I go through this every year .
Even when I was with my husband for Ramadan (2 times out of 7) I would feel envious ( in a good way) for those who had family members to spend the blessed month with and who would have
a busy blessed month together with loved ones… but as time passes I realize that this is just a fairytale mentality that Instagram has built up for me.
Like many sisters believing that marriage is like the photos you see on your Instagram feed,
I might have disillusioned myself into thinking Ramadan in all about spending it with family and doing ibadaah together (lol)..
let’s be real, when I remember that fasting is only for Allah and it is the most beloved deed for him…isn’t it better to be spending it alone anyway?
I’m part of this Facebook group dedicated for women involved with Saudis and many of them expressed how they missed spending it alone and how they enjoyed praying taraweeh at the masjid
and having time to themselves to reflect… to be honest, this is how I feel as well! Although I have never prayed taraweeh here, i hope this year I can experience it . At the end of the day..
it really isn’t a big deal ..it only becomes a big deal when I make it one!