Well, it isn’t the beginning, rather the continuation on a journey with a renewed sense of consciousness and truth. I chose two names for my blog: the name, Ngala, was a name given to me by my mother and means “place of the lion” in Shangaan, a language spoken by a group of people in Mozambique, Africa. The second name, Najla, means “with eyes wide open” in Arabic, a name I would have chosen, if I believed I needed to change my name when I converted to Islam. These two names are important to me because I believe strength (place of the lion) and consciousness (eyes wide open) are both necessary for self -discovery. This journey of self-discovery is what I am embarking on right now.
I decided to start a “real” blog with the intention of improving my writing skills; write about issues that are important to me; write about issues that are affecting humanity and sometimes maybe even share epiphanies or “aha moments” that I might have.
This introduction is not one of sharing my likes or dislikes immediately with you, reader. This blog may not be even seen by anyone; however, to be acclaimed is not my intention, designing a space to express myself is. It is my hope that if one chooses to read this blog, they will learn more about a person who is just trying to figure it out like the rest of the world.