Before I start, I’ll be honest, I haven’t been consistent with this blog in the past few months. My last two posts were more announcements than actual blogposts, and I neglected writing for quite a while. Do I have an excuse? Depends on how you look at it. In April and May, I was making college visits, reeling with schoolwork, and taking IB exams. Ever since summer has started, however, I’ve been incredibly free, which is such a strange feeling. Aside from mentoring students for my project, Your Future, Their Future, I had no obligations or deadlines. And for a while, updating this blog seemed like a commitment– something that I had to do, even if I was too unmotivated to do it well. I decided to think about what I genuinely wanted to do, and it came down to three main things: sleep, eat, and study Arabic. So that’s what I did.
This week, however, I’ve finally felt a genuine motivation to get back to adding to my blog! I’m recharged and excited, and I have a few ideas for subsequent blogposts. For today, I’ve made a brief Arabic update video, something I last did in September of 2018 (!!), where I talk about my plan for my Arabic studies this summer. Make sure to press CC for subtitles, and if you are a speaker or student of Arabic, please give me feedback, because there are many mistakes, as always!!