It seems as though I just wrote a few weeks ago, the Gratitude post for October. But well, it’s already the beginning of December. Yet again, it is the time to look back at the month that was, and also look forward to the month ahead. Here is a quick rundown of November.
BNLF-New bonds and friends of a kind
The highlight of the month was attending Indiblogger’s BNLF. From planning it all out, to the actual day of travel and the complete event, it filled my month with immense joy and excitement. The weather Gods weren’t very kind to me, with thick fog, decreased visibility, and flight delays. I ended up missing two flights on a single day. I travelled from Karwar to Goa, then to Mumbai, to Delhi and finally to Dehra- all in 16 hours!!!
But I finally made it, in time for all the action and fun. Before the event, I least expected, to build bonds with those I had seldom met before. I knew their online avatars, yet never thought that four days of interaction would lead to a unique kind of friendship. But that’s life; you find the most astonishing of things at the unexpected of places.
Family hours and evenings by the sea
After a long time, we got a break from our hectic schedules and personal challenges. There was more family time, with the man of the house being around with the kids. Swimming schedules and squash games together dominated our weekends. It led us to realize, how much the kids wanted us – parents to be together and plan activities for them.
Many evenings were spent on the beach staring at the setting sun, as the kids built their sand castles, oblivious of our presence. We also managed to make an elaborate holiday itinerary for December, a trip to Singapore and Bali. However nature had its own plans, with Mt Agung erupting. So the trip to Bali still hangs in hope of the air clearing up soon!
Blogging and small successes!
Blogging has evolved over the years. From a simple web log of personal opinions or anecdotes, it today gives a scope to interact and network with people from across the globe. Thanks to the power of social media and search engines!
A personal story I wrote a year back was read and liked by American writer Josie Varga, who decided to have it published in her upcoming book- A Call from Heaven. It felt like an achievement for two reasons. I was seeing my name in print for the first time and, was happy that my personal story had managed to reach an international audience. Small pleasures of life indeed!
“The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.” – Author Unknown
Thankful that November was a month filled with memories that I would cherish for days to come. It could well be considered as the most special one in the year 2017. With December, begins the time of cheer and celebrations, as I eagerly look forward to the New Year ahead with renewed hope and excitement.
Linking with November 2017 Gratitude Circle bloghop at Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles