Friday, March 30, 2012

In the meantime...

It's raining in Johannesburg tonight. For me it's a soothing kind of rain that makes me want to curl up in bed and sleep for a week.

Lately I feel like I've been put through the karmic ringer for a crime I didn't commit. And looking back, this has been one toughest years of my life on just about every level. There have been many defining moments and honestly, the person I was last year at this time and the person I am today is completely different.

I've grown in more ways than I ever imagined I could - that much I know. I'm just hoping that I am a better person for it.

Guess I'll have to wait and see what the new chapter brings.

20 comments:

  1. I had years like this in 2004 and 2007. You'll come out of this wiser and more appreciative of the good stuff in life...

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  2. Roving Retorter
    I turn 30 today. And I've never felt better :)

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  3. Definitely the right attitude to have x

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  4. Happy birthday!!! My best friend's was yesterday and my dad's is next week. As I was just telling someone, about 80% of the people I've ever fiercely loved are Aries.

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  5. SI
    :)

    Roving Retorter
    Thank you for that wonderful compliment :) I'm sure you may find Aries somewhat complicated too...

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  6. happy birthday, Azra! 30 is good. this time last year, i was someone else too, and you're right - this has been a very challenging year indeed. i hope to emerge as a better person out of it.
    :)

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  7. No need to complain, Azra. Thirty is so much better than buried in the sand. You know that. So happy birthday and may you make many more people smile than good ol' blue Randyman. :)

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  8. Each day improves us whether we realize it or not. That has been my observation. Even to people who have said that hey have done a lot of wrong, their wrong doing has made them realize that they have to improve and thus made them a better person.

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  9. Jaya
    Thank you! Turning 30 on the 30th has been special. I feel like it's a new chapter - a new book of sorts.

    RCB
    Thanks Randy. Let's hope there's some great things in store for the coming year!

    Colin
    Mucho gracias, Senor! :)

    Munir
    I'm hoping the hard (mental & emotional) work will pay off soon :)

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  10. good to know that Blue has improved
    like the narration short and perfect

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  11. Well, you know what they say: the only way is up.... They'd better be right.

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  12. SM
    Self-improvement is a priority in these parts :)

    RCB
    I'd prefer if the only way was up - with a one way ticket to Bora-Bora.

    LL
    Yes, indeed it does ;)

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  13. I like it when you wake up and can hear the rain outside, tap tap, from the light drizzle. Feels like its washes away problems too, at least for a bit.

    Slightly delayed happy birthday.

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  14. Azra,

    I have no doubt you are always growing into a better person!

    Dean
    http://leftcoastguy.com

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  15. ipenka
    Thanks! I'm still revelling in belated birthdayness

    Dean
    Thanks for the confidence in my abilities ;)

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  16. I know what you mean. I saddens me to have disappointed you regarding the um... Bora Bora plan. It would be great to just fly there. Do I need to remind you that money spent on tickets to Bora Bora would make some people happy?

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  17. I could have written this, word for word, minus the Johannesburg. (It's been raining buckets in Spain, and being an oddball, I love it oh-so-much)!
    2011 was an emotionally tough year, I couldn't wait to ring in 2012. But this year seems to have brought in some remaining chaos. Yet I also feel that I've grown, and only hope that some much-needed virtues (like patience and knowing when to keep my mouth shut) have been gained. :)

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  18. RCB
    Bora Bora sounds better and better everyday. I'm willing to sell a kidney ;P

    Michi
    I know what you mean.29 came with some tough lessons. I'm hoping 30 is a much better year. I already feel better... more confident and mature etc. :)

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