Wandering With Words

Random musings of a reckless soul.

About

Irfana Anjum. That’s my name. 24. Female. Indian.

These are the things I live and breathe : designing, teaching, poetry, writing and reading. In that order.

I have played on this page for quite some time now and I honestly don’t know if it is because I am afraid of the blogging challenge or because I don’t know what to write. Anyhow this is the place where I plan on reflecting and sharing my experiences.

The Designer:

Fashion has been my craze for as long as I can remember. I hold a diploma in Fashion Design and I find a pleasure in helping women dress well and adding elegance to their style which invariably makes their confidence soar.

My favorite designers are Diane von Fürstenberg, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Masaba Richards, Ritu Beri, Marc Jacobs and of course Valentino Garavani.

The Teacher:

I found my calling in teaching. And not just because I love kids but also because I understand that their innocence could be protected or shattered.

Education is every child’s right, but I, as a teacher, have a huge problem with the system of education and I am trying to do my bit to bring about a change.

As a “drawing teacher” for nursery, as a computer trainer for primary and as a soft skill developer for high school – I have worked with all age levels. Being a teacher has allowed me to remain young, laugh more, learn everyday and to derive the kind of satisfaction only few jobs could deliver.

I love coming to work each day. And I plan to continue to laugh, learn and pass it on!

The Writer:

There isn’t a lot to say – I am struggling to find my way. Like Kurt Vonnegut once said: “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.” I feel the same.
But I write for the thrill. To feel the pleasure in pain. To uncover. To discover. To leave the legacy of words. To feed emotions to dead brains. And to prevent myself from going crazy.

The Poetry Lover:

I find bits and pieces of life tucked away in poems written by strangers, waiting to be found. A thousand little puzzles solved by poets who knew exactly what I was feeling, even though I couldn’t give names to it.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but Nature more,

From these our interviews, in which I steal

From all I may be, or have been before,

To mingle with the Universe, and feel

What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.

~ George Gordon Byron

 

If you are still reading, well… thanks and here are some fun facts about me:

  • Solitude is one of my best friends.
  • Rainy is my favourite season and Rainbow holds a special place in my life.
  • A proud Calvin and Hobbes fan.
  • I talk too much.
  • You’ll often find me on long bus rides, blissfully aloof on the back seat.
  • I talk to myself too and do not find it weird at all.
  • I love meeting new people – strangers – who I may never see again.
  • I am inspired by everyday life.
  • A lover of photography, sufism, shayari and ghazals.
  • My hobbies would include photography, travelling, shopping, food, collecting notebooks and dancing.
  • Chocoholic. Very.
  •  Star Wars, X-men, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Eric Clapton, A.R. Rahman, Sherlock, Friends, Animated movies, DiCaprio, Bill Murray. Such, much awesomeness!!!

That’s all. Sigh. Until then,

To learning, experiencing and conversing about life! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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121 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for stopping by, Irfana. Loved your intro. Looking forward to explore more. 🙂

  2. This is one of the most beautiful and most relatable Introductions I’ve read.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post, “A Friendly Reminder.” I love this post you wrote and it’s a fitting introduction to who you are. Peace!

  4. I love your tagline and I’m looking forward to wander along your words.
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    https://mycastleofdreams.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/an-unexpected-notification-that-made-me-smile/
    Cheers!

  5. Keep going! Wandering is a good way to go on your writing adventure. Have fun exploring. Thanks for the follow.

  6. Hi Irfana! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by my site and bringing me here… I’m liking as I read more and more of your words 🙂

  7. Hello Irfana thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to read my post. I appreciate that you’re following it, happy reading
    Xo
    Vanessa

  8. Hi Irfana, thanks for sharing! Thanks also for taking the time to read and ‘like’ one of my posts and for the ‘follow’! Look forward to seeing more of yours! Peace and blessings 🙂

  9. Thank you for following Storyteller

  10. You have a lovely blog. Thanks for the follow.

  11. Hello Irfana , thanks for following my blog. I too, am a Calvin & Hobbes fan and love chocolate and talk to myself as well, 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  12. Thanks for following my blog . I too like long bus rides and sitting in the back of the bus. I will definitely be following your blog. Thanks again for following mine. Happy blogging and safe travels .

  13. Thanks Irfana. All I ever knew about India here are the loud movies with endless song and dance which I could never really take. But reading you, I am meeting an India I never knew existed
    .

  14. Hey Irfana, I recently nominated you for the Versatil Blogger Award! 🙂 More info at this link https://karissajacksn.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/versatile-blogger-award/

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog Irfana and for the follow. I look forward to getting to know you through the blogging world. I find your posts on your site, beautiful and fascinating.

  16. Thanks for the follow. Love your “About” page. You seem down to earth, fun and well grounded. I would “hang” with a person like you…

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