A year of experimentation

It’s already night but the night just gets crowder.

With bustling streets and packed clubs, people are awaiting the coming of the New Year. With bottles of champagne and a company of loved ones, they sat under the stars awaiting the fireworks. However, some of us prefer to sit in solace, accompanied by a good book or just in thought of the opportunities to come.

Yet another year.

Yet another year filled with new disasters, new sadness, new experiences. However, it is also filled with new opportunities. New opportunities to be seized, new paths to tread, new doors to open. We won’t know what 2019 holds until we carefully tread along its path.

Whatever it is, I’m sure we will experience bouts of sadness, happiness, confusion and even depression but we should not allow them to control our lives, not even happiness. We should experience each emotion fully, consciously. With mental health becoming in a huge concern in our society, we should remember to be in check.

Anyway, looking back at my 2018, I feel that I’ve achieved quite a few things.

Firstly, I’ve found the LOML, insyaAllah. She’s been there all these while but I never realised it until May this year. I’m glad to have made the move because I see a future with her. May our love for each other continue to develop for one another over the years to come. May 2019 holds much more growth for both of us.

Secondly, I competed in TSC2018. I’m glad I did because it was one hell of an experience. The vigorous training that we put ourselves in, the hours upon hours of training and the sacrifice that we’ve made. I think it was worth it. However, looking at my future, I don’t think I would be competing as there are other things that I want to focus on this year. It was an experience that I will never forget.

Thirdly, I began to call myself a photographer. After getting a few wedding gigs and being a photographer for a Streetwear event, I realised that this is something that I love to do. This is something that I would pursue. However, to build a business out of it is something hard but it does not mean that it cannot be done. Whatever it is, I would love to keep making art till the day I die. I hope to be an artist until my final breath. This year, I will put more work into this business and hustle further to make my dream a reality.

Also, I went for umrah and sought Allah. It was a memorable moment and I hope for the effects to be life changing. May I continue to seek His pleasure until I die.

2018 has also been a year of broken friendships and broken hearts for many of my friends. I pray that He mends their hearts and heal them from the dark emotions they are facing. May they continue to be true to themselves and seek to do whatever that is good. Amin.

2019 is a year of experimentation. I think I should also implement monthly challenges to motivate me throughout the year. 2019 is all about going ‘All Out’ and to strive for new horizons and break barriers. I cannot wait for what’s in store. Bismillah.

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