Monday, 23 December 2013

Wrapped in a bubble & blown into the wind...

For some strange reason, I can't wrap my mind around the fact that there's only a week left of 2013. Time, in my world, has never flown by faster, ever. But I'm not complaining. This past year hasn't been one of my favourites; marred by constant challenges and being tested on just about every level imaginable; I'm certainly not sad to see it end.

I still can't help but feel a little pensive about things... lost in the endless contemplation of how this year began, where I've been, what I've had to endure, what I actually want to do with my life, and not being exactly sure of where I'm going to. But the thing about taking a long hard look at life, is that it often prompts some much needed change, however small or drastic.

And so I'm going into 2014 with no expectations. I'm not desperately hoping that it will be better than the previous year (history has taught me that that is an exercise in futility), and I'm not expecting it to be different. I'm merely going to be open to new things, shirk off the weight of anticipation, and take each day as it comes. I'd also like to live a healthier life, in every sense of the word.

Let's see where the wind takes us, shall we...

Here's wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating, and Happy Holidays to all my readers. May the next year bring unfounded joy, peace and prosperity to all. 

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  1. Here's to a productive 2014 - and all the new journeys ahead of you. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  2. Happy almost New Year! It eventually gets better - or, at least, feels better.

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    1. We can also MAKE it better Roving Retorter - here's to that!

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  3. Happy Christmas and your hopes for 2014 are the same as mine. Big hug to you and happy holidays!

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  4. Don't live your live like a candle in the wind, etc. (cue Elton John) We live with the hope that the next year will be better than the last. And where there is life, there is hope.

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  5. I'm not expecting it to be different - that's me too. all those past years I had expectations and hopes. this time around I'm more of the same. because it's always going to be good and bad.

    happy holidays my friend xoxo

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    1. Let's embrace the good and bad Petra *hugs*

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  6. Happy New Year! And here's to change, no matter how it manifests itself in 2014.

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    1. Happy New Year Deidre... let's pray for great changes!

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  7. Same goes for me. 2013 is not so lovely and not so bad at all but then I am not very sad about leaving the whole year behind. Merry Christmas to you, too! :)

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    1. Here's to a fantastic 2014 Debie Grace :)

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  8. May the coming year be one of purpose, focus, and productivity :)

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    1. Ameen Dreamlife...and the same to you and yours :)

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  9. It's now 2014, Azra. Feel any different?

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    1. Yes in fact I do LL! May it stay this way :)

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  10. Well, I for one, really hope it is a better year for you! To make it better for me, I am definitely going to change how I see and approach things. I've really neglected myself (including reading and writing) and that will end this year.

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    1. Thanks Prixie - I'm all about change this year - mental and emotional growth being top priority. If we want things to change, we have to act. All the best for you too :)

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