Live Deeply and Look Up | Motivational Monday

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! Today is the start of a new series on Sharifa Creates. As the name implies, I’ll post something to motivate you at the beginning each week.

I LOVE commencement speeches. I graduated from college three years ago, but I still find encouragement in these speeches, even if it’s just sound bites. It is no surprise that I found myself rolling out of my bed at 8 am a few Saturdays ago to watch the commencement address at my alma mater, Rice University. Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to go into space, was the speaker. Her message was inspirational, but what stuck with me were the words at the conclusion of her speech. They were simple:

“Life is best when you live deeply and look up.”

“Live deeply and look up.”

These words can mean different things to different people. So today, I would like to share my take on what it means to live deeply and look up.

Live deeply.

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Graduation Dinner Party Decorations

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Although it feels just like yesterday, the 17th of this month will mark three months since I graduated from college. Graduations are a time for celebration and I did just that with my closest friends by having a graduation dinner party. It was a simple, yet enjoyable event that all of my friends could participate in. I held my party a month after graduation to avoid hectic after graduation plans (other parties, moving out, etc.) and the official start of post-graduation life.

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