December 31, 2012

Looking back at 2012

2012 was a year of great revelation to me. It showed me that i can easily find it in me to  run away from my responsibilities, into a world within myself.it showed me that when life gets tough, i am one of those who roll in a ball and wait for it to be over.

  It showed me that i have an amazing imagination. It showed me that i can write well.. It gave me the first laurel  in writing accomplishment .. i won second place in a short story writing competition. It showed me that being comfortable in my own skin is not that difficult.. that I dont have to apologize for being me.

 2012 showed me that my family is indeed very precious to me.  My littlest one joined the school tedium.. and although i was a bit too eager to start on her schooling, i was in no way prepared to the feeling when all my kids were in school.  I did not know how to divide my time, i did not know how to spend my (absolutely) free time,  I did not know how to manage three kids getting ready for school  in the morning or bedtime in the evening... and i found out that practice is the best teacher.

it showed me that  gaining weight is simply a matter of how much you eat. it showed me that if i suddenly stop exercising, i might gain a few kilos extra in the weeks following. it showed me how good I'd feel after a brisk walk around the block, when i have a friend to gupshup with.

2012 taught me that i have it in me to be blindly addicted to something. It cured me of the same addiction, by ways known only to God.. but after it was over, i know what it did to me, and my family... and i found out that my husband was not joking when he said his wedding vows. I appreciate him a lot more, i think i am finally grown up enough to appreciate his devotion.

I read a lot this year.. not only fiction, but nonfiction too.. and i see my little ones curled up in corners of the home, lost in their books, I am content.. and my only regret is not being able to provide them enough books to broaden their horizons.. sadly, the school library stocks mostly nancy drew and famous five and enid blyton.. and that is definitely not the genre of books i want my kids to read.I will do something to make it right.. I WILL!

towards the end of the year, I got introduced to podcasts and monetizing and blogging as a business.. i am intrigued, and a whole lot curious. I have decided to to a project 365 in the year 2013, because the number of photos in my house have been terribly reduced because I donot know how to operate the new DSLR.. and i am eager to learn.  I will be starting a new blog for the 365, hence this is adios..

thanks to all who left comments here, encouraged me, and used the patterns off this site..  check my pinterest on the sidebar, you will find a ton of free patterns and tutorials from across the internet.. Enjoy your life. carpe diem!

edited to add: just when I try to stop a blog, a new reason comes. hence I take back the adios :)

2 comments:

  1. Lovely write up Jaya ... 2012 sounds great to see from your view point.

    "it showed me that gaining weight is simply a matter of how much you eat." This is my whole life indeed.

    "and i found out that my husband was not joking when he said his wedding vows. I appreciate him a lot more, i think i am finally grown up enough to appreciate his devotion." Aaawww best in the world ... this sounds to me. May God bless you with many more endearing revelations :D


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    1. Sama, thanks for taking the time to comment.. and no, this year was not the best in the list.. i know what went on behind each and every sentence i wrote.

      weight.. i feel your pain, sista!
      i find that simply intending to be more healthful has a long lasting effect on what i decide to eat.

      thanks for the good wishes :)

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