Happy ‘Knew’ Year!
31st December was chalked out for partying.
1st January was solemnly meant for the hangover…………..
2nd January was reserved for the birthday 🙂
3rd January is when I take stock!
Yes, by the fag end of the day I am in somewhat a stable state to chalk out what I intend doing with 2014. Am I a planner? Not really. I am super impulsive. If I had to live by the book, I’d be named the Alphabet. Just saying. I am famous for taking detours. Over the years, I have realized they have made my journeys more fascinating. So, as I was ushering 2014 and making it comfortable according to my erratic behaviour, something echoed from the by lanes of memories. As I cruised through, somehow, I was sure these 362 days were gonna be a Happy ‘Knew’ Year! Here’s why.
My Dad, my greatest strength and source of inspiration had many favourite phrases. He’d quote them from time to time to size up a situation, good or bad. These two were his favourite, and mine too.
“Main akele hi chala tha jaanib-e-manzil, log saath aate gaye aur caravan badhta gaya” – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Though the journey is mine alone, it does not happen in isolation. I will, at most times, be joined by many. Not all will go the distance. Yet, that does not take away anything from my journey. In fact, it adds to my life experiences. Enjoy each walk-in for as long as they are meant to be. Be it for a season, a reason or a lifetime. Let them run their course, and then, you carry on.
“Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqdeer se pehle Khuda bande se ye pooche, bata teri raza kya hai.” – Allama Iqbal
HE knows what I’ve been destined to do. I need to find out. Maybe I have. Perhaps I know. All I need to do, is get there, in this lifetime. I can only work on myself. How others react to this piece of art won’t contribute to my Curriculum Vitae. I am to take care of my assets and work on my liabilities. Reduce the bad debts and get rid of the suspense account. A tab on the expenses and a push for the income should work wonders. And when I apply all this to the book of life, I’ll be sorted.
So, is 2014 gonna be life changing? Maybe.
Am I looking forward? You bet.
Will I make it large? Yup, coz I KNEW the game changer, all along!