Tuesday, 4 August 2015


As I more than halfway through the year, making August a great time to look back last month in July when I turned 30. 10 years to be 40. Hahaha. Bizarre.  It has been a while since my last post. Alhamdullillah July has been great to me though I celebrated my thirtieth birthday a day before the eid. Thanks for the surprises and wishes!! Being 30, I thought to myself, " How time flies and how amazing upside down my life were in switching from twenties to the big figure". The older I get, the wiser I become. So thankful to walk this far and blessed with wonderful people around, supportive parents and friends, career wise ( needless to say, i MUST PASS my exam for this attempt), abundance of happiness (although question raised this year, when are you going to settle down, enough of enjoying single life, time to make babies), and good health. 

As quoted by Samuel Ullman, "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."You can't just make a positive argument for something that's not true. That's just pretending. But then I realized it's not about pretending something is different than what it is; it's about looking at the other side of the argument and see if, perhaps, the opposite, positive side might actually be true. 

I know I have to start being serious with my life .

Life is short, but do you really act like it's short? Between work , relationships, and commitments, we're only given so much free time to spend doing what we really love to be doing. Are you doing what you love during your precious hours of free time? Or are you doing what you think you should? Are you making the most of every minute? Because if you're not, you're wasting your time  and, as I'm sure you know, time is one of life's most valuable commodities. 

 You need the time to figure out what you really want in your life. Just slapping some words or images on a board isn't going to get you very far (or very far in the right direction). Determining a vision for your life takes careful thought. So here I am sharing some pictures from the day I turned 30 and eid picture. 

Finally and most importantly, happy birthday boss who celebrated his birthday two weeks after mine. Sorry I am not allowed to share the full picture..  and also my immediate boss. July babies are :-

 "a perfectionist and are quite critical. You will perform very well in a position of power or management. "