A Eulogy for 2020

By now, we all know it is simply impossible to talk about 2020 without mentioning ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’.  These two words have become synonyms for this year.  It has been a time of unprecedented grief, anxiety and loneliness for many people worldwide: the loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of homes…   Need IContinue reading “A Eulogy for 2020”

Me, Myself and I

Narcissist? Megalomaniac? Egoist?  The very mention of the phrase, “me, myself and I,” suggests self-indulgence and a kind of selfishness at the expense of everyone else.  As a mother constantly in the driver’s seat of life, steering my children through their academic, emotional and spiritual journeys, I know it is not only recommended to takeContinue reading “Me, Myself and I”

Time Flies When You’re Being Mum

The last four years have seemed like ten.  Not because they have dragged, no.  In fact, quite the opposite, Alhamdulillah.  Together with my children, I have witnessed many milestones in their lives.    I could list those achievements here but I prefer to keep them to myself.  Suffice to say, they have evolved into youngContinue reading “Time Flies When You’re Being Mum”

And the Winner is…..

OK, so you’re probably expecting me to announce here that Joe Biden has been declared the successor to the White House.  Whilst the world’s attention has been focused on a contest that has been played out on the world’s stage, I’m not here to discuss politics.  My announcement about winning is of a much moreContinue reading “And the Winner is…..”

A Letter to my Former Self

Dear Broken Wings, Assalaamu Alaikum. Peace be upon you. Yes, Peace with a capital ‘P’. I know you can’t even begin to fathom how that word will return to your world but return it will, insha’Allah. One day, you will begin to see it for yourself. I will say, “I told you so.” Be strong.Continue reading “A Letter to my Former Self”

Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

How fortuitous that I should stumble across this new word! Since I started my blog, I have had feedback from those women I know, and those I don’t, telling me how my story resonates with their own either wholly or tangentially. What they also say is they have found comfort from knowing they are notContinue reading “Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment”