Darn, it is almost the 18th and my commitment to write every day for #30tulisan challenge has already been neglected for five days. I know that I could always catch up to write if I force my self to write five posts successively in a night. But the reason why I had to neglect this commitment is: I don’t have time to write. There, I said it! I know, I know…What a cliche reason! But, seriously. These past week is a crucial week for Papa Ara as he dealt with his Committee Meeting presentation, which was a very important meeting that arbitrate our future. In result, of course I need to spend extra time with the little ones and by the end of the day I was worn out. I do still have time to do my ‘me time’ activities for two hours before bedtime, but I prefer to read a book or watching a movie, and keeping up with updating news (and socmed status) instead of writing. Whoops.
One of the book that I read is my old time favorite: The Alchemist. I read two times in 2002 and 2005, but in Bahasa Indonesia. At that time I found this quote really powerful: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”; it’s so compelling that I keep it in my mind during the difficult times when I dealt with my bachelor’s Final Work. Right now I need to reread it to remind me that I have to find my Personal Legend. I know my Personal Legend is to be a (good) mother for Azka and Khalif, but other than that, I know that I have something that I could achieve as part of my personal achievement and work my passion on it. I still have to figure it out: what and when is the right time to pursue it. I believe in the power of dream. But in order to believe, I have to have the most important thing in that state itself: Dream.
Wish me luck in the search of my Personal Legend.
Ps: Alhamdulillah, the Committee decided to approve Papa’s proposal and he could now focus to other big task of being a PhD: Proposal Defense. I just hoping he won’t get any Permanent Head Damaged when he finished his research. Finger crossed.