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.