Before, during and since my boys went off to university, I have had people ask me how I feel knowing they are no longer with me. There have been occasions where I know the questions are not simply about me missing them. I feel that underlying the questions are preconceived notions of what can beContinue reading “Questioning those who Question”
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”
Alhamdulillah, we are almost at the end of the blessed month. Perhaps saying “Alhamdulillah” might seem an inappropriate choice of word. It suggests a sense of relief. However, I mean it in the sense that I have been fortunate to have experienced most of this month and inshaAllah, will see it right to the endContinue reading “A Personal Review of Ramadan”
If there is anything I have learnt lately, it is to not overthink and overanalyse but to keep moving forward. There are enough inspirational stories out there of people going well out of their comfort zones in their advanced years and finding a whole new zeal for life. I may not have any awesome aspirationsContinue reading “Mapping a Route to an Unknown Destination”
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”
Honest advice to parents who think they are always right.
Kintsugi is an art and a philosoply. Through its wisdom, we are taught that broken things can be mended to be even more beautiful and stronger than before.
Making the best out of a bad situation
One of the things that I have had to admit to myself in recent years, is that I had often mistakenly handed over the responsibility for my happiness to another human being, namely my other half. BIG mistake. Today, I have that wonderful thing called ‘hindsight’ which allows me to answer some stark questions whichContinue reading “The Autopsy on my Marriage”