Now in 2015 it is exactly ten years that I live in the High Atlas mountains, alhamdulillah, amongst the Berber tribe of my husband and his family.
Subhanallah, when I first came here as a young student, a tourist visitor, I could not have imagined where this trip would lead me, that it would change all my recent life in so many different ways, and that Allah had foreseen things I could not have dreamt of, mashaallah.
Ten years mark for me now a time to remember, to reflect, to ponder about all the things I already experienced and lived here, about all that happened, all the things that changed, especially about how I changed myself and what future will bring, inchallah.
Those have been ten years of big challenges, many family happenings, great insights, a lot of personal development, some difficulties, wonderful people met and many chances offered.
Alllahu akbar, I am deeply grateful for every second lived here.
There are many aspects that make living here so very different from living elsewhere, in a city or in Europe, where I originally come from and where most of my friends and readers live.
I cannot put all of it in one article, so I decided to write from time to time about certain aspects in depth, about Berber life, culture, traditions, being an expat, etc., inchallah.
And I would like to take this opportunity to give you, dear friends and readers, finally the chance to ask questions. I am often asked and contacted by people who want to know more about a life abroad, about making hijrah and about living in Morocco, “back to the roots”, far away and remote.
So this is your chance!
You can now ask me any questions in the commentary section or by mail and I will try to respond over the year in posts concerning the various topics, inchaallah.
Hear you soon, Salam aleikoum and Peace be with you!