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27 Days Of Vacation: From Home To Home

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Last Sunday, I took my flight from Manila to Jeddah to spend my vacation with my family. I requested early exams because my visa is about to expire and also to spend more time with my family. It was very hard to prepare for the exams and flight in a rush but seeing my family again after 11 months worth every stress and difficulty I had to face. It feels good to be with them again. I’m writing this after 6 days since I came, and I feel a little sad when I remember that time is moving and that soon I have to leave again. All I just need is to know that they are always fine and healthy because if they are, I don’t have anything to worry being away from them. But I know that Allah (SWT) protects them the same way as how He protects me every day. I’d been waiting for this vacation, I needed it badly. For now, I just want to set away those worries about other things and academics and just spend these days remaining with my family.

Due to these events and because I wanted to spend more time with my family, my blogs have been inactive. For the meantime, I am planning new blogging projects and collaborations with other bloggers to start with in 2015. I’ve made many changes this year with my blogging life. I moved to self-hosted WordPress, made my blogging brands, created new blog, discovered the niches I wanted to focus on, found great friends, discovered blogging communities, started designing blogs and earned through it. I’m always seeing my blogging hobby as journey that is interesting, fun and exploratory. Through blogging, I learnt many new skills and discovered more about life and myself. This coming year, I know there will be great lessons that I’ll learn as I get along in this blogging journey.

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My 11 months stay in the Philippines were full of encounters that made me more independent and stronger. There were lonely days but I’m thankful for the protection, ease, strength, great lessons and blessings Allah (SWT) has been giving me. I learnt how to be grateful during calamities and tough days and learnt how to handle losses, failures and sadness. I know I need to and will learn more in the coming years to come. I know learning and improving don’t have an ending, it’s a continuous process, because flaws will always be there. I just have to be always open to change.

Najmah is a 23 year old Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Living in the Philippines since 2010. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. You can also find her blogging on The Muslim Bricks

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