Retrospective 2014

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Happy New Year! Hope you all had a fantastic and safe start to 2015! After a relaxing break over the Holidays with 2 weeks off I am back ready to kick-start 2015 with much enthusiasm. As I do each year, I’d like to review my year 2014, looking back and reflecting the past year. This is a moment to take a step back to look at the achievements and to give thanks before we all tumble forward into a brand new year! 

2014 has literally blasted past me. Never do I remember a year sweeping past so quickly.

Time flies when you are having fun!

If that is any measure for fun and time then in 2014 I had masses of fun making time really fly by. It was a year I was determined to progress in as many aspects of my life as I could. If 2013 left me battered and bruised, 2014 has given me strength and power to take bigger steps and to dare a little more. It was also a year where I forced myself to put “me” first in some parts of my life. Totally uncharacteristic for me, however when I cut the bad static out of my life and was not always around to pick up the pieces of shattered glass every time after an unpleasant situation, I realized and saw the things that really mattered. And I actually had time to focus on those things that really mattered - because I was not being sucked out elsewhere. 

In my first post of 2014 I wrote

I want to indulge in myself this year. Take a gear down and slow down a bit. With all the things I have planned and want to achieve, it might not seem like I am slowing down but my focus lies on what comforts my soul and makes me happy. I want to feel free – carefree again without feeling the constriction I often felt last year. I plan to re-connect with body, mind and soul – and I want to do it consciously, with awareness and … savor it.

I think I can say I have made a very good start towards this goal and am on the right path, intending to follow it further through 2015. With this in mind my word and goal for 2015 is

resolute


steadfast, firm, purposeful, determined, unwavering

All of which I can very well wrap my head around and would like to apply to my daily life.

  • Steadfast in my faith and belief
  • Firm in my thoughts
  • Purposeful goals to follow
  • Determination to follow through those goals
  • Unwavering courage to step out of the box
January

Usually a slow month but my January 2014 started with a few real sparkles:

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February
March

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April
May
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June
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July

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August
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September

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The lovely ladies who have supported me throughout the year(s) with the workshops. We make such an awesome team! From Helsinki, Berlin, Venice to Dubai: Mari, Sandy & Simone, Jeanne (& crutch), Dima. Thank you! 

October
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November
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December

Looking back it has been a fantastic year. A lot of good and many ups made the few downs easy to master and I am resolute to keep this high going strong in 2015.

Throughout the year in my various projects I have had the support of so many wonderful and inspiring people - the year would not have been such a success without the help and unconditional encouragement and backing from these great folks. I thank you so very much!

A massive thanks to all of my lovely readers here on my blog, which has been going strong for almost 9 years now (next month I celebrate!). Some of you have been here since day one, some hopped on board along the way and others only recently joined me on my rollercoaster ride of a blog. Your loyalty and and faith means a lot to me and without your comments, thoughts and feedback this space would only be half the fun. I love how sometimes a simple comment can develop into a deeper more profound friendship be it virtually or developing into a personal meeting as it has over the past years. I look forward to many more adventures, posts, and images with you and hope you will be there each step of the way. THANK YOU always!

Now let’s get 2015 off to a sparkly start!


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14 comments:

  1. SUCH an incredible year and recap. Wishing you the best in 2015, Meeta!

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    1. Thank you Liz! It's good to know people like you are out there rooting me on. All the best for you too (even if this one comes a little late)

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  2. A fabulous retrospective and year. Looking forward to following you in 2015!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Thank you Rosa! Here's to an awesome 2015!

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  3. Awesome post with so much interesting food items and beautiful places. Loved the explanation and the food items are just delicious. Too good. Thank u for the share. Keep sharing with lots more.

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  4. Such an awesome year you had Meeta! And glad to have been a tiny part of it. Already looking forward to seeing you again this year. On to an even greater year 2015. Hugs and kisses!

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    1. Yes I am glad you are a fixed part of my year. It feels comforting to know I will see you each year in some form or other ;) Looking forward to 2015

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  5. I am sorry to say I haven't stopped by in a while and it is clear I have missed so much! Meeta, your work is stunning and it seems you learn and grow with each photo. Hope 2015 is blessed beyond measure for you. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Judy. I hope to see more of you :) Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  6. What an incredible year you had Meeta. Wishing you the best yet for 2015.

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  7. What a joyous, exciting and thoroughly lovely post! So happy to have met you in 2014! Wishing you a fabulous year and many more good things to come! - Marisa xx

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    1. Marisa you were a joy to meet .. uplifting and cheerful your smiling face I have in my memories ... wishing you and your family a great 2015!

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