In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Sometimes, I hate the fact that my company does not issue the 13th month bonus at year end but in the month that coincides with Lunar New Year.
Anyway, I promised myself that I would blog yesterday but it was the only thing from my agenda that I failed to complete:
My dead Dracaena looked like a green Tiger Lily.
I still need to give my head a good wash today. More scabs have formed on my scalp and they have been flaking on my t-shirt.
I’m not sure if my basil microgreens are ready to be harvested. They really have a lovely foliage. I think I did a really good job with the bottom watering.
If they are, I’ll eat them with instant noodles. Lol.
I suddenly have a craving for kopi peng (iced coffee) and instant noodles.
I’ll read another chapter from the book mom gave me.
I’ve gotten a better hang of the Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. Will definitely do anoter Let’s Play session for that.
I’m also up for Borderlands 3 but if Nora is not up for it, I’ll work on my Adventure Captitalist. Lol.
It’s really itchy. Also, my neck and shoulders are really tense from not being able to lie supine on the bed. Hais.
I also need to remind myself to sort out my finances today. Need to budget.
The salon has agreed to compensate me accordingly to my claim submissions. Despite the government subsidies, the medical fees chalked up to about $200++ now. Mostly due to A&E fees, which is $123.
Their managment wants their employees to drop by my house and pass me a fruit basket. I don’t know why I said yes. Deep in my heart, I really don’t want to. To be honest, I feel a lot of resentment and unhappiness and I have been trying to keep them bottled. On the other hand, it’s essential to my growth as a person. To be able to handle it with a little class and grace.
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.
2. 2018 in Three Words
3. Favourite Memory
4. Biggest Accomplishment
5. Biggest Challenge
6. This Year, I…
7. Time Well Spent
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
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.