When I come home from work, I always check my messages, the news and Facebook for maybe something interested or terrible happened. So I came home, went on Facebook and see videos of a muslimah, who is wearing a headscarf, dancing in a club. The reactions were terrible and somehow it really got my intention and it’s not that crazy, because I wear a headscarf too.
It really took a while before I started blogging. As you may notice, I don’t write that often. I am trying to keep it up, but it takes time and a lot of patience. Before I started this blog I had so many doubts. Of course you should never give up, because patience leads to beautiful endings. My goals this year is to 1) Post 3 times a week and 2) get my blog noticed (somehow). Is it all about the likes and sharing? No it isn’t, but of course you want people to read your posts.
It’s the last day of the year! Muslims have their own calender – our new year started in October – and we usually don’t celebrate a new year. But my mum (who’s actually a christian) thinks this is a nice time for a family diner and it sure is. So on the 31th of December I am always in the kitchen helping my mom with preparing the food. I love cooking!
In June 2014 I got the opportunity to visit a leprosy village, Quy Hoa, in Vietnam. For those who have never heard of leprosy: it is a chronic infection caused by a bacteria.It causes disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. There are people living in the village who have been cured. Some are married and have children. Some are old and live in an elderly home. There is a hospital in the village where the sick are being treated.
After my last post – about losing your self-esteem and being insecure – I have been asked to write a topic about how to boost your self-esteem. Everyone has their own ways when it comes to dealing with difficult situations, but to rebuild your confidence is not that easy as you think. It has become a way, your way, of thinking and living. It’s a wall you have to break through slowly, otherwise you will keep hurting yourself. So, boosting your self-esteem takes time. But at the end it is all worth it.
These are five ways to boost your self-esteem:
Last week I had a vivacious conversation with my friend Amal. – You can have the best conversations with her. She is just amazing! – After I spoke to her, there were a few things that came to mind.
We hebben dezelfde doelen in het leven, maar bevinden ons op twee verschillende paden.
Ik mis de tijden wel toen we ons beiden op hetzelfde pad
bevonden. Ze stond namelijk nooit achter me, maar altijd naast me. Tijdens het bidden, stonden we naast elkaar. We liepen zij aan zij naar de moskee.
Mijn keuze, Mijn hijab.
Ramadan 2013 was een maand van verandering. Een maand waarin ik definitief heb gekozen voor het dragen van een hoofddoek. Een keuze die niet door iedereen geaccepteerd werd. Een keuze die nog best vaak bekritiseerd wordt.