I have been tagged by Nadine to join the ’31 Day Blog Challenge’. I don’t intend on tagging people to join this challenge but anybody who is interested has an open invitation to join it. It’s quite an interesting Challenge as it will encourage me to blog regularly for 31 days
(at least). Also, I think it will bring out the creative side of me and provides me with an opportunity to explore myself with the given questions in the Challenge and interact with the audience that ‘actually’ follow my blog and keep up with my posts.
Day 1: Introduction & Recent Photograph
People know me by the name ‘Naima’ and I am quite happy with this first present my parents gave me around twenty years ago. My family means the world to me. My parents especially my mother has worked really hard for me: for us (our family). I wouldn’t be myself if it wasn’t for her. I am not exactly a social person. Rather, I am the family-oriented kind. My siblings are my friends (the best-ones) and I can’t thank God enough for them. My sister has been quite close to me since I have moved to England. She is eight years younger than me but nobody can tell the age difference instead sometimes people are mistaken for her to be the older one which is quite amazing and a laughing-endlessly-moment for both of us (She’s super-mature and very sensible). My brothers have always been my heart-core buddies. They talk about everything and anything. Sometimes, they seem to forget that I am a sister and not a brother, although I have never felt like a girl growing up with these two boys. I have few other friends as well and they fill up the blank spaces in my life but nothing beats the family for me.
I have fallen down many times and learnt valuable life lessons at a very young age. I am very gullible and trustworthy. Hence, I have to keep a distance from the
‘people’ before they could walk all over me. I am quite stubborn and always follow what I believe is right. I am very much against blindly-following into the steps (traditions and rituals) of the so-called society. I believe that humans are given a brain and the capability to think for a reason: to use these blessings to make a difference (a positive one).
I am very passionate about writing. It all started when I was 8. My starting point was a poetry: Betrayal. I edited and improved the poem later on and posted it on here. I have also been very keen about my debating skills and have been told that I’d make a great motivational speaker. I think my teachers and mentors stressed on my confidence and rebuttal skills to an extent where I ended up choosing to be a Lawyer — isn’t it funny? Although, I
wanted to be a writer. I still want to be one. Reading has been a hobby for as long as I have known myself. Paulo Coelho is my personal favorite but I also enjoy reading Jodi Picoult, Sidney Sheldon and Enid Blyton (all-time-favorite). I also like to go on long walks (all by myself) — more like wandering. It helps me to think clearly and get rid of the excess baggage — in simple words, it’s a stress reliever. Sometimes long-drives serve the same purpose. I am kind of a person who savors freedom and solitude. I cherish the little time I can spare for myself. I am very fond of Nature and the way it greets me day and night with those enchanting sights, I am sure that I can’t have a better company.
I believe that I know myself but what keeps me going is the mystery that every day reveals a new side of the ‘Naima’ I knew a day ago. I am optimistic but sometimes being over-optimistic is as dangerous as being over-confident. I am quite selfless and it usually plays out against me. The super-hero I think I am and the responsibility of saving this world (or my loved-ones in particular) usually lands me in trouble but I don’t seem to back-off so I hope to make a difference one day. That’s all about it for now.
Until tomorrow, Live, Love, Inspire & (don’t forget to) Smile. Believe in yourself and you can conquer all your fears.
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[ Smiles ] Best of luck with that blogging challenge of yours!
Thank you Renard for being supportive!
[ Smiles ] You are most welcome, my friend!
[ Smiles ] Maybe, some of your friends would want to do that challenge along with you.
I am not sure, probably. You are one of the most active bloggers I follow so you could give it a try as well. I would love to read yout posts.
Great introduction. Good luck on your 31 day blog challenge.
Thank you for always being supportive, Alex. Your comments are always greatly appreciated.
Great to hear so much about you. I’m also invited to try this challenge (it looks like fun!) so will follow so I can enjoy everyone’s posts. You’re off to a great start!
Thank you for following up and I’d love to read your posts so I will follow your blog as well. I am so glad that you are joining the challenge — go girl!! 😀
Being so frank, it didn’t give me any new descriptions regarding a Naima I know. 😛 Looking forward to know you more through the rest of the queries. 🙂
.P.S. You’re one among those unique writers with whom I fell in love all for your vigilant thoughts shared through words. *smiles*
Thank you for reading and for your commenta, Rahul! You can follow through the Challenge as well if you have time — its quite a creative idea for an activity on the blog.
Thank you for the compliments. They never fail to make me smile!
Hey Naima! I would also love to take part in the challenge, though I’m a lil busy with some other activities and hence I’m not that sure whether I could update the blog regularly in the next 30 days.
Looking forward to be a part of these kind of activities in the upcoming days. I’m eagerly waiting to read the rest of your upcoming posts. Keep writing, Naima. Have a good time there. Enjoy!
Thank you for such an encouraging comment, Rahul! I sure will be delighted to see you taking up on these challenges! Thank you for always reading, it means a lot.
I love Paulo Coehlo and Jodi Picoult as well! I just bought two books of theirs before yesterday!
I am happy to read all this new information about you and put a face to your beautiful name!
Excited to follow your challenge.
Lots of love,
Thank you for reading and sparing the time to comment, Nadine. It’s greatly appreciated!
I am excited to read more regarding this challenge on your blog as well!!
Nice to know a little bit more about you.
I look forward to learning more as you continue with the challenge! 🙂
Thank you for reading and commenting.
I’m late here but will catch up with your challenge. Very interesting and fun! The photo of you is beautiful. I also loved your nature photos. What is better than enjoying all the beauty around us? Your family photos exuded love and happiness and
it’s so nice to read you are all close with one another. After learning more about you I can honestly say that you appear to be much older and mature than your years.
Stay true to your dreams and to your advice you give to us. I will slowly catch up and look forward to following you on this journey.
Sending much love, Lauren