Abez sez Assalamualaikum!

Hey, remember when I used to blog?

It was awesome. I loved it. I could just post stuff whenever I wanted to, and it served as an emotional catharsis, a spiritual brain-sorting, and a writerly exercise all in one.

I want to restart. Not because I don’t have enough stuff that needs done, but because I am – according to HF – trying to fill an emptiness with empty things. I find that the more I do socially, especially in the capacity of volunteering my time, the more drained I feel.

And that makes perfect sense, the more you drive the car, the more gas it needs, right? But when the kids go to bed (OMG Khalid is 12 now!) and the dishwasher is loaded and running, I feel like I only have enough brain power to play (minecraft) or watch (cartoons) but not enough to think or create or produce anything of value.

I am allowed to challenge my own assumptions though. I have given myself permission. 😉

I am going to try to write instead of game or watch stuff at the end of a long day. Because you can’t fill emptiness with more empty. And consuming digital entertainment is spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally empty, even if it is lots of fun.

6 Thoughts on “Hey, remember when I used to blog?

  1. Aisha Hassan on July 7, 2018 at 8:35 PM said:

    Maashallah may Allah increase you in health and wealth as you resume writing! I love you fi sabilillah….:)
    Aisha

  2. Habibi on July 8, 2018 at 10:51 PM said:

    What a wonderful idea. Bur may i suggest to write on Facebook so its easy to follow and we cant miss a post ?

  3. Aishah: Ameen! Jazakillah 🙂

    Habibi: Facebook is my nemesis 😀

    I get on to post, and three hours and lots of scrolling later, I have accomplished nothing. Apparently it’s too distracting for me to try to compose any thoughts there, I need the vast, blank expanse of an empty document without any of the other stuff. Until I develop the iron willpower needed to resist scrolling, I’ll keep posting here.

  4. Simeen on July 17, 2018 at 7:20 PM said:

    Yayy. You’re back! Missed you.

  5. WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE BLOGGING AGAIN?! YOU BUTT. AM I NOT INVITED TO BLURK, AS HAS BEEN TRADITION SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL? WELL HERE I AM. ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE!

  6. Amatullah on August 27, 2018 at 10:11 AM said:

    Looks like I was the only one venturing around here every week until July! And you started blogging just when I left checking, cool 😀 I love reading your stuff. Did you know I even emailed you?

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