Hello, salaams, my name is Sidra Ansari. Welcome to my blog!
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!
If you have any questions, or any topics you would like me to cover, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.
I welcome you on this journey. Thank you for your beautiful company!
***UPDATE OCTOBER 2018***
Hello and Salaams!
Many blog posts are now being revised and edited for inclusion in my upcoming book, published by Beacon Books!
Do look out for a link to pre-order, coming soon.
***LATEST UPDATE DECEMBER 2019***
Since my thoughts on how to live a good life have been embellished and explored through the writing of my book, ‘Finding Peace through Prayer and Love: Practical Tips for a Spiritually Fulfilling Life’.
I will continue to use this blog to share thoughts and reflections on life and books in general. I hope you’ll continue to accompany me on this journey!
It will be a platform to showcase all the writerly things I get up to and there is no doubt that it will also also be a place I will write to you when I need to vent, to share, to discuss and hopefully continue to inspire you wonderful people inshaAllah.
As always, it’s a two-way conversation and I love hearing from you. You can get in touch via the contact page here on my blog, via Sidra Ansari on Facebook, sidra.7.ansari on Instagram and finally on Twitter @sidra_writes.
Thank you! Without the readers, it would just be me and my thoughts 🤨🤓😎😆…
Peace and Love
Sidra Ansari ❤
Sidra Ansari is a teacher and a writer. She has been shortlisted for the AsianWriter Short Story Prize and has recently been selected for the Penguin WriteNow Mentoring Program for underrepresented writers. She officially began her writing journey after she broke her wrist this January and was forced to stop all extra-curricular activities (not to mention suspend the children’s taxi service) to actually sit down to write. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband of nearly fifteen years and five children. You can reach her at @sidra_writes on Twitter and follow her blog here!
Thank you very much! God bless you ❤️