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

I Ramble: 25 December 2016

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Happy Holidays to all! I’m glad we all get to have a little break. Even those who are working shouldn’t feel too downcast because there is a great joyous feeling in the air. Let’s soak up the festivities while we still can and push mo yan!

Yesterday, I got to follow le boyfriend around Marsiling while he was working and saw for myself how he works and what his job entails. He reminded me that he had the opportunity to see me at my job and so yesterday I got to see him at his. I think this is why we have a truly special relationship. I know a lot of couples will claim that but hey, everyone is special and everyone’s story is special too. What makes ours special is that we get to form a deeper level of understanding and respect for each other’s work. Some couples struggle to have that because the time and energy spent at work may take their partners away that it leads to trust issues or claims like not spending enough time together and not knowing how to prioritise. For the two of us, we know the importance of working hard, especially in Singapore, and we want each other to be successful at our work. Still, you don’t really know what your partner has to go through until you have experienced it for yourself and from there, you just naturally appreciate the effort your partner is making to fill up his/her ricebowl, which will go towards building your future together as a couple in the end anyway. I guess that is why I have always been wanting my partner to see me at work. Even if he just drops by, he will get to see for himself the environment and ambience of the workplace and for him to have that dimmest idea of what it is like daily for me is already more than enough. So I’m really thankful to Allah for giving me a partner who was game for that and also game for letting me see him work as well.

But that’s enough about me! What are your new year resolutions or have you decided to forgo them? As for me, I’ll have some time to think about them later while le boyfriend is busy working hehehe. In the mean time, have fun watching a Clash-A-Rama short about new year resolutions!

I’m absolutely in love with the Clash-A-Rama series! Thank you so much to le boyfriend for recommending me the game Clash of Clans! Hehe! I love playing it too! 😀

And He is Knower of all things. – MM