I’ve been blogging for 11 years now, since 2004. And this blog has been up for 5 years. I used to write a summary of the last 12 months at the end of year but have been abandoning that now. In my downcast mood, I thought I need to build up my optimism again. All I can think right now is ALL I DO IS WORK ANYWAY.
However, let’s give this a lil twist (ie malas mode), these are the highlights of 2015 for me – in no particular order because my memory fails me these days.
Big transcontinental trip to the US
San Francisco woot woot!
Those were the best 2 weeks. Ayman was small enough to sleep all the time and not make too much fuss. Zayan was fairly well behaved throughout. We stayed over at our friend’s place, who were great host/hostess and M’s bff – therefore making it even more memorable. The sun was shining all the time and we stayed a few minutes walk from the beach. California, we love you.
I met a lifecoach
Say what, you say? It’s a long story but I got recommended to see someone to improve my assertive skills. Around that time, I was hoping to pass my exam. I actually met her at the end of 2014 when I was about to do my clinical exam. I met up again with her after my maternity leave ended and I’m so glad to have met her. She was motivating and helped build up my confidence. She gave little tips to improve my presentation skills, speaking up and being more concise, she even told me ways to ‘SAY NO’ (I can’t say no).
One thing that I remember but fail to follow is this:
We went through my ‘core values’ – things that makes me, that makes me happy, that makes me unhappy.
I’ve just re-read her last email and this explains what she was trying to tell me.
Hi Hafizah,Lovely to see you today – what a shame it was our last meeting!I’ve attached your values circle which, as I explained, you should read from the core outwards. This means the key to happiness for you is in becoming more organised and efficient, doing some sport or fitness and letting that independent spirit of yours out! you can then ripple out towards positivity, creativity and knuckle down to do what you need to do. Then just keep the ripples going until you can do what perhaps you’re best known for: smiling, having fun and making a difference to other people’s lives.Enjoy being you!