Monday, 18 November 2013

The Importance of Being...Happy

My professor gave me some very important advice today:

 "write about what interests you"

- Ok, so she doesn't actually know that I have a blog because she was talking to me about an assignment, but still, it's universal advice.

And it's very good advice. I often thought that because I'm a Muslim, I should write about 'Muslim' issues, like the veil or marriage or something, but that shouldn't always be the case. I can't help but feel that people have this preconception of what you are expected to do because of the way they perceive you to be. It's ignorant and stereotypical - we are not all the same!

Now, I'm not saying these issues aren't important to me, they are - they are issues I, and plenty of others, live with and face everyday - and because of this, I sometimes have very strong views on them, but I don't necessary want to talk/write about them at this point in time, I will soon. 

So I'm going to listen to what my professor has told me, and write about what interests me in terms of assignments and blog posts - although I have to admit, I've written about what I've wanted to on my blog all along! :) 

We live our lives in consideration with others; but OUR lives, we have to make them about us and OUR interests, we have to pursue OUR dreams because as selfish as it sounds, when you're too busy worrying and caring about others, who's worrying and caring about you? 

So, to solve this problem I propose a possible solution - one that will make this all seem a little less selfish!

By doing things that make us happy, we can help keep others around us happy. 

It's a cycle, see! If you are happy, people around you will see that you are happy, so therefore, be happy! It helps to spread a feeling of peace. You spend less time worrying about others if they are happy, so spread the great happiness feeling! 

See! The cycle I've been trying to explain!
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know by commenting below!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Giants Photography

One of Alex's photos! :)

Hi all! This weeks post is about Alex and his amazing photography :)

Alex is a student who is currently on a gap year and he's a photographer! He has his own website and has done some amazing work! He recently did some photography at the Special Olympics and even got some of Madness!  

All his photos are for sale and Alex offers tuition too! I think I may take him up on that! :) 

So be sure to check out his website and Facebook page and get in touch with him! He is genuinely a nice guy and deserves much more credit for his work. 

Take a look and let me know if you have any thoughts by commenting below! 

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