Three Things Thursday – VII

Hello my peeps – it is Thursday again and that means its time for the weekly round up of random things that constitute Three Things Thursday hosted by Salma at the Write Balance, Raj at Pink Chai Living, and Nisha at Love Laugh Mirch. Hope you enjoy this weeks edition and don’t forget to check out the other far more awesome contributors!

Thing One: Caps and Gowns 


My baby sister graduated from college/university this past weekend. I went in having no real emotion around the event to finding myself choking up at numerous points during graduation. I am very proud of my not so little baby. She even managed to do something none of her siblings could – learn a language and that even a tough one i.e. Mandarin. Rumor has it she speaks it fluently, but what do I know 😉

Thing Two: A Decade


It has been ten years since I graduated. Ten years in which I moved back to Pakistan, worked as an Economic Analyst at a mutual fund, met my husband, got married, moved to Toronto, worked as a Financial Adviser, and had two beautiful girls. The version of me that threw her cap in the air at the end of the ceremony could have never imagined that adult me would a.) move to Toronto – I thought Virginia was cold! and b.) choose to be a stay at home mom. Although I am happy with my choices I now find myself wondering what the next ten years would bring and wondering if it is time to be more proactive and have more concrete aims and goals. Ten year plan anyone?

Thing Three: Happy Mama

My sister who in many ways was like a first child to me graduated on Mothers Day making it a doubly happy day for me. The sweetest part of my day though was getting this little handpicked bouquet from my sweet little girl.




I suspect Abba (Daddy) helped. 🙂




10 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday – VII

  1. I can totally identify with you on my life not turning out how I had planned or predicted it would. I had my first kid at 23 when the master plan was to consider kids at 30! Motherhood turned out to be the greatest gift ever for me, and it sounds like it worked out pretty good for you too 🙂

  2. Im in the same decade boat with you….crazy cant believe it has been ten years! But id say we got a lot done to be.proud of. For the next ten i agree need to chalk out something concrete for ourselves otherwise will just fly by as fast as babies grow !

  3. Congratulations on your sister’s engagement and belated happy mother’s day! I can totally relate with not planning to be a SAHM, it definitely not in my plans. But everything happens for a reason right?

  4. I often wonder what the next 10 years have in store for me as well. It’s been about 4 months since I took a break from work for a year to spend more time with my daughter and I do not miss work at all. Like you, I have never imagined that I would enjoy a time without work.

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