So you wanna know more about this mystery writer. Well, as I tend to shy away from focusing on me (it seems to always be easier to focus on others instead), let’s just say who I am instead of what I am. Part of my identity transitioned when I embraced Islam as a way of life in 2003 but of course I had a life of 23 years before that including being born into Buddhism, and adopted Christianity, hence my hybrid identity and culture of both being a Canadian and Muslim at the same time with struggles within each as I aim to keep a foothold in both, as well as my breadth of other faiths that allow me to engage with a variety of people including one of my closest friends who is an atheist. It’s not easy being me, but I’m sure it’s not easy being human in general.
With that said, I really don’t fit into any category and realize I belong in one entirely of my own. Yes, I was married. Check to that being Chinese. And ditto for having moved to a city out West in Canada. Nope, I don’t have any dependents, although I am considering foster parenting which seems more and more daunting by the day, and yes I am allergic to pets but not photos of them, hence my love for cuddly kittens lately, and I’m not sure why.
Lastly, I’m a Career Coach because well, I had like 30 jobs of my own for the past 15 years of my working life. Okay, fine, 22 years of my working life. I enjoy volunteering because my day job is brutal at times, although I’m hoping that changes to a more supportive, inclusive, and positive environment. And for some reason I haven’t been jaded enough to quit yet in my volunteerism as a crisis centre lines support.
So, enough about me, tell me about you! If you would like to learn more about my day to day mullings, please feel free to read my posts, and my apologies in advance for any thoughts I share that may offend others. But mainly, they are rather reflective of my journey along this life.
Thank you for reading.