[Reflections] The Year 2011 In Review

December 30, 2011  |  My Life, New Year, Reflections

As usual it has come down to that time of the year where you review your year and see whether it was worthwhile or not really worth it.  And looking back at my previous posts (I really did write some amazing stuff back in the day) I noticed a quote I once said back in 2006 and well I am very proud of it.  So before I review my year, I’d like to share with you that this is and will forever be my mantra in life.

Review Year

I am a better person, I am a wiser person, I am who I am and I am proud of it. I will love myself first and foremost, I will find the silver lining in everything that happens to me, and I am stronger than any darkness that will ensue itself around me. I am me!

[Mentioned in “The Review of 2007”]

I never thought I was that wise to say words that are as inspiring as those but it appears to be that I am.

The Good:

  1. The year started off calmly, nothing special happen in my life.  Although all around the world the protests began to happen as early as the 3rd week in January.
  2. I began to purchase a lot of gadgets/accessories/etc all because of the launch of Sheeel.com they are the reason for my endless spending.
  3. I purchased many Apple goodies! iPad 2 (the dilemma I went through to get it), MacBook Pro 17″ (since I sold my iMac 27″ for some issues), iPhone 4S (because I’m a freak like that), I think it was the same year I got a second iPad 2 (which I gave Lujain), iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Classic, and iPod Shuffle.  I ended this year with a surprise birthday gift from mother the latest MacBook Air 13″ (pimped out!)
  4. I got the Kindle Fire as my birthday present from myself, Polaroid Z340, FujiFilm Instax 210, and many more awesome items which made me a happy camper!
  5. I went to the US twice this year, once in April – May where I did an ‘audit’ visit at my sisters I hit Omaha, Nebraska where I had my adventure of purchasing a sold out iPad 2; Columbus, Ohio where I enjoyed shopping until dropping; and last but not least New York City, New York where I attended 2 Broadway shows [Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Avenue Q] and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!” My next visit was in June – July where I spent my time in New York City, I saw 2 more shows and shopped until I dropped and just had so much fun!
  6. I quit the banking industry!
  7. I started a job which became something that I loved to do! Telling people what to read and when to read it! (teehehehe)
  8. My bestie got married and my other close friend got married too!
  9. I got a brand new cousin on August 3rd, Baby Salman!
  10. My favorite online author Danderma published her book and I attended her book signing!
  11. I met amazing new friends in the blogging world most of which I knew ages ago but saw them for the first time at events.
  12. Attended a bunch of Social Media Events: Danderma’s Book Signing, Exclusive Zain Visit, Zain Ghabga, VIVA Ghabga, Zain Q&A, Bloggers Union, Gulf Bank Draw featuring Abdullah Ruwaished, Crush It!, BEST Al Yousifi Al Rai Re-opening & Girls Night Out. These are among the ones I remember at the moment.
  13. I got braces, something I’ve been postponing since I was 11 years old! Well actually since I started working since dad was busy working and didn’t have time for his favorite one.
  14. Mada Internet!


The Bad:

  1. The death of Steve Jobs in October :(
  2. The death of Steve Jobs in October :(
  3. The death of Steve Jobs in October :(
  4. I joined a gym earlier in the year but ended up going there for only 4 months.  Stopped going afterwards because I was too lazy.
  5. My sisters were all abroad except for Lujain which meant a quiet home for a full year except during holidays.
  6. I got the failing Blackberry Playbook and it’s gathering dust somewhere in my room, not to mention the HP Touchpad which is somewhere around the house.
  7. Not blogging as much as I wanted to last year.
  8. Kuwait Cap when the internet was capped at 2GB per day!

I believe that’s pretty much it for now but all in all it was an “okay” year nothing too special and nothing to harmful happened! I hope that 2012 is an awesome year once that is insanely amazing that kicks every other years ass! Seriously I loved 2006 so maybe since 6 x 2 = 12 then 12 will be an awesome year! Nonetheless I wish you all a happy last few days of 2011 and a very Happy New YEAR!


Previous “Years in Reflection” 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.


  1. oh im glad to see that im there in the good part :P

    Happy new Year love o nshallah it’s gonna be a marvelous year for you darling ;)

    Love you ssoooooooo much :***

  2. Heeyy! That’s not just an okay year, that’s quite a great year, there are more 14 good points in comparison to the measly 8 (even though 3 of them are Steve Jobs and that’s not nothing, I know).. Enshallah next year will be even more amazing :*

  3. swera : Hehehe you will always be the great part of my year not only the good! And thanks love I love you too! :*

    Swair : Hehehe I don’t want 2011 to have a big ego so I have to tell him it was an “okay” year LOL! Hehe enshalla it will be :D