2014 and thoughts for the new year!

I took more than a year off from here. From writing, coming here and looking at the number of likes or followers I have received. I just took a break from it all. There have been days when I have opened WordPress and started at a blank page, waiting for words; words to form sentences; sentences that would beautifully string together and express what I felt, I saw and experienced. Needless to say, those words and sentences never came together. I Would give up my futile attempt and head back to reality, where someone or something required my attention.

Nevertheless, 2014 was kind to me. It took me home, knocked me down and gave me opportunities to pick up the pieces and move on. It also drilled into me what I had forgotten,’what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ and stronger did i become the last few months. It taught me that I am who I am and I and I need to live my life by the rules that I had once set for myself. It also gave me a chance to understand that sometimes you need to let go of self doubt and fear to create a path for yourself.

This past year gave me an opportunity to pursue two things that I am passionate about dance and baking. There has been nothing more liberating than realising that I am good at it and there is nothing more than being on stage that brings out the better of me. When I thought that is all that I could be better at, I found myself covered knee, hands, face deep in butter, sugar, flour, eggs and all things rich and decadent three days a week full time.I learnt patience, need to shower care and love into every dough, cake or sweet treats that you make. I realised that a dough is a living thing. It responds to love, warmth, patience and the opportunity to grow and turn into something wonderful. A dough taught me that relationships are like that it needs all these things to grow and be what it needs to be. I had to value my life, my being and those in my life to see relationships blossom and be what they are meant to be. I needed to stop breathe and inject some of this learning into my life and my relationships.

So as we have wrapped bu 2014, I look forward to the new year, there are goals and desires that I hope to achieve. I hope to find God’s love and guidance as the new year unfolds. I hope the next 364 days will show me the paths that are for me to travel, I hope to be courageous and adventurous and to live life by my rules.

here is hoping that the NEW Year brings all things positive and the courage to face challenges that the year and days bring.

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Old Monk, Pictionary, friends… & a Happy New Year!

2010 was a totally brilliant for many reasons that are already up on the blog.. I started the new year with someone who is nothing less than special, who has a brilliant sense of humour ( which even after a year has not yet rubbed on me), made peace with people who I needed to and started living life on a completely different mode altogether. Each passing day brought with it some excitement, a new thing discovered about self, about the husband, new additions to the house, travelled, got a hike and learnt that you need to take the learning’s that life offers everyday into your stride.. 🙂

Through this journey of juggling my 9-7 job, a husband, self and many other things I made friends with the husband’s ever entertaining bunch of friend’s with whom there is never a dull moment. A bunch of crazy people, who love their music, food, travelling, photography, their crazy ass cocktails( sane ones and insane ones), Old Monk, Bloody Mary’s, Thumbs up ( mentioned on special request ), and most importantly they never let go off an opportunity to pull each other’s leg! 😀

They all get along like a house on fire, every get together there is a new story and then there is a repeat of the old stories for the new members … this is where me and D come into the picture…I am married to the lead vocalist of the band and D to the bassist and that leaves BB the long-standing and the only fan to be married soon to the new addition to the gang 🙂

A unique mix each of them put them altogether they are nothing short of the headiest cocktail you could get. So you probably would have gotten the drift of how my new year would have been there was loads of laughter, conversations, who is to marry next and what kinda girl should they marry ( highly controversial topic ) 😉 & various rounds of dumb charades & Pictionary with weird drawings where the opposite team instead of looking into what their own team member was drawing kept looking into ours (when it was All Play rounds) and eventually ended up guessing the wrong word coz my dear hubby misread the word! 😛

In between all this there was an irate neighbor who thought we were pounding on the floor and requested us not to, a huge stuffed toy froggie who was manhandled by almost everyone, a lost & then found wallet and lastly a car that broke down twice that were highlights of the day 🙂
It was my first new year away from home where I was out partying… instead of a quiet a day at home looking back on the year. This year I broke away from tradition partied hard, had hardly any money in my wallet except for a few foreign currencies and had two of the best nights in my life!

So here’s to all of you a part of my hubby darling’s extended family…have a wonderful new year and may we have enough good luck, get together’s and happiness all of these which never run out!