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Archive for May, 2010

Friends

I think everyone hits a point in their life when they feel as if no one is their friend….as if everyone has failed them…..as if nothing really matters. This is a low point and I’ve hit it before but let’s be honest people….we need each other and life does go on.

Sure, we disappoint each other, we disappoint ourselves too sometimes!!! Whether you’re a mom/dad, sister/brother, wife/husband you’re still human and as perfect as we’d like to think we are the truth is we make mistakes, we mess up, we fall…..but we also are capable of learning and growing from our mistakes. Take the lessons you learn to heart, it may not heal you but it will make you stronger in the long run.

I’ve made a lot of friends, many I’ve lost contact with but none have been forgotten. Even the ugly moments, the little arguments and such are remembered with a hint of humor. As I look back I see how having someone to talk to was really an important thing. I get really involved with certain aspects of life and in trying to prioritize I leave people out, Id like to apologize to all my friends who I havent spoken to or seen during these last few years, though I may not have reached out please believe you were missed!

I’ve found that as I’ve aged the bonds Ive formed have been fewer and fewer in number, I don’t really consider this a good thing. I mean don’t get me wrong, some people are at a point in their life where they need to befriend themselves more than anyone else (start within then reach outward)…nevertheless I miss having that tight bond I use to have with some buddies and I think its time I become more social in a positive manner (not just Facebook and w/e).

I have a favor to ask you all: Reach out to 1 friend, just 1 that you havent spoken to or seen for a long time…don’t bring up any past problems, just say hi and that you miss their friendship. I hope it goes well 🙂 

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The Pinning Ceremony

Yesterday was the NYCCT pinning ceremony for the student RN’s and guess what….I attended! Yes, Alhamdulillah I graduated from the program! I am very thankful to everyone who has helped me to attain this goal.

I actually was so discouraged during the semester that I had initially decided not to go but at the end of it all with the persuasion of fellow students and my own conscience I decided I deserved to go.

When I step back and look at my life I realize the odds were against me from the very start….my parents divorced when I was about 8 months old, I grew up in an underprivileged neighborhood known for its horrible environment. I held resentment towards the world and just about everything in it for a long time.

Alhamdulillah, through spoken word, Islam, and many inspiring people I was able to turn it all around and let go of the grudges that had rapidly accumulated within for so long.

Now, with every sunrise I see a new beginning and with every star filled night I reflect at the beauty of what was and what can be.

I’d like to dedicate this achievement to my family and friends (Jessica I love you, I will never forget you, R.I.P),  and to everyone back in the old neighborhood who thought life revolved around the block. Don’t let material things distract you!!! Find your talent and be the best you can be at it!

Anyway, I just wanted to share the good news 🙂 Insha’Allah I will be able to continue sharing more positive updates in the future!

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