Farewell to 2010


Blogging’s been taking a back seat of late, with the last three months being a bit of a whirlwind, but as the dust settles, with more exciting opportunities in the pipeline for 2011, I’m back for one last post of the year. Inspiration’s been lacking of late, but in this year I’ve managed to turn negativity into positivity, and for want of any better cliche, turned my flat into a home that I can be happy in and would, if I could, which is nearly always, spend as much time in as possible. This is my home, and I’m happy in it. It doesn’t need to be temporary just because it’s small. So I’m hoping to start 2011 with that feeling of permanence that will only lead to bigger and better things.

This year saw me leave one newspaper, and end up writing for another three. My byline’s appeared in papers I’d only ever read with distant ambition, wishing I could write for them too, and slowly but surely I’m making progress. Next week I start a weekly radio slot, and in the New Year, I’ll be hearing back from a publishers about a certain book. There was a blip in between, but that’s all been sorted now, and any experience is good experience. With a new professional website on the way, things are looking up as I master the art/dream of being my own boss.

My last piece of 2010 appears in the Independent today – and you can read it here.

Finally, I’m going to end this last-post-of-2010 with the words that have been up on my 6 foot chalkboard door for most of the year: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

So go fill a glass for 2011, keep the juicer handy, and have a good one.

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3 Responses to "Farewell to 2010"

  1. Bromeliad says:

    Congrats. Hope your new gigs work out well.

  2. Sarah says:

    I'll be your motivation coach from afar, should you ever need me. Clever girls, as they are so rarely sated by their 9 – 5s, need to create their own work and opportunities. Here's to you and 2011 Fashion x

  3. shayma says:

    happy new year, Huma. wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2011, inshallah. x shayma

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