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A year full of surprises and stories,
in one deep sigh, all remain as memories.
What a year.

Reflecting back, all I can recall are good moments, unforgettable life lessons, and self growth which left me humbled and grateful. Alhamdulillah.


This year began with dedicated and motivated Fads with sets of goals and principles to follow to create a best version of myself. Consistent achievements flew over me; finished my on-the-job training, graduated in college, made the most of Ramadan, and got a job. These achievements made me proud of myself but it felt overwhelming which made me greedy for more and eventually put myself in a pressure cooker.

Greed and pressure got into me that led to disappointments and depression. In one snap, I fell and failed. This state of affair affected me and my family, which is heart wrecking. However through this, I learned more about myself and appreciate people who gave me genuine comfort and advice that I truly need. For that, I express my deep gratitude.

Complete realization of my state was a tough road. This circumstance made me appreciate more of my strength and courage to get back on my feet and start over again. I will end this year with a belief that you can rise up from anything. You are resilient and you can completely recreate yourself as long as you have the determination to start today and never look back.

Here I stand as a stronger person, a product of experiences in 2018. And I’m excited to learn more lessons, experience new chapter, and create wonderful memories in 2019.

Thank you, 2018.


The Astron

14 comments

  1. Lovely post dear, we should all stop for a moment to say Alhamdulillah for everything! Happy New Year!❤❤❤

    Vildana Šuta,
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    1. I totally agree with you on that. Thank you, love.

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  2. Great post Fads. May Allah bless you. Take care always ;)

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  3. Lovely post, we should all be grateful for everything especially another year. Happy New Year! :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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    1. Thank you, Alyssa. Have a beautiful year ahead!

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  4. Very lovely sentiment at the end :) Hope you have an amazing 2019!

    www.lifeslittlemusings.com

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    1. Awww thank you. Have a beautiful year ahead!

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  5. I love your resiliency, your gumption, and your level of grit to try and try again. It's hard and I've had hard times too but I love when we can come out on the other side stronger and stronger you are. I'm putting out to God and the universe that 2019 is your year of nothing but greatness. You deserve it!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much. I hope you'll have a beautiful year as well!

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  6. Sometimes the good we experience can be overwhelming, I have experienced that before. But good for you that you learned a lesson from it.
    Happy New Year!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. That's true! But I'm thankful for both the good and bad times. Have a beautiful year!

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  7. It seems like we went through similar situations in 2018, because I also experienced that, except that I didn't get a job right away; but still waiting for the right time to happen! But besides those 'bad days' there were good ones and I enjoyed my time with each member of my family and can't take that for granted, I truly loved it! Those were the days. Shall this 2019 be better than the last and may it be a year of more self-growth and lots of beautiful experiences and lessons to keep on learning! Wishing you the very best for this new year! :)

    XO, Melissa

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    1. Awww but I'm sure got something good out of that experience. Yes, hopefully we'll all have a better year ahead of us!

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