From last year's Ramadhan to this year's Ramadhan, things did change a lot. Last Ramadhan, my grandfather, Tok Ayah was still with us and we celebrated Raya together. This Ramadhan, he's gone. Last Ramadhan, my maternal grandmother, Wan was still fit as a fiddle but this Ramadhan she can barely get out of bed.
Last Ramadhan, I was still in my school uniform, cracking my head over SPM and still unsure of what to do after SPM. This Ramadhan, here I am in KYUEM, jumping ship from being a lawyer to charting my way to be an economist. Last Ramadhan, I was still hanging out and laughing with old friends from secondary school about the silliest of stuffs. This Ramadhan, we're on our own pathways as we drift apart slightly and get to know new set of friends.
So, yes a lot things did change within a year. Ramadhan has shown us that much. But I can only hope with the things that have happened, good or bad, they'll turn us into better Muslims. Muslims who have stronger faith and perseverance. After all, everything happens for a reason.
Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Have a great one, y'all! :))