Hang in there; You’re not alone!
Hi guys, I hope you are well. I am so thrilled to introduce stories of struggle, survival and strength on my blog. Today I will be sharing the first story in this brand new series.
Meet this lovely soul Momna! She has had her share of hard times in life at a very young age. I’m excited to have her here on my blog today where she’s sharing her life story and a message of hope for all those struggling today! Let’s hear it from her.
Our life experiences can
The struggle that I went through gave me the motivation to bring a change in myself and help others. I always try to be kind to others because you never know what one might be going through. We may not be able to take the circumstances away but we can always remind each other that it’s okay to be in this dark and depressing place, as long as we don’t make it our identity. I always like to help or motivate people going through such circumstances because I too have been through this, and I know what it feels like to be on your own, scared and confused.
I graduated while I was struggling with depression and struggling to make my own identity. Most people think I’m lucky that I got the opportunity to complete my BS and then my MS from Birmingham City University, but
I was still in primary school when I lost my mother and elder sister in the earthquake in 2005. That was a really hard time for me because I was really close to both of them. I was facing severe anxiety attacks and depression at an age when you’re not supposed to have a care in the world.
Ten years passed by, in between which I completed my school and then my college, while still struggling with depression and anxiety. After college, I got into university. Things finally seemed to be falling into place; I was getting over my depressive state, living a happy life with my father, brother and sister but I guess one never knows what’s coming next.
My father got diagnosed with cancer. I was torn. I could never in a thousand years imagine him leaving me, I used to comfort myself with the thought that he’ll fight cancer and everything will turn out to be okay and we’ll be together in the end. But he lost that fight and that day, a part of me died.
A lot happened in between, I started going back into my state of sorrow. So my brother took me to London where I got admission
A lot of people left me because of my depression and I don’t blame them because in the end, it’s always you. You have to help yourself. Sure, we all have our families and friends to support us but trust me when I say this, no one can help you if you’re not willing to help yourself. It’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to be depressed, it’s okay to have anxiety, it’s okay to feel like you’re alone in this world and you don’t have anyone. We all have our days, it’s okay. But just remember to not make it part of your identity. Help yourself. Love yourself. Everything is going to be okay, this hard time will pass trust me.
In the end, I’d like to say that whatever happens just don’t give up. The least I can do to play my part as a human being
I know it seems like one of those sentences “Namaz
So surround yourself with your family and loved ones, people that you trust, people that won’t leave you when things get difficult. And if you still think you have no one, I’m here. I know this sounds quite lame because I might be a total stranger to you but to anyone who’s reading this, and is struggling with depression or going through a hard time, just know that in the end, if you still have no one, I’ll be here. I’ll listen to you. I’ll help you.
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I would like to thank you Momna for your precious time and effort in this guest post. It sure is hard to look back at one’s difficult times and recall all the painful memories. I can’t even begin to imagine what you went through.
I am truly touched by your strength and positivity. May you always shine like this and may Allah bless you with the best in this world and the next. Ameen.
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I am currently taking entries for guest posts in this series: Stories of struggle, survival and strength. If you have had your share of hard times in life and want to share your story here as an inspiration for others, please email me a summary of your life story and how you coped along with good quality photographs.