All that Mayan mania and the apocalypse .... Complete waste fearing the unknown. Instead we woke up on the winter solstice morning somewhat curious if indeed we were in the last hours of life.
Nope everything was proceeding as normal. Nothing out of the usual repetitious cycle.
Christmas was a quiet affair and the first time the girls and I spent it on our own and it was here in Dubai.
We did want to have a mini year end party and we had but 2 guests and it was a pleasant evening of talk and friendship.
New Years Eve rolled in quietly. We went and watched The Hobbit together, skipped the Burj Khalifa fireworks display coz it was utter mayhem in crowd control over there and being squashed in such a crowd was NOT the way I wanted to start my new year.
Having said that, I didn't actually start my new year on a very positive note. There was a small incident that took place that kind of seriously dampen my view of the world.
But this is me, I always bounce back. Get up dust off and face the next day with hope things will get better.
If anything, 2013 is off to a very difficult, frustrating start. It's not something new to me but I'd really hoped things would be a little smoother sailing as the years go by. Not a chance. Pretty much the standard status quo.
The 1st month is almost over. And then there's all those New Years to go till about April when things begin to start chugging along, and then in another blink we're up again for one year ending and another rolling in.
Sometimes the predictability of it all bores me. I wish I was an adventurer always in something new. Something unpredictable and giving me the chance to rollercoaster it coming out ace.
But reality is we are here and now. We have to make our own adventures happen. We have to deal with the people around us, accept and change what we have to and can. Grow as a person. Develop our thinking, adapt, assimilate work on being the change that people want to embrace. Making a difference however small in the positives of humankind.
I may be off to a typical rocky start but hell I'm an ace at making it through the rockies.
A little off the mark but Happy 2013 to everyone ... and the Mayans were partying too much they kinda forget to update the calendar ... here's you, me and the world we live in. Let's try to be that change we want to see happen.
Happy Trails till the next time.