Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year! May this year hold good things for all of us!
I came across these beautiful wish for a new year on Facebook, and loved it. I hope this comes true!
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
I hope 2013 is better for India as well. 2012 saw some shocking incidents in India, a lot of celebs passing away, and a lot of chaos.
We brought in the new year quietly, at home. The OH came back a tad early from work on the 31st, and I was working from home. We had a simple home-made meal, post which we settled in in our comfortable couches to watch some TV, and talked and snuggled and held hands when it was 12 AM. At 12:05 AM sharp, we were fast asleep. It looks like we have grown up, as far as new year’s eves are concerned.
On the 1st of January, again, we had a fairly quiet and relaxed day. We woke up rested and refreshed to a nice, hearty, home-made breakfast, watched some TV, read some blogs and books, wished people, and got ready to go to Amma’s place for lunch. (I even managed to purge my bookshelf of some books I haven’t touched in ages, a task that had been pending since forever. It feels so good!) Another hearty meal later, we set off to look at houses for my parents. We didn’t have much luck with finding a house that feels like home, but we did have a lot of fun. We returned home after gorging on some lovely South Indian fare at Annapoorni.
After last year’s new year’s eve food fiasco (I have resorted to calling it that!), this new year’s eve was full of food, and homely food at that. Minus all the stress of last year. I hope this is an indicator of lots of comfortable, homey stuff in the year ahead.
In true TGND style, I waited with bated breath for the first song that I would hear in 2013. I like noticing such stuff. And, the song turned out to be something whacky called Baithe bithaye balander (blunder) na kariyo. I prefer not to think about the possible implications that listening to this song might have on my fortune for this year.
Last year was a mish-mash of good and bad for us. It gave us as many reasons to weep and feel low as it gave us to rejoice and smile. I am hoping this year brings with it lots of good cheer and happiness. I could definitely use some.
I have made a broad list of the things that I want to achieve in 2013. I am soon going to haul my butt on my couch, with a notepad and pen in hand, and make a list of the activities I need to undertake in order to achieve these goals. I don’t want my resolutions (if they can be called that!) to remain just plans. I do want to see them happening, through the course of the year.
I loved Sangitha’s post last year on finding your ‘word for the year’, which determines your actions in the time to come. I found it an interesting concept, one that has stuck on till date.
My word for 2012 was ‘balance’. I was seeking some form of balance in my life – everything was too chaotic and stressful at this time last year. I am happy to say I managed to achieve at least 80% of this objective.
For 2013, my action-oriented word would be ‘better’. My list of activities for 2013 reflect this. I want to get my life to a stage at which it is better than what it is now. Not that life isn’t good now, but I know certain things need to further improve. I will strive for that.
The world did not end on 21/12, as the Mayans had (apparently) predicted. I’m very glad to see this side of 21/12. I wasn’t ready to go just yet.
There are a lot of places I want to visit, a lot of things I want to do in life before I go. I am thrilled to have a blank canvas before me now, in the form of 2013, which I can fill up with colours the way I want to. Yay to that!
How did you ring in the new year? What are your new year resolutions?