Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatoulahi Wa barakatuhu.
Ok, you got me, i have officially conformed. I finally signed up for a blog. *Pats self on back*
For the past 10 years or so my family and friends told me to create a blog instead of writing my short stories, ideas and journal entries in my note books. ‘You need to share your stories with the community’, they would often say.
Let me share one of my favourite quotes with you,
‘You’re not the victim for sharing your story, you are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth, and you never know who needs your light, your warmth and raging courage’ – Alex Elle
I know, I know. . . I waited way to long to do this but can I just say, ‘better late than never’?
Now let me formally introduce myself,
My name is Umm Johar. This is my 3rd year since I reverted to Islam. Alhamdulillah.
Between being a homeschooling mom of 2 and having a toddler running around, Working part-time and being an entrepreneur, Co-Founder of an organization, I am currently working towards my BA in Islamic Sciences. Alhamdulillah.
Some like to call me ‘super mom’. LOL totally kidding, I like to call myself super mom.
I have a crazy obsession for writing, Im a great story teller.
I’m a huge foodie mostly Fresh and Raw but do love me some grease!
I love to cook- I literally get lost in my own world when I cook. It’s a great escape!
I love to travel. My next destination, Disney World with the family (insha’Allah)
I have a background in:
- Criminal Law (Adult and Youth criminal Justice system)
- Family Law
- Psychology (Criminal and Social)
- Counselling (Religious, Addictions and Mental Health, Marriage, Youth)
- Behavioural Sciences
- Suicide prevention and Intervention
- UMAB – Understanding and managing agressive behaviour
What can you expect from following this blog? Simply have no expectations.
‘Expectation is the root of all Heartache’. – William Shakespeare
Sometimes I’ll post stories (fiction and non fiction), Recipes that I have made and love, sometimes I’ll post about my day, and insha’Allah I’ll post about my journey through this Dunya (world)
I pray that this blog will be of beneficial reminders to the community insha’Allah and I ask that Allah puts Baraqah in this.
Ameen thumma Ameen.