Getting Personal, Uncategorized

A Brief Exchange

A couple nights ago I was in an Uber with my friend and we had the most interesting driver. She told us about how she met her husband and about their incredible life together with their 5 sons (1 set of twins and a set of triplets). She met her husband after she had crashed into a set of shrubs with her bicycle. Her (future) husband happened to be walking nearby and stopped to help her. He attempted to pull her up, but she got scared and punched him in the face. They both ended up going to the hospital, and she later learned that her husband was a doctor and that they had mutual friends. After some time they fell in love, got married and had their five children. Her husband does international medical work, and she does scientific research. They have lived on almost every continent, and move to a new country every couple years or so. At the time that I met her, she was living in Philly for a couple months doing research while her husband was in Thailand. She acknowledged that their lifestyle wasn’t for everyone, but that she enjoyed the challenge of moving to new places and adjusting to new cultures.



Hearing this story made me think about my own aspirations of living abroad, and how I can’t let my fear of the unknown stop me from achieving my dreams. Life just has a way of bringing the most interesting people into our lives, and its is amazing how hearing other people’s stories can make us reflect on our selves. It’s so important to remain open to new people because you never know how you can impact one another, no matter how brief the encounter may be.


Things I’ve Learned Over the Years



Here’s 22 things I’ve learned in my 22 years:

  • You have to live life in the way(s) that make you happy
  • You have to decide your own destiny and identity
  • You can only plan so much because some things are left up to fate
  • It’s important to look for new ways to grow
  • You cannot fully grow if you only keep yourself in comfortable positions
  • People will judge you no matter what
  • Listen before judging. People deserve to be heard
  • Listen to your intuition. It often will tell you what’s best
  • Learn from your mistakes-don’t just ignore them
  • Acknowledge your flaws; everyone has them, so there’s no need to be ashamed
  • Being defensive comes from a place of fear
  • Many problems can be avoided my thinking before speaking
  • Rest is important
  • Self care is important
  • Your real friends will be happy to see you grow and progress
  • Being a person of your word is extremely important
  • Never underestimate your potential
  • Your fears will hold you back if you let them
  • Making time for self-reflection is crucial
  • Needing help is nothing to be ashamed of
  • Being your own fan/supporter makes your life much happier
  • Know who you are inside and out. That way you will never feel lost



Why NaturallyJasi?

“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still”
— Sylvia Plath


I created this blog as an outlet to express my interests, to pose my questions, and interact with more people. I love to talk about well-being, natural hair, fashion, current events, and just random thoughts that come to mind. I’d love to interact with anyone reading this blog so that we can explore more things together!