Thank you, 2014...

Alriteee...

Hold your horns, it's not yet 2015 :).

At least here, where I recently live...

While many of us are probably busy thinking about the best way of spending the new year's eve (I have to admit I am, too :) ) or you have celebrated triumphantly and wanted to write in your blog , I just wanna sit down for a while and write this.

2014...

What a year...

Previously, I have shared in my posting about mini self-reflection along the year on what my 'momentous' post in 2014. And I chose this :).

Again, 2014 has been a colorful year for me personally and my family. Many life-changing moments happen along this year. Truly a roller coaster ride, full of enjoyment, endless excitement with highest and lowest points. Just like a regular life for some, but truly an exceptional one for me.

To you who probably have been reading some posts in my blog, you remember how glorious I started 2014 :). I didn't mean to boast on it but I had so muuuch fun joining one lovely family of Kumpulan Emak Blogger in 2013 and becoming one of the finalists for Srikandi Blogger 2014. An awesome new blogging world was widely open for me and how I savored it! Meeting thousands of brilliant and talented women all over the world through blogs and social media is truly amazing and I learn a lot from them. Almost on everything...until today :).


Then my itchy feet took my to many beautiful places on earth..
From the biggest continent on earth to the freezing spot in landlocked country, from the breathtaking ancient world to the hippest civilization human can claim...from the greenery scenery of my own home town to the addicting peaceful world of underwater  heaven. Aaaah, I am totally blessed! All those trips just made me realize how magical the world we live in and how Allah the Almighty is the masterpiece of all creations.

Moving forward to the middle of the year, my family and I once again embraced a new place to be called home. The Big Apple. The City that never sleeps. The Empire City. The Capital of the World. Gotham city...whatever suits you :). Following our path as the civil servant, I was honored to join the big family of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations in NYC. Alhamdulillah...God speed!

Then, July 2014, I was confirmed to have breast cancer. Yuup...breast cancer. I was pretty much helped with the early detection and had had my mastectomy as well as series of chemotherapies to work on it. Not easy...not that easy at all :). Fear, anxiety, stress and uncertainty keep coming back and tormenting me. Truly a new battlefield for me :). But I know I'll get through it...with the help of My Creator and the endless spirit to celebrate more birthdays and spend more time with my loved ones.  Wish me luck, friends...It's a long and winding road, but hope is certainly there to embrace.  My journey are reflected in many episodes in this blog.

Meanwhile, on a lighter side, I have so many happy and cheerful moments with my loved ones. My loves, families, friends and colleagues... 

So, to wrap things up, 2014 is AWESOME :)

Thank you, 2014

For making me more grateful for everything I have...
For turning me into a more compassionate person...
For patiently accompanying me in my darkest hours...
For keeping up with my spirits and hopes...
For allowing me to spend more and more time with my kids and my hubby...
For opening up my eyes that everything is written in God's hands...
For ensuring what my priorities are in this life...
For convincing me that life is indeed beautiful!

2015 is just a few hours away now..
And I just can't wait to see what life brings in this new year...

To more brilliant days and clear blue skies :)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahiiiiim....



33 comments:

  1. Selamat tahun baru Mak Indah. Smoga segalanya makin baik di tahun ini. Tetap semangat ya.

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  2. Kakak ... selamat tahun baru 2015. Semoga di tahun ini makin cetar membahana bertabur kebahagiaan :-)

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    1. sama-sama ya Om cumiiii...semoga makin sukses, keyeeen dan jalaan terus :)

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful post and for sharing your new life. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by charlene...wishing you a great 2015 as well..

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  4. Looks like you had an even better year than me. I hope 2015 is awesome!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/01/are-we-first-or-screwed.html

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  5. Tahun 2014 yang luar biasa ya mbak.
    Semoga di tahun 2015, kesuksesan dan pencapaian akan lebih baik lagi.
    Sukses selalu, dan apapun semoga kita tetap dalam lindunganNYA.

    Salam,

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    1. betul kang...setiap tahun harus selalu kita syukuri, karena nikmat-Nya tidak berkesudahan..alhamdulillah...happy 2015 ya kang!

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  6. Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2015.

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    1. You, too, Cascia...have a great new year and wonderful time ahead with your lovely family...

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  7. such awesome 2014 ya mak... happy 2015 mak Indah.
    "To more brilliant days and clear blue skies"... all the best untuk kita semua yaa

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  8. Wiih.. jadi salah satu finalis Srikandi Blogger. Awesome year lah 2014.

    Selamat tahun baru, semoga ke depannya lebih baik lagi :)

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    1. indeed it was an awesome year! selamt tahun baru juga yaaa...

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  9. Stay strong. I'm hoping for wellness in 2015! Stay well. I know chemo can weaken the immune system. My mom, my sister, and aunt used to work on that floor at the hospital. I'm thinking of you - especially since Influenza is strong this year.

    Happy New Year! Stay well. If you do get sick, act fast to get treated.

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    1. Thank you sooo much for your kind attention Alissa...And stay well as well...even the flu can ruin our days! Have a great 2015 and have fabulous days ahead...cheers and I sincerely you get well pretty quick!

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  10. Happy new year mak Indah Nuria :)

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  11. Halo Boo et obii, met tahun baruu, yaaa.... :)
    Terus semangat belajarnya!

    Sehat sll ya Mama Booo. .

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    1. sama-samaaaa tanteee Idaaah....happy happy new year yaaaa....semangaaat...

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  12. Tetap semangat Mba! Doaku bersamamu untuk kesembuhan itu. Keep strong. Mba ini wanita yang hebat, ibu yang luar biasa.

    Happy New Year ya Mba...

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  13. Thanks for taking us along with you and your journey in 2014. I am glad I got to learn more about you this past year :) I am hoping that 2015 will be full of wonderful surprises, happy experiences and many blessings for you and your family!

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  14. Selamat Tahun Baru 2015..
    Semoga semakin bahagia ya, Mbaaak.. :D

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  15. For convincing me that life is indeed beautiful... Dalem.... Happy New Year mak Iinnn :*

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  16. Aku tau ini postingan lama, dan udah pernah baca, dan gk ninggalin komen :3
    Aku selalu banyak belajar dari cara Mak Indah mensyukuri hidup. That's why this one is also my fave. ;)

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