Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first … Continue reading My first iftar!
You know, when you start a project, you want it to go well. (Um, why would you start one hoping to fail, Rafia?) I know failure's a fact of life, but no one ever starts a project with the intention of failing. When things, however, don't go according to plan - and you're answerable to … Continue reading My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner
As I mentioned in my last post, I attended the 3rd Annual Muslim-Jewish Women's Leadership Conference hosted by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom this past weekend in New Jersey. Since it was my first time in the tri-state area, I had to make a short detour to New York City (my brother being in the area facilitated this). … Continue reading Swept from Indy to Jersey and who knows where else
If you haven't heard by now (please take me to wherever your dwelling place may be), Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. This week has been disheartening, frightening, and saddening to say the least. But am I shocked? No. Despite what everyone in the media was … Continue reading The elephants in many rooms
I feel like this blog is going to turn into a series of self-affirmative posts reminding myself more than anyone else that I am indeed a writer... if it isn't already one. I don't want to bore y'all (anymore than I have already), but I would be remiss (some voice inside is telling me that … Continue reading I am a writer, yes I am!