I said 2018 was going to be spectacular on this blog at the end of 2017, and in its own way I guess it has been. But realistically speaking, I’ve had mixed bag this year. Personal highs but professional lows. I’m tempted to say the years flown by, but a quick scroll through my phone reminds me of just how eventfully these past 12 months have come to pass. Weirdly enough, my phone seems to be filled with pictures of food. Food I’ve cooked, food my mom has cooked, food in restaurants, street-food and a whole lot of pictures documenting happy-hour adventures. There are pictures of my blue-June-bug that I bid goodbye to after 6 years and a lot of pictures of the new Silver stud in my stable. I’ve met the funniest young crowd, dabbled a bit in redecorating the apartment and coloured my hair burgundy.
2018 will also remain the year I finally learnt how to bake. And I’ve made peace with the idea that I’ll always prefer cooking over baking. And it is the year I wore sarees on almost 30 days. In the most realistic sense, that itself makes me feel like sucha grown up. Its the year when I have done the most for my parents and am really starting to feel like they now rely on me quite a bit and count on me even more.
But I happened to party less and saw even lesser of the world. Something I intend on rectifying in the coming year.
But these past 5 weeks have really been a revelation about the state of most of my relationships. At least the ones I really really care about. In fact a decade with a few and couple of decades with the others gives me the audacity to start using the word ALWAYS.
I know now that the girls&I will always be nuts in our own nutshell, K&I will always remain what we are, I will always be there for the best moments of the J’ngr gang, I will always call RT the moment I hit a roadblock and my family will always remain just that – MY family.
My most favourite Christmas decorations picture of the year – Thanks K!!
Coffee in sarees, Bollywood night, midnight drives, 3AM conversations, the four of us crashing in the exact order we always have from our teenage sleepovers, groggy early mornings with coffeetea&bananabread and groupfie’s in bed – basically outlines the adventures with my girls this past week. Add a Kannada movie that’s making waves (KGF), a lovely Christmas, a couple of soul satisfying meals and a quiet weekend spent binge watching an old favourite series. I think it’s safe to say the 52nd week of 2018 has been a very special week.
Cma left me a heartwarmingly gracious sleepover parting gift.