Recently a lot of people have been approaching me asking thrings of the exact same question.
"Aisyah why did you delete your Twitter?
"Why did you block me on twitter?"
"Where is your Twitter Aisyah?"
So I decided to make a quick entry just to untangle those thoughts. My answer's easy, it will be, NO. No as in I did not delete my twitter neither have I blocked anyone one of you. I deactivated it. Just for a couple of days, or probably weeks. Idk. I just thought that I needed to disconnect for a while. You see, I'm that one person who's very very attached to the internet. I'm always preoccupied playing Twitter. If i'm not tweeting I'd be scrollling down my feeds 24/7 enjoying random tweets and conversations. Thus, since it's already Ramadhan. I think it would be a great idea to give myself a break. Yes, a time out.
Thanks to brother Aiman Azlan for giving me this idea throughout his post. You can read it here. Sometimes, we have to disconnect to reconnect. Yasmin Mogahed also says that once in a while we have to let go of the things we love doing the most, so we can find something better. There was this article on her blog which hit me hard. Read it here.
"When a child falls in love with a toy car, he becomes consumed with that love. But what if he can’t have the car? What if he has to walk by the store every day, and see the toy he can’t have? Every time he walks by, he would feel pain. And he may even struggle not to steal it. Yet, what if the child looks past the store window and sees a Real car? What if he sees the Real Ferrari? Would he still struggle with his desire for the toy? Would he still have to fight the urge to steal it? Or would he be able to walk right past the toy—the disparity in greatness annihilating the struggle?" -YM
Let's face it. How many of us can stay away from any social sites for long. Maybe a few. But trust me, only very few can do so. I find problems doing it myself.
Sometimes what we like, may not be good for us. And sometimes what we hate, is good for us. Returning to the example of the child. Even if he had the toy, imagine how preoccupied he will be playing with it. He might skip his meals, he might not want to go to school, he might not want to sleep etc just because he didn't want to stay away from the toy. Slowly the toy is destroying this child's development without him realizing. What a loving parent would do, is that they will take this toy away for a while so that this child could refocus and redirect for the betterment of the child.
So that's what I must do too. Twitter is no harm. It's the matter of how we manage it. And I seriously need to manage this addiction. This is so that I can realize what are my priorities. Especially this Ramadhan.
Oh before I forget, rumours has it that I am off twitter because I'm cyber bullied and under pressure by some seniors. Which is NOT TRUE. Hearing this made me giggle. Even if I was bullied, I wouldn't run away and hide under the covers. I'd face it and take action. Running away solves nothing. I've also heard that there has been some misunderstanding recently that I have been saying bad things to some seniors. Which again is NOT TRUE. I swear I have never thrown any bad words or backbitten any of my seniors. Anyway as we know it's Ramadhan, why should I even? Lol I know better.
So here's a shoutout to my seniors. I'm sorry if I've wronged any of you. To be honest, I'm so happy to be placed in that university and I'm beyond excited to be getting the opportunity to know all of you. I decided to reject other universities offers and enter that university so I desperately hope to learn a lot from you. I'm sure all of you are amazing and are very down to earth. Hope we can be friends soon :-) Again, sorry. See you in September.
Till then, Happy Ramadhan everybody.
p.s. I made a video earlier but I had probs uploading it so yeah, had to write all this instead. Cheers.