Thank You, 2014

So, okay with procrastinating and putting off making this blog post.
Even since the last week of 2014, I wanted to make a blog post of 2014. Oh, I can’t believe I skipped making a recap of 2013.

So, starting at the beginning?

I think I started slow in 2014. Oh! I went to my first ever grown up classical concert in January with some of my work friends. It was fun dressing up, and listening to the music. The conductor was hot in a geeky way too :3

And then months kinda passed by with me being super duper busy working plus the overtime. Hectic, but I was still trapped so I didn’t find a new place to go. Oh, and on these months, Mom told me that my considerably younger cousins were planning to get married. Okay, wow.

Then, I forgot how, me and my friends planned a trip to Belitung!! I was soooooo excited to go. I think it was my first ever domestic trip with friends that wasn’t planned by the office, haha. It was so beautiful there. It was everything I’d ever seen in people’s pictures. We even saw a tortoise lay eggs! I wish I could’ve seen them hatch, too. If there was anything I would’ve changed is most definitely the weather! God, it rained everyday! It was already May, it should’ve been dry! Because of the rain, we couldn’t see the tarsius.

Then two weeks after that, I went to Jambi to my cousin’s wedding. I was kinda miserable because I couldn’t see the local attrations and eat the food. The wedding was much too long (from 11 to 15! I thought I would be glued to the reception desk forever), but my cousin was very pretty and she and her husband looked happy.

They looked so blissful, that I bugged my then-boyfriend (now husband yeay!) and persuaded him that we should get married too. Haha. So after that, we told our parents we wanted to get married. Initially, I wanted to get married a year later. Like August 2015. But, since the parents just told us to get married as soon as possible (like if it was possible to get married in a month, we would be wed), we got engaged on August (a week before my birthday!) and planned the wedding for December. Only 4 months for planning! I totally freaked out.

Then by September, I was planning my marriage, looking for a new job, applying for a public service position also, and on top of that still working till 10 at night. I fought tooth and nail with my mom over the kebaya I wanted to wear (just that! The fight was so horrible it was as if I said I wanted to get married in a bikini and thongs at a mosque). I burst into tears almost every day, no matter where (I think it must’ve been the hormones too). I guess Green Day had a point with Wake Me Up When September Ends. But hell passed, eventually.

By mid October, I got a seemingly okay job for December and was starting to miss the job I was yet to leave (hey, I spent almost 5 years here, and I quite liked it). Though it got unbearable when I was still at my desk by the time when Cinderella lost her shoe and her carriage became a pumpkin again. For a lot of days.

But, I resigned with mixed feelings. I was happy to leave to get a better life but I missed my friends. Oh, well. And, I didn’t get the public service position, but I really wasn’t counting on it. The wedding preparations were almost finished too, so all is pretty well.

I started my new job in December. How was it?? A 9 out of 10 points job. The weak point was just that it was a shared office with 4 other companies. But other than that, it was exciting. I am so grateful I stumbled upon this job ^^

And then on to wedding countdown. But even a week before the wedding, I still didn’t feel nervous, let alone cold feet. Ready? I’m marrying the man I trust my life with, I should be ready (of course I trust God more, but that’s another thing). And the wedding happened and passed. It was small-ish affair, but I guess I wouldn’t have it any other way (maybe I would’ve gone with the kebaya from Violetta if I had more money, but the one I wore is fine too). I just wish my Dad was there. But my brother stepping up brought joyful tears to my eyes too. Oh how he has grown up :’)

And now, I’m living with him, my husband. It doesn’t feel too shocking yet, I guess. Just like having someone to go to work with, to have dinner with and to sleep with. I haven’t tried cooking anything extraordinary yet, or washed or cleaned a whole house, so maybe that’s why it doesn’t feel so strained. I feel I should really just let it flow.

For the honeymoon, we’re thinking of going to Malang! If we do indeed go, I hope I won’t be too lazy to write about it ^^

So that was my 2014. It was a great year. Lots to be thankful for. And I hope 2015 will be great too. So here’s to hoping and trying to reach happiness!