Hi There! Welcome to my blog. I just wanted to introduce myself to the blog world. I am Munziba Khan. I am originally from Bangladesh. I move to Washington, DC when I was 13 years old and have been living here ever since. My background is Mongolian and Mughal dynasties. Yes, I am a descendent of Genghis Khan. I have ADHD and generalized anxiety disorder, which allowed me to appreciate small beauties and victories in life. I am also an Epidemiologist by training and have a passion for public health and health equality.
My job in the healthcare industry introduced and trained me in mindfulness-based meditation, giving me the passion and goal to live in the moment. The past five years of mindful practice gave me the opportunity to love myself and be comfortable being me. I am happy in my own skin. I love my mindful life and enjoy the small things in life, and be optimistic.
I am part of the Millennial generation and live with my parents and my sister and I love my life. My parents live with me and my sister and I love every moment with my family. What this pandemic taught me to not take my life for granted. Over 204,000 Americans lost their lives because we failed to act quickly. As a public health professional, I am angry, disappointed, and annoyed. I want to use the various social platforms to express, advocate, educate, and spread my message and my love. This is about my life; the life of a public health professional with ADHD and anxiety, a millennial, a daughter, a sister, and an individual.
I am so proud of my generation. We have accomplished so much. According to New York Times articles from August 15, 2014 “We are the generation nice”. Almost two-thirds of us rather make $40,000 a year in a job that we love than $100,000 in a job that we think we are boring. I am for sure one of them. I have family members who tease me that I am not doing anything with my life with two Master’s degrees but I love my job doing what I do doing research. For me, it is important that I rather make a difference than making money. We are the generation who introduced social networks and gave the world occupation Wall Street and have embraced our own mode of entrepreneurship.
We reject the presumed security of the corporate job and are afraid to pursue our own ventures even if it means working out of our parents’ basement. We care about the environment and our health. Even in terms of fashion, many of us are indifferent to prestige brands and lavish ad campaigns, preferring to buy online or get clothing at H & M or Zara, which claims that its organically farmed cotton is completely free of pesticides, chemicals, and bleach. Similarly, when it comes to food, we are conscious of eating an organic, gluten-free, healthy diet.
That was a very interesting article to have read in the New York Post. I will be posting about fashions I like, recipes I come across, beauty products I have used, and of course natural DIY beauty products I use. I will end the blog with a quote from Emerson, “To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” Hope you enjoy my blogs.