Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in review - Personal and National

This has been quite a year. The bombshell was finding out about the affair that my husband was having. That news really shook up my universe and the readers of the blog got to read about it as well. I got so many comforting messages from all over the cyber space. It was than that i realized the true value of this blog. Virtual support that felt so real and whose impact on my real life was so strong. Thanks to everyone on that!
This year, I also started this new job which has been quite a pleasant change in my life. Also, I have been writing a bit of fiction as well. But as my nature goes, i tend to shift to more erotic and sensual topics. I don't know if this would be the place to share those stories. I will think more about that. Just thinking if my social circle ever finds out about this blog - they would be scandalized to say the least!

At the end of the last year i wrote that 2008 has been a year of stability. I had found a part time job at a NGO. I had also met R and there was fun and lust along with some danger. This year, things got really tricky but the moment the summer ended, things started getting better. I have been reading and taking evening walks, which has given me some discipline and sense of accomplishment in my life. My main issue has been to keep my restive nature in check - i always need one thing or the other to keep my mind going otherwise i start to feel bored and depressed.

As a nation, we had one of the worst years ever. More than 500 bombs rocked the state! Just imagine that happening in a western nation. The people have bled and have been torn to pieces by the menace of the suicide bombings. No place has been safe. Even the GHQ was attacked. Swat was lost and than retaken in a successful military operation with minimum of civilian casualties. But the resilience of the people through all this has been amazing. Pakistan may have its faults and flaws but the will and resilience of the people is not one of them.

Here is a prediction for 2010: Things will get worse before they get better and the longer the Americans stay in this region the more bloodshed Pakistan will experience. But a democratic Pakistan will emerge through this much stronger and confident of itself.




8 comments:

Manjari Singh said...

Hope this year proves to be better !

Shiirazi said...

Thanks for stopping by Logic is Variable. You avatar is very eye catching. And after hearing the musing of a 'house wife' all my life, I think your will be interesting for a change.

jalalHB said...

While I totally agree with your prediction for 2010, I still pray for the things to get better for us as we have had enough of discomforting news in 2009.

Caffinolic said...

I disagree...as long the people are the way they are this country nothing will change. I am thankful everyday to Allah that I am not a bred in Pakistan girl!!!

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Anonymous said...

I assume that you know that last year was 2009-not 2008.

The Texan

Nahl said...

There is nothing like virtual love. Everyone who wishes you is so genuine, it immediately puts a smile on your face. I'm sorry to hear about the affair. Hope the new year is better for you...you know what you deserve, girl!
As for the conditions improving, I don't know what to think anymore.

The Luscious one! said...

Lets keep the hopes up for the new Year.Somethings will change for the better, other may not. Hopefully, the good ones overwhelm the bad ones.

Shiirazi - I hope the musings u have heard on your end have not been too bad...