This World is an Unruly Garden, yet We Blossom Anyway.

(the motto of this blog)

I created this blog during the summer of 2020. Like many college students, I was forced to leave campus when this new virus caused states to block borders and put residents under mandatory quarantine. Restless, I dived into finally doing the thing – starting my personal blog.

My earliest posts focused on starting a blogging habit. However, I wanted to write about the Black Lives Matter movement. Next came the resource page, and later wrote Letters for Black Lives Matter as I began my journey into advocacy. It’s taken two years for me to be comfortable and confident enough to speak my truth and be apart of the change we desperately need in this country, and in this world.

This is  my “young adulthood” stage of life. The Jasmine Blossom, is my flower that continues to grow despite the conditions it is placed in. To help me reach my full potential as a human being, the joys of life AND the lessons learned from tragedies nourish me.

My lifelong journey is bloom, after all, my name is Jasmine. 

Jasmine Barlow

The Journey of this Blog is Lifelong.

  • How to Feel Like an Adult
  • Which grad program is the right fit for me?
  • Does Anything I Do Matter?
  • What does it mean to be an advocate? An activist?

I spend 85% of my time (an estimation) researching “How to Create a Personal Brand” only to use the wisdom gained to redesign my theme for the 20th time.

I’m sure I’ll make SEO-friendly, searchable, shareable posts someday, but for now…

appreciate this journey. 

You can find me on my Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and YouTube

Personal Favorite Posts

  • Moving On With My Life
    “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or …
  • How to Find Yourself in Your Twenties (20s)
    Life is short and it’s up to you to make it sweet. ~Sadie (Sarah Louise) Delany. First off, Happy Juneteenth. Second off, I did the …
  • How to Deal with Haters: Social Media Edition
    Being active on social media the past few days has taught me a lot of lessons about people.
  • Unrealistic Standards
    “Compare where you are to where you want to be and you’ll get nowhere” ~ Sara Bareilles​
  • Life is Not a Fairy Tale
    I learned during high school that the expectations I had for myself, and for society as a whole, were unrealistic.
  • Tohru Honda: My Role Model
    This list can go on for quite some time, but for now this post will focus on one of my fictional role models: Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket.
  • A Post About Zora Neale Hurston
    Black and African culture were seen as inferior, but as a Black woman herself she offered a differing perspective.

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