The Year 2009 1430H
How I started off the New Year :
- Watched the fireworks @ The Curve from my apartment window. I don’t like crowds, so I don’t go out when other people does.
- Went to Lake Garden for a picnic and a walk, and for Imtiyaz to enjoy the playground. If it weren’t for the rain, I’d stay for hours!
How I hope the New Year would be :
- As good as 2008 had been, hopefully better!
While walking to our cars after work on the last day of the year, a colleague said she’s sad 2008 is ending because it has been a good year for her.
It has been a good year for me too.
Of course, there has been some events that can’t be avoided. Events that I wished never had to happen. If I could turn back time to mend whatever that needs mending, I would. But would I know if it is worth doing?
In the year 2008, I actually taught myself to be selfish at times. To not always think of people’s needs or feelings more than my own. To speak up when needed, even if it means hurting.
2008 is also the year I joined a company that makes me feel good about myself. A company that did not make me google for new job opportunities just after a month, which is a big deal for me, you know!😉
2008 sees Imtiyaz, and us, becoming more independent in some ways. Moved house, maid-less, new school. This is the year Imtiyaz developed his speech & communication skills. The year he is able to utter perfect sentences, and for semi-bombastic words to come out of his little mouth.
Never did I expect him (at just over 2 years old) to tell me he gets to go to the library at school, to perform on stage for his school concert, to know all his friends’ names, to suddenly invent songs from things that he sees, to know where to move the mouse and when to click, and to say ‘I have the energy to take on the world!’
Errr… the last part he actually took from some cartoons/movies he watched, but I am certain he knows what it means, and I hope he meant it!🙂
He is also displaying an unbelievable amount of self confidence, it makes me scared sometimes! Imagine stopping at the traffic light, and calling out “Untle” to the lorry driver stopping next to us! Also acknowledging everyone he sees whether it’s in the lift, or on the streets with a simple “heyo untle”, “heyo aunty”. He even invited the ‘untle’ that came to install Astro at home to go checkout his toy room!
2008 too, I felt, has tighten the bond between me and my close friends. We managed to make more time for each other, and we try to make most occasions special in their own way, no matter how simple or understated it seems.
I sure am glad to have you guys as friends!
And yes, for Mr. Hubs too, the end of the year 2008 seems to be opening up more opportunities for him, and I believe it will be much better this new year, InsyaAllah.
So there. I think I’ll stop here, eventhough there is so much more to add. I hope for better years ahead for all of us, and for ourselves to be better too, inside out.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Have a good weekend!