So, it is 51 minutes passed the a.m. And I am fighting my sleep now to make this post. But I must post it as it's magic is all in posting today... or... tonight. Or maybe a little while ago.
Saturdays for me usually are not holidays. As much as I don't want to work. I end up working. As much as I plan on relaxing or taking it easy, life has those funny aces up its sleeve.. you know the ones that tell you sorry sunshine, this is what you're doing today. God's decree.
I was exchanging texts with a client regarding her pick up. And here's what she had to say...
I'm totally out of words. Seriously. I had to read it a couple of times to register it all. Alhamdulillah. It's all the Almighty's magic. :) He's Awesome. Did you all know that? *rhetorical question* I am thankful to Him lately, MORE than ever for His immense blessings... and this month, my belief... is of blessings and blessings beyond count. Thank you Allah mian.
So the not so holiday Saturday began with work in the morning. And in the late hours of noon, it happened. The first Elan meet up. I didn't realize it'd turn out as it did. It was awesome. The airhead me had a hard time finding the lounge, but I survived. Thank You. S.A. <3 you are my hero. :D
The meeting was cool. We got to introduce ourselves. It reminded me of the AA meetings we see on Finding Nemo. But it was fun... I set afloat some bookmarks and some of those wallet cards too. It feels all grown-uppy handing out visiting cards doesn't it? Makes you feel like you REALLY have something substantial you're standing for. Laughs.out.loud. No really. It just hit me. I am a professional. Oh God. I graduate this year. I'll have a degree. *inshaALLAH* It's one of those moments, I'm asking... Where is time going?
Wherever. It's happening. And life is happening with it. And today, was one of those days, where being amidst talented and amazing individuals, you feel like you too are totally up to something. I have a stack of really neat visiting cards I should be feeding numbers into my phone with. But I think I'll leave that on tomorrow. I feel this Elan session is good for grooming us as people who can and should be ready to represent their brand or be proud of what they do. It's not just networking. It's expressing what your philosophy is. What you envision, not just for your own brand, but our country and society altogether. Here's to the women, power to us! wohoooo! The other day in our Liberal Arts Elective, we talked about gender bias... and the glass ceiling for women. Sky is the limit. But there it is, that ceiling. Well... what some don't know... the glass ceiling has a window latch that opens like a skylight. :p And we are making big things happen. And little Firefly will glow in the darkest of places. *inshaALLAH*
Today, I finally met the faces behind the brilliant line of work ranging from Wrap n Roll, Dots n Dashes, Bells n Bells, Say Cheese, Sweet Art, Khadija Karim, Sugar Doodle... and more! It was totally casual. Kudos to Khadija, Sania and Urouge... for all being the awesome young guns out there ;) Missing today was GPCS... sighsss.
A post on the Firefly wall today totally made my day:
Hon. You and the Firefly gal have tons in common :) Keep reading. You'll realize that the soothing is all within the chaos of life's little mysteries... and confused hearts are always lucky. They have a thirst for direction as compared to those who wander endlessly to one unnamed destination. Explore it all... and stay true. x