An Open Invitation

Are you somebody who makes plans to make plans? That’s very me, but I figured I’m going to have to be more of a floating body going along with the flow when it comes to blogging, squeezing in some me time whenever I can, otherwise I’ll never find the time to do what I love!

Hi y’all!  

My name’s Shiza and this is my first blog post. That might puzzle previous followers of my blog At Your Service, but all I’ve done is packed my bags and transitioned to a self-hosted WordPress site and I must say, I’m enjoying the freedom that comes with it. Without further ado- 

This site is still undergoing construction, but it’s primarily designed to revolve around my passion for telling stories. Here you’ll find me taking you on this journey we call life, documenting others and my own struggles as a college student or even just as a citizen of this world. Being trilingual, you can expect to see international content presented here as well.

You know how they say, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”? See, now that resonates with me. I’ve moved a lot and I’ve seen enough to want to take a stand for what’s right and to take a stand against what’s wrong, and whether I come across opinionated or not, I will no longer trade my authenticity for somebody’s approval. Neither will I follow a path laid for me by others (except by Allah Himself). 

Speaking of which, I’m the last person on Earth probably who’s in any position to be preaching and I’m not going to. But what I will do is reserve a category for those interested in understanding what Islam is like for me, the way I’ve come to know it- simply to boost awareness in times where Islamophobia’s on the rise. 

I mean, how else shall we find peace if we’re looking for it with closed eyes and shut ears? Okay, I lied. I might preach here and there as I’m a big advocate of being open-minded. Of course, I’m also of the belief that people are entitled to hold as firmly as they wish to to their convictions, but only to the point to where it neither harms nor compromises another body. 

So, ladies and gentlemen, to put an end to this first post, it should come as no surprise that my concentration’s Journalism. As a media studies major, I get to learn and work with a variety of people and equipment, seeing what medium’s best to deliver such and such information. It’s a thrilling field to work in and, with it, I hope to be of great service to the public and bring forth some super exciting content. 


P.S. Don’t hesitate to engage with me! Leave a comment or shoot me an email, I’d love to know what topics appeal to you, what you’d like to hear about or see covered. 

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