflect on who it was that I saw in the mirror.

So, this is what this blog is for me. It is an outlet for me to assess who I am. That’s why I decided to title my blog with my name. What better coupling of words that stand as the marker of my identity in this universe; “Shaezmina Khan”. My name allows me to tell my story, share my interests, and chronicle who I am now and who I am headed to becoming.

I am hoping that this blog will bring everything in my life into a little bit more perspective, leading to self-realization and the ability to uncover potential that I never knew I had. But, most of all, I want to be able to extract who it is that I am, and put it in the form of writing. Words are a medium of expression, and this blog is an expression of me. I want to share with the world my personal interests, as this will not only allow me to make sense of my passions, but to deepen my own fascinations.

What is so exciting about the writing process is that it really is an act of exploration and discovery. I can’t wait.