Sunday, December 20, 2009

And here comes another New Year!

Cant believe that 2009 just zoomed by!

It was a tough year, with the economy tanking and with daily news of massive layoffs. I am grateful we survived relatively unscathed. Makes you realize how easy it is to drop from "Well to do" to "Barely surviving".

Its been a relatively difficult year personally as well - have had to deal with some minor medical issues - underactive thyroid and ,as its side effect ( I hope), mild alopecia. While these are minor when compared to some of the bigger scarier stuff out there, its tough nonetheless.

Who would have thought that a small butterfly shaped gland would have an impact on pretty much every aspect of my life - from metabolism to cholesterol. My energy hit rock bottom, I could barely keep my eyes open through the afternoon, weight started piling on , I was depressed (both as a side effect and as a result of the other side effects). Well, I am now on thyroid medication and its starting to feel a little better - Not sure how long it will last however since it takes quite a while to figure out the right dosage.

Dwelling about the year that was made me think about what I really wanted for myself in 2010. Logically speaking, Jan 1 , 2010 will not be any different from any other day. But human beings are enamored with the concept of a fresh start, a new beginning. A new year feels very much like a clean slate - All past mistakes forgiven and erased with an opportunity to reinvent oneself.

With that, here are my hopes for the new year and beyond:

I want to live life very very consciously.
This is very applicable to me because at any given moment, I am thinking of the 10 things I need to get done. my mind is always racing and as a result of that, I sometimes forget to take time to truly savor everyday joys and blessings

I want to enjoy the company of people who mean the world to me.
I want to believe in my dreams and hopes for myself.
I want to dust off that deferred dream and work to make it a reality.
I want to truly, and very simply, make myself a priority
Want to tune into my body's signals and make sure my needs are met.
Whether its getting more sleep or spending quality time with my beautiful baby.
This one is always the toughest to do as a woman, and especially as a parent.

and last but not the least,
I want to honor old friends while making new friends.

I wish everyone a very Happy and meaningful year ahead.

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