” There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Religion without sacrifice, Politics without principle, Science without humanity and Business without ethics“. I recently came across this quote on the internet and the words resounded in my head as I was watching the video below about the Rohingya people. A community I had never heard of until not long ago.


After watching this I had to broaden my knowledge and read more about the Rohingyas because I felt sympathy towards the men and women present in the documentary but also because I’m just a curious person in general and I truly believe that being  aware of things going on in other parts of the world is more than important.

                  “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu



So today I turn 27 , guess I should feel uber excited and all but I definitely am not. So many (maybe too many) questions popping in my head and no answers: Zero, zip, zilch, nada . However my hours of self introspection weren’t in vain, I figured that I may be sad right now at this moment but I shouldn’t be … Here’s a list of 27 pieces of advice I give myself

  1. 27 is harsh but i’m going to embrace it
  2. Do ME more
  3. Listen to my inner voice
  4. Embrace who I am
  5. Take responsibility for my actions
  6. Put my relationship with THE BIG MAN before anything
  7. Consider negativity by  others as dog piss
  8. Not be afraid of a helping hand
  9. Try being a better friend
  10. Try being an even better daughter/sister
  11. Put money into my savings account
  12. Try talking with a more elaborate vocabulary in french & in english
  13. Be fearless (get out of my comfort zone)
  14. Trust my instincts
  15. Prioritize
  16. Put an end to procrastinating (my laundry pile is out of control)
  17. Take better care of my stuff
  18. Stop “snoozing” (the snooze button is definitely ruining my life) and get myself out of bed when the alarm rings
  19. Stop drinking just for the sake of drinking (Hangover??? I’ll pass  but go ahead my friends, have fun !!!)
  20. Stop talking to buffoons
  21. Have no regrets
  22. Reflect regularly
  23. Find my passion
  24. Be honest with myself & others
  25. Communicate better
  26. Act my age (been feeling 25 for the past two years . please don’t ask me where 26 went)
  27. Hurry…30 is REAL

– Marly