It's the new year again. The only time that I feel obligated to write. I have often wanted to write in the last one year but never get around to do it. I wanted to write about my achievements, my failures, my happiness and sorrows, my pride, my dreams and hopes.. I ended having words only in my thoughts. 2015 was indeed a great year. It was filled of achievements I would say. My achievement in my very own ways of being a mom, wife, financial consultant, as well as translator and editor. Believe me, I was all that in a year! And proud to be one. It was also achievements for my kids as they excelled in their exams and life as a kid! I am ever so proud of them too.
I don't want to talk about my failures because whatever that I failed to do is actually lessons learnt for the year. I shall take a step ahead to make it a success instead.
I pray for more health this year. 2015 was a rather 'painful' year as I was sick for many days, more than I can remember. I had the normal cold and flu as well a very bad back pain that crippled me for a few days and I seemed to have lost my normal healthy body. Perhaps it's aging? Sheesh! Regardless, I am still thankful for whatever is left, and it is nothing chronic that I should be worried about.
As 2015 neared to the end, I lost my dearest brother. A brother who is so special, who bonded us all siblings together. Things will never be the same again. It felt like I lost my entire past before my eyes. He was the link I had to my hometown, my childhood memories, my family.. and the strong tie that bind us all. With him gone, a memorable chunk of my life seemed to be gone too. It will only be in memories, not before my eyes. May Allah bless his soul.
I am determined to make 2016 a different one. There are so many changes that I have to make in life now that the kids are growing too fast. With the slowing economy ahead too! I am writing down my goals for the year for the first time rather than having it in my head. Rather than praying and hoping 2016 will be a great year, I am finally writing down what I have to achieve for the year, what and how. As such, my next entry for the blog, I am going to write about something more significant, more tangible, than just hopes!
I can only plan, I can only pray for the best after putting all my best efforts. Allah knows best. But I will try, I will pray. One should not only pray but take action. One should not only accept what comes by but make the best out of the situation. But one needs to redho of whatever that came as it is all Allah's doing and He, only He knows best.
Hence, 2016 ..In shaa Allah will be another great year.