It's been at the back of my mind that the first anniversary of my starting Book Nomad must be round about now. I remember starting it, then very quickly finding myself having to record in Ramadan and thinking, "hmm, maybe this wasn't the best timing". Alhamdu Lillah, the timing was perfect because it got me here.
It turns out it was 13th May 2018. One year (and a day) later, I'm still a bit bewildered by the fact that I run a podcast: I offer my thoughts, about complex issues, IN PUBLIC! And on top of that, I ask other people if they would join me to do it!
This is a good opportunity to stop and take a step back, so I thought I'd share a few reflections on my journey so far. I hope they might help you to think about your own journeys.
What I'm learning (it's a learn-forget-relearn process):
What I'd like to work on:
I also want to thank my guests so far who were generous with their time and enthusiasm, added so much value to the discussions and gave me a major boost of confidence in this project: Assia, Houda, Zakia and Sina.
Finally, I want to thank all of you who are so open in sharing ideas, kind when disagreeing and generally supportive. It's a pleasure to share this space with you all. Please forgive me for anything I have or will say that is inaccurate or insensitively worded. I hope you will hold me accountable, in a kind and constructive manner, when this happens, .
I look forward to continuing to grow and learn for another year, or as long as it is beneficial, in sha Allah.
Reader. Occasional writer. Muslim.