Letting go of people’s expectations of me. I know that’s a general thing to say. But I feel like this year, has been transformative for me. I’m Palestinian-American and a Muslim-American, but I don’t look like what people’s stereotype of those.
I’m one of those people with big plans and big visions, and learning how to harness that and tap into that is important.
I've found that everything worthwhile, whether career or partner or idea, takes time. You shouldn’t just jump at the first opportunities that come along. It can be tempting to cross something off the list and be done with it.
Listen to your gut and hold out for the right thing.