Hello everyone, it’s been a while since my last post. We are still in quarantine, haven’t left the house much except for few essential errands. Unsure when we will be able to resume normal activities again – perhaps we are redefining “normal”.
Anyway, I was going to post frequently during the quarantine. After all, I am out of school, jobless, and had all my plans for this Spring postponed. However, reality hits different. I was not in a good condition, and often times I found myself lacking the motivation to do anything.
Then I got a stomach infection. My doctor told me it’s caused by a bacteria that humans normally have, only around 10% will flare up and got infected. I guess I’m part of the “lucky” ones then. Except for the first 5 days when I got the symptoms and had to be taken to urgent care, I am now okay in general. Still, I have to watch what I eat and take antibiotics and vitamins a couple times a day. Hence, I couldn’t fast this Ramadan.
I thought it was only a couple of days, but I haven’t really gotten well enough for me to fast for such long hours. Sad that I didn’t get to fast, but I took the opportunity to pray and reinvent my relationship with The Almighty, and myself.
This Ramadan I also had the chance to reconnect with old friends and had the pleasure of “meeting” my family more often through video chat, now that we are all staying at home. I guess it’s still one of the joys of Ramadan, to be able to connect with your loved ones…. although virtually this year.
To be honest I feel like God hasn’t answered my prayers this month, until this very minute where I am feeling serene – sitting comfortably in my room, listening to takbir on loop from Youtube, and writing this blog post. After all, I did pray to be granted serenity, among many other things.
I am excited for Eid tomorrow. It will be different, but should still be meaningful. I hope you find yours meaningful too. Eid Mubarak, friends! Wishing you and your family peace, good health, and happiness. Time to get festive! ❤