Sunday, April 13, 2014
Taking stock :-) :-)
So the first 3 months of the year are gone(Alhamdullilah) soon we will be in June InshaAllah and it will be mid-year and soon after December.Lazy me has been unable to finish writing her resolutions for this year.I began in December set a timeline to be done by January 15 and still I'm unable to, not that I don't want to but every time I sit down to do it I think let go and live what harm will it do you..................... I guess its me silently hoping that Allah will surprise me by answering all my prayers without me having to write them down and looking at them every 3 months to see how I'm doing(yes I'm that/used to be that focused)
These three months have been an experience to say the least I have learnt to sleep with both my ears open,fought with the DC(this was a crazy thing to do) looking back I shouldn't have but I have learnt to pick the battles I want to fight and the ones I think are not worth it/too big for me which is a good thing.
I have grown in my appreciation of listening more and talking less.There is so much you do not know and there are times that all the things that you have read on implementation guidelines cannot work so flexibility is key and asking/listening to people who have done it here( in this case Luuq) will always be helpful. Like now I know as one of my workmates put it silence is good if you are unsure about dates say of food distribution never ever gives dates based on anything be vague and say in the next two weeks this will save you a lot of agony lesson learnt the hard way if I had listened to peeps I work with I'll have not insisted so much on putting all the information out there as much as its a good thing sometimes it comes back to haunt you.
I spent some time in Mogadishu and now I know why its called Xamar :-) (dream come true) I'll say this the town will surprise you in a really pleasant way it's really nice, has tarmac roads and even traffic,free internet at the airport, buildings with really nice rooftops that you could sit on the whole night,very nice people and for me very nice food.You'll not believe the large number of Kenyans living and working in Mogadishu.So maybe just maybe the GoK should go easy on this deportation of Somalis(just saying they might be doing more harm than good)
Hargeisa is another Nairobi(read city) talk about having a KU,JKUAT and Takaful in Somaliland these people should watch out soon it will Tuskys/Nakumatt halafu Equity and then kwisha its a Kenyan town.Seriously though guys working in Hargeisa are having an easy time they go to the field on tarmac roads!!!!!!how unfair is that? us guys have very bad non-existent roads such that each time we take different routes because there are no roads so anywhere can be a road provided there are no houses,we live in constant fear of the AS and there is the local authority made up of former warlords to deal with.These people are having the time of their lives(ok maybe not but definitely easier than us).With this said I think its only fair that we should never be compared in-terms of achievements simply put they are in some fancy high schools and us guys are in those schools where the only thing happening is the will of the student to pass with flying colors.
I have saved the best for last.my sister got the most beautiful little girl.Thanks Allah for blessing my family with little Rilwan the joy(read very happy sleepless nights) she has brought in our lives cannot be explained and may she grow up to make all of us proud :-)
So after all with or without resolutions life goes on and so far this year has been beautiful Alhamdulillah, I became an aunty, travelled a lot(all the villages I visit count as travel right?) laughed a lot,cried a bit,met so many new people,made new friends and watched 6 seasons of how I met your mother :-) so lets see how it goes from here InshaAllah but I have decided no resolutions just be happier, give my absolute best in everything I do,listen more,be kinder,pray more,be a better muslim and have a lot of fun while at it.....................clearly old habits are hard to shake off maybe I finally finished on my resolutions :-)