The cursor on my blank page has been blinking for an uncomfortable pause, waiting for me to just get on with it; to let you all know that this will be the last FYBF for an indefinite period.
Unlike the crazy internet storms over the past week, there’s been no drama behind my decision.
Some of you may recall that I’m starting up a passion project in the world of podcasting. There’s also some casual work that’s keeping me busy but also providing some pocket money for my notebooks and shoes fetish.
However, almost four and a half years of hosting FYBF, I figured it’s a perfect time for new beginnings.
I want to truly thank all of you for well, everything. FYBF has been a HUGE part of my week and every week I feel the support, encouragement and love. Yeah, yeah, I’m sounding a little wanky but eff it. It’s true.
You guys have been my lifeline for so many chapters in my life – mourning over the sudden death of my cousin, the nervousness of returning to the work force, celebrating alongside me for all my kids’ milestones.
So many ebbs and flows. You were all there.
I’ve made some solid friendships through the years. Dang, I met my best friend here (Ain’t no midlife crisis going on in this photo!) How lucky can one blogger get?
And because FYBF has always given me the platform to freely express myself and talk about all the stuff that really matters to me – multiculturalism, Indonesia, especially badass Indonesian women – I leave you with this wonderful chick.
A female Muslim Indonesian stand up comedian, Saukdiyah was on Lateline earlier this week. She is charming, witty and whip smart.
Growing up in a conservative Muslim family she wasn’t allowed to do much but her parents did let her watch Western shows like Roseanne and Seinfeld. And that’s how she learned English and discovered her love for comedy,
Then, last year she one the Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum.
She’s even done a Tedx Talk.
For all the crap we’ve had to endure on the internet of late, alhumdulillah for Sakdiyah.
Keep spreading the love, peeps.
1. Follow With Some Grace.
2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.
3. Add your post URL to the FYBF linky. Please only link up one post.
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