Soooo it’s been a while. Lots has happened.
1) I’ve completed my first month working at Basira Education and am so thrilled to be part of the wonderful team. If you haven’t already, check out their fantastic Why Islam is True course. Teacher training certification starts on November 13 so there’s still time to register.
2) Now that I’m on the mend from my much-needed pelvic embolisation surgery, I’ve gotten back on track with my postpartum exercise routine! Mutu Mamas has been my online exercise companion since the birth of my first child. It’s such a relief being able to exercise again without pelvic pain.
3) It’s Nanowrimo! Are you writing? Editing? Surviving? It’s all valid. I’m working on some non-fiction work right now and once that’s done, I can dive back into edits for my adult romcom.
4) I recently signed up for the VIP pass for this wonderful Muslim ADHD summit. This is the first of its kind and I’m so thrilled. I cannot wait to dive into the recordings once the captions and transcripts are up, yay.
5) If you’re looking for top-notch, high quality honey please look no further than Dino Kelulut. This sweet-sour honey is the perfect way to start my morning and end my day. I mix mine with room temperature water. My kids love it mixed with Greek yoghurt. Don’t mix it with anything warm/hot though!
Published by Raidah Shah Idil
Raidah Shah Idil is a student counsellor, poet, writer, and creative instructor with a passion for YA (young adult), fantasy, sci-fi and detective fiction. She was born in Singapore and moved to Australia at the age of 12. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of New South Wales in 2005.
After working as a marketing copywriter and studying the Islamic Sciences in Amman, Jordan for nearly two years, she returned to Sydney, got married, then moved to Malaysia. While working as a part-time tutor at Axiom Learning, she works as an online counsellor for Seekershub Global. She has completed her Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Her full-time job is raising her baby daughter. Everything else is squeezed in between. Literally. Her writing has been published in The Feminist Wire, SISTERS magazine, Daily Life, Lip Mag and Venture Beat. Raidah’s poetry was recently published in the ‘Armed With Only Our Souls’ online DDFS chapbook by New York poet Caits Meissner. Her debut double-featured novel, “Finding Jamilah and the Story of Yusuf” was published by MyLegacy publications in early 2014.
In her spare time (ha), she reads, listens to audiobooks, goes on walks, and is always on the lookout for tasty noodle soup. She currently lives in a green, leafy suburb in Kuala Lumpur with her husband, three small children and mother-in-law.
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