People who barely post all year round and then have
pants in their ants ants in their pants to do the year end post, just because, life’s better with recording mota-mota highlights from throughout the year. 🙂
I was very happy that one of my most favorite bloggers finally posted before the year completed and I am going to take her idea of talking about the year month by month. Mostly because my year also had month specific highlights. 😀
Jan to July saw me in Dubai for a business ‘trip’. I always thought it to be a trip, because initially it was told as a fixed timeline thing. So, I never really realized that I managed to complete 6 months there because almost every month was spent feeling ‘oh, the work’s just about done!’. Then, there was also talk around making it a more permanent thing, which never really excited me. I really wanted to be based out of India at this point. So, I took the happiness first route and did what I really felt like doing and came back to India. Anyhow, I met very, very nice people there who were super supportive and helpful and I am going to cherish that big time! Also, one of my close friends made a trip to Dubai and we did a lot of tourist-y things in Dubai and Abu Dhabi along with some of the friends I made there. Real nice times!
August saw me back in Bangalore. It was kind of a haphazard month with house hunting and getting into the new work assignment. But, but, it was also my birthday month and Rahul had a really sweet, adorable surprise planned. First of all, it does not matter what the surprise is because so much effort from that boy who is super non-materialistic and does not really get excited about random stuff is really a big deal, I almost feel bad that the lazy ass had to get out of his comfort zone so much. Anyhow, a whole post about that is already sitting in my drafts, to be published sometime later in 2019. 🙂
September, I definitely remember September being good and fun but reasons I don’t remember really. I moved to a new place in Bangalore and settled in slowly. Then, Delhi trip was definitely much needed. There was a trip at the end of September to Gokarna. Gokarna is just about fine, but it never hurts to visit a new place, right?
October marked the beginning of something new in life. More on that later.
November was Diwali month and quite an additionally happy one because we were working on something regarding what started in October 😉 and we made a road trip regarding the same to one of my favorite places in the world. I am sorry but pretty sure that you will have to re-read this post several times in 2019 to connect the dots of what all I am talking about, if you are actually concerned that is!
And here we are in December, more work, more excitement, more confused feelings about what started in October and there are already some good things underway which makes me look forward to 2019 infinitely!
Edit: Totally forgot to mention that I took my first non-business solo trip to Pondicherry in the end of 2018. It was totally on a whim, but I am so glad I did this because remember I mentioned here in the 2017 year end post that I really want to take a non-business solo trip in 2018? So grateful for how things work out. 🙂
Now, for the important bit, how was your 2018 like? I would love to know in comments.
Also, tomorrow I’ll post about my new year resolution.
A very happy and prosperous new year to all!