Monday, 13 August 2018

Heart Talk: I AM PAKISTAN





I AM PAKISTAN! 


Friday, 10 August 2018

Heart Talk: My Growing Tribe





When I entered the world of blogging I was expecting to fill this space with my thoughts and ideas. But, I realized once into it, that it is not that easy to create content and sometimes filling even a small portion of this space takes a lot of time and effort. Figuring out the right words, the right time, the right way and ensuring that I am giving right information is not as easy as I thought when I began. I am mostly criticizing myself on how I could have worded something better after I have posted it. It is a constant battle, trust me.

Also, I did not expect this space to reach so many people and that my words, whether I am pleased with them or not, would one day encourage or help someone. A rewarding experience that makes me happy beyond words. Recently, I have made some beautiful friends through this platform. I am ‘discovering’ friends in people and places I had never imagined. The world is getting smaller and my little tribe is growing bigger!

How beautiful is this journey of life full of unimaginable struggles and rewards which may not be what you expected but only much, much better!

Happy Friday, my growing tribe


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Job Hunting - Stay Motivated & Focussed






Job Hunting is the most stressful and demotivating experience for most of us. You apply for tons of jobs while all you need is just ONE. So, during the whole experience, the only thing you face is rejection. Wait and rejection can leave you demotivated and stressed. I have been through this stage and have been around friends and family going through this. It is tougher when you move to a new country and look for jobs as it takes double the effort to prove yourself from scratch. I wrote about it a few days ago here

While I may not be experienced enough to give you tips on how to find jobs, I can at least give you some tried tips on how to deal with demotivation during this whole phase and stay focussed. 


Sunday, 22 July 2018

Heart Talk: Working in Foreign Country




The most difficult thing that you face when you move or migrate to a new country is building your identity from scratch. No matter what school/university you have studied from, no matter what famous companies you have on your CV and no matter how many recommendation letters you carry, all these have very little weight in most cases, if not all. That is why it is very difficult to find the right job. And If you find a job relevant to your field, even then you need to work really hard to build your credibility and prove your worth. The hard work doubles because you have to prove yourself as a professional and get accepted socially as well and there are many other issues on personal level that keep building on. You will feel that people at work hesitate to talk to  you because you are from a different cultural background. It mostly happens because they try to be cautious to not say/do something that may upset you but, you start feeling socially isolated at work and all this is emotionally draining.  

The only way to go through all of this without letting it demotivate you is to EXPECT it and ACCEPT it as soon as you can. Walk your way through it with optimism and hope. Don’t take rejections personally and do not let them shatter your confidence. 


It is one of the toughest phase but, it does not last forever. 




Saturday, 2 June 2018

Heart Talk: Birthday





Three days ago I celebrated my first birthday in Adelaide. A day full of surprises and I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by so much love in a city that is still new-ish to me. Even though every year someone reminds me that after this number it is down the hill, birthdays still excite me! 


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Heart Talk: Fasting






Sunday, 13 May 2018

Kangaroo Island - Exploring South Australia



It still feels unreal that I did this trip especially when I realize that Kangaroo Island is the edge of the world, if not the end. Many times during the trip I wanted to stop and pinch myself to check if I was actually on an Island so far away from the world. 


It is so difficult to find this Island on a world map; a tiny spec in the corner of South Australia. However, Kangaroo Island is Australia's 3rd largest Island located in the south west of Adelaide. This 150km long Island is SA's most popular tourist attraction.