I’m glad we went because mom got to experience something so different and special on her last day. She also got a chance to do some off-road driving and we had so much fun we noticed only on the high-way that she had forgotten her abaya in the desert! Oh well, she doesn’t need it anymore, at least for a while. She liked it here so much she wants to come back in April.
Another thing I have been missing lately is motivation. I think it might have started from a comment I got from a Muslim blogger girl with a severe case of “holier than thou” attitude. She just had a lot of nasty things to say about me without having a clue who I am jumped to all sorts of conclusions on my character. Anyways I didn’t publish her comment because it was a personal attack against me and I state clearly in the comment rules that such personal attacks will not be tolerated and I wanted to just let it go and move on.
So that and a few other things going on in my personal life and mom being away kind of took me into a slump. I didn’t feel like posting anything lately. I felt like my blog is of no interest or benefit to anyone and nobody even reads it or comments because the posts are so dull and negative or something. I know might sound silly, but I do get those days when I truly think like this.
So after this depressive mood I was thrilled to meet a fan of my blog in person at this very desert gathering. It was a Canadian girl who had recently moved to Riyadh for work at the same hospital I used to work at. She had asked my Finnish friend if she knew who the author of Blue Abaya was and then my friend introduced us to each other.
Wow I was so flattered by her words, I still can’t believe it! She said my blog helped her so much and she had been reading it for some while now. She thanked me for keeping it and encouraged me to write more. She was so sweet! She even said she told all her friends there’s this amazing lady who keeps a blog about Saudi you have to read it!
So I want to personally thank you, dear fan in the desert for your encouraging words! Thank you for the inspiration! I wish you have an amazing time in Saudi-Arabia and make the best out of everything here :) If you need anything I will always be available to help out. Please don’t hesitate to ask!
I also want to thank all my readers and “fans” out there for reading and commenting. I love comments! Please write more comments :) It really means a lot to me and reminds me that there ARE people out there who are listening.
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Hello there! I’m Laura, the founder of Blue Abaya- the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia, established in 2010. Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 75 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia! Follow my adventures in Saudi and beyond on instagram: instagram.com/blueabaya