2017 was one of the most exhausting roller-coaster rides ever!
Turned 18 – I’m an adult now. Was bridesmaid at a wedding. Sat for my a/levels, which I got through successfully. Started university. Started teaching. Started my own blog. Bought my first vehicle, a motor bike. Adopted my cute kitten, Velvet, who was found thrown in a ditch. Starting wearing the hijab, which is a milestone for me. I still am figuring out life as a hijabi. Experienced a loss of loved ones, making how fragile life is even more real.
Realized that unless I have a burning passion to do something, I’ll just do okay. Realized that I am very passionate about making this world a better place and changing lives any way I possibly can, be it through my career or simply being a very giving human. Realized that people can change in the blink of an eye. Realized that love is my greatest strength and greatest weakness. Realized that people will judge you as they please, misunderstandings are inevitable, but as long as you are true to yourself that’s all that really matters. God knows best.
Realized that no matter how much it does not feel like it sometimes, I am truly blessed. I’m truly grateful for the most loving, amazing and understanding parents anyone could ever ask for. I’m grateful for my extremely supportive family – immediate and extended. I’m grateful for all my friends, new and old. I’m grateful for all my dear readers who’ve taught me so much. I’m grateful that I’ve grown up to be the smart, independent, courageous and beautiful young lady I am. I’m grateful I realize that how happy or sad, loved or broken I feel inside, this is all a part of life, and I would not enjoy mine as much as I do any other way.
Thank you for bearing with me throughout the whole mushy touchy feely stuff. I hope you enjoy this video I’m sharing with you as a salute to 2017. I pray that 2018 turns out to be even more amazing, for all of us! Happy New Year!
PS – I know I’ve hardly blogged lately, I promise that will change from this blog.
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