Another 12 Months of Opportunity

02 Jan

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you had a lovely time with friends and family and have made lists of all the dreams you want to realise this year.

I’ve started this post about ten times since the 30th of December 2011, but nothing seems to sound right, so I’m just going with the flow. After all, if you can’t be yourself on your blog and with your friends, where can you. So here goes.

V has given me a thought that I’m going to adhere to this year. It may be a case of oversimplification, but it seems to make things easier, in most cases. “If everyday is everybody’s birthday, then we’ll all always be happy.” So here’s my thought (not original in itself, but the derivation is unique) – LIVE EACH DAY LIKE IT”S YOUR BIRTHDAY. Isn’t that an amazing way to approach life? It makes me want to bounce out of bed in the mornings, with a big smile on my face and a heart full of excitement.

This very week I’m going to start working on my book again and hopefully, I’ll get round to finding a decent agent, as well as, move on from the first rough draft. If any of you have tips on writing and getting a book published, please do share, I need all the guidance I can get. I have this, and my previous blog, to thank for actually getting me on track with writing. I’ll tell you the whole story in my next post.

From today I have also gotten back on my healthy living bandwagon, after two weeks of total abandon (read – partying, eating, drinking, late nights and lots more). I don’t intend to deny myself any of the pleasures of life, but I will do everything in moderation, in order to ensure that I can do it for as long as I live.

The techie and I are going to work extra hard to bring our company to where we want it to be, however, unlike the last two years, we are also going to consciously give our marriage more attention. ‘We’ deserves to be one of the firsts in our life, not a poor third after V and the business. I know for sure that this year will be a turning point in a lot of ways for us, all we have to do is seize every opportunity that comes our way.

Most importantly, I plan to be a more laidback mom, so that I can enjoy watching my baby grow-up. I need to loosen-up and the benefits for my family, and myself, are going to be multi-fold.

That’s it folks, my short take on how I intend to enjoy all that 2012 has to offer. No resolutions but lots of dreams.

Here’s to another year of sharing and learning. Yay!

P.S. – I kicked off the New Year with a short and pretty edgy hair cut. I haven’t gone this short since the year I got married. A real new beginning.


Posted by on January 2, 2012 in The Real Me



7 responses to “Another 12 Months of Opportunity

  1. ebmom

    January 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    ooooh, I wanna see the hair!!

    Also, great resolutions, Give priority to what’s really important in your life. I have come to the same conclusion!

    • nmaha

      January 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Elisa, I need to figure out how to get an edited picture of my hair up. Though I seriously wish I had clicked a picture at the hair saloon. A haircut never looks the same after two weeks of washes :-p

  2. Tracey Becker (@Justanothermom)

    January 7, 2012 at 3:44 am

    You should post your hairdo! Just cut the face out if you want to be more anon…

    Anyway, Happy New Year backatcha. Hope you guys DO focus on the marriage more (it’s the one member of our family that we actually PICKED. You’d think more people would WANT to spend more time with their spouses!) Good luck on the book, too!

    • nmaha

      January 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Hahaha…Tracey, that is so you – “the one member of our family that we actually PICKED”. Yes, I have finally come to realise that somethings can’t wait till we retire 🙂

      I will definitely post a picture of my cut 😉 and thanks for the wishes.

  3. Sanjana

    January 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Good luck in the new year! It’s a lovely sentiment, to treat each day like it’s your birthday. I like to feel special on my bday. But hey, I should feel that anyway right?

    But it’s not easy, obviously, to take each day like a celebration… it might be a bit tiring. Good luck!

    And your hairdo is cool! I did notice it when we met, and with all the sparkly clips and the edgy cut, you were looking really cool! 😀

    • nmaha

      January 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Sanju, Happy New Year.

      I agree on the birthday thing, especially since I’m not three and have to face the realities of life. For a practical way on following it, I’ll probably try to spend at least an hour of each day doing something that makes me really happy *fingers crossed*.

      You are technically the only person, outside my family, who has seen my new cut in all it’s styled glory 🙂 Thanks for the compliment.


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