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APRIL 2013: WRITE HERE WRITE NOW

Change is here
Having a teen is no easy job. As clichéd as it sounds, there’s nothing that can prepare you for it. All we can do as parents are share our experiences, learn from our mistakes and hope for the best.

I’m a frequent reader of WTM and I find the parenting features very helpful and often eye-opening. I had never really considered my parenting style to affect my child’s career choice. Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy has encouraged me to take a look at myself before I expect my boy to make a life-altering decision.

It’s never too late to fix things or at least try to. I’ve been trying to better myself. It is unfair to expect my child to succeed in life when I don’t believe I’m doing the best that I can.

The first step is to do something I’m passionate about instead of whining about my job on a daily basis. I want him to understand that growing up might be difficult, but that it comes with its own share of joys.

And as my steps towards a line of business that I thoroughly enjoy might be difficult, I’m happy to be struggling for something I love. Progress might come with time, but he is so proud of me and that’s what matters. Khulood, by email.

What’s the point?
I believe a lot of readers out there (including me) have asked this question to themselves at some moment. We have come to that same situation and same feeling that you feel so bored, unsatisfied and confused that we don’t know where we are heading.

We need change, if we don’t want things to stay as they are. If you are an outgoing person, try to have fun at home. Learn to cook a new dish. Bake a cake with your family. Watch a movie with your friends. If you are an introvert, try breaking out of your shell. Join a social organisation. Learn a new sport. Attend yoga classes.

Living is a choice. As Coco Chanel said, “The best things in life are free; the second best are expensive.” Mary, by fax.

A new self
This time in particular, while reading the February issue of WTM, I felt the article entitled ‘Tapping the inner genius’ was totally in sync with the changes I am seeing unfold in my life. The three areas touched upon by the article were just the areas I currently am working on, and focusing a lot of my energy on.

Just like Manar Al Rayes, I’ve lately begun giving my gut feeling a serious position in my life. In my opinion one just cannot take it lightly and shrug it off. History is proof. The second new thing is yoga. I’ve been practising yoga now for a couple of months and I’m still a beginner and loving it.

I am also working on putting myself together in terms of my wardrobe. Every girl needs a little bit of style. Many of us forget that we need to care for ourselves during our youth, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually too. I’m for sure saving this copy of  WTM. Creative genius, by email.

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