In 2017, I traveled a lot. Not to different countries but to so many hidden truths about myself. It brought me to different worlds viewed by the eyes of the people I met. Their culture, personalities and stories made me step into their world so different to mine. It brought me to different phases of strength— from “I’m strong, I can conquer the world.” to “Oh God, I am nothing without you.” This year I learned that it’s alright to explore, to try, to falter, and to get lost if that would lead you to where you are meant to be.

2017 is that friend that annoyed me so much and made me cry but still I can’t hate. This buddy made me discover so much and later taught me that not every great thing is worth keeping. This buddy made me realize who and what really matter. It taught me how to declutter my life by letting go of the toxic things and people out of my life. This buddy broke me and later told me that it is part of molding me to become better. This buddy is my best worst buddy.

What I learned this year is having more and doing more won’t help me grow. So in 2018, in this new beginning, I’m doing less but better. Instead of writing a long list of resolutions, I narrowed down my priorities into three areas — faith, health and studies. I’m clueless about this new beginning but I know it’s going to be a new year of traveling to experiences, stories and self-discovery and meeting a new buddy that is best and worst at the same time. Excited to witness the wonders this year offers at the same time preparing myself for the storms it brings.

Najmah is a Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Roots in Marawi. Born and raised in Jeddah. Studying in Manila. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. Check more of her works on Hijabi Mag

9 Replies to “A New Year Of Traveling And Meeting A Buddy

  1. Love your post. It sounds like you had almost a similar year as me. 2017 was a year I can’t hate and I can’t love. Taught so much. May the new Yar bring happiness and success ❤️

  2. “In 2017, I traveled a lot. Not to different countries but to so many hidden truths about myself.”

    Wow, sister this quote is powerful! I’m glad 2017 was full of lessons for you. I hope 2018 is full of much success and happiness.

  3. 2017 is what shaped to go into 2018 🙂 We are now equipped with experiences, struggles we went through and positive experiences, and we know how to tackle 2018 better InshAllah. That’s just how I see it 🙂

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