IoH is finally on insta

One of the things I’ve been trying to get myself to do (but couldn’t because I never had the energy to) is expand to other platforms. I think I’ve grown too used to WordPress, and it’s gotten stale. So I decided to start an instagram page, then I decided not to- then I forced myself to, and here we are: Inkofhers. Can this account get a quick “May your owner not abandon you,” prayer? Ameen.


11 thoughts on “IoH is finally on insta

  1. Iโ€™m glad you asked for help. Itโ€™s a hard, hard place to be stuck inside your mind, but know that many others are out here who struggle too… and that together we can overcome.

    Iโ€™m not on Insta, but I wish you all the best.

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  2. Hello Maryam. We often feel sad, because somehow we feel we don’t deserve to be happy. Or we don’t show gratitude. I am talking of general depression and not clinical. But it is worth a try: Every night make a list of things you did right. (You deserve happiness). Tiny things: Got up early to feed the children, switched off the fan to save a bird, stopped yourself before stepping on an ant…
    And a list of things to be grateful for: The hugs you receive from kids, that you woke up on time and didn’t miss the train, that someone helped you at work. Thank God and thank the relevant people. It will only take 5min each exercise. But they will make you happy.
    Most important, forgive yourself for not being perfect.
    Forgive others for not being perfect.

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    1. Thank you. For a long time, I was stuck in another kind of sadness: I was grateful for so many things, but I still couldn’t get myself to be happy. It made me feel worse; I hated being ungrateful, then resented myself for it. Thankfully, I know enough now to try to slowly unravel the complexity of my own being. Thanks again for your message ๐Ÿ’ซ


  3. Wish I’d come up with this prayer myself when I created my insta account ๐Ÿ˜‚ May your Instagram account flourish like a flower in between concrete slabs because Lord knows that’s one of the most stubborn, enduring things on Earth ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ameen ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ So happy for you, Maryam, and looking forward to your Instagram adventures ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Hope this drives the funk away for you. I myself keep my social media apps to a minimum. Wishing you best of luck on your Instagram endeavor. I enjoy WP and the people I meet here is always a pleasure.
    ๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. It probably wonโ€™t drive the funk, but at least I gathered enough guts to do it lol.
      (I totally understand, one of the things I was worried about is spending too long on insta, but if I focus on writing and the writing community it shouldnโ€™t be too bad)

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. It can be hard to find a balance, and I’ve been bouncing around to a lot of platforms over the last few years. I’m now back on for WordPress where I began, and on Instagram. Other than that, I’m on Facebook for family and friends . Good luck with the new account.

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