Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Year Of Summer

In the past year, I've found that my opinions and beliefs have often changed like the dunes in the harsh, capricious and unpredictable desert. The sun beats down in all its intensity and just when I think that I've got it all figured out, an impetuous wind comes out of no where, changing the entire landscape and everything I thought I ever knew, before my very eyes, in a matter of minutes. 

For me to summarize 2014 is quite overwhelming. It's been challenging, enlightening, wonderful, horrid, amazing, terrible, lonely, fulfilling... and above all, I don't feel like I'm any closer to where I should be and I don't feel that I've accomplished anything significant. But I do know that things are different. A whole lot different. My view of the world is different. And I've emerged from 2014, different.

The biggest lesson I've learned this year... I'm still trying to figure that out. 

I don't know what 2015 will hold for me, or for the world at large - I'm just hoping it's less jarring and traumatic for humanity. Wishing everyone a blessed, safe and prosperous 2015.

PS. This blog is still under construction.

16 comments:

  1. The only constant in life is change.

    Azra, it sounds like hell of a year and sometimes you can go through all of that but still feel somehow unfulfilled in your ultimate goal. Been doing it for years! But like you say, a lot has changed and you've emerged feeling different. That is growth and you may not notice how those differences affect you until you make choices in the new future. Sometimes enlightenment comes like a gentle breeze.

    Glad to se you back in the field xx

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    1. Yes indeed Jules, the only constant is change. Been very busy this year, but not really accomplishing anything - maybe I'll just enjoy the moment ;)

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  2. Well said. 2014 was a perplexing year. I find willingness to share the small light I have... because as one songster wrote: "It only take a spark to get a fire going."

    I hope you find that spark!

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    1. Here's hoping DIxie - something tells me that 2015 is going to be one heck of a year for me ;)

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  3. Azra, it rather sounds as if you're under construction too . . .

    Before you finally figure out the big lesson, how about some small ones? And maybe the 3 big candidates.

    Meanwhile, did I really read the other day that 2 Saudi women drivers had been arrested and charged with terrorism?

    Good luck with the transition.

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    1. Hi Colin - I don't know about the two Saudi women - people are getting arrested all the time in the KSA.

      I am still processing the small ones ;)

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  4. I have a ton of mixed feelings about 2014 - there were some definite highlights but there was a lot of troubles and strife. I am optimistically hoping that 2015 is going to be loads better. Fingers crossed

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    1. @rooth - Yeah 2014 was a rollercoaster. Let's see what 2015 has in store for us, I have a feeling it's going to be EPIC (in a good way).

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  5. I hear you, cous. I just hope 2015 will be more rewarding. More... there it is again. ;) Chin up soldier. I'm getting bald, you're not. (smile.)

    P.S. How come I'm in the Department of Recreation? Shouldn't I be in the Department of Enlightenment? No? O.

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    1. There aren't any more Departments Cuz - like my new arrangement? I'm still getting used to it. I'm sure 2015 is going to be great - we can't have shit for a 5th year running ;)

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  6. Wishing you much good health and well-being in the days to come. Hang in there, it won't always be such a roller coaster ride.

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    1. Thanks Happy Whisk! Wishing much the same for you and yours!

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  7. Wishing you only the best for 2015! Sending you much positivity.

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    1. Thanks Prixie - been too long. All the best for you too!

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  8. oh, your year sounds just like mine. huge and messy and grandiose and hard work and like I'm nowhere nearer to where I should or want to to be... happy 2015 xoxo

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    1. Let's hope there's a lot more Progress in 2015 Petra ;)

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