Saturday, January 1, 2011

That Time Again ^_^ /

Dear All,

I trust you've been well?

I have. And haven't at the same time. You know complicated me.

And it's very often truly...complicated :)

Yeah, highlight to the " :) "

I know I shoulda told you guys looooads of stuff but... I'm only human >/////< 


So, in order to keep my life in check (you do realize the difference when you record stuff down in any form, be it diary, blog...etc) I went through Dec 2009. I know I didn't do a resolution back then... but I had one in mind. I mentioned most of my intentions throughout my entries that followed.

I decided since it's a little overdo that I might talk a bit about the major events of 2010 for me :)

Here goes!! \(^,^)/

*Will try and keep it in chronological order* (heehee)

1- 2010 started off with my being head-over-heels and way deep into my studies (first semester) I was struggling to establish myself among my peers... not knowing how I'd ever measure up to their writing abilities and experience. I felt really lonely :(

2- I think when I received the results of my first semester that's the time I figured out where I was standing... that was the spring board that allowed me to form and plan my following steps into the course (MA course).

3- I made good friends from my group (awkward enough... yes, some of which were English!!)

4- Spring/ Summer found me digging way deep into my research project... something I'll be forever proud of ^_^ All thanks due to Allah Almighty...

5- Major disappointment: Wanted to go back home (Libya) for the summer.... needed a breather really badly!! Did not go as planned.... and I never went. Major payback: I got to work extra time on my project. So there you go XP

6- It's been a long time since I last studied during Ramadan (last time 2002 I think? When I was in second year at college ^_^) And Ramadan was really hard this year... hot long hours... Inshallah we'll be rewarded greatly ya rab.

7- I've been thinking seriously of getting married ASA I am through with my MA ^_^"

8- I had my haircut so short just like last time back in, like, 1992? :) woohoo!!

9- I felt so free-spirited, and tried out a lot of things I've always wanted to try out... I now know for sure that I'm way stronger than ever.... and I'm a survivor.

10- I've been yet again through another breakthrough in matters of the heart... and I'm glad.

11- I graduated and received my certificate... my main mission here in the UK finally accomplished :)

I think December was the most month in which I cried.... Life's hard, no matter how "strong" I think I am... but as I like to say: I allow myself the space to grieve... just in fear I might suffer from side-effects on the long run (God forbid).

Will be back with more inshallah

Here's wishing you a happy new year... I'm optimistic!! So feel the same ^_^

Till next time


1 comment:

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Sweet Sparkles,

I just love reading your posts. Perhaps there's a kindredness of our spirits, a similarity to our lives paralelling, or merely an unexplainable connection. Whatever it may be, I'm nonetheless grateful.

It does indeed do us well to look over our previous years doings just to see what we've done and what we've accomplished. It serves as somewhat of a boost of courage to continue forward on our journey.

Of course, as always, I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and experiences.

Before leaving, I'd like to share a quote I found and ponder on. "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." Kahlil Gibran

I suppose we must shed parts of ourselves (as painful as some of those parts of ourselves may be), in order to grow.

Lets keep growing in 2011. :0)

With love and respect always, my dear.