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I am 22!

I was supposed to post this yesterday but because I got very ill and I couldn’t write anything about my birthday. I don’t celebrate my birthday very often, but I always like to look at myself again, to reevaluate  and think of all my weakness and strengths. I have always tried to develop a friendship  with myself. There were bad times when I felt that I don’t wanna be me. There were also good times when I felt that I am happy with who I am.  The struggle to move from who I am to who I want to be isn’t easy and always painful.

However, I am happy with who I am, I am happy with all the struggles I have been through,  I am happy with all the mistakes I made because it taught me a lot. I don’t want to be same person as last year. I want to be different. I want to have new experience, encounter new friends, make new mistakes, listen to new stories, think of life differently, read different books, and have new struggle and challenges.

At the end, I would like to thank  all the people who come by my blog, Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your stories with me in the blog. I am always grateful for your help, your kindness, your understanding and your honesty with me.

13 thoughts on “I am 22!”

  1. Happy birthday Murtadha! I’ll be 28 on Sept. 18 and it’s nice to share a birthmonth with a lot of people—bloggers or not.

    You are truly blessed to have lived fruitfully for yet another year!

  2. I am so sorry you were sick on your birthday. I followed that on Twitter and Facebook and it made me sad to think you were hurting. But I’m glad you got medicine and are on the mend now!

    I’m really glad I came across your blog this year. It’s been a joy to read posts from your perspective and get to know you better. I wish you much happiness in life. God bless.

  3. happy BDay murtadha, and wish you best of health and well being, you possess much sensitivity & wisdom beyond your years, I have no doubt that you’ll live to fulfill your dreams of better knowledge and understanding

  4. Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy many more, Murthada. You are a fine example of self reflection and an examined life.

    Stay well!

  5. I’ll add my birthday wishes to the rest.

    I’m like you – believing that birthdays are the perfect time to evaluate, re-evaluate and plan ahead. Since I was about 12 I’ve kept a list of the top 100 things I want to do in my life and each year on my birthday I take some time to go thru the list, checking off the accomplishments, adding new goals, taking off ones which no longer seem so important. Not only does it allow me to remain focused, it has also (surprisingly) become a good record of who I am and what’s important to me at any given year.

    My kids of course call me a freak for encouraging them to keep a similar record hehe – but hey, maybe you will be more kind! lol.

    Again, happy birthday and keep moving forward, whether by struggle or smooth sailing!

  6. coralbead,
    Thank you for the birthday wishes! and happy birthday in advance 🙂 wish you live the best of life.

    Ahmed & Qusay,
    Thank you so much, I felt the blogging has add something more in my life,, It got me to know all other bloggers and share with them all the happy moments. I wish you live always happy and well.

    You are one of the people that I always like to share me thoughts and discussion with. I wish that happiness fill every side of your life and of your family.. God bless you.

    Thank you for your kind words Hala,
    I put one of the dream is to get my Phd, so well see how life goes years from now 🙂

  7. Lynn & Chiara & Nati
    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes

    Sand Gets in my Eyes,
    lol That is so freaking awesome idea 🙂 I have never thought about it before.. I am gonna start doing it from now on. and surly, I will write at the end of the list that the idea came to me from great blogger named Sand in the city:)

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