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Introducing myself and my journal: My Life in Egypt

About Me:
I'm a 54 year old American woman living in Cairo, Egypt. I came to this part of the world a year ago because after a year of unemployment in the US, I faced homelessness as a reality and decided I would rather live in the Muslim world as a Muslim woman. I first went to Jordan and volunteered at a small NGO there, where I blogged, raised money and taught English to Iraqi refugees. I left after three months and came to Egypt, first to Alexandria and then to Cairo. I teach English skills to adults and hope to spend the rest of my life here. I am quite happy to be living in post-revolution Egypt although the economic instability is hard on us all. I've been given a lot of help and friendship from the Egyptians in spite of this, and I have learned great lessons on patience and faith that I hope to write more about.

My Passions:
Palestine, cats, reading, living and my religion

My Challenges:
money (always)

My Vision for the Future:
I have none

My Areas of Expertise:
What is expertise?

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nasreenamina's picture

Welcome, welcome, welcome.I

Welcome, welcome, welcome.I hope you have the best time here with us. There are very much to share and very much to learn. Hugs and see you soon!

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

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Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Maryam, Welcome to

Dear Maryam,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

Nusrat

Breese's picture

Welcome to PulseWire! You are

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 190 countries. This is a safe space for women to share, connect, learn, support and grow in the empowerment process together. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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