When I look back on the past twelve months, I see a huge difference in myself. I no longer wear the hijab, I no longer carry a shawl with me wherever I go and I’ve actually taken action regarding my life. Change is coming; change is here.
It’s been a definite bumpy road, but I see how in small ways, the changes I decided to make have led me to where I am today. For that, I am grateful.
I am grateful that today, I stand by myself with no need to impress someone or please someone for the sake of keeping the peace. I am grateful, that I do not have to pretend to be someone I am not. I am grateful for the career changes I made because I am able to financially support myself independently and keep my passion for writing alive. I am grateful I kept close, the friends and family who have meant so much to me and continue to support me in my hard times.
It’s easy I think, to lose sight of what matters in hard times. It’s easy to get caught up in unnecessary drama and forget whats important or lose your way. I’ve faltered on so many accounts in the past twelve months but I am grateful I kept steering towards what needed to be done.
Some days continue to be hard; like today. It was hard and I moped for some hours; I passed the deadline on a due write-up. i daydreamed a little too much and overthought certain scenarios and moments in my head. I try not to give myself a hard time over having the occassional hard day though. I should be allowed to have a few every now and then. I’m only human afterall.
Life goes on….
It’s been 3 years since I started my little in house business and I just want to say how thankful I am to be where I am today.
I do feel like I keep getting luckier but I also feel so blessed so thank you to everyone who has been a part of this wonderful journey, I couldn’t have done it without you all!
Much love! Xoxo
Alhamdulillah – I am grateful for everything I have been blessed with in my life 😊
It’s important to surround yourself with people who truly care about you – not just for that very moment you need them but also at other times. It’s important to have someone in your life who completely understands you even when you don’t make sense and still can make you feel better when you’re sad or hurting.
He or she may have been a part of your life for a decade or more or even less, but it sure feels like they know every inch of you. He or she may not live close by anymore but distance has never been an issue. He or she may have other priorities in life but they’d make it a point to keep in touch and see that you’re doing okay. He or she may be the closest thing you’d have to a damn good friendship so do not ever take them for granted or let them go.
It’s important for them to be a part of your life and for you to also be a part of theirs. Know this and do not take a single moment for granted. Allow them to help you feel better, lean on and take away the pain. Allow them to make you feel important every once in a while.
Here’s to all the mothers around the world – to the single mums, the working mums, the stay at home mums, the compassionate mums, the determined mums, the grumpy mums, the beautiful mums, the moody mums, the funny mums, the loving mums, the annoying mums, the kind mums, the thoughtful mums, the crazy mums, the hobo mums, the dynamic mums, the fashionable mums, the cranky mums, the weird mums, the over-bearing mums, the loud mums, the silly mums, the knowledgeable mums, the sporty mums, the challenging mums, the soft-spoken mums; the great cook, the driver, the sitter, the cleaner, the best friend, the caretaker, the mechanic, the cheerleader, the teacher, the stylist, the confidant and the nurse. You are everything and more to us. We do not cherish and appreciate you just for today but we do always. We love you with all our hearts. After all we’re the only ones who know the sound of your heart beat from the inside ♡