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[1: 1,960 of 10,000] A Good Feeling About 2019

In Journal on January 1, 2019 at 3:01 PM

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I love new beginnings and I do recognize the struggles that sometimes go with it but last night before the midnight struck 12:01 to officially welcome 2019, I feel the surge of excitement and peace.

2018 is so last year and I am ready for 2019 and achieve key goals that I intend to accomplish. I keep it really tight and focus on 5 things:

  1. Save and Invest – I have to take care of myself and my future, I would do what I have to do right now so I can do want I want to do later on (referencing to a reflection of a line from ‘The Great Debaters.’) I know living in the present is important but living with freedom without worrying about the necessities in life is the dream.
  2. Write a book – I am ready for my second book to publish in Amazon and I am excited that I have the concept in place and even the root intention. I’m excited to create again. This is actually making me feel so alive, I have to create something to know that I am living a purpose.
  3. CALM + KINDNESS + PEACE – Brandon Burchard has questions at the end of the day, “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?” and I have been searching my three things and for this year especially I have drilled it down to calm, kindness and peace for a pretty good reason.
    • Calm because I have the tendency to worry and when I freeze then I couldn’t act, and I don’t like that feeling anymore, so calm to have the action to accept the situation and not overthink it.
    • Kindness because when I lose my bearing (lack of sleep or overwhelmed) I turned into a disaster blabber and monster. Everyone has their own demons to combat and I don’t need to be part of their demon to deal with.
    • Peace will always be my ultimate compass that will not change until the end of my life. Love is equally important but peace means I get to go to bed and enjoy my dream.
  4. No more late submission at work – I know that I am turning more irresponsible at work. I could already sense that I am not happy with how things are running in the company but I still recognize that when I love what am doing I lose track of time. I need the job for a practical reason and there’s no reason that I have to be a pain to anyone by doing late works, so this year, I’ll be determined and focused.
  5. Learn to speak, read, and write Arabic – I’ve been in the Middle East for 10 years and I can’t speak, read, or write their language and it’s frustrating at work that I am not fully equipped so this year I finally decided to learn a new skill.

Aside from the 5 above, I would be mindful that I get good sleep daily (at least 7 hours), pray (as soon as I wake up and go to bed), meditate daily (usually I do 15-minutes but I think am ready for 20-minutes – will try this tomorrow and see how it feels), get fit and move 30 minutes daily, journal 1 sentence a day (which I’ve done for 1 full year in 2018), and finally feed my body, mind, and spirit with good food.

What are your goals for 2019, are you all set too and excited like me?

Photo source:Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash

[1: 1,845 of 10,000] Oh Hello There 2017

In Journal on January 1, 2017 at 8:55 PM

I grew up with the notion that whatever you do on New Year’s Day would be reflected for the whole year. Today, I am showing love for myself and that should be the theme for 2017. I got to treat myself with LOVE so I’ll have more LOVE to shower on others.

cozy-breakfastI went to bed early to make sure that my body really relaxes and get ample sleep that I have been depriving it for a long time. I know normal people would say that everyone sleeps but not me, I have started a bad habit of not going to bed every night and getting normal sleep. So, this is going to stop and I was on my bed before midnight strikes.

I woke up with a dream that I was out of the country, traveling, and enjoying the new destination. Ever since I was back from my Rome trip, I was vividly dreaming about being in a trip all over again. It’s a lovely way to get entertained in my slumber.

I had a very delicious breakfast with fresh ingredients. I have brown bread spread with butter, topped with fresh avocados, orange bell pepper, capers, freshly ground varieties of pepper and pink salt. Yum! I think my body is loving how am I treating it. And more water to hydrate please.

Excited for 2017! Starting it right by being very chill.

[1: 1,672 of 10,000] Hi 2016, Nice To Meet You

In Journal on January 1, 2016 at 10:39 AM

New Year

It’s exciting because today is the beginning of a new set wherein air is filled with love, hope, and joy. We could make each day like a New Year where we become conscious of what we do, there is lightness to truly live in the present, to make an effort to achieve great things even if they are baby steps, and laugh the comedy but without discounting to learn the lesson.

  1. It’s a year where I will serve with my heart and be diligent with the right path.
  2. 2016 is a fantastic year that I will make a business empire come true with my sisters.
  3. It’s time to write another book.
  4. Blog daily (hopefully).
  5. Healthy mojo.
  6. Hungry to keep on learning.
  7. Pray daily. I couldn’t emphasize enough how God has shown me love and support throughout my life. Prayer is my way to be in touch with Him and it helps me to feel grounded and at peace.
  8. Room for romance with someone single, smart, talented, confident, successful, and kind.
  9. Cheers for new experience.

Yay! Does those look like a commitment for 2016? I’ll keep life simple, easy, and definitely enjoyable.

Thank you and ciao 2015! Hi 2016, nice to meet you! 🙂

[1: 1,579 of 10,000] I Just Got The Best Job I’ve Ever Had

In Article on September 4, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Yay CareerI finally land to the best job I’ve ever had in my life. I’m at the happiest of my adult life. I have been trying so hard to find the right company and could I just call it miraculously received but definitely not without me giving my part of the effort.

To everyone who is looking for a job, I would like to share my experience –

  1. I resigned from my previous job on February 2015 because I felt like I am slowly dying. I couldn’t find my joy, I felt stuck, I don’t feel inspired, and I couldn’t see myself growing anymore. Just the reason that I was dying must be the biggest clue that it was time to go. I have to be at peace. I am grateful for the things that I’ve learned and get ready to move forward.
  2. I search my heart about what would give me meaning. I have so much time being still, reading, listening, and then going back to being honest to myself of what do I want in life? I wanted to serve and I was lead to a company that I could do just that, a wonderful blessing to serve both internal and external clients!
  3. I tried directly applying to big companies who posted their opening and as much as I feel like I am a good candidate, I always fall short and have consistently received feedback that I didn’t make it. I was starting to get worried that nothing positive is happening but I kept trying to stay at peace and enjoy the rest and the search. I did cry several times when I am down but I didn’t stay defeated and always try new ways.
  4. It always worked for me that I send cold applications, meaning I go to a website with company directory and take their company name and email them my application with three job roles that I can perform. These directories usually share the email of the owners themselves. My tools are an effective cover letter and a creative curriculum vitae (CV). The impression that I show to my future employer is what can I do for the organisation and what I expect from them including boldly stating what the ideal compensation that I aim. I use words the way I speak and avoided all cliches. Before applying, I read articles most especially from Liz Ryan. Leaders who are interested to meet me is most likely the smart bosses that I want to follow and learn from.
  5. I am not really sure if CV photo meant a lot, I initially use a black and white photo but I didn’t get any respond but when I shifted to a coloured photo with a full honest smile on my face and wearing a smart black blazer and a collar with an attitude to match seemed to have worked instantly.
  6. I never settled for the first offer that came along. I also didn’t immediately settle with a company who didn’t appreciate my talent and doubted to trust me. I waited for the right one for me and that I was also right for them.
  7. I’ve always performed being a big fish in a small pond, I was worried to end up as a small fish in a big pond, and then it could happen that I was given the opportunity to be a big fish in a big pond. I am truly happy and excited.
  8. Positive attitude and my faith that God will lead me to the right company made all my job wish list possible. I got everything I’ve ever dream of. Before I go for an interview, I pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that I may understand the questions and answer it in a way that the company would be impressed. The company that I got my eye on had me interviewed by five people and everybody liked me and I equally liked them. It was a match graced by the heaven.

[1: 1,231 of 10,000] Have Peace

In Journal on December 5, 2013 at 7:29 PM
As 2013 comes to an end, it is good to start feeling fresh a.k.a. peaceful and this photo is a good reminder of just that especially for myself –
Peace
In my busy stressful life, I start shutting down and drift to loneliness but I am taking control. I get a 3-day leave, I shut off work phones and laptops at home, and I pay attention to my body’s need. I smile, I sleep, and I dream.
No more DRAMA, no more wrong movies in my head, and I am being optimistic of my present and definitely the future ahead! I don’t know how my backlogs will turn out but I know I would pour love into my work and miracle will do the rest.

[1: 894 of 10,000] My Kind of Breakfast

In Photo on January 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

My kind of breakfast should have colors… 😀

The photo below is my first ever breakfast for 2013.

My Kind of Breakfast

  1. Cucumber
  2. Smoked Salmon
  3. Cold Cuts
  4. Ham
  5. Sausage
  6. Melon
  7. Watermelon
  8. Omelette without Onion
  9. Baked Potato
  10. Ketchup
  11. Mayonnaise
  12. Feta Cheese
  13. Pineapple Juice
  14. Champagne

[1: 833 of 10,000] Arabic New Year

In Journal on November 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I love New Year!!!

I love beginning. I love change. I like a great start.

Islamic New Year means 3 day holiday from work!!! Woot woot!!!

I took home some assignments but I am happy to do it. Next month it is a whole new ball game, a different world.

My current office mates are happy for me but sad that I am leaving them. I feel a little sadness too but my excitements for the great happy change weigh more.

10 more business days and it’s time to utter good bye. I don’t mind good bye especially if there is a wonderful hello! 🙂

[1: 517 of 10,000] Chinese New Year With A Bang

In Journal on January 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM


Tonight is Chinese New Year’s eve but we are celebrating it properly tomorrow with traditional breakfast consisting of vermicelli with 2 boiled eggs for each person and a feast for dinner. Our basket of fortune giving fruits and sweet candies are all set-up although I am still on search of the Fox’s crystal clear fruit candies, which I think isn’t available here in Dubai so I better find the next best alternative.

My sibling and I have been fighting about this celebration for the past couple of days. She wants us to dine out in a hotel’s restaurant but I want a simple celebration this year and just relax at home. It was a long discussion and I still didn’t get her confirmation that she will show up on time for dinner. I already told her I’m not giving her ‘ang pao’ (red envelope with money as a gift) if she’s not attending the family dinner.

Tomorrow we’ll see how it goes. I think it’ll be a great celebration. It’s family time for Chinese!

[1: 494 of 10,000] My First Iced Coffee For 2012

In Photo on January 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

So much effort was put on this iced coffee but it was worth the tiresome preparation because it is the best Iced Coffee I’ve ever tasted in my entire life; I am not hungry in case you’re wondering or not even thirsty. It was so good it didn’t wake me up but put me to sleep like a baby.

That’s a huge glass with lots of chocolate goodness toppings too. It was so delicious and we’ve made it at home. It was the best way to end a New Year’s feast.


Cheers for a sweet 2012 for all of us! 😉

[1: 493 of 10,000] Bershka Is Giving Me A Fab Height On 2012

In Photo on December 31, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Got myself a Bershka ankle boots with black heels for the New Year.


I feel so grown up with the slim heels.


Love the zipper at the back.

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