Begin Again #2022Goals #63Months; I Challenge: 26 February 2022

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

Tired of running away. Lol. So I finally opened up my 2022 goals.

And whuuuuut, two blog posts within a span of an hour plus? Whuuuuuuut… Hahaha!

And looks like I get to drop one of the goals I set simply because I am no longer working for the company. So this is my revised #2022Goals as part of my #63Months challenge!

I feel a huge sense of relief. I did not realise that I was quite realistic in setting my 2022 goals so I kind of wimped out and tried to run away from facing them head on.

But after I forced myself to look at it and having that opportunity to remove one responsibility, I feel so much better. I feel less stressed out now that I have this sense of “I can actually achieve this if I put my mind to it”.

May Allah ease my affairs. May Allah ease yours too. 🙂

My main focus in life now is on the Muslimah part. I am not going to wait for March to begin. I really want to be a good Muslimah so badly now. I believe I can do it. And I believe if I nail that portion, everything else will fall into place naturally.

And Allah is Al-Baari, The Evolver. – MM

Finished Flower Route of The Conqueror Virtual Challenges and Great Eastern Women’s Run 2021!; I Challenge: 19 December 2021

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

What a year it has been!

Two cruises to nowhere, COVID-19+, a “I-don’t-even-know-if-I-actually-got-it” work promotion, and now two medals! Woohoo!

That was fun! I would totally do TCVC again! I wonder which medal is next! I’m roping in my husband, A, to do it with me as a team. It will be fun!

And let’s not forget, I completed the Great Eastern Women’s Run 2021 as a team of two for 113km! Gotta thank my partner, who is also my colleague for putting in the miles with me!

Just when I thought I have achieved nothing in life. What a good way to end 2021!

Never in my life, would I ever thought, I’d be running and never in my life, would I ever believe, I’d be winning medals!

Oh, God, this feels so good! Can’t wait for the medals to be delivered!

Finally, Huda has completed a challenge or two! Hahaha!

Whoo!

And Allah is As-Salaam, The Giver of Peace. – MM

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