2014 – The year that was!

Wait wait wait!

As far as I can remember this is what I’ve been saying all through the year. I’m not sure if it’s just with me but with every passing year, I feel the days keep flying quicker and quicker.Β 

Like every other year, 2014 has been a good year and special in many ways. I wouldn’t want to insult it by comparing it with its predecessors. I know I’m going to value the lessons I learnt from the good and not-so-good experiences, from the good and not-so-good people. And that’s what matters to me!

So here’s what 2014 was all about, for me.

This year, I did take up a resolution to do something new (In other words, to make my life interesting).I also took up the GoodReads Reading Challenge (24 books). So for the first part of the resolution, I started baking. Initially it was an experiment and then I sort of got addicted to it. I baked almost every week during the second half of the year. Next, I ran 2 marathons. I was never the kind of person who would run. It was a fraction of a second decision, after a friend inspired me to take it up. Now coming to the Reading Challenge, I read about 14 books (of the set target of 24). During the second half of the year I had too many things on my plate and too little time. I wish I’d completed the challenge, but I’m happy I got to read so much (In my defence, almost all the books I read were 300+ pages). So to make it up, I’m taking another awesome Reading challenge for the next year πŸ™‚

And by the way, I enjoyed myself when I was doing my bit for the resolutions. It was fun, never too serious!

Β I have to mention about my blog! It’s been a great year for my blog too. I stuck to my promise of posting regularly. My blog made it to the Top Blogs in India (where eminent bloggers are listed). It was also featured for the second consecutive time in Top India Blogs (Top 500 blogs in India). It was also chosen among the Top 7 blogs in Chennai (by social beat). The most cherished moment was when Artily (a small weekly) decided to interview me. I loved the questions and loved answering it too! That remains close to my heart.

Β I’m not exactly a fitness freak as I am a foodie, but from this year I started going to the gym and even my trainer is pleased with how regular I am. I should probably get an award for being the most regular gym-goer :-D. I also learnt new strokes in swimming and I’m loving it all the more.

Also, I competed three years at work πŸ™‚

This year ended on a high note. I took a lovely vacation to Singapore to spend time with my sister and nephew, we kept laughing and talking and I ate the best Japanese, Thai and Italian good. I’m still hung over the memories of the holiday and keep thinking of that week again and again.

2014 was a mixed year, with many highs and lows. But I’m happy that I’m making an effort to do so many things, and now I want to keep doing more (Keyboard classes and Dance classes). As I’m typing this there is a smile in my face, thinking of all that happened this year as how yet another year has already become a wonderful memory.

I like endings, they signify the beginning of something new!

So here’s to wonderful endings and to new beginnings!

Happy New Year!

So, how was your year?

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  1. I'm glad to hear you had a nice holiday in Singapore. My year was a mixture of good and bad – it was a very challenging year in many ways. Well, what doesn't kill you makes you grow stronger. Happy New Year!

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  2. 2014 sure was an eventful year πŸ™‚ I hope the New Year is even more prosperous and brings your way even more love, happiness and success πŸ™‚ May you fulfill all the goals you set and may your dreams come true πŸ™‚

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