Day 9: Self-Care

“The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” (Oxford Dictionary) Since my last post, I deleted all the social media accounts related to this blog. It was a conscious decision and it felt good! The reason behind this, though, went beyond surface levelContinue reading “Day 9: Self-Care”

Day 8: The Pressure to Procreate

I always wanted a big family, ever since I can remember, and I used to wonder why my parents only had 4 children especially when they married so young. I had envisioned that after finishing studying, I would get married and have lots of children, and it never crossed my mind that things might notContinue reading “Day 8: The Pressure to Procreate”

Day 7: Why do we “Social Media”?

It’s been 7 days since I switched off from my personal social media accounts. I have a Facebook account, but it’s been stripped down to only one friend and old statuses, so I rarely go on that anyway. I also have Instagram and snapchat, both of which I would endlessly scroll through day and night.Continue reading “Day 7: Why do we “Social Media”?”

Day 6: Work-Life Balance

I’ve spent the last 16yrs working in some form or another, bar 9 months I spent learning Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt. I’m a trained secondary mathematics teacher, but have worked across the phases (primary, secondary and college), and have spent a decade or so in Teacher Education. Working in HEI (university) has always suited myContinue reading “Day 6: Work-Life Balance”

Day 3: Weaning

There really should be more support in weaning babies. I know there are some mother and baby classes for this in my area, but I really think there should be more support out there for those babies who don’t enjoy food or just don’t tend to gravitate towards it as much as we do asContinue reading “Day 3: Weaning”

Day 2: Reflection

So it’s fast approaching the end of day 2…and I think it’s probably safe to say that today has been an exhausting day. But let’s start with an update on day 1…and how well I’ve been sticking to the goals I set! The first fast started off with my husbands alarm going off for soContinue reading “Day 2: Reflection”

Day 1: Ramadan 2020: Goal Setting

Ramadan 2020 is upon us, and although normally I won’t set goals, I do often loosely think about what I hope to achieve in this month. That being said, I am still working full-time (albeit from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic) and have a 1yr old to keep entertained…so my goals willContinue reading “Day 1: Ramadan 2020: Goal Setting”