*10.06 pm* In a great mood to write about the year that went by. So here we go..
The year for me started off with a quiet, romantic candlelit dinner with someone who meant the world to me. A birthday wish and a funny kiss as John Legend’s “All of me” played in the background. Today, with 4 days for the year to end, I find myself sitting in front of this laptop screen wondering how things changed drastically in the last 361 days.
This year I travelled a lot with my friends and family. In January it was Rajasthan; followed by a small trip to Goa for a Geology fest where the documentary I and my classmates made, won and earned us a lot of applause. In July, I travelled to Ladakh which was the highlight of the year. The road trip through the rocky roads of Himalayas was a truly memorable experience. And then there was Goa again in October but this one was more of a chilling by the beach trip with the most fun company of my close friends. Apart from travel, I think it was an eventful year with respect to work too. I completed my master’s degree in Geology with good grades and a pretty good dissertation work. I also organized and successfully celebrated my parents’ 25th marriage anniversary and danced with my best friends at the same. I also attended my cousin’s wedding where I had a blast. And to top it all, I also got a job as a Content Writer at an advertising agency. Although I still haven’t figured out what to exactly do with my career, this job is quite interesting for me at the moment. I also went to see a meteor shower- Geminid to be specific and it was one unforgettable night.
On the first day of August, I got home my little kitten and I don’t think I’ve experienced a purer form of love than the one you feel for your pet. She changed everything. My parents and I have become deeply attached and obsessed with her. It was the best decision I made in 2017!
With so much happening this year, I have also been sad and lonely for most part because I went through a heartbreak. It broke me to a level I never wish to fall again. But I believe in the ‘phoenix rises from the ashes’ philosophy and like to think that the hurt only made me stronger. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
I’m a lot happier now and I am looking forward to starting the New Year in the company of a bunch of friends, laughter and a lot of alcohol. I am hoping to get stronger and better. Also, my resolution for the New Year is to travel somewhere by myself. I have already made all the plans (and savings!) for it.
Wishing everyone out there, but mostly to myself a HAPPY New Year 2018.
Here’s to hope.