Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi Wabarakath,
Ever heard of the phrase, 'Busy as a bee?' Well, Im sure we all have. Currently the phrase fits me like a glove.
Teaching is a hectic, yet fun, job. I've begun my teaching at Kalemahs, Noor Ul Ilm Islamic Summer Retreat, and so far it has been really nice. However, it is very tiring too. Although I just teach three days a week, when I get back home, I just shower and sleep for the next few hours.
This is the first time I've ever officially 'taught' in a class-room, and I like it. I've been thinking about it, and maybe I should pursue it instead of Journalism, but journalism is something I've always liked and wanted to work with. [Decisions, decisions.] Whenever I mention that I wish to do Journalism to people, I get a mixed reaction. I think the reason is that being a Journalist to people means, 'out there and daring' sort of profession which someone who is a Muslim Woman & practicing isn't fit for. But I have to disagree, I think Muslim Women can handle Journalism just fine, besides, you don't have to be on T.V. There are different branches within Journalism that one can pursue [And aren't so 'daring']. And we need Muslim Journalists these days to dispel the myths about Islam that we see in the media.
I was initially teaching kids before, from the age-group of 7-11 year Olds, and then some changes happened and I was put to teaching teenagers. I was a tad bit nervous at first, simply because teenagers are smarter compared to children and you need to be confident and speaking at their level for them to like you. But alhamdulilah, apparently they liked me quite a bit, so I was happy how the class went. Besides I'm younger compared to the other teachers, and could relate to the issues they're dealing with now because it wasn't so long ago that I had to deal with similar issues.
And therefore, blogging has been pushed down the list of my things-to-do. I wanted to update more, but I just couldn't do it, especially with the busy schedule I'm running in. I haven't been using the net much and haven't had the chance to 'keep in touch' with everything and everyone. For me, blogging is a way to let out my thoughts and at the same time, polish up my writing skills. I've always been fond of writing. A friend, who also blogs, suggested that I start writing for online Islamic magazines or sites, and I've thought about it. It seems like an interesting idea.
Here is a link she sent: http://www.muslimwriters.blogspot.com.
InshaAllah, I shall try and update as much as I can.
P.S- Is it just me, or has it gotten excessively hot compared to last summer?. :(