Oh Dunia, I am bad I know, I have neglected you yet again and I don’t have a valid excuse except it has been a busy time for me – makes a nice change right? So let me just finish off the story of how I got on my first ever bus journey.
As I waited with my friend for either a taxi or a bus; my friend wanted a bus as she always pushes me to try new things and experience in life, I wanted the usual ‘safe’ option, which is a taxi. My friend won and got her wish as the bus arrived first and we were already late to the event that we had booked to attend, so I could not object. I was bit nervous, ok… ok, I was wrecked with nerves but I fully trust my friend and know she will never let anything happen to me so I started to gradually feel at ease and as we reached our destination I was very excited to have finally overcome my fear of travelling on public bus. I have to admit though Dunia, I don’t think I can ever ride a bus alone or even do it often.
Now we get to my favourite part of October; my birthday week. It is strange Dunia how when thing go wrong they do so altogether in one go and when things become right they occur suddenly one after another. I can safely say that my luck and perspective on life began to change as the month started, first I applied for an internship at a small publishing firm and to my great surprise I got it. No I was not being pessimistic but if you had gone through as many interviews as me Dunia and received the same amount of rejection letters then you will not be too excited about your chances. Yet I was proven wrong, the lady liked me and I will start the internship in two weeks, I was informed that if I work hard the firm might keep me on.
I am so excited and feel very blessed, more so after my birthday; my brother came from Zurich especially to celebrate the day with mum and I, he booked a restaurant – Indian, my favourite, and I received my birthday gifts from both him and mum, they were exactly what I wanted. I returned home feeling that life is about to get even better, not that my previous year was bad in anyway, it is funny people think that as you get older life becomes harder and duller but for me it is the opposite; so alright maybe health wise it is more difficult but there is a feeling of content and self-acceptance that only comes with age and that is how I currently feel.
On my actual birthday, mama made me chocolate cake and wrote my name on, I made 3 wishes (yes I know it is supposed to be one, but I am greedy what can I say!) I then received the best surprise from my niece and nephew – a video of them singing happy birthday and one in which they were making me a card. It was the best card I have ever received and most definitely the most sincere. The drawing on the card was of me driving the wheelchair with my nephew standing at the back (on batteries) and niece sitting in front (on the foot rest), and this in fact what usually happens, so the card reminded me of our summer days.
Now comes my birthday celebration with friends, which was equally one that I will treasure for a long time to come, but Dunia it is too long to write now and my elbow is hurting so I will continue next time and I promise it will be soon.
Ciao for now…