This is it: 2016 will draw to a close in less than an hour and a new calendar year begins.
I don’t really celebrate New Year’s Day, it’s not something that I was raised to celebrate. It’s more like a convenient day-off. But I still contemplate about the year and all that happened to me and look forward to what the future will be. This year has been a tough one, for a lot of us around the world. There were countless tragedies and sorrows. Personally, there were a lot of times when I was upset and distraught because I lost hope and punished myself too hard for my human mistakes. But now I know that those happened for a good reason, so that I can learn and become a stronger person, ready to face more challenging problems in the future.
This year I entered university. It was like yesterday I graduated from being a school student. Now, I live independently on campus living my life, juggling my time in between my modules and my social life. At this point in time, I am studying for my semester finals exams, something that feels extremely important to me to achieve. Although I have excelled in school, I realised that university is a whole different league altogether. I am a small fish in a big sea. Competition is tough and subjects are not a piece of cake. On top of that, grading is on a completely different level altogether. I would feel so blessed if I get to pass a few modules and get distinction in some at the same time. I just pray that I don’t have to resit any exams, because it would seriously damage my morale. Nevertheless, I need to be prepared mentally for the extreme situation that it does happen, so I need to keep calm and work as hard as I can.
My blog has been inactive for a while. It is not my intention to stop blogging any time soon, but putting content can be quite a challenge in this new environment. I was just getting used to life here, and a lot of events happened on top of each other. There are things I want to write about, but at the same time there are a lot of things I’d rather keep to myself and not share to the world. So with that in mind, I will try to keep posting at least once a month. I am relatively more active on social media, Instagram and Twitter (to a lesser extent), so do follow me there is you can. On Instagram you can keep updated on my latest endeavours and travels, which I’d rather capture through photos than long text. On Twitter I post random thoughts and short happenings and share some funny memes once in a while.
To readers who come across this blog, whether you are a casual onlooker who found this site by chance, or a subscriber to this site, I thank you all immensely for giving me a chance to let my voice be heard to the world. I am thankful for all of your support and wish you all the best for the years to come.