Pursuit of Harmony: Help Me Be A Better Me

Dear All,

This form is dedicated to anyone who is in the pursuit of harmony. It is not only dedicated to myself and to change who I am. But, “to be a better me” is indeed a part of a personal reflective journey on my way of pursuing harmony in creating harmony. It is hopefully in the long-term could help anyone on any phase of life. With vulnerabilities and uniqueness of each and everyone, in the pursuit of harmony; hopefully, this will be a way that one may find harmony within. Kindly help me be a better me to create harmony by fulfilling this form. Your kindness matters to me and will indirectly influence those who are in the pursuit of harmony. Thank you.

[Formulir ini ditujukan untuk siapapun yang sedang dalam pencarian harmoni. Project ini tidak hanya didedikasikan untuk diri saya dan untuk mengubah siapa saya. Namun, “to be a better me” adalah perjalanan personal reflektif pada perjalanan pencarian harmoni dalam menciptakan harmoni. Harapannya, dalam jangka panjang project ini dapat membantu siapapun pada fase apapun dalam kehidupan. Dengan kerentanan dan keunikan masing-masing orang, dalam pencarian harmoni, harapannya ini akan menjadi jalan bagi seseorang menemukan harmoni di dalamnya. Mohon bantu saya menjadi diri saya yang lebih baik untuk menciptakan harmoni dengan cara mengisi formulir berikut. Kebaikanmu sangat berarti untuk saya dan secara tidak langsung berpengaruh bagi mereka yang sedalam pencarian harmoni. Terima kasih.]

Berikut link untuk mengisi form:

bit.ly/helpmebeabetterme

Jika teman-teman mengisi formulir pada link berikut, teman-teman akan memperoleh informasi dan review manuskrip Antologi Harmoni atau dapat juga meng-update via instagram @antologiharmoni dan @nurismanajma. Semoga Allah membalas kebaikanmu dengan kebaikan yang berlipat. Terima kasih.

 

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Renungan Perjalanan

Benar adanya memulai sesuatu lebih mudah dibandingkan dengan mempertahankan sesuatu. Begitulah hijrah dan istiqomah menjadi dua simpul yang harus saling menguatkan. Apabila satu hal lepas maka selesailah.

Alhamdulillah alhamdulillah alhamdulillahirobbil’alamin karena di mana melangkah masih ada tempat-tempat yang menyejukkan. Di kala diri merasa lelah dan tidak tahu arah selalu ada Allah yang dengan invisible hand-nya mengantarkan kita untuk kembali mendekat kepada-Nya. Tolong ingatkan Isna terus ya teman-teman :”) Jika ditanya bagaimana target 2018 ini memang masih jauh baik dari target dunia dan akhirat. Namun, ada hal yang patut disyukuri seperti keberanian mengambil keputusan dan menemukan tujuan yang hakiki. Ya, tahun ini saya melepaskan karir saya di sebuah kantor akuntan publik. Perjalanan yang tak mudah sungguh. Pilihan yang tak mudah pula. Terima kasih kepada Bu Vonny, our wonderful senior manager, yang membuka kesempatan dan memberikan ruang merenungkan banyak hal. Terima kasih kepada Kak Kevin atas ilmu keseruan dan motivasinya, kecuali saran cari pacar (sepertinya untuk ini saya tidak bisa Kak punten ya karena saya sudah banyak dosa tak mau nambah dosa lagi ini perihal prinsip hidup). Terima kasih Kak Eddy atas role modelnya, sukses selalu karirnya di Spore, senior high achiever yang kutu loncat dari satu KAP ke KAP lain. Terima kasih kak Dita atas semuanya literally, udah kaya kakak mama dan guru :”) Terima kasih kak Weini :”) Terima kasih Rikmen kak Pandit Pipit Moses sukses selalu ya. Mohon maafkan segala kekuranganku selama year end audit. Terima kasih semuanya.

Bismillah. Jadi isna telah menemukan jalan yang terasa seperti isna’s way, keberlanjutan. Jika sebelumnya hanya berkutat dengan laporan keuangan, kini banyak belajar multidisiplin. Tempat yang sederhana dengan orang-orang sederhana namun menginspirasi. Terima kasih. Terutama karena di sini Isna menemukan ketenangan batin dan kebahagiaan karena memiliki kesempatan melakukan kegiatan yang menjadi hobi isna. Alhamdulillah selain di sini, isna ikut mengajar anak-anak alhamdulillah masih istiqomah doanya yaaa. Relieving feeling bisa ketemu anak-anak belajar hal sederhana keseharian yang menjadi lebih bermakna, solat, doa sehari hari, iqro, lagu, mengenalkan Islam dengan lebih menyenangkan dan mudah dipahami. Selain itu, terima kasih QIP karena QIP isna juga diingatkan untuk belajar terus dan mendekat kepada pegangan kita sebagai muslim. Terharu dan selalu merasa tergetar setiap terlibat dengan komunitas QIP yang masya ALLah tabarakallah. Tujuh bulan perjalanan hampir terlewati di lingkungan baru. Bismillah.

Beberapa hari ini juga sering kepikiran setelah ini apa yang akan terjadi. Bukankah masih ada banyak impian? Tapi seringkali juga mungkin efek umur dan psikologis, selalu berpikir berulang kali hingga melewatkan beberaapa kesempatan yang kata orang sayang sekali dilewatkan. Hidup memang pilihan. Seperti misal, pada saat merelakan konferensi di Malaysia karena bertepatan dengan hari pernikahan kakak. Seperti mengorbankan orientation camp dan didiskualifikasi The Future Leader Scholarship nya PPM Manajemen karena feeling sih sebenarnya Bapak seperti kurang srek mana Bapak Ibu pada saat isna diisolasi akan berangkat ke tanah suci. Pengorbanan yang kadang sulit dipahami. Meninggalkan sesuatu yang berhaga buat diri kita di dunia ini demi ridha-Nya adalah pengorbanan. Namun, kemudian, apabila tujuan akhir kita adalah ridha Allah rahmat Allah, bismillah akan ada jalan dan insyaaALLAH ganti yang lebih baik. Apapun takdir ALlah, dan apapun pilihan kita, semoga Allah merahmatinya.

Mengingat Allah Berarti Mengingat Bahwa Anda Tidak Sendiri – Nouman Ali Khan

:”)

Nouman Ali Khan Indonesia

Saya menerima banyak email dan pesan tentang orang-orang yang kewalahan dengan kegelisahan mereka, dan merasa butuh untuk mencari ketenangan dengan cara berbicara kepada seseorang.

Seseorang yang akan mendengarkan dan berusaha memahami. Seseorang yang tulus dalam kepeduliannya. Seseorang yang dapat menjadi penyemangat dan membuat mereka merasa aman. Kebutuhan ini nyata. Saya pernah merasakannya.

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The Crossroads

In a world of nowhere

I stand still longing for a way

I see such a long and winding road looks like never-ending still

I find kindness, cruelty, sincerity, arrogance, honesty, all and all, what else?

It is a world full of temporary and fake things

I feel like I don’t belong to this world, do we?

I see the blurry signs, the storm, the sun

I am in the middle of the crowds

In a point where I know I have nothing

that I am nobody

there is nothing I can rely on

I am scared, yes.

I am hurt, yes.

I am excited, yes.

I am happy, yes.

I am sad too.

Everything is temporary even this feeling.

I am looking for an eternity.

Whichever way, take me back to You

to an eternity.

 

 

Monthly Budget Pacing Tool

Dear All,

Kindly find this spreadsheet of monthly budget pacing tool.
Sebenarnya ini lebih cocok untuk project management tapi bisa juga untuk personal expense.
Ada 3 sheet: data sample berisi contoh data pengeluaran, monthly budget pacing sample berisi contoh monthly tracker, dan monthly budget pacing template bisa diisi sendiri (tinggal tambahkan “=” di depan formula agar formulanya jalan).
Cara menggunakannya:
1. Buatlah catatan jurnal pengeluaran harian
2. Masukkan data pengeluaran per hari pada sheet “Data Sample” (data di sana contohnya tinggal diganti dengan data yang ingin dimasukkan)
3. Cara memahami hasilnya di kolom result pada sheet ” monthly budget pacing sample”. Pada cell itu angka yang ditunjukkan negatif warna cell-nya hijau jika hasil < 0 dan warna akan berubah pink jika hasil >0.
Pada cell itu warnanya hijau artinya <0 dengan angka -10.7 persen artinya pengeluaran budget per tanggal 31 Desember 2017 sebesar 10.7 persen poin di bawah pace durasi waktu yang dilewati. Ini indikasi positif artinya terjadi penghematan anggaran (dalam kasus personal expenditure ya beda kasus kalau dalam project atau penilaian penyerapan anggaran). Kalau hasilnya merah artinya terjadi percepatan pengeluaran alias boros.
Demilkian semoga bermanfaat. Boleh dikoreksi jika ada kekeliruan. Terima kasih.
P.S.: Ada bonus ebook financial planning dari Melvin Finansialku.com. Mohon untuk tidak dikomersilkan. Kalau ebook ini saya tidak share di sini. Kalau ada yang menginginkan boleh saya kirim via email saja. Thanks.
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2018 Million Dreams

Dear soul,

Man jadda wa jada. Man shabara zafira. Man saara aladdarbi washala

Whoever truly struggle will triumph. Whoever have patience will find luck. Whoever walk on His way will find a way.

It has been a long and winding road. It has been a long writer’s block in a brand new journey. No worries. All praises be to Allah for all the good and the bad.

Some plans didn’t work as I planned. Some surprised me. Some left me in silence. Some burst me in laughters and tears. I have got nothing to say except, thanks to a soulful soul that has been through all that and every soul that has been always there with me, no matter what, through a kind prayer, silent dua, support, and kind words. They are all so meaningful. 2017 was a truly something and 2018 is another million dreams to reach.

My highlight would be to live is to love. And to love yourself is the foundation of living. I read on the headline news today about the habit of Twitter CEO in the morning after waking up. It was definitely not checking up twitter updates. Yet, it was giving your ownself a time. Meditating, reflecting, and listening to your soul. Loving yourself by eating good helathy food. Listening a motivating podcast. Talking to Allah. and so on.

This journey I am facing off is somewhat blurry and windy. Yet, I am so thankful to bear the fear of falling, doubt, and anxiety. As this month marked two years of graduating, it would be a remark on a new journey. Alhamdulillaah. I couldnt imagine how this adventure started. It was a coincidence if there ever be any in the world. I met  Pak Isnaeni Achdiat on a conference. He was one of the main speaker, a lecturer and partner at EY. My voice trembled in front of the speakers. I couldnt believe. He was truly an inspiration. People thought we were relatives and some jokes about our names. No, not at all. Indeed, I have never imagined that I would be here under his team. At last, I can dream again that I could also give something within mylif through a role model who inspired me. I really do not know where this is all going to take me. Yet, I believe. Thank you team especially Bu Vonny for giving me this chance to learn and grow together with you, hopefully.

Every night I lie in bed the brightest colors fill my head. A million dreams are keepin me awake.. A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.

Dear 2017,
Thank you. If there ever be a last word I could ever have to say. Dearest universe, thank you. Thank you for all the good, the bad, the best, and the worst that makes me who I am. Will you help me stand still? Will you show me the way and hold me along the way from now on 2018 till … ?

Have a dear 2018 to you, wherever you are.

 

A happy little life wanderer.

 

 

Dear October: Thank You

“The falling leaves, drift by the window. The autumn leaves of red and gold.”

Welcoming October. Sweet autumn, seems to be. Somewhere out there.

How is life going with you? I hope yours is well. It has been ages ever since the last time I wrote on this board. It has been full of surprises, good and bad, altogether. Alhamdulillah.

I am telling you a big big news that within these past months, I have turned into an auntie of a little baby namely Hanan Ali El Hurriyah. He was born on the independence day, that is why my sister and my bro-in-law gave him a last name of El Hurriyah. Besides, I got some surprises on marking my wishlist with a checklist one-by-one during these past months. There were some receiving and releasing of chances. There comes hello’s and “good”bye’s. And oh finally after all this time, I am happy that I am currently finishing an anthology of poetry and prose I wrote in this last decade since I was back in school. Bismillah, may it be a blessing. Hope to have an update on this here.

Dear October, thank you. If there ever be a last word I could ever have to say. Dearest universe, thank you. Thank you for all the good, the bad, the best, and the worst that makes me who I am. Will you help me stand still? Will you show me the way and hold me along the way?

Have a dear October to you, wherever you are.

Under the October’s sky,

A happy little life wanderer.

Dear a wandering soul…

Dear a wandering soul,

I am missing the soul that wanders and seeks lessons. I am missing pouring down every detail of perspective, thoughts, feelings, and random phrases–for that I give the wandering soul a me-moment.  Don’t you miss reading those or just enjoying the moment and every piece of thought?

Keep believing, my dear soul.

My Way

And now the end is near. And so I face a final curtain. My friend, I’ll say it clear. I’ll state my case of which I’m certain.

I’ve leaved a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and every high way. And more, much more than this. I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew. When I bit off more than I could chew. But, through it all, I ate it up and spit it out. I faced it all and I stood tall, and did it my way.

(My Way, by Frank Sinatra)

Dear readers,

It’s been a long while since the last time I wrote a blog post. I surely miss doing this. But, to tell you the truth, I have been too exhausted just to post. It is like the moment you have too much and then, you just dont know what to say. Even so, I feel so grateful to finally get a time (such a runaway from my life routine) to set back and reflect. Things have gone unexpectedly well with so much ups and downs. The environment where I currently work becomes nicer though still a tough life. It is kind of an intersection of the academic and private life since PP partnership is such complicated world. It is good when the people have the same frequency and goals. Most of the time, conflicts of interest occur. Perhaps we get used to all the inconveniences, as time goes by. That way, we naturally have the ability to adapt though it depends on the person for how long each will be.

Some funny things, sweet gifts, and inspirations from those bapak-bapak have been such surprises lately. More importantly, I have been in the edge of a long way. Perhaps, it is time to leave. But, things themselves require me to stay. I remember that the saying goes, never stay in a calm water. Dive in the most dangerous, wide, wild, stormy, and ridiculous waves.

Last week, I finally had a chance to share with the kids and all volunteers across the archipelago about my life mission. It was totally healing and curing in this imbalanced working life to see the smiles and sincere hearts of the kids. It was such a deep relief to hear their laughter and the calling “Ibu Isna”. Indeed, I have been called with a name “ibuk” by the whole class and even my own teacher since I was in primary school, isn’t it sweet?

“Apa untungnya buat kalian melakukan ini?”  Nggak capek ya? Bukannya udah sibuk?” “What is the benefit for you by doing this? Dont you feel tired? Arent you busy?” Ibu Kepsek bertanya, teman dan kolega bertanya, Bapak Ibu bertanya. 

I feel good by doing this. I feel I have a value within myself. I love doing this, sharing and finding inspiration within. And I find happiness. I hope, others, too.

Now, it feels like I know what I want in life. Though it seems so far away from the world I am in at the time, I believe in my way. So, where are you going?