Lessons from a Peripatetic Life

It would seem that a life of being constantly on the move, never having the chance to settle in one place for too long and get to know your surroundings, is a recipe for disaster.  What’s more, forming long-term meaningful relationships with people becomes impossible.  Knowing that you are unlikely to be in a placeContinue reading “Lessons from a Peripatetic Life”

Me and A Thousand Others

There are times when I come to this blog with a clear plan about what I want to say. Sometimes, the thoughts which materialise onto paper are those which have been brewing in my mind for a while. Other times, the thoughts come to the fore often last minute. In almost all those cases, theContinue reading “Me and A Thousand Others”

My Crafted Realm

Yesterday, I dropped off my son to university where he will be entering a new phase of his life, inshaAllah. How do I feel? Excited. Not just for him, obviously. I am also excited for myself. To be around to witness the academic journeys of my sons and their evolving maturity as they move ontoContinue reading “My Crafted Realm”

A Year (and more) of MyMotherHalf

It’s been just over a year now since I took that leap of faith and plunged into the world of blogging. As seems to be the tradition of many bloggers, this is an appropriate point to look back and reflect. As a reminder to myself, I just read my very first blog post to seeContinue reading “A Year (and more) of MyMotherHalf”

No Lemonade is Made Without Lemons

Everyone’s life is full of uncertainty. No matter how well-organised (or not) someone is, there is no telling what’s around the corner. Yet uncertainty itself isn’t always a negative thing. Arguably, it’s what keeps us on our toes. Knowing that life isn’t always a level playing field, and that the only constant is inconsistency, isContinue reading “No Lemonade is Made Without Lemons”

Where the Grass is Greener

As my own sons enter the next phase of their lives, I feel I am doing the same. Yet, whereas their next steps involve new academic journeys, mine obviously is not of that nature. To be honest, I haven’t actually officially embarked on any new venture but, in my mind, I feel it’s time toContinue reading “Where the Grass is Greener”

How to Climb a Mountain by Accident

For those readers who have been following my blog, they would know by now that a recurring theme in my writing is the mindset which does not give up easily and wallow in self-pity. Last week, I skipped a blog post not because of the lack of anything to say. Far from it! I wasContinue reading “How to Climb a Mountain by Accident”

From Pique to Peak

I know that title doesn’t seem to make sense at first glance. However, I can explain. Lately, I have been going through bouts of feeling high and low as is normal when looking back at the past and looking ahead to the future all at once. Nothing unusual. Everyone has those moments although recently, I’veContinue reading “From Pique to Peak”

From Migrant to Muslim Identity

I am the product of two immigrant parents who left all that they knew in their homeland in order to seek out better lives for themselves in the UK. Like many migrants before and after them, the impetus for leaving was economic reasons. Today, we see across the world not a lot has changed. PeopleContinue reading “From Migrant to Muslim Identity”