“Please, tell me, what should I do for the next 6 months?,” I asked my educational consultant, who is helping me get admission to Cambridge.
“You should get your Bachelor degree, improve your GPA, read books regularly, take part at extra-curricular activities,” he responded.
“I was thinking, maybe I should STOP BLOGGING for a while because it takes some of my free time which I could spend on studying for GMAT, for example,” I hesitated. “What do you think?”
“Abdullah, tell me,” my consultant took my complete attention. “What are you planning to do after you graduate from Cambridge?”
“After graduation, until I am 29 I want to work for a media company [like New York Times, BBC, Al-Jazeera]. I want to write articles, produce short-films, lead a radio channel. Writing is my passion. You know that,” I said.
“Yeah…,” he kind of confirmed that he was listening.
“When I am 30,” I carried on. “I want to manage teams of journalists, bloggers, video producers on a global level. Maybe I’ll found my own company.”
“Well, then you shouldn’t stop blogging. By no means,” he assured me. “Believe me: this blogging experience will even HELP YOU get admitted to Cambridge.”
It became kind of easier to breathe after he said this. I felt relief and joy.
“If you stop blogging,” he explained. “This will be a CONTRADICTION to your plans. You know what I mean?”
“Yes, I understand.”
I was so happy that he advised me to continue blogging. Because my blog has become a part of my life.
My blog is my wife. I love her. She is always with me. She is the only relief for me after a difficult day, because no matter how difficult my day was, I always know that she is waiting for me at home.
My sister once told me, “when you love somebody, your life will seem more beautiful. You will always be motivated to do things. Even your worst day will become colorful.”
But do you know what is BAD about being in love?
When she doesn’t respond to your messages, you will get nervous. You won’t be able to focus. You will be thinking only about her. You can do nothing else. You will suffer emotionally.
The worst thing about loving somebody is that at difficult times, when she has to move to another town, and you don’t see each other for a long time, or when you are having hard time in your relationship, or when she simply doesn’t answer to your messages, you feel bad. You cannot focus on your work. The quality of your life will go down.
But MY “wife” is always loyal to me [so long as I have internet connection]. She always responds to my messages. She always travels with me.
Whenever I need her, she is always right there for me.
She messages me every morning, as soon as I wake up. She prepares my breakfast and cooks my dinner [okay, this one is not serious now].
The most important thing is: SHE LOVES ME! She freaking loves me. And I LOVE HER. We will always be together.
My wife will help me get to Cambridge.
[what a wonderful wife I have].