Shoot a hole in the sky [June Journal – top priorities]

Today’s prompt: Your top priorities
Today is a shit day. So God’s work is here, telling me that my next prompt means I have to focus on my priorities right now. I don’t have the will to write an interesting introduction either, so let’s get straight to it because life is shit, life is shit.
Physical health
I want to get my sleeping pattern back in check, I want to eat properly and I want to train even more and even harder than I used to. Once you’ve passed your teens it is vital to look after your health – you can’t keep staying up late snacking and drinking energy drinks. And once you’ve passed a certain age, your metabolism slows down dramatically and you get fat and lazy. Basically. So why wait for that age to begin (which is harder to do), when you can get the ball rolling years beforehand?
Financial stability
I’m graduating next month. These past two weeks were supposed to be used for writing cover letters and applying for jobs, but Ramadan has me so lethargic and unless you’re looking for a standard part-time job, you need to focus. I haven’t really decided what I’m doing yet. I had to quit my job and I’ve been a student without income for the past few months, which means for the first time ever I am worried about money and will be struggling for fucks fucking sake.  You have bills to pay and no way to pay them. But it was my own fault. Even though I’m in a shit place and I’m months behind, I guess now I have my degree behind me. On the one hand, I want to kickstart a career. But on the bigger hand I don’t want to kickstart a career. I kinda do want a part time job so that I can get some income to pay for my outgoings whilst I work on something I enjoy. A life in an office isn’t something I want. Read more

Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy

This is a really quick rant that I was just having on my snapchat. It’s about money, and as you may have gathered from a previous post about money and dreams, money really pisses me off. I love having it, everyone loves having it. It feels good to buy other people gifts, to give money to charity, and of course it also feels good to treat yourself. But this one is about excessive wealth and the power that money has over some people.
When you think of Muslim countries, you might think of wealth. You might think of ‘Arab money’, fast cars, tall beautiful buildings, glitzy malls and designer everything. Or you might think of war, of the innocent children and families that are living well below the poverty line. Right now, you will probably think of the latter, but the wealthy are always there in the background, quietly being rich. You might think of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, or the UAE. Or you might think of Yemen, Afghanistan, Palestine, Sudan, etc. Do you see where I’m going?
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