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The Beginning Of A New Year

365 blank days. 365 days to do something different, something new. Take on more responsibilities. Begin new experiences. Set new goals and dreams.

2014 hasn’t been the best of years for me. Actually, it sucked! The ice storm early in the year set its stage for lots of issues to come. Then the bed bug problems completely destroyed our home and messed up our lives. Ni’s constant fevers tampered with our emotions and strength to try everything in our power to get her better. Then what felt like a year full of health problems for me; which took a toll on my relationship with D and my job. And if all of that wasn’t enough, on the very last day of the year, a friend and colleague lost her battle with cancer and moved on to a better place (Rest in Peace Trish, you’ll be dearly missed).

2014 was a terrible year. I don’t want to look back on that year. Yes, there were some good times as well; like when Ni went to Wild Water Kingdom the first time, D became his own boss and Ni’s birthday party. But the bad days out weight the good ones by plenty.

So, I wholeheartedly welcome 2015 and the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. I have so many hopes for this new year. I want to grow professionally and take on more challenges and responsibilities. I want to eventually move to a home closer to downtown to cut our travel time. I want to travel somewhere nice and spend a few weekends away cottaging up north. But mostly, I want to forget what 2014 was and leap into 2015 with a big smile and open mind.

I’m not setting new year’s resolutions. But I am entering this year openly to anything it might throw at me.

What are you looking forward to accomplishing in 2015? Share your thoughts, hopes and dreams with me.

The Facebook Pay-It-Forward Initiative

I took part in this in my personal Facebook. Would you?

To start this year off in a positive way, I’m participating in the Pay-It-Forward initiative. The first ten people who comment on this status with “I’m in” and inbox me their mailing address, will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year – anything from a book, a ticket, a visit, baked goods, a postcard, or absolutely any surprise. There will be no warning and it will happen when I find something that I believe would make you happy. These ten people must make the same offer in their FB status and distribute their own joys as well. Simply copy and paste this as your status (do not share..copy &paste please), so we can form a web of connection and kindness. Let’s do more nice and loving things for each other in 2014 without any reason other than to make each other smile and to show that we think of each other outside of Facebook, too. Here’s to a more enjoyable, happy and friendly year of gratitude!



Happy 2014!

coollogo_com-2756841712013 Comes to an end and with that a Happy New Year: 2014 to all of you, my darling Lovelies!

As the year comes to an end, I just to thank all of you again for being my support and keeping Ziddi Tamana alive. If it wasn’t for your support and loyalty to this blog, I’d probably had shut if down a long time ago. Thank you all so much for sharing my adventures and experiences with me. Thank you all for being the support to get me through the toughest challenges and listening to me vent during the rough patches.

I hope the New Year brings beautiful beginnings and wonderful adventures for all of you and your loved ones. D, Ni and I wish all of you all the happiness, health and prosperity for the New Year!

We are celebrating the New Year at home today with our friend Hari. I’ve made a delicious dinner (chicken curry, rice, roti and raita) for us to enjoy and a carrot cake for dessert. We’ll be toasting the New Year, getting a little tipsy and then sitting down for our dinner. I’ve finished cleaning and decorating the house the way I initially had planned to for Christmas (better late then never).

A big Happy New Year to all of you once again from me and the gang!

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ― Brad Paisley