We’re headed down to Florida for a week insha’Allah, leaving tomorrow morning. Alhamdulillah, I look forward to the break from the computer for an entire week, the winter snow, and the same ol things I see every day. Change is nice masha’Allah. We were supposed to leave Wednesday but my husband masha’Allah. What can I say? : ) It made packing a little more difficult and I prayed all day that I didn’t have an emotional breakdown from all the pressure of packing, cleaning, planning for someone to care for our pets, and all while I’m sick! I look forward to healing where there is sun and ocean, bi’idhnillah.
I’ve packed the teas, the agave nectar (out of honey for now), lectures, the crayons and paper, and all the essentials I know we will need. Packing for a trip like this really makes me think that I do not live like a stranger or a traveler on a path as the hadeeth of our Beloved Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) says “Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a traveler on a path.” All this stuff, not knowing what to bring and what to leave, I just do not like it. I hate the feeling of being overwhelmed by things. I wish I could live my life with very few things, the necessities, and a little more for some comfort and warmth… but just enough… you know? Everything else is just too much.
I really don’t want a huge house someday with too many things. I do want a yurt because I love the simplicity of it. I want land. I’d love a little cottage… insha’Allah one day. But I want it small and with minimal things. I want the main purpose of my home to be a place where we cook, sleep, play, but a lot of our life is lived outdoors… and reading, contemplations. I want my impact on this earth to be minimal, not just for the sake of the Earth but for my own sanity.
I will make du’a’ for anyone I remember while travelling and in FL insha’Allah. Please keep us in your prayers and if you read this right away… please make du’a’ that I can sleep some tonight. Thanks!