Hey girl hey. And boy.
Update: why. am. I. so. late?
Okay but why is there like a week left of school? I’m happy we’re almost done but at the same time, TIME’S GOING BY TOO FAST I DON’T APPROVE! I ran out of space in my journal because I tried fitting in a year and half so almost all of May is unrecorded. But don’t worry guys – you can always rely on my grandma memory. Besides, this month was mainly Ramadan and I always take pictures so we’ll use that as a guide. Okay okay let’s keep this intro short. As usual, skim through to what interests you, check out my last wrappers here and let’s get wrapping. Eminem left the chat. Congratulations on losing brain cells. Hey, maybe they weren’t the good brain cells. Okay fine I’ll stop now. HOW MANY TIMES DID I SAY OKAY? Ughhhh intros are hard when you wake up from a nap. Let’s. get. started.
Okay so not too much this month but we had a lot going on in English class for our final projects. Our first one was a video assignment where we had to reenact two chapters from our book. It was so fun to film and I had to paint my face for the second one so that was fun. We had like three days to film and all of us were so choppy on lines but it’s fine. And omg I just realized I didn’t hand it my reflection yet – oops. It’s definitely that time of the year where everyone forgets about every project, including teachers.
We also had to write an essay. I did well on it but omg at first I was like egydfhf what am I going to do? I was thinking of discussing nature of man in the novel but then an idea came to me later on the three things that lead to evil in man and I wrote it so last minute. But hey, I’m proud and I didn’t feel the crazy stress I usually feel with essays. You guys, our English teacher is actually really good. I seriously found myself using this book’s references with my friends and they’re like tf I don’t even remember this book. Hehe – same here guys. I definitely don’t have it engrained in my head.
Our English teacher is secretly a wizard. Harry potter’s taking notes.
We had this really cool female empowerment day that turned out way better than I expected. I wanted to help out more than I did but every time there was a meeting, I’d have something that day and fgdhjhfgdhs. It was really good though and all the inspo speakers were so great. Some gave me that spark to get into politics again so I’ll definitely keep that day in mind for a long time. We also did a lot of self defence this month that I definitely forgot so I’d tell you to fight me but my ‘kitty kat fight instinct’ would shoot up instead.
The development program (special needs) had their first prom and I stopped by to talk to them. You guys, they’re actually the sweetest and I really want to be more involved with them next year. I’m disappointed that I didn’t visit as much this year ugh but if you guys have a special needs department in your school, definitely stop by and make friends with them. They’re really kind and the teachers are amazing.
I slept in sooo much this month it wasn’t even funny. I missed first period a couple times, came late like 8 times and ugh my ‘goody two shoes’ side was just really not coming through this month. Those who were fasting in May, did you experience the same thing? Also, Ramadan is no excuse to be late to class but dang my brain just shuts off by 7 am. Then I wake up and I’m like-
Aaah I actually have a lot to say hereee. So first of all, we had our business program ceremony and you guyssss I got two awards and a business trip in the summer. I’m crazy grateful and just couldn’t believe that a general consideration of a program turned so big. If anybody every suggests a program for youth that you can join, definitely do! You’re only a youth for so long before these opportunities slip by so make use of them. You just never know.
A week before Eid, I cut my hair. It’s dora again and I’m sooo happy. I never knew change in hair could boost your self-esteem so much. And it’s cool because I couldn’t get anyone’s validation on it outside of my house because I wear a hijab but it just showed me that I was genuinely feeling good about myself from the inside and not because someone told me I looked good. Woah this turned deep fast but I love it and finally don’t have to worry about it getting tangled yesss.
I went to like 6 community iftars this month and loved them!! Some were just with family but I went to two youth ones and omg the friends I made were amazing! The centre that opened near my house has become like a second home for me this Ramadan and I pray God blesses that place even more. Another one was an open buffet at a school, one was at the school I’m going to next year and one was at my uncle’s where I met his friend’s kids. They’re so sweet and my Arabic was actually sounding pretty good that day. Don’t be deluded, when I’m around adults, it goes from 100 to 0 real quick. I was going to volunteer at one but my parents advised that I don’t go for some reason. And I kind of had to pick between doing good or listening to my parents which is also good. But when it comes down to it, always choose parents because honestly the number of times I went against my parents, they always ended up being right so just trust that maybe something bad could’ve coincided with what you wanted to do. Ooh okay life lessons with Bayance 101. Hey, it is the life section.
I went eid shopping at H&M and I found an outfit last minute that turned out really nice. You guys will see it coming up in a future post so stay tuned.
I let down a lot of contests this month including two Quran competitions and a video contest because of my terrible time management skills. Kinda disappointed with myself but ah well we’ll thrive to be better next time.
The 22nd was my b-dayyy. Didn’t do much but we ate cake and my friends decorated my locker. (*cough*Iseeyouguys*cough)
No books this month vsddyhjnidu.
Love Likes Coincidences
This movie was. so. good. It literally left me shook and isn’t your average Turkish movie. I swear it made me cry and I just love it sooo much. Definitely one of my favourites and I’ll leave the english youtube link here.
- Apparently we had this huge English test and a graduation right after. And then we went to this park in UAE and I couldn’t call my friends but I saw an old best friend and I have no memory of the plane or anything whatsoever so I kind of just yeeted across the country.
- So we were shopping and I wanted to anonymously buy a family’s items but they were still looking. I saw Castiel from supernatural and I called him and it became almost like a lucid dream and I caught up with him and said hey can I take a picture and he was like ah sorry and I was like okay I can’t show my friend this in real life so I asked him when’s the last time you got your heart broken and all the guys were like yiiiikes. They laughed and said they couldn’t answer because it would remind them again. Dean was there too but he had blue eyes and black hair. Also Castiel was a janitor at the mall maybe he was undercover.
- A smart classmate of mine converted into Islam and I was so happy for her. She was so happy like man I haven’t seen her that happy before. She’s so logical and smart but I didn’t expect her to be the first to believe.
Blog Post Of The Month
I loved writing this one and all Kity’s prizes were exciting to try.
Most Popular Post
Omg this was one was so awkward to take pictures for but ah I did it and the questions for the Liebster award were fun to answer.
Blogger Of The Month
I have been binging UniquelyMe’s blog and she’s literally bom.com. I love her style of writing and the comments back and forth are hilariousss. She also has a laughing emoji addiction so if y’all ever find me an emoji therapy for me, make sure to drop her a link too.
Most Active Follower
Honestly, I feel like UniquelyMe and AutumnGirl both fit in Blogger of the Month and Most Active Follower but instead of putting both of them in each, I just did one each. But seriously, both are amazing bloggers and amazing comments!! Autumngirl and I have discovered that we’re literally the same person so we both talk to ourselves. I request therapist sessions. Jk Autumngirl is literally so well-spoken hfdujbheudijsk. (P.S. I need to catch up on her blog posts so y’all can do it with me)
Thank you to every single one who commented, liked or even smiled at my post, you guys mean the world!!
Favourite Song: Ya Nabi Salam Alaika (keeping it halal this month guys)
Favourite Movie: Love Likes Coincidences
Favourite Youtuber: Jubilee and Yaser Qadhi.
Cravings: Salty pies and samosas.
I did a lot of learning this month academically and religiously. I hope I can maintain this motivation throughout my life because it’s a blessing to learn and we should train our brains as much we can. Learn from books, learn from experience, learn from those around you.
Fav Day Of The Week: Fridays & Wednesday
Fav Quote/Quran Verse: “And Moses said, ‘O my people, if you have believed in Allah, then rely upon Him, if you are truly Muslims.'” Quran 10:84
This verse actually made me sit down and think for a few minutes because it just made me realize a few themes that were in chapter Jonah. This chapter really highlights the lack of dependence and connection we have with God until something goes wrong in our life. Like how often do we find ourselves caught up in this world’s beauties and forgetting God until something like poverty or illness strikes us? It is in those moments of hardships that we truly recognize how dependent we are and when that hardship is lifted, we completely forget who lifted them and go on with the same cycle. This verse really emphasizes the concept of ‘truly believing’. Like yeah, we say we believe, but how much trust do we actually put in God? How often do we find ourselves in the middle of the ocean looking for ways out and having God the last thing on our minds? How often is it when something doesn’t go as planned do we start to argue with His wisdom? How often do we recognize our reliance on God (every heartbeat, every breath) and turn back but turn away soon after and forget all about it the next day? How much anxiety does the lack of trust in God’s plan, and fear of the people around us, cause for our hearts? It really made me think of how little our hearts are truly in humility and prostration and how often we feel like everything’s in our control until it isn’t and we’re brought back to reality again. Woah huge religion ted talk right here sorry guys but this applies to me first and foremost so I thought I’d share. Also, Moses’s followers were Muslim as in submitted to Moses’s God which is our God if my English makes sense right now. They didn’t pray exactly like we do but they still believed so I hope that clarifies haha.
But first let’s see how we diddd.
- Actually Start New Blogging Series ✔️
- Submit A Video to A Video Contest ❌
- Finish One Ramadan 30 Day Challenge ✔️
- Get To Know Someone New ✔️
- Get Involved In Community Gatherings ✔️
- Finish Surat Yunus (chapter Jonah) ✔️
- Have A Great Birthday ✔️
6/7 Okay okay celebration time. We’re getting better.
- Read two books
- Finish 7 workout videos
- Get to know someone new
- Try not to fail face painting (volunteer thing)
- Revise 2 chapters
- Do well in exams
- Make cards for teachers
- Read 10 posts on the blogosphere (cmon girlll)
- Have a great summerrr!
UGHHH EXAMS we’ll see how it goes!!
Anddd that’s all for today.
How was your Eid and Ramadan?
Are you the type to slack near the end of the year or hustle harder?
Tell me everythingggg. I’ll see you all in my next post.