Friday, August 31, 2012

Oh what a hectic month!

It's just crazy.. so crazy. I've been so busy that I feel that time passes by like a breeze.. a strong one. There was fasting month, then now the Eid. I don't even feel I'm enjoying it because it passed by too fast. I wish I could stop the time for a while or make it pass slowly so that I savour every moment. But who am I to do that??

Fasting month was a busy one with me chasing my clients for their investment. Then there's Eussuv's trial exams one after another. He had 3 trials altogether for the whole month of Ramadhan. How ridiculous is that? He has less than two weeks left before the BIG day. Oh and I'm getting butterflies in my stomach everytime I think about it! But I don't we share the same feelings as he seemed to have to time of his life this Eid. He updates his FB status, he tweets, and he plays games, and of course he tagged along with us for any visits to relatives' or friends' houses. As though he had finished all the exams in the world! What I can do now is just pray hard that he'll make it wit flying colors.. 

And there's the Hari Raya (Eid)... we celebrated it in my kampung this year.  It was a simple one really bit it was great. I always like it if we were to celebrate it in my kampung, no because it was MY kampung but because I get to feel and the kids too, what the real raya is all about. It's kinda different if you celebrate it in a kampung. Really! After we came home, we had friends and relatives came over to our house without any so called "open house". I believe and I strongly believe that anybody should come without any specific invitation. It is RAYA after all. What is so great is that this year we received a continuous stream of people nonstop! Alhamdulillah that's what you call ..rezeki. 

Now, still in the mood of the Eid, we in turn are visiting the relatives and friends. But at the same time, I'm waiting anxiously for Eussuv's exams. I hope things will go out well for him.
I wish I had written something more meaningful and significant .. more profound. But I couldn't. Oh well....

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quarter 3 review

It has been the most challenging year this year. It's already coming to August now without me realising it. I've actually achieved quite a few important milestone this year after going through some rough hurdles. It has yet to end, and it will not end as it is a life journey. A struggle to make ends meet. But a real effort ever perhaps. Sometimes people go through life without realising what life really is all about because they had life easy for them. With little effort they managed and afford many luxuries in life as such they do not realise the things that other people had to go through. I am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to feel what it's like to be in a difficult situation, and also once in a very comfortable position. It really makes me see life in a different manner, another perspective of life that makes you more appreciative of life. Alhamdulillah.

Today I went through another hurdle. It passed by. I don't know if I'd make it but at least I went through it after months of effort preparing for it. I really hope I will reap the benefit soon. I can't really mention the details here now as it is not being materialised yet. But I am really glad that it's over. I can now concentrate on my other project.

In April this year I passed my first hurdle where I sat for a mandatory exam to be a certified financial consultant. Being in finance was always the last in my mind in my working days, not even near it because I believe finance is like French to me. But as they say, you are what you believe, and only you determine your circumstances. As such I took it up, learned, passed and I am now certified.

It has been a great "studying" months for the past few months. It has been great going to classes, meetings, trainings, meeting new people. And most importantly achieving targets. Yes, I never have to set any targets before but I do now. It really gives you great feelings when you achieve the target.. it's exhilarating. 

It's still too early to tell if I will succeed in my efforts or not. But I do know at least I'm making some efforts. It's just that it's not enough effort as yet. I pray hard so that God will grant me the strength, the will and the openings for me to succeed in this. InsyaAllah.