Here we go…!

One day you wake up and you feel like this is the first day of the rest of your life. Have you ever felt like that? As I’m writing this I’m feeling a frisson of excitement that everything I’ve worked towards, everything I’ve believed in, is coming together here for me, finally. Let me explain. I’m a big believer of Destiny, therefore Rumi and his poetry (and spirituality, but that’s another blog post) have always been a huge inspiration for me. When deciding what to do when I got pregnant (surprise 5th baby everyone!) and I realised I wouldn’t be working for the next few years the quote ‘Let the beauty of what we love be what we do’ came to me.

OK, so what do I love doing?



Looking after my family of 7 (have to include myself of course! ;-))


And knowing all this, when I was asked what I’d most like to do with my free time I said I’d like to write.


‘To inspire…To be there for people and to tell my story hoping it will help’

So, if you’re interested in my story and why I’m still smiling on my journey, living my crazy hectic life then please do read on!

Since you’re here I have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the than ever but advertising revenues are non-existent. And unlike many lifestyle magazines, I haven’t put up a paywall – I want to keep my writing as open as I can. So you can see why I need to ask for your help. These posts take a lot of time and hard work to produce. It would be amazing if you could help fund me by donating a coffee a two to keep me going! Please press here to give.

Published by Sidra Ansari

Sidra Ansari is a freelance writer, blogger, copywriter and teacher. Although she was born in Manchester, she has lived in many places in the U.K including London, North Wales, Birmingham and Leicester. She now lives in the Black Country and dreams of living by the sea once again- a seagull being her preferred muse. She has been shortlisted for the AsianWriter Short Story Prize and was selected for WriteNow Live, the Penguin Mentoring Program for underrepresented writers. She works for the Mud Season Review as a Creative Non Fiction Reader and has work published in the inaugural Desert Rose Lit Magazine. Her self development book ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ published by Beacon Books is out in 2020. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband of over fifteen years and five children. You can reach her at @sidra_writes on Twitter, sidra.7.ansari on Instagram and follow her blog at

6 thoughts on “Here we go…!

  1. Assalamu alaikum my dear Sidra
    This is so fantastic, Ma sha Allah 😗 and I’m so so happy you are doing this, and sharing your thoughts, facts and information with us, happy you have found your calling.. Can’t wait for more to come In sha Allah. Love you sis. 💕

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    1. Awwww thank you sis for your wonderful, loving feedback and support! I’m hoping to dedicate a post to the fantastic doTerra oils soon so Watch This Space!
      This is the lady you need to talk to to get your monthly oil fix ladies and gentlemen 😉


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