Asalaam alaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuhu everyone! I haven't written in a while, and I apologize. Between moving states, finding a job, getting back into the swing of things, there hasn't been much free time left over.
I also have restricted my social media time to only a few minutes a day, if that.
Too much time is spent and wasted on social media sites when time could be better spent on more worthwhile things. Since I cut out my social media use, I have not only found the time to read more Quran and Arabic grammar but I have also read three books that I had been wanting to read and hadn't had the time subhanallah!
Mashallah it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of social media and constant stream of information and lose sight of the things that really matter most. It is one thing to catch up on the day's events or say hello to friends, but so many of us sit for hours at a time in front of our favorite media sites absorbing all of the information (or misinformation) from people all over the world. It is also easy to get caught up in the drama of some people. That is the main reason I decided to take a large step back - I needed to breathe and take a break from the world and all of the craziness that goes on. And alhamdulillah I am so glad that I could recognize that I needed a break.
The little town I told you about in previous blogs is where I'm living again.. Not really my ideal location, as I'm sure you can probably guess, but for now it's home. The closest masjid is an hour away in pretty much any direction, there are no halal grocery stores or restaurants and it is unsafe for me to wear what isn't considered by most to be "normal" clothing, including hijab, as well as other challenges.
Please do not judge me or look down on me because of things that I cannot control at this time. Allah subhana wa t'allah has chosen this path for me and only He knows best. Keep me in your duas that He makes this new challenge easy for me and keeps the faith I hold in my heart strong in sha Allah. Allah gives the best of us challenges to bear in this life and will reward us justly in Jannah.