…comes to an end. What happened this past year?
- All Muslims had an emotionally earth-shattering Eid al-Adha.
- There were personal disappointments that rather shocked me.
- I discovered betrayal like never before.
- I had the best Ramadaan ever spiritually, and the worst one personally.
- I did not exercise as much as I should have.
- I spent way too much time on the computer.
- I started this blog to see how much persistence and determination I can build.
- I found a thesis topic that I actually love.
- Lovely new people came into my life, all thru this blog, in some way or another.
- I kept re-discovering how much I hate hypocrisy and why.
- I have moved from being a news junkie to a blog-junkie.
- I miss my grandmother, and fear her death.
- I bought the camera of my dreams, even though it is a couple years old on the market. Just because of the 10x zoom. Woohoo.
- I did not sew enough.
- I turned my room upside down three times. I think I am happy with the current arrangement.
- I read quite a few self-help books.
- I gave my niqab a designer touch, by monogramming my initial onto it. Dunya dunya dunya…but I do like the designer touch.
Being a work-in-progress is exhausting…but exhilarating too, alhamdulillah.
I have no New Year’s Resolutions…as usual–ever notice how the resolutions to lose weight disappear after a couple weeks…yet the habits formed during Ramadaan become real resolutions: we strive to maintain the good deeds, and amaze and chastise ourselves when we find ourselves slipping. Such is the barakah of actions rooted in Islam, inshaAllah.
May Allah show us as Muslims better days, and give us all the fortitude to become better servants to Him. May Allah ease our world-wide sufferings, grant our people justice and fairness, and enable us to seek the rightly guided path. May we always have “La ilaaha illallah, Muhammad al Rasulullah” in our hearts and on our tongues. Ameen.