Where have I been.. WHY haven’t I written anything, and where HAVE I been..really…
Dear blog.. I’v neglected you, great deal. While I’d love to paint a busy picture of myself and tell you I was “oh so busy, I couldn’t even breathe.. I had no time for updates or personal reflections…”
But as fanciful as they sound, nope….You know, I’d just be faking..
Meanwhile, during my unexplained periods of disappearances, a few things have taken place which were truly OMG moments. I was delighted and quite proud to welcome my niece, the family’s first little baby, my parents first little grandchild, making me a first time aunt..quite a few firsts there, yeah? The delight, oh the delight to cuddle and pinch the little one, quite irreplaceable I confess..how is it that you stare at a baby and never get bored..even when the baby’s doing nothing extraordinary apart from sleeping? And and and, I got to do the best shopping I’ve ever done..choosing baby clothes..oh the cuteness!
Dear blog, just to let you know, I’ve been on a painting spree too..because
1) I wanted to paint, and see the colours mix beautifully with each other,
2) Because I learnt the art of giving multi-tonal shades, giving depth to a background, and
3) Read point number 1 again.
On a completely unrelated note, I learnt that Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor or BDNF is responsible for keeping your neurons active, producing new neurons, passing better signals, keeping your brain alert and preventing all sorts of depressions, the Alzheimer’s, the Parkinson’s and yada yada yada…..so in order to prevent myself from falling into any of these, and hoping that I preserve my memory a little bit longer, I found out that one needs to constantly learn something new to increase BDNF (other means of improving this component did not have the oomph appeal to me..
*you*, on the other hand, can Google to find out more, btw! :P)
And so , I decided to enroll myself in Logical Progression, to
i) Increase BDNF,
iii) To make my path to paradise easier,
iv) Because I’m in need of more sawaab, *there, I said it*
So, dear readers, please check out the link and register, okay? Cool!
It’s been ages since I wrote anything for Productive Muslim. My mind has been buzzing with ideas as usual, but were never transferred from my mind to my fingers to the keyboard to your computer screen. So, when I got an email which started with “It’s been a long time since we heard from you… ” my heart skipped a beat but my mind said, “Long time indeed..hi5”. But of course, professionalism was maintained and a decent reply given. So, from now on, consistent and timely submissions to the website I loovvveee will be undertaken, inshaAllah.. *pinky promise*
Have assignments to complete for Arabic, Fiqh, Aqeedah, Hadeeth and Dawah&Duat.. (yup..all 5 courses in 3rd semester)..but, while opening a Word Doc, your mind reminds you that checking your spam folder is necessary; rearranging your bookmarks bar becomes mandatory; adding labels to your emails and sorting them into different categories *and* adding colours to each label becomes even more important, so the assignments are left for the beautiful morning that greets me the next day.. . sounds familiar to anyone? (What a pity, you might be thinking; but don’t pity me, I’ve had worse…)
On that note, I bid goodbye and promise to put up a more meaningful post soon enough, inshaAllah…
Stay blessed, all of you!! :))