Saturday, June 30, 2012

I am home.

And I am home :)

In the name of God, most Gracious and most Merciful.
On the way back to the Hotel from Masjidil Haram in Makkah
June 2012

I have been away for too long. I apologize from the bottom of my heart and I thank everyone on twitter, facebook, instagram and even through email asking me where I have been and why I haven't blogged for so long. I also apologize for not replying to most of your messages and comments which I really appreciate. Truth is, I didn't even realize that I've been away for so long even though I miss blogging. But I just didn't know where to start.

I realize my last post was in November 2011. That was roughly the same time as the start of the busiest period of my work up to January 2012. Alhamdulillah, even though it was so hectic, I learned so much and I feel that I have developed so much professionally in such a short period of time which I am very thankful for. But believe me, it was so hectic my colleagues gave me the nickname Bionic Woman! But I always believe that we have to work hard when we are still young and where we have so much to learn and we are better able to absorb knowledge so we will be able to reap its benefits in our later years.

In that time, my work took me to Jakarta, Singapore (at one time, both Jakarta and Singapore in the same day!) and also England which was in a lot of ways a blessing. I went for days without sleep, and everything else had to take a backseat: My family, my friends, this blog and most importantly, myself. After it all ended, I took some time to spend with my family: another trip to Jogjakarta for a week. I then vowed and tried to achieve a healthy work-life balance and started to spend more time with my family and dearest friends when I had free time off work. I also took the time to read more books whenever I could.