Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Oh, 2012, what a year you've been! 

2012 was filled with incredible highs and devastating lows. But, in all it's ups and downs, one thing it's been for sure is life-affirming. It reminded me how valuable and fleeting every moment is, and how important it is not to let the good moments slip away. I didn't realise just how great it was.

Life is short. I will spent a lot of time focusing on happiness and positivity and learn how to enjoy life more. In 2012, I've learned how to spend more time in the moment, doing the things I want to be doing (like writing this blog!) and it's made my life so much better. Enjoying life is one of the best things I can continue doing, both for myself and for the sake of those around me.

I think the only thing which could have made my day any better is to plan for my shopping list and travel plan this year.I haven't decide where I am heading to but for sure,my pick will be Europe including Dublin and another Umrah trip with parents sometime after Hajj's season.

How little I believed in myself, with so many things to do in 2013.Since the year I wrote resolutions such as " Be Happy, Let Go Past and Work really hard", I've done all of those things and so, so much more. When I re-read those resolutions that pathetically rested above them, I felt sad. I felt sad for my old self, who didn't know that in a few short years, she would be truly, honestly happy and doing things that made her feel like a positive, useful person. I wish I could go back to that January 1st , 2012 and tell the girl writing in that journal what her life would be like at the turn of the decade, to let her know that she will be happy and she will be productive and she will be doing so many of the things she'd always dreamed about.

In this moment, I am so thrilled that I can look back on my past ( which I literally hate every 1st Jan- reminds me the anniversary date) and tempted to look to the future and think of all of the things that could (or should) happen in 2013.Its a new beginning being 28 this year.So many things to look into especially being a career woman,a humble servant and good daughter to parents.Although I wouldn't know when will I settle down and build family institution,I believed Allah has His own reason to test me.

The prophet says, " No house built in Islam more beloved in the sight of Allah than through marriage".