When I started this blog, I opted to be anonymous on the internet. This is because I wasn’t overly comfortable with the idea of everyone knowing about my life in the personal way that I would be writing about it. This blog was simply a creative outlet for my thoughts and experiences. I was also quite paranoid about privacy and safety issues after hearing far too many Identity theft stories. (Actually, I probably still am!)
However, over the months, this blog has turned into much more than I had imagined. Knowing that I am part of such a friendly blogger community, that only knows to encourage each other, has filled me with pride for my blog, and I am now ready to shout about it to the world. The fact that people read my posts and even enjoy them still baffles me, but it makes me want to gain even more readers and create a relationship with them by which they can feel like they can connect with me.
I do still wish to keep the identity of my family (especially Baby Z) anonymous because the decision of being on the internet is theirs to make, not mine. Also I am being overly protective and that identity theft paranoia always kicks in, but this decision is quite necessary for my sanity.
Anyway, back to the point, I feel I am now ready to divulge a bit more about my self to the readers to make a connection. For the family and friends that know me, I am proud to share this with them, and hope they enjoy reading about my journey as much as the next person. I also hope that with this brave step, I can be more accessible to anyone that would like to work with me in the near future.
So without further ado, I should probably tell you who I am! HI! My name is Zeyna! You already know that I am a British Expat, married to the love of my life, and mummy to a gorgeous little one year old baby boy. Here’s what you don’t know: I am of Indian origin but born in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, and lived in Riyadh and Jeddah for the first ten years of my life. I have many fond childhood memories of the place, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. My family and I then moved to England, where I stayed on for the next eleven years, soaking in the British culture. I am wholly British in that I am an avid scones lover, Harry Potter fan, Snow Angels maker and M&S shopper. There are not many things better than snuggling with a blanket to watch Doctor Who, sipping hot chocolate, on a dark gloomy English day.
I graduated with a degree in Architecture (boy, that was quite the experience!) and consider myself to be an Artist. There are numerous family portraits, painted by me, hanging about in my home in England. (Hopefully, my parents haven’t shoved it in the garage just yet!) I love travelling, and so far my favourite travel destination is probably Italy. (I am currently persuading my husband to revisit Italy for our next family holiday). Since Mr Z was located in Dubai, two years ago I made the big move overseas and married him here in a traditional “Big Fat Asian Wedding” style. We went on to become parents to a lovable baby boy, and are currently basking in the Dubai sunshine and loving every second of expat life here.
So there you go, that’s the person behind Mummy On My Mind, and I hope I can now be more relatable to my readers! Eeek, I am now very much on the Internet, bare faced but smiling!
Please come and say Hi in the comments section below, and feel free to tell me a little about yourself too! Also why not check out my new and improved About Me page!