Sunday, 28 December 2014

The New Year Resolution

Phew!! 2014 is over! What a great year it was, very close to my heart, many beautiful moments.

2015 is just around the corner and everyone is ready to make their resolution list, just like the previous years. How much of it is achieved, is a new debate all together.

So, here I am standing on the precipice of 2015, and strange things are going on in my mind. I m not sure about making new resolutions. But yes, I am thinking of giving more dimensions to my life.

The first thing I can think about myself is to be a more fun mother to my little one. In many ways I've just become comfortable in motherhood. My daughter has become a little girl. She started school this year. The early days of "being a new mother" haze has just worn off. Now, I am left wondering how fast time flew. I want to cherish every moment I am gifted with my child, let her enjoy her childhood and re-discover mine. Let her blow the bubbles, its okay the carpet can be cleaned later. The cake she helped making is much more precious than the extra 15 minutes of cleaning I would be doing. Unwind a little: This is my first mantra of 2015.

This pic says a lot to me : Play, Have fun, Focus, Do not Fear, Be a child

Life in this world is fast, we run from morning to night in a jiffy. I am going to be a little more mindful. Mindful of the beautiful world around me, mindful of the wonderful family I have, and mindful of all that God has blessed me with. Most of the best things in life are for free. You don't believe me? Your child's hug is free, Sunrise and sunset is free, the love of your mom is free. So less of fretting and more of gratitude!!

Buhairah corniche sharjah
A Beautiful sunrise every day : Buhairah corniche, Sharjah

I am my biggest critic. Seeing flaws in myself has been a habit. So the next thing I wish to accomplish is being "kinder to myself". Yes, its okay to be myself, I am good. Its okay if I weigh a few pounds more than what I want to be. Its okay if I did not have time to play that day with my daughter as I was caught up with work. Its okay, after all I am trying my best too.. And my loved ones don't see my flaws, they see my merits. So its high time I do too!!

Leaving my comfort zone. Yes, not in great big ways but in small little steps. Doing things I am scared of. Zain has promised to make me para glide, scary for me!! Taking the plunge in studies, at work, every where, where I have to face the world. I want to quieten the inner voice that plays on my fears and I want to be my biggest cheer leader. Somewhere along the way from childhood to adulthood, we dream less and believe less. Hoping to go back to dreaming and believing, without fear!

Time. Time is the most precious commodity of our lives. The earlier we realize it, the fuller our lives would be. I am going to put away with distractions and make time for my family, yes each one of them. I am going to take time out to re-connect with friends. Time for myself, for the hobbies I wanted to pursue, the book I wanted to read, the places I wanted see, the games I wanted to play with my daughter. I guess if I can fulfill few of the above, I'll be going good. All the other good things will fall in place :)

Time to admire: Up close

2014 has been eventful to many in my family and circle of friends, marriage, babies, a new places, new jobs. I wish every one a grand 2015, full of happiness and contentment!

By the way, this is a link for a live feed of how Dubai ushers in the new year... Watch it and have fun!
"Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, by global developer Emaar Properties, will feature the world’s most advanced pyrotechnics and LED illumination technology, which will also be streamed live on YouTube and on all major international channels.
The event reached more than 2.5 billion people last year through live telecast, in addition to millions converging in Burj Park for a family carnival to usher in the New Year, and the same is expected to happen this year."
Excerpts from GULF NEWS 29 December, 2014, Online edition.

happy new year
Happy New Year

P.S. By the way the blog has a brand new look.  


  1. All great resolutions, good luck with them!

  2. oh my.. thats a wonderful list... Indeed such a lovely read.. Oh.. and I do love the look of your blog.. :)

    1. Thank you for such encouraging words, Patricia :) Will keep me motivated enough to stick to that board throughout the year ;)