Whenever I feel bad about this year, I try to look back and be reminded of what has been done through 2019, how it felt, eventually hoping those memories will enlighten my mood in the last month of the year.
January – New year, new haircut. Still loving white-based coffee (flat white!) and park visits. Oh, this month was also when my brother got engaged to his then-gf. Got so busy preparing here and there, bought super pretty shoes and dress for this event, and in then end enjoying the wedding prep (would be happening in March).
February – Parents went for pilgrimage, daughter got a super cute haircut and turned 3 this month! Please welcome threenager! Went to Bandung for her birthday trip and enjoyed it so much. Had to bid farewell to my dear best friend who went down under to reunite her family (and I’ll soon visit her too! cannot wait until 2020!). Learned to love cycling again and later on led me to a decision of buying a bike! ha ha.
March – My brother’s wedding was the highlight of this month. Great party, good food, a bit of hiccups but none disrupted the joyous atmosphere of the wedding. Wrapped this month with a business trip to Germany with the big boss. So nervous yet excited to the max!
April – Our birthday month! Avengers: Endgame also premiered this month just right before my birthday. Managed to watch it on the premier day and that was our first evening movie date night in the last 3 years, whew! Having a child obliges you to prioritise some things over another. Disney on Ice has been officially added to our annual agenda and this time they got Moana. My daughter couldn’t stop singing How Far I’ll Go ever since.
May – Fasting month, first-time MC-ing, series of bukber here and there. I almost forgot it was our anniversary month too, no celebration, though.
June – Lebaran, mudik, the normal routines we did in Lebaran times. June was also the month when I went through a major life-changing event. A surgery and the demise of my grandfather. Spent almost 3 weeks for recovery.
July – trying to get back to the routines, bought a folding bike (yay!), switched to healthier lifestyle (no fat, no dairy, no coffee, clean eating, no deep-frieds, duh). Finally tried the MRT and yes I can say they are family friendly. TeamLab exhibition was bomb!
August – more cycling rides, first time ice-skating for my daughter and her cousins. Went to Bandung for a wedding trip (that was so lovely and warm, I heart it) with the whole family and finally had to enjoy Saturday night together.
September – first almost-cancelled business trip (phew!) but managed to fly all alone at the end of the day. Visited national flower park that I have never been again since year 2000 (19 years! ha!), also went to Puncak again and stayed there for the weekend. I remember this month went so sweet 🙂
October – a month of uncertainty, which I would have known later that the uncertainty kept on going until the next 2 month. Bid adieu to my big boss and still felt sorrowful about it.
November – Baby Shark show with daughter, new job role (which I thought was only temporarily but boy I was so misguided about it), ended the month by having a lovely family trip to Jogja.
December has not finished yet and I might start it with a melancholic feeling but I will try my best to cope with the sadness, loneliness and this lack-of-excitement phase. Look forward for the year-end staycation though 🙂 Wish me well.