Asalaamu alaykum wa rahmatallahi wa barakato~
I haven't updated in quite a while, so here's the drop-in to say where I am and why.
I ended up having to move quite abruptly, and this was obviously stressful, but alhamdullilah I have moved now and everything worked out fine.
I just graduated from uni in May, and was searching for jobs. I found one, Alhamdulillah, teaching at an Islamic school in my area. However, now that I have a job, I am trying to pull together all of the resources that I need. As a first year teacher there is a lot to plan and do before school begins.
Ramadan is quickly approaching, as you all probably know, and thus I have been trying to prepare myself mentally and spiritually.
I have a four month program to learn Arabic, so I've been working hard with that. One of my goals this Ramadan is to complete the Quran in Arabic. My reading skills have really been improving lately, Alhamdulillah, so inshAllah I will be successful (I usually just read in English...).
I am travelling to Chicago next week, the week before Ramadan. My husband and I, being the airheads that we are, did not consider the timing of this trip and are now realizing how close we are actually cutting it. We will be back on July 8th, and Ramadan begins inshAllah July 9th. Yikes. Very little turn over or resting time before then.
So, things have been happening quite rapidly and unexpectedly for awhile now. If you read my previous post on my inability to deal with changes, you know that this has not been fun or easy for me. Alhamdulillah for everything though, and things do seem to be falling swiftly into place.
I hope anyone reading this has a beautiful day, inshAllah, and a beautiful summer.
More to come soon about our trip to Chicago, and of course, Ramadan...