Life Update #1 | 9/11/2020

Before getting into this post, I would like to take a moment to remember the souls we lost on September 11th, 2001. Though the timing of this life update is in no other way correlated to this tragedy, it is nevertheless an apt opportunity to keep the memory fresh in our minds.

I was only 2-years-old the day terrorist attacks took place on the World Trade Center 19 years ago, but I have in ways experienced the ripple effect ever since. Though delusional extremists exist in every religion, I apologize to all the families affected by what the extremists of my religion did. As a Muslim, I find it of utmost importance to distinguish between the majority of us who believe in peace and non-violence, and the radicals who would cause such devastating harm to innocent people and cripple a country in the way they did.

Please bear this in mind and consider adopting the outlook that a few do not stand for all, whether in regards to 9/11 or many of our current social issues across the globe. And if you are interested, please take some time to educate yourselves about the events of this day.

Here are a few informative links you can check out (the last is a compilation of real recordings/phone calls from that day, and it will probably make you cry like it did me):

Life Update | 9/11/2020

Hello strangers! Do you remember me?

I've done a crappy job posting these past few weeks, and instead of planning content out and absorbing MORE time, I figured I would just post a life update, telling you what my life has looked like recently.

I think this is a good style of post to write every so often anywaysomething less structured yet very essential to building a strong connection with my readers.

I've been juggling a lot of different things that fall into various sectors of my life. This has created a shortage of time & motivation to sit down at my computer and post content for you guys. When I first started my blog, I think I hoped to get the time management aspect under control quickly, but it's proving to be more difficult than I thought.

Which is okay. I'm not giving up by any means; I'm merely recognizing that attaining my goals won't happen overnight and that I have to keep working at it. 😊

Wanna know how I know I've been shrugging my blog? Well, this is the first month I haven't posted a Monthly Faves since I STARTED this site back in April. Kinda disappointing, but also not really the end of the world either. Do you think you'll survive ONE MONTH of not finding out my favorite song?! (By the way, it was "Exile" by Taylor Swift ft. Bon Iver. UGH, so good).

Anyway, for as much as I've talked about all these things I'm juggling, I should probably tell you what they are...

Mother-in-law visiting

Thomas's mom (who I guess is not technically my mother-in-law but is just easier to call that sometimes), is in town visiting from Florida. We haven't seen his family since January, so it's nice to be around at least one of them (as crazy as she may be sometimes 😉).

She will be here for almost 3 weeks, which gives us plenty of time to create some great memories. However, going on vacationor having someone on vacation visiting youis time-consuming, as you probably know. There's nothing wrong with that; in fact, it's kind of nice to get a distraction from the small things I would spend all my time dealing with if she weren't here.

It just means less time for writing, that's all.

I do have to point out, though, that she's got such a laid-back attitude. And it's awesome. That means I could get some work done, as I am right now, without feeling the pressure of expectation & neglect. She's cool just chilling around the house and spending time with us when we have off work, maybe going out every so often. Sweet deal. 😎