Life Update

I don’t normally do posts like this but I thought; why not start and there was a few things I just felt like sharing here on my blog.


  1. First of all, I was really pleased to pass the milestone of 50,000 words on my current work in progress – my novel! I was stuck in the low 40,000s for a long time… there was a lot of distractions and many things going on in my life so I left my novel behind for a long time. When I finally tried to get back into it after a few months, I was faced with a massive dose of writer’s block. So recently, I finally got past my block and I feel back on track. I also figured out a quite a few plot holes and big scenes coming up so I’m hoping the rest will flow as well!
  2. I made my first sale on Etsy! I started my Etsy shop of my handmade knitted products, Jessann Boutique, a couple of weeks ago and a few days back I got my first order and sent it off on Monday, so I hope the customer is happy with it! It may sound pretty lame, I know it’s only one order, but I felt quite proud that someone wanted to pay money for something I made with my own hands!

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    This is the braided headband I sold!

  3. I started writing a journal. I probably haven’t written a diary since I was a kid but I’ve always loved the concept. I decided to start writing this journal to help me with something very personal and difficult that I’m going through at the moment and I hope it will be a safe and positive outlet for all of my deepest thoughts and feelings. Does anybody else write a diary or did you used to write one?
  4. I have been working with a team of very talented writers on a startup online magazine called Unread and it has been wonderful to watch it grow in writers and readers. The content is always such high quality and amazing variety as well! So far I have done a book review, a two part short story, a thought piece about the hijab and I have a poem featured in the next issue coming out soon. There’s so many other pieces which are featured as well; advice pieces, travel, recipes, fashion inspiration, interviews and so much more to come in the new year.
    There’s a book giveaway coming soon in which you can win a whole book series, my fellow book lovers you want to check this out… Go to the instagram page for Unread to find out how to enter the giveaway.

    Please do go and check out Unread now guys and go to ‘Just In’ to find the list of issues there.

    Check out Unread’s instagram and twitter .

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    Thanks for reading guys,

    J.S. Cherfi

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4 thoughts on “Life Update

  1. Sumaya says:

    This is quite inspiring. I think it is so very important to celebrate the little and big victories in life. (The headband looks awesome.)
    I’ve been journaling for many years. Because I don’t like venting to actual people, it’s been incredibly therapeutic, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop purely for that reason.

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    • Safiyah says:

      Oh thank you and thanks for reading! Yes that’s definitely true, especially when going through a hard time 🙂 yay I’m glad you think so!
      Aw that’s great, I’m glad to hear it’s therapeutic for you! It has been for me so far too 🙂

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