Ramadan is here – I made it to another one! I’m hoping I’ll benefit from it instead of just going through the motions. I have a lot of things I want to try and accomplish this month – I’m exited to get it all going. Even though I’m by myself again 😦 I find Ramadan can be very difficult when you are by yourself. The worst for me is sahoor – I remember years ago I used to eat while listening to CBC overnight on the radio so I’d feel less disconnected. I don’t know if it’ll be the same this year … I’m in a different, healthier frame of mind than I was back then so that is a good start I guess. That’s the test – if I start tuning into CBC radio at 4h30 in the morning, I may need an intervention !
My schedule at work is hectic also so I’ll be breaking my fast like I did today – on the run…sipping coffee…running downstaris for maghrib…eating at my desk. Fun times – but I have no real complaints. When I was working with my JK class, I used to be there till 6pm sometimes, and back then iftar was at 4h30-5h00pm. So I had to break my fast and then try to get someone to cover my classroom so I could find a corner to pray in. It was so stressful. Also running a classroom with 16 4 year olds all day was one of the most tiring things I have ever done. So this job is a cakewalk compared to that.
I think about Saf all the way in Korea by herself, and I hope she is okay- I keep encouraging her to get in touch with people, to go to the mosque, but knowing her she’ll just keep putting it off. Anyways I’ve done all I can – I sent her some expensive coffee and a book. That should pull her through. I hope 🙂
So enough of the internet now – I have to go make use of the free time I have.
Ramadan Mubarak everyone! Make du’a for me, as I will for you.