I just got back from a 10-day trip to Turkey two days ago. Ramadan will begin this evening for us (we follow the calculations where I live). I am ready, even though I have not done anything to prepare for it. I never do, to be honest. But I do feel differently than I did … Continue reading In a liminal space…
Why am I so happy about the start of December? I have nothing against November in theory. But I was so ready to be done with the month. I even changed my calendar to December a day early. I really did not need that extra day. November was a busy month of events, including a … Continue reading Yay! December is here!
In exactly one month, it will be my three-year wedding anniversary. But it's been only three years? Really? Why does it feel like Mr. Rafia and I have been married for longer? Is it because when I reflect on where I was before getting married, I cannot recognize who I was and who I have … Continue reading Trips back home, “holiday” eating, and back to life, back to lality.
Since my track record seems to be 2 blog posts per month, this will most likely be my last blog post of the year. I wanted to make sure that I got a good "2016: Year in Review" post in before 2017 barges her way in and makes any attempt to do so a futile … Continue reading 2016, i.e. my first year of being married to a man I found on the internet
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