Alhamdulillah, we lived for another year. Looking back on 2011, there were many bittersweet experiences this year, some which I don’t want to go through again. DH and I have definitely bonded closer after our experience living and trying to make it in Australia, and although we had to return back to Malaysia, I think I speak for both of us when I say we don’t regret any of the choices we’ve made.
So here’s a review of my 2011 resolutions (and may I say it feels like it was just last month when I was sitting in my office in South Yarra writing them):
- Have a baby (and a healthy and panjang umur one at that) – Unfortunately, Allah has not granted our prayers on this yet… and as hamba Allah we will be patient, keep trying and praying
- Blog more (and better!) – i think i’ve achieved this. One full year of blogging, i can’t quite believe it!
- Advance in my career (if not by position, salary at least) – i definitely achieved this. Alhamdulillah.
- Lose 2kg and get back to my preferable weight of 50kg (obviously unless I am blessed with (1)) – Nope, didn’t quite manage to do this 😦
- Dance and sing more (just because it makes me happy). – I don’t think I did enough of this. Sure, I try to karaoke and jam with family and friends as much as I can, but I need to incorporate more of them in my daily activities to make my day brighter. And even hum in public (and don’t care about who hears/stares).
So my new year resolutions for 2012 are… drumroll, please:
- Worry less about trying for baby, as Allah knows best of what He has in store for me. That means continue on trying with DH, fostering our marriage and having fun with each other and our little boy (who’s going to be bigger as he’s going to school in 2013!!) but also praying on time, and asking for His help. And after that, I just pasrah and leave it to His undertakings.
- Continue blogging because it is a channel for my creative side and it makes me happy when people comment and appreciate my posts.
- Think of my career direction and make a decision on what’s best for me and my family.
- Go join a dancing class once a week – my company pays for our gym membership so I really should use it.
- Record some of my singing with family members and put them on Youtube! It’ll be so much fun, and it’s really now (while we’re still relatively young) or never.
Happy New Year to everyone. May Allah swt bless us with a good year ahead, Amin.