so ramzan has begun and once again, Allah has blessed us all with the opportunity to be around for all the blessings it brings. and with ramzan came the beginning of my summer job as well! i thought for sure this summer i wasn’t going to get anything, but of course i continued to apply, albeit half-heartedly, and lo and behold, it happened!
and in hindsight, it could not have happened at a better time….because this way i got to spend all the beginning of the summer enjoying myself at home and now during ramzan i have something to distract me from being hungry and stuff! so alhumdulillah everything worked out!
i love experiencing the moment when you realize that God really did have a better plan for you. because no matter how long it takes, you can be sure that if your immediate prayers arenn’t answered, nor wishes granted, then there’s a reason for it.
but anyway, aside from that, with ramzan of course, comes also the iftaris! we had the first one at our house on the first rosa of the month and now we’re spending the rest of the month going to a whole bunch of others! which is awesome. it’s great that we get to see family and friends so much more in ramzan and in an atmosphere of mutual ibadah just makes it all the better.
and after ramzan the month of august is JAM PACKED! with what, you may ask? WEDDINGS.
THAT’S RIGHT! W E D D I N G S!
this august there’s not 1,
but FIVE different weddings that are happening! unfortunately it looks like i won’t be able to go to one of them, but still 4 weddings are already a crazy amount!
but to be honest, there’s one that shines out as the most important one. and it’s the wedding of (the person who i consider to be) my best friend. she’s getting married this year - and i know i’ve mentioned this here before but let’s be real, i’m not going to stop mentioning it at least until the wedding is over….and maybe not even after then :p
and other than that, one of my other REALLY CLOSE friends is also getting married! hers was supposed to be in december, but is now switched to august which is amazing! so much dressing up to do this summer, it’s ridiculous!
AND OF COURSE, between the weddings and the rest of ramzan is my favourite holiday: EID-UL-FITR :)
inshallah this eid we will have the family over and at the end of the night we hope to do fireworks (for the first time ever!)! HOPEFULLY it won’t rain on eid.
and i guess that’s all i’ve got….this post is just really an update on how my life is coming along. although with all this excitement coming just from this summer, i’m afraid everything afterwards won’t be so exciting anymore! but it should be because this september, i will be starting my LAST year in university (it’s taken me LONG ENOUGH - i know) INSHALLAH! so that’s really exciting.
and at first i thought (and sometimes still think) that i won’t go to my convocation, but the more i think about it the more i realize….it’s a once in MY lifetime sort of thing! i know i’ll regret not going - so most likely i’ll go! and also, i realize i want to go because i have a sincerely great appreciation for my school. it wasn’t the place i started out in, but honestly, i love it very much. and so i’ll go, because not going would be an insult to this great institution that educated (or tried to educate) me.
but anyway, convocation is still a far away thought. i shouldn’t count my eggs before they hatch, as the saying goes, haha! i mean, who knows [WARNING: morbid thought coming up] if i’ll even live to see the day! there’s really no guarantee of life, but we plan and plan and plan as if we’re invincible and will continue to live on and see our plans come to life.
and on that note, i’m going to end my post :) this has been a good dumping of my general mindset/mood/thoughts these days!