I know it’s been a long time since I updated but as it is the end of the year I thought it would be a good time to reflect. This past year was a difficult one. Some of my close friends experienced a tragic and violent loss that has permanently wounded them. I saw them go through the worst phase of their life and come out of it stronger, more resilient, and it inspired me to make some changes in my life.
Changes that included moving for a new job to a new city in a new country where I don’t know anyone. It was hard at first but soon it became a wonderful adventure. I’ve met some new and interesting people, I’m doing work that I’m proud of, and I’m in a city that makes me feel happy to be alive.
I hope this new year brings good health, happiness and prosperity to all of you. I wish the same for my friends, family and myself.
PS – I promised a wonderful reader I was going to update Alive. Look for that later this week 🙂
How has the New Year been for you thus far? Unfortunately I’ve been sick this past week but I’m finally feeling better. Yay 🙂
Are you someone who makes New Years resolutions? Do you believe in them? I never used to, or at least I would make them and then promptly forget about them but in the past few years I’ve made a conscious effort to stick to my goals and slowly work towards them. This year my resolutions include:
- finish the sequel to Follow You Down
- engage with my readers more (which is why I’m doing more ‘personal’ updates these days)
- do something that scares me. LOL. I tend to stick to my comfort zone which doesn’t really help with personal growth, so, in an attempt to expand my horizons, I want to do something scary every few months. Now keep in mind, my definition of ‘scary’ might not necessarily align with yours; nonetheless, they’re terrifying to me
- keep eating healthy. I lost 25 lbs more than a year ago by eating healthier foods and I want to keep maintaining that. I don’t like cooking so for me eating healthy entails packaged salads for dinner.
What are some of your new years resolutions? And do you have some kind of plans to tackle them?
For those reading Second Chance, the next chapter is 70% done. I’m planning to update in the next few days. I hope Baris Arduc never gets rid of his beard because every time I see him with a heavy beard, I’m inspired to write more. LOL.
Anyway, have a great week. Remember to be kind to yourself and to others 🙂
Hello, lovelies. I hope you’re all doing well or at least hanging in there during this busy season. It’s so easy to get sucked into the “buy, buy, buy” mode but, please remember in the end, that’s all materialistic. What matters is the relationships you’ve formed, and what you shared with others – whether it be your time or yourself.
Due to some tragic events, I find myself ruminating about the importance of giving. I was blessed to know an individual (not directly, but through his work) who was a brilliant intellect but the most important legacy he left behind is what he shared with others. He was never flashy with his fortune, instead choosing to live a relatively normal life and share that wealth with others. He and his wife truly believed the saying: “With great power, comes tremendous responsibility” and lived accordingly to that. While that’s definitely true, it’s also important to remember you don’t need great power or vast wealth to be generous. All you need is yourself. So please give what you can – whether it be your time or something else – and be more kind to others.
For all those celebrating holidays in the next week, I hope you have a safe and wonderful time with your families.
I have next week off, so I will be working on the first chapter of my new Omer/Defne fic 🙂
I have a favour to ask of my readers.
If you enjoy my writing and have an instagram/twitter/tumblr/social media presence with any Kiralik Ask content, I would really appreciate if you could mention my work and link back to this site.
To make things easier, here’s an easy reference list of links:
http://lazeema-haq.com/fic-rendezvous-omerdefne-fandom-kiralik-ask-rated-r/ (A one-shot fic that takes place during season two)
http://lazeema-haq.com/fic-catharsis-omerdefne-fandom-kiralik-ask-rated-r/#more-26 (A one-shot fic that takes place during episode 40, a.k.a THE episode)
Please keep in mind this is just a request, meaning if you’re not comfortable recommending my work you don’t have to 🙂
As always, thank you for supporting my work.