HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Just want to take this time to reflect on 2013, which has just passed by like lighting to me. Usually I’ll be writing this in my journal. However, this pass few months, I’ve stopped doing so. No particular reason why. Lazy maybe. & writing usually makes me tired as I reflect back. (the cons of being detailed)
I’ve just updated the title of my long abandoned blog. I’m really trying to make this blog personal in the sense I don’t want to write this as if I’m writing to a potential audience (or individual) cause then I will try and make this post shorter, more interesting, or fun to people. The sole purpose for me to start back this blog is to just type…type…and type whatever random thoughts that goes through my mind.
Without that being said, here’s an early warning that my contents will be inconsistent and may deviate from my main point. Grammar nazi, spare me please.
Jan-March : PLKN Tuaran Kumpulan 1 Siri 10 2013
Joining the National Service has really impacted my life. It has made me healthier, more care free, and to not be afraid to stand out.
Waking up at 4.30am was the second toughest part of the day. The toughest was trying not to fall asleep when there’re talks, classes or role calls at night!
I honestly think I had an advantage entering NS after my pre-u studies. I was much more mature and did not bother to get into girl dramas or boy issues. My circle of friends that I met in NS were fun and just pleasant to be around with :)
May-August : My first permanent job!
From a friend’s recommendation, I managed to get hold of an interview to work in a christian bookstore, Capstone. I was really fun working there a the environment was always nice. I too, managed to meet a lot of different customers. Some who likes to talk, some who demands a lot, some who just enjoys browsing around.
The husband of my boss opened a grocer right beside his wife’s shop. With that, I manged to personally observed the setting up of the shop and got a chance to help around it too. Haha I love this kind of things!
September-December : BAM! BAM! BAM!
BAM 1 - Attended the wedding of Chloe and Ben! It was such a great time seeing a family member who took cared of me since I was really young to finally getting a man who will now take care of her instead :)
BAM 2- I STARTED UNIVERSITY! With the encouragement and helped from people around me, I decided to take my the offer to enter a local university to start my degree.
BAM 3- I’m studying in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn. (first, team Hussein in NS, now Uni Tun Hussein. hmmm) My uni is in PARIT RAJA! That’s in Johore by the way. So packing and saying goodbyes to KK in 3 days was overwhelming. I didn’t cry because I miss KK after flying to Semenanjung. I cried because I was SO tired physically and mentally to start a new phase of my life. I’m pretty thankful for my mum who followed me to send me off at uni. Having my grandparents around was a great support to me. With their help, I settled down in my hostel and meet tonnes of new friends.
With this, I can conclude that it was a really fruitful year for me. I’ve grown spiritually when I joined my church’s young adults’ cell group. I too grew when I was working. God has helped me and I know there are many times when I don’t appreciate Him enough nor do I acknowledge Him enough either. Sorry God! ><
Stepping into 2014 didn’t feel like a big deal. It’s just another day passing by. However, I will try and learn how to make the best out of every opportunity given.
How long will I be able to sustain this? Hmmmm No idea haha