It’s new year’s eve, a few hours more and when the clock strikes twelve it will be 2016! How time flies by, I swear. 2015 was a year full of weddings and many other things at least in my own life. Here is a brief account of how the past 12 months have been for me.
The first of January brought a little baby girl in to our lives, (one of my close family friends had a daughter!) and then the rest of the January was spent preparing for my cousin’s wedding. The month flew by in between dance practices and endless math tuition.
So overall I’d give this month 3.5 stars out 5.
February with itself brought on the wedding we spent a whole month preparing for. The wedding on whole was pretty decent. We slayed the dance floor, i say so myself (note: slight bias may have been applied). After the wedding was over and we all went to resume our normal lives it was time to prepare for my preliminaries (AKA mock examinations).
February get 2.5 star out of a possible of 5 stars.
Honestly I don’t remember that much of what notable thing happened in March except cramming down all the syllabus for the exams!
2 stars for March.
April brought on the end of Defence College for Women! (My college) and the beginning of the last board examinations that I would ever give! (Happiest moment of my life TBH) but it also brought with its self the board exams as well. Oh well, I can’t have my cake and eat it too. Plus I got a haircut, went from waist length to ( barely) shoulder length (A very dramatic change!)
3 stars for April!
May may may.. Mid of May was when my examinations ended in a sense.. (Still had practicals) and an entry test for an university in the Capital! (Islamabad). So May was also spent studying.
2.5 for May.
June brought in lots of sleep (finally) and much needed rest along with the physics and chemistry practicals that were pending. June was uneventful and a very hot and dry month at its worst/best.
4 for June. Because nothing beats lounging around the house in vacations.
July is the month were in my opinion when the ball started rolling or something like that. The holy month of Ramadan was upon us, the hottest month of the year, the longest and the deadliest heatwave to take Karachi, my first acceptance to the university of my choice, visiting the said university in Islamabad for the interview and preparation for another university’s entrance exam.
The heatwave took the people of Karachi by the neck and didn’t plan on letting go any time soon. With the temperatures in the high 43-45 degrees Celsius i.e about 110-112 degrees Fahrenheit approx., the death toll rose to 1000+ and at one point the morgues were full of dead bodies awaiting burial. But the people didn’t disappoint, emergency camps were set up by the army, the Edhi Foundation, Chhipa welfare, NGOs and the local civilians distributing water bottles, handkerchiefs, medical equipment for hospitals and many other things. The heatwave lasted for two weeks, but after that the heat broke and along with Eid followed a nice drizzly cool weather as a reward for the patience of the people.
This month along with its downside brought some good things to so, 2.75 stars.
Free from the shackles of attending school and college, awaiting acceptances to universities. Life was good, then came the news of being actually being officially accepted to the university in Islamabad to my parents changing their minds about sending me there ( the horror) to giving the Indus Valley entrance test. This month resulted in a war, which was Mahnoor Vs the Shah family. I lost, in case one wondered.
The month gets 1.5 stars.
The war was still raging but it seemed I was the only one fighting, which resulted in some serious self doubting and other issues. Indus Valley’s admission result finally came; I got in. The ray of hope and everything light came back (I can be so dramatic, I swear.)
Interview for Indus Valley came up and I aced it, again due to some issues I was not able to accept my admission. Note, the second war began, which I lost once again. And like what happens to one who has lost a lot of battles, I realized the awful truth about life, that it is isn’t always the way you plan it. It can be harsh and it will drag you down, never trust anyone but yourself and God, no one else matters. It is OK to be selfish.
October was pretty much the same as September, spent the month sulking and started interning as well. I tried to recover from this phase, it was an awful month. I thought about quitting my internship about 60+ times that month.
November was okay, and considering November brings in my birthday I used to love this month with a passion but didn’t feel a thing this year. My best friend tried her level best to make this birthday special for me, thank you bestie :’).
Two days after my birthday we had a death among the family friends of ours. We lost a very dear and good man to cancer, may he rest in peace.
December brought in preparations for my brother’s wedding, to my sister getting engaged and the constant running around to get everything done and the dance practices for the mehendi. With a heavy heart, I applied to another university and am waiting for the result.
Lets hope for the best that I get in!
So overall, the whole year gets approximately 31 stars give or take from a possible 60.
What was your year like?
Happy New Year! May this year be a better one for all of us!