Flower Route of The Conqueror Virtual Challenges; I Challenge: 13 October 2021

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

I realised I have not been documenting my journey in The Conqueror Virtual Challenges (https://www.theconqueror.events/). So here it is for posterity.

I have signed up for the Flower Route (https://www.theconqueror.events/flower/), simply because it was on discount when I wanted to participate in TCVC.

I have been pretty committed to it. I have been running twice a week for the past month now. Not bad, right?

This is my race bib:

Yeah, I registered a while back but have only started to work on it seriously when I found out that I am borderline overweight!

So I was hoping to achieve at least 59kg by the end of the 66km Flower Route Challenge. I think I can do it. I have been pretty disciplined and consistent.

Here is a quick look at my twice-a-week progress: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17897104547344765/

Continue to follow my instagram story to view the progress of my challenge.

Right now, I am medically unfit to run but I really really want to run. Maybe I got a little addicted to it. I really need to rest my body. I have over exherted it from work. It has been physically daunting.

When my medical leave ends on the 14th, I am going to resume running on the 15th. I cannot wait to reap the rewards of consistent running.

And Allah is Ar-Rahmaan, The Most Merciful. – MM

I Ramble: 1 August 2021

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Hello, August! What a whirlwind this year has been. And suddenly it is August. I have four months left to make good of my promises to myself and to achieve the goals I set for this year.

I have definitely slipped a lot. I think I could not quite find my groove after Ramadan, which is not what should happen at all. Ramadan should have been the springboard to propel my further. Alas, that means I might not have observed Ramadan properly, which is why I could not reap the rewards.

My health has also deteriorated. I do not know if it is because of stress or if it the current unhealthy enviroment harnessed by the pandemic.

Anyway, I will give life another go. The problem with trying to wake up at 4am is the lack of desire to sleep once I get home from work. Instead, I find myself playing The Sims 4 on my computer until 1am. I know, I am lousy! Hahaha!

So today, I am determined to tire myself out completely that I will have an increased desire to hit the sack at 11 tonight. Maybe even sleep earlier since I will end work earlier today. I will also sign up for The Conqueror’s Challenge. Decided to start with the hardest medal straightaway, The Pacific Crest Trail, 4000km.

I calculated. If I were to hit 1km a day, it will take me 10 years to complete 4000km. I think it makes sense for me to put my body through the harder challenges first so that by the time I am wrinkly, I can do the simpler ones and feel good about the way I am aging.

Of course, I intend to push myself on my off days. I should try to cover as much distance as possible on my off days if I do not want to take 10 years to complete the challenge!

Alright, I am feeling quite determined. I like how it rained as I headed out of the house just now. I will be working alone today. I think today will be perfect.

And Allah is The All-Knowing. – MM

#FirstSales; I Challenge: 13 March 2021

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

My plan to succeed in this challenge varies a little for both businesses.

For SMC, the challenge is in coming up with attractive designs that would pique people’s interest in making a purchase.

I plan to sharpen my Photoshop/design skills in order to create attractive t-shirt designs. I don’t think I can wait for my husband to enter school together. I’m better off diving into a Photoshop or graphic design course using MySkillsFuture credit to enhance my design skills.

For SG, the challenge is in securing a long-term supply relationship with clients.

I plan to ask local food businesses regarding their interest in having us supply them microgreens. I will start with one today, ask two more tomorrow, and then ask three the day after and so on. My concern is if I’ll run out of places to enquire. If I do, that will only mean Singapore is not ready for mass consumption of microgreens.

I have nothing to lose. If I’m not successful, I will not count it as a waste of my time and energy. In fact, I will be proud to have tried.

All the best to me.

And Allah is Al-Mu’min, The Infuser of Faith. – MM

I Challenge: First Sales

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

I know I am going to be super busy with my family for the next two weeks but I am feeling really upset right now and I think taking up a challenge to work on will make a good distraction.

I just don’t want to get too deep into my feelings right now. I just rather work.

So my #FirstSales challenge is to successfully sell a t-shirt for SMC and a tray of microgreens for SG.

I find that goal to be realistic. The challenge won’t just end there. The end game for the challenge is to eventually meet my #NH21 goals that I have set for both businesses.

But I’m not going to get ahead of myself just yet. I’m going to keep the focus on getting my very first sale for each business first.

Then, we’ll talk more.

And Allah is Al-Malik, The King and Owner of Dominion. – MM

I Challenge: Boho Berry Challenge – December: Year-End Review (28 December 2018)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Wowsies. I actually did a challenge and completed it! Yay! It is the Boho Berry December Challenge!

Just click on the picture to know what it is all about. I’ve linked it to Boho Berry’s site regarding the challenge itself. I’m psyched to share my answers to the challenge right here.

Firstly, of course, I would like to thank my husband, Beedin, for supplying me with the notebook in which I did the journalling challenge.

It is just a small pocket notebook with blank pages in them, which proved useful in letting me doodle here and there. Thanks, Bee!

Secondly, I copied the list of topics in the challenge so I didn’t have to refer to my phone each time.

Yeah, I had a little fun handlettering the title but as you can see, I clearly lack spatial awareness. Just crammed the entire title up there on the page.

Next, I proceeded to do sort of a cover for the challenge. Was inspired by Amanda Rachel Lee’s December 2018 Bullet Journal set-up. Have a look at the following video.

Now have a look at my doodle. Bwahahahaha! So far away from her creation.

Then I went ahead with contributing to all of the topics.

1. Introductions

2. 2018 in Three Words

3. Favourite Memory

4. Biggest Accomplishment

5. Biggest Challenge

6. This Year, I…

7. Time Well Spent

8. Successes

9. Could Have Gone Better

10. Money Well Spent

11. Progress Towards Goals

Not going to share a sharp image of the above as I feel those goals are quite personal. But you can see them anyway if you put in the effort. HAHAHAHAHA!

12. New Skills Learnt

13. Breakthrough Moment

14. Smart Decisions

15. Good Habits Formed

16. Bad Habits Broken

17. Unfinished Business

18. Theme/Word for 2019

19. Start Doing

20. Keep Doing

21. Stop Doing

22. Out of My Comfort Zone

At this point of sharing, I believe I became less retrospective and more prospective instead. I think this topic should cover an event in 2018 where I got myself out of my comfort zone. Instead, I recorded what I would like to do in 2019 that would take me out of my comfort zone. But for the record, yeah, going on The Mummy ride for the second time sure was a step out of my comfort zone. All done for love’s sake! Hahahaha!

23. Setting Intentions

24. Something New

25. Self-care

I’ll just continue the sentence here: to…remain soft and smooth all year round.

26. Contribution, 27. Education & 28. Career

Once again, these turned out to be less retrospective than they were supposed to, I feel.

29. 2019 Will Feel Successful If…

30. Top Three 2019 Goals

31. Lessons Learned

There we go! Finally Huda has successfully completed a challenge! Yippy!

I must say that doing this exercise really helped me to have better ideas on how I’d like to plan out my 2019 Bullet Journal. I was really forced to sit and think through some of the topics. You can try it and you will also find that it can be tedious in certain aspects, especially when you are forced to think quite hard on life questions that you would sometimes prefer to leave unanswered. Muahahaha!

I hope everyone reading this would feel drawn to journalling and picking up similar challenges and more importantly, complete them. It would really organise your thoughts better and help you see your life from a different angle and reassess it.

Fun fact: It took me 40 minutes or so to do up this post, mostly in snapping the photos of the entries and positioning them under each heading. I wanted to start on my 2019 Bullet Journal but I’m starting to feel burnt out from just doing this post.

Yes, I have been feeling burnt out from doing little tasks recently. I think my depression is worsening but the reality is, I can never get it checked.

Because no one would believe me? Not sure. But I think it has been so overly glamourised that I much rather not deal with it.

Simple things have become so difficult to do. I take a longer time to do things that can be done in a minute or even a heartbeat.

And I feel so downright tired all the time.

Or maybe it’s just my diarrhea.

Welp.

And Allah is Ar-Razzaq, the Total Provider. – MM