Immersion

Balance has never been my strong suit. It is something I feel I’ll be chasing my entire life – but sometimes I wonder, am I really setting out to achieve the achievable? Do people really ever live a balanced (mental) lifestyle? Or is this a mere illusion, more for your sake than mine, to make yourself feel like you really have got everything put together? Continue reading “Immersion”

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The Calm before the Storm

Whoever came up with the above phrase was quite right. There’s always a calm before a storm. Knowing this makes me feel ominous – as though on edge, waiting for the next storm to attack. And when it does arrive, we enjoy saying that Continue reading “The Calm before the Storm”

Twenty seventeen

If there’s one thing I struggle a lot with, it’s juggling between the guilt of beginning a new post after a long gap without preamble or trying to explain my absence in a plausible way. With each passing day, the struggle is greater as I sit to accumulate my thoughts in a coherent manner. Truth is, I’m still finding a Continue reading “Twenty seventeen”

Reiteration

I remember my first steps into Islam – my Islam. I can never dismiss, let alone forget, that period in my life – the despair, the feeling of being completely lost, the need to press the restart button in my life. I quite literally felt I was being Continue reading “Reiteration”

A Wake Up Call

In an attempt to postpone the moment I’d have to jump in to work on the truckload of assignments I have for this week, I was browsing my Twitter feed post my usual email + Instagram check. Or it could also be due to the fact that my fingers feel bereft if left a moment alone without the familiar feeling of scrolling on my phone (A tragic addiction we don’t need to draw attention to right now). I was bombarded by the usual feel-good updates, when I read something that didn’t hit me until much later in the day. Continue reading “A Wake Up Call”

The First Day I Wore The Hijab*

I was going through some old notes in my phone, and I found a date saved – both the Islamic and Lunar calendar equivalent. I wrote it down because I wanted to remember the day I first Continue reading “The First Day I Wore The Hijab*”

5 Ways To Practise Positive Thinking

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to fall back into thinking negatively and playing the blame game?

The thought of penning this down came as I myself was being gripped by critical thoughts, which goes to show you just how Continue reading “5 Ways To Practise Positive Thinking”