The year that was ~ 2011 ~

The year is finally drawing to an end. Before I became a stay at home mom I used to embark the new year with a long list of goals to achieve for the coming year. For the past 2 years however, new year’s eve has been a day where I reflect on all the little blessings in my life. 2011 for me zoomed past so fast with the only memory being caring for my baby. Basically, my whole year revolved around her. It’s a joy seeing her grow up. Though at times I feel like throwing in the towel, I cannot imagine my life without her. That said, I realize another important thing – I need time for MYSELF. My husband has been telling me this but I find it so difficult to take some time out without Svadhi. I always ended up feeling guilty for not being around her. But as I am reflecting this now, I realize how I have gone off the equilibrium as a result of this and how much I yearn for some solitude.

Reflections on 2011 and some resolutions for 2012:

  • We made 2 overseas trip – to Brisbane and India. I simply love traveling. It broadens my horizon and keeps me alive.
  • The biggest achievement this year will be the opening of our Subway store in Cova square Kota Damansara. Alas the dream of owning a business has come true. We feel very blessed.
  • The one thing that I have completely overlooked this year is setting aside some personal time for myself- a quiet time for myself and for some physical exercise. Some days I find myself sitting alone in the dark after my baby is asleep and bask in the silence in a meditative state – it’s so therapeutic. I feel replenished after just 5 minutes of silence. I marvel at the inner peace that solitude gives. Unfortunately my daughter is a very light sleeper hence those solitary moments are very rare. This year I have to consciously set aside time for myself and start meditating again – for the sake of my sanity.
  • I think I should go back to goal-setting, especially in the fitness regiment. At least I will make some conscious effort to upkeep the publicly-announced fitness goals.

All in all, 2011 has been kind to me and my family and I feel so grateful for that. A path of uncharted terrain lures me into the new year. Looking forward for all the adventure in store for us! Happy New Year!

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