Hissah Enrichment Center Abu Dhabi new years message

I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that 2018 has already come to an end. It doesn’t feel like too long ago when I was writing a “Welcome 2018” piece and now, lo and behold, the year has whizzed by and 2019 is just around the corner. As always, I like to take a moment to look back and reflect on all the happenings of the past year. The good, the bad, the struggles, the triumphs, the heartbreak, the achievements, the uncertainty, and the surety. One big, beautiful chaos that came together and made up the year 2018. I like to pick apart the jumble – one piece at a time – and look at everything as separate entities and reflect upon what I gained and learned from each experience. How much did I grow? Or have I remained stagnant?

Why don’t you give this practice a go, too? Take out a piece of paper and jot down all the experiences, occurrences, events, encounters etc. that you feel made an impact on you this year – either negatively or positively. Be true and honest with yourself, assess each point you wrote down, and make a note of how it changed you (it may not have). If you are really feeling bold, plan ahead for the new year with some resolutions of how you can improve upon how you deal/react/benefit from similar situations in the future.

Hissah Enrichment Center – 2018

One of the signs of a great organization is that it never claims to be “established”, it is always a “work in progress”. Why, do you ask? Because it is continually growing, evolving, finding ways to improve and be more efficient. It is always adapting, experimenting, adopting new ways of functioning. It is always working towards being better and providing the very best that it can to the people it serves. Hissah Enrichment Center is one such organization.

The year 2018 brought big changes for us at HEC. We shifted our offices from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, which was a giant leap in the right direction! We continue to work upon how to improve our services and make them more broadly available.

We started our “Real Life Stories” series at the beginning of the year. Every month we shared a beautiful story of someone – each person was unique, as was their story. From different walks of life, different parts of the world, each with a message to share. Through each story we learned something new – lessons on resilience, strength, faith, following your dreams. It has been a wonderful experience for me this year; interacting with people, gathering their stories, and bringing them to you. I look forward to 2019 and all the inspirational people I will introduce you to through our Real Life Stories series!

2019 and Beyond

We end this year with a renewed spirit and excitement of what is to come! We have lots planned for the upcoming year and will be sharing with you every step of the way. I am again reminded of the mission of Hissah Enrichment Center – we are dedicated to the elevation and engagement of adults, youth and children through relevant and innovative approaches in the form of trainings and consultations, designed to empower and transform individuals, families and communities. We remain steadfast and committed to our mission.

A New Year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations into your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with wonder and greatness!

Happy 2019 from the Hissah Family!