I am not a morning person. If I can have my way, I’d sleep in until 9.30am – 10:00 am. BUT I don’t get that kind of luxury because I have 3 kids! And needless to say, many people also don’t get that kind of luxury with just 1 kid (at least below the age of 3). But when life happens and kids need to go to school before the sun rises, well, you got to do what you got to do right? On most school day mornings, I am able to wake up at 8:00am to my alarm clock a.k.a AK’s hungry cries and roll out of bed to start work – like literally (because I work from home). This morning however, I had to be the one to wake up at 6:00am. I accompanied her while she had her breakfast and saw her off to our neighbor’s house with whom we car pool with. And when she left, the sun hadn’t even risen yet. It’s a struggle to wake up at 6:00am but once up, it’s nice being awake while everyone else is still asleep (including dear AK). It’s as though everything around me is paused for a brief moment so that I can catch my breath before the day kicks in. I enjoy moments like that. I was tempted to go back into bed and join the rest of the gang in dreamland but I decided against it this morning do do some morning reflection. The best time to do some reflections is early in the morning when noone is awake – agree?
There’s going to be a lot of changes in the next one year and I am not sure if we are going to get where we are supposed to be. Plans are so fluid at the moment – both personally and work wise. Work wise, although I am so ever grateful for being able to work from home and be with my kids, I feel that I am in a lull. I feel stunted. I need a change. I need a new challenge because I know I can damn well do more than what I am doing now. While the lull was in my favor last year, this year, I crave something more to keep me going. I pray that God will lead the way for us and I pray that amidst all the hustle and bustle and the noise, we are able to hear God’s words.
On a side note, I just got to know that a friend’s friend who was admitted to the hospital for dengue fever had just passed away on Monday. His platelet level was 13. Another friend’s husband is also at the hospital now and his platelet level got so low he had to have a blood transfusion. They also intubated him because he had respiratory problems! Life is so fragile. This effing aedes mosquitoes are everywhere in this city and everyday, people are getting dengue fever and it’s also not uncommon for people to die from it as well. This is infuriating because this can be preventable if EVERY SINGLE ONE in Malaysia take the responsibility to clean up and prevent aedes breeding grounds.
Life is short. Live to the fullest. Count your blessings. Happiness starts with ourselves!