Milestone: One Year and the Launch of my New Website

This week officially marks one year since I started my blog 'The Girl in the Wine Red Scarf'. When I started this blog, I had the intention of empowering people- especially young girls. I wanted to talk about issues that matter in society, reflect on what I had experienced and give tips or advice. 

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and motivated me to keep on blogging. In the beginning, I felt scared at first to have my own opinions up because I thought that nobody would care or read what I had to say on my blog. However, so many people have messaged me or came up to and said that I was inspirational or they looked up to me or that they even admire me. 

Personally, those kind words were a lot to take in because I never knew that anyone would say anything like that about me and it made me realise how much of a big deal it is for people to look up to you. So in response, I made it my goal to keep it real all time and be genuine with you guys by only telling the truth in my blogs and to try and spread love and kindness. Because we do live in a world where it gets superficial, where we don't really know people's true intentions and some things or people in life just don't serve us any good. 

With that being said, I am always careful with the words that I use or how I put things across (I think it also has something to do with me being a poet as well). So I know what I'm doing and saying. And I try to stick with my true intentions. With the grace of God, I started this blog because I wanted to give people a different perspective, especially since I am a Muslim and a girl wearing the hijab. 

Now I know that I'm not the most religious Muslimah and I also admit that there was a period of time when I wasn't wearing the hijab but by having this blog and re-reading my old blog posts, it reminded me my love for God and that I am The Girl in the Wine Red Scarf. And alhamdulillah, right now, without His tests or trials of my faith, I would have never loved Him as much as I do now. Therefore I would like to give my thanks to God as He has given me so many blessings and gave me the courage to start this blog and the perseverance to continue doing so. 

In saying that, there was also a period when I didn't blog as much and it was really interesting to see that even though I haven't posted anything up in a while, I still get views on my blog every day. It just shows that people are interested or care about what I have to say and for that I feel grateful. Hopefully, in the future I will remain persistent with blogging, insyaAllah. 

I also know that I make my mistakes but I hope that I don't disappoint you guys. If I ever do, I will always try to fix it or be better, because that it what I expect of myself as it is very important for me to stay grounded with my morals and my values. 

Nonetheless, I am really sorry if I had offended anyone or had said anything wrong. May God forgive me with any wrong doings. My hope that I have for my blog and for my readers is to give you guys another positive perspective and to help you live an empowering and meaningful as well as an abundant life. And to be perfectly honest, I am still working towards an empowering and meaningful and an abundant life, so this is my invitation for you to join me. 

Lastly, again, thank you to the people who have messaged me or commented some kind words, saying that I'm inspirational, or something I only wished I could be. And thank you to everyone for all the support and love.