Saturday, January 1, 2011

Au Revoir 2010, Bonjour 2011!

Happy New Year!

Wow, it's the year 2011 already.
I honestly don't know how 2010 just flew past just like that, but just did.

It's been about 2 months since I last blogged, but I felt like I needed to close the year 2010 with a final blog post before I abandon this blog.
I think it's been a bit of a hassle and a chore the past year to blog.
Don't get me wrong; I love blogging, but it's just that things have really picked up and I've had my hands full with various responsibilities and activities.

Now whether I start a new blog remains to be seen.

Nevertheless, as my final post...I'd like to review how 2010 went for me.
Call it a thanksgiving post, but this will certainly be a lot of that.

2010 as every other year turned out to be another eventful year for me.
I think the best part about life is not knowing what comes next, which can also be the downside of life.
But when you've got God watching your back, you cannot be more prepared than that to face life.

Ups and downs,
Smiles and frowns,
Laughter and tears,
Joy and fears,

I think there were too many moments that is of significant mention but absolutely cannot be listed down, because it'll take forever.
Maybe just a run through of the more significant events...

  • Started to pursue my final academic qualification in the form of the professional qualification of ACCA.
  • Met and made new friends whom I cannot be more thankful for.
  • Went through a personal tough time in life carried over from the previous year (2009).
  • Grew close with some people and unfortunately, strayed away from a few others.
  • Had my first road trips just with friends only (Malacca, TWICE).
  • Started juggling between work and studies.
  • Took over the Harvest Youth and assumed further leadership responsibilities.

There were a whole lot of other pretty significant events, but suffice to say that there isn't enough time to list them all down.
As always, every year is a journey to discover one's self, and 2010 was no different.

I remember the moments of disappointments, frustration, heartbreaks, and tears.
And yet I remember the many moments of laughter, joy and excitement.

I remember telling myself at one point in time "I cannot wait for the year to end."
And yet I remember at certain points in time when I wished time would have just stopped there and then.

I remember the many moments when I felt so alone, unloved, and unwanted.
But yet, I'll remember even more fondly of the many times God sent people to let me know that I'm not alone.

There's been such a mixed of emotions throughout the entire year, but I know for a fact that if it was not for God...I honestly would not have had the courage and purpose to persevere on.
I think the most important thing for me was knowing that regardless of what happens, God was always going to be there.
And I have to thank Him for His faithfulness in seeing me through yet again another year of craziness.

It seemed at times that I was alone in facing the various challenges of life, but I thank God that He has been faithful and absolutely tolerant of my insecurities.
He's kept the faith in me, and has always been the only person I could turn to when nobody was around.

As I close this post (and coincidentally, this blog) with this final post, I'd like to thank God for specific things...

I thank God for God. There is absolutely no other reason as to why I'm still alive today but for Him.

I thank God for family. Family is something that we take forgranted sometimes but honestly, when some people don't even have family...I have a God-given family who has been with me through thick and thin and have supported me in the many decisions that I've made along the way.

I thank God for friends. I'm one who honestly appreciates friendship a whole lot. The year 2010 was crazy in the sense that I've lost some really good friends due to misunderstandings and mistakes made on my part. Good friends are real treasures that I hold close to my heart, but I've been blessed with a few really good friends who have never left my side regardless of how I've treated them. And I love you guys from the bottom of my heart.

I thank God for new friends. The number of friends I've made this year whilst in ACCA has really added to my joy of 2010. I think this bunch of people are honestly fun to hang out with, despite the fact that we tend to have to 'nerd-up' due to the intensity of the course. Some whom I've grown close to and come to love dearly.

I thank God for trials and challenges. I've had my fair share of them, but they've definitely brought me one step further to my dependency on God and helped play a part in terms of contributing towards the building of my character and maturity.

There's so many things to be thankful for, but I'll stop here.
It's been an awesome year, but I'm looking forward to 2011.
I know whatever happens next, God will bring me through to yet another year as I continue to live this life to fulfill His plans and purposes in my life.

I pray for the best to every single one of you reading this right now that the year 2011 will be one of prosperity, abundance, and a year of awesomeness.

Stay awesome!
God bless.

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve @ Desa Park City! ACCA-ians for the win!

Ended the year with the people I adore. Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!