Sooooooo 2014 has came to an end (like 8 days already myy myy how time flies)
So how's 2014 for you? For me, it has been a rollercoaster journey from going through last semester of IB to now becoming a pharmacy student in International Medical University.
I listed down few things I learnt from this year (Warning:It's quite lengthy but go ahead and read if you're feeling rajin :D)
In 2014, I have learnt that success requires hard work (and less procrastination). Because eventhough I've tried my best for semester 4; never had enough sleep, going to class at 7.00 a.m just to study, studying in lrc every single night and weekend, I only managed to get 35 points for my IB which is one point away from going to overseas (according to Peneraju's conditions)
I also learnt that you better die trying than not trying at all. Because eventhough I didn't get to fly, but I'm proud of myself for trying everything I can ; going to kl alone, sleeping at my friend's house that is full of cats (Allah knows how scared I am to cats), going to KMB to get reference letter from my mentor, going to KMB again to remark my paper, going to MARA and Peneraju's office to ask if they would sponsor me, charging my laptop in a toilet just to reply to University College London's email that asked for my passport copy ...
but despite all that, what's written , is written. I am destined to study in Malaysia for the time being and I learnt the value of acceptance. Allah's indeed the best planner of all :)
Another valuable lesson I learnt is that life will always brings you down and it doesn't matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you get back up.
A few days after I finally got a definite answer that I'm unable to fly despite getting an offer from UCL, I was tested again after getting the news that my brother was involved in a fire and he suffered a second degree burn. Wallahi that was a really tough time for me. I stayed in the hospital for almost a month taking care of my brother.
But the thing is, you know what's the rainbow after the rain that i got from this test? Seeing my brother smiling and telling stories again after he started to feel better.
And now? I'm currently studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (hons) in IMU and things are looking good for now. I will forever be thankful to Allah to those He sent to accompany me during the hard times.
Actually my 2014 is not that sad lah. I believe there are others who have had a much much harder time than me. And I also believe that Allah will test his servants so that we remember Him more, and that He misses to listen to our plead :)
Have faith that things will be okay at the end of the day. Cause it will. He promised that and He understands what a promise means :)))