Today everywhere you look, it is going to be something on the lines of ‘New year, new you’, ‘its a brand new beginning’! Every year I also fall into the trap and start making resolutions, promising myself things that I know I would not keep. You can go into my blog archives and see for yourself!
This year I did no such thing! For heaven’s sake, I am the same person that slept on 31st December and woke up on 1st January all the same!
This year I treated January 1st as just another date on the calendar. It did not hold a special meaning whatsoever. Only effect that I let it have on me was that I allowed myself to feel a kind of renewed energy, if you know what I mean. I gave myself permission to do what I have been always doing, in a more grand way, if that’s possible.
This past year, I have been ‘trying’ very very hard to let things go on their own pace sometimes. Not to fight over gaining control. It is time I do just that, try a bit harder even!
This past year, I have let the ‘idea of perfectionism’ hold me back from doing a lot of things that I wanted to do. It’s time I let that go. I am going to make mistakes. I am going to make bigger mistakes. That only means I am moving forward and not freezing in time.
This past year, I have tried to come out of my ‘shell’ and make some new adult friendships, which are hard to come by as it is. It is time I put more of myself into maintaining those and hopefully make them into lasting relationships.
It is time to be more of ME this year!
P.S This watch was a gift from husband on my last birthday. It’s the only gift in all these years that I have worn every single day!
Does it happen to you that when you have had something for a while or something in excess or maybe something that you never lost, you start failing at appreciating it!? Now go back and read that once more and I guarantee at least one thing will come to your mind for all the three categories.
Though there are a million things on my mind right now which I appreciate and am grateful for, I will let you peek in just a little bit this morning in hopes that somewhere you would too tell someone just how much you appreciate their just being there. Maybe you would say a silent prayer, close your eyes for a moment and just let out a sigh in remembrance.
Last week, I ran my first ever 5k without any training! I like to run but these days all my energy is spent taking care of our toddler. There is hardly any reserve at the end of the day to put on my shoes and head out the door. I am grateful for having healthy lungs, functioning legs and fresh Seattle air which made it possible.
I cook two to three edible fresh meals for my family everyday! I never really took interest in kitchen antics earlier, but now with a toddler whose nutritional needs are kind of my responsibility, cooking has become second nature. I am grateful that I am able to do just that which means I have plenty in my fridge, my pantry is stocked and there is food on the table every evening. All of this in effect means I have a family to call my own, for which I am grateful!
We are co-sleeping at the moment with our toddler. Even though I sleep in maybe 1/4th quadrant of our king size bed, everyday I am grateful there is a warm cozy bed waiting for me at the end of the day. With even warmer cozier bodies to snuggle with!
Do you think I should make this a semi permanent feature on the blog!? Once in a while I can come back to you with three things on top of my gratefulness list and maybe it will give you a chance to stop, think and thank for all that you are grateful for today! (Like my toddler has learnt to say recently, Great idea!!!)
It is never too early to visit a museum in my opinion. I feel what a person takes away from a visit depends on their age, their temperament or even how they are feeling that particular day.
Spring is just around the corner. To me, it feels like a clean slate, a little bit like new year, a new beginning of sorts. I thought if I want to get back into blogging, this is as good a time as any other.
I read a whole book! After ages! I know! It is a shocker! My husband made me do it!
Time is flying! I used to laugh at people in my head when they told me it will go by so fast. In the earlier days when I was housebound with a newborn with no sleeping or feeding schedules, I used to yearn for days when I will be able to go out in the world again. Who am I kidding!? I still do!
If you think I have more hair than your average kid, you are absolutely right!
I just blinked and my baby is 3 months already! Unless he is sleeping, which is thankfully through the night except for feedings every 2-3 hours, he is never still! He is kicking up a storm these days and diaper changes are becoming more of a wrestle. Daytime naps are a thing of past and unless someone is playing with him, he calls for attention in the loudest manner possible! 😉
He thinks all is forgiven since he is this cute!?…Obviously! 🙂
Lodhi Garden, March 2014
I do not like changes. I do not hate them either. It is just that once I am set in a particular rhythm of life and a change happens, its takes me longer to come to terms with it. But, past is my witness that whenever I have taken a leap of faith and embraced the change, I have always liked the other side better.
And now!? I simply trust the magic of new beginnings…
I began my journey towards parenthood shortly after this picture was taken and I knew that was going to be the biggest change there ever was. I kept faith and welcomed every change that came with it, changes in my body, changes in my life, changes in my priorities and look where it got me! Continue Reading…