Sunday, June 13, 2010

A year older!

Err...are people usually happy when they get a year older? I dread each year when it is my birthday because I feel like that even though a year had passed, yet, I still have yet to achieve many of the things and target that I have set myself in the last 40 odd years of my life.

Yes, I have achieved my ambition to become an Architect, a profession my late father had wanted to become, but instead he became a lawyer, or, rather taught law. Though I am not actually practising as one (as an Architect), but, I have experienced all the stages of the design process and I have designed many buildings before I got promoted to become a Design Manager, and after that, a Project Manager.

I thank God for all the blessings that He has given me. I have a wonderful and loving husband and a great son! Although I miss my late dad very much, but I am very thankful that I still have my mum and I hope that she will still be around for a long time to come, staying healthy and happy all the time.

I am thankful to have such wonderful siblings. Although we rarely meet, everyone being so busy with work and so on, but we know that we can always count on each other should the need arises. I am also thankful to God for giving me such great in-laws. I am blessed indeed! Syukur Alhamdullillah.

I am thankful too for all the wonderful friends who have been with me through thick and thin, through sickness and in health, through happiness and sadness. You are all true friends. I couldn’t have asked for more. You all are great! Indeed I am blessed.

The first 6 months of this year has been full of challenges and crisis on the office front. I felt like I was tested to the limit, so much so that there was a time in May when I just felt like throwing in the towel. I felt like I don’t want to work anymore. It wasn’t worth it. I felt so unappreciated and no one seems to understand what I was going through. It was tough.

I prayed and asked God to give me lots of patience and strength to go through all the crisis and challenges, and I thank God for giving me that strength and patience to go through it all. Though the crisis at work has not totally subsided, but, at least I am beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that that light at the end of the tunnel will shine brightly, as bright as the morning sun, and hopefully very soon too.

I have been crying flood of tears for too long. It’s time for the rain to stop to give time for the sun to shine on to dry up the path for a brighter future, God willing, insyaAllah. And that is my birthday wish. I also hope to always be surrounded by all the people that I love and always be in good health and wealth so that I am able to do all the great things that I love to do, and that includes to someday set up a small craft business for when I am retired from the government service.

Hmm..... would I be too old by then? Nope! My 72 year old mum had just set up a business running a guesthouse just days ago! Congrats, Ma! I wish you lots of success!

So, nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it!

I am looking forward to a great year ahead and many more great years to come!


ShannyK-L said...

You go girl! One is never too OLD for anything! And you're right, when there's a will there's always a way.

... ... ... ... ... ... nik elin said...

Correction Nun. Our Ma is 70 years old.