Thats what is felt like to me as the month of January 2018 breezed by to a close last Wednesday. Is it just me or did this indeed fly by at a warp speed? It seems I was just cleaning up the party mess from New years and etching new resolutions in my heart when the month of love strolled in and realization set in of a month gone by in this new year. Gratitude for a blissful month gone by and let me tell you why.
Once in a blue moon
Incidentally 31st January 2018 is going to go down as an epic month in the history annals as it witnessed the twin events of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse rolled into one. Some are also saying it was a blue moon too. Well whichever way you see it, it’s a date to remember by. I didn’t notice the redness or blueness or even the superness of the moon as I couldnt spy it in the sky; but then there was a lunar eclipse too! I guess I am making do with the accounts on the internet via social media from peeps across the world. Hail social media!
It’s good to get my reading mojo back and I am happy to report I am done with 5/50 books for this year. Hallelujah! It also helps that there is no TV (as I am in an ongoing battle with TATASKY) and I have exhausted my wish list on Amazon Prime for now. On the other hand, buying 6 new books when I have over 50 unread books in the book shelf was a new low for me. You can read my Book Chronicles here
One of my dearest (met online) friend moved to another city, leaving a large gaping hole in my sisterhood circle. But she is the reason for this sisterhood expanding in the first place. In fact another (met online) friend is all set to move cities and will be sorely missed by me. But I am seeing the bright side of it and realised that I now have two more cities to holiday in with awesome company. Gratitude in having such kick ass friends around me. And yes we have been partying around all January as and when we can.
Help is given to those who ask for it
I was reminded of this famous phrase uttered by Dumbledore when I bumped (online) into Lola K who very graciously invited me into her home to view it as a possible place to rent out my next home (Yes, Yes I had just moved and now again – uff!!!) when I was ranting on twitter for the same. She and I sat and chatted for hours like old pals and I am eternally grateful to the universe for letting me bump into nice souls like her. Friends gathered around to hunt up vacant flats in their societies too; fingers crossed for something to work out soonest! Thank you god for all of this goodness in my life.
My health fell off the apple cart when I was diagnosed with Thyroid in mid 2017 and its been an uphill battle since. Thyroid is a pretty nutty disease as its got a mind of its own and can decide when to veer off the suggested path. I had been following various folks (who have the disease too) for their advice on medicines, therapy, food, exercise and the works. My weight climbed up by 10 kgs leading me to depression as now nothing in my wardrobe was fitting me. This was despite shopping thrice for bigger size. Happy to note that something is working since December and I can see a loss of 2 kg in my weight plus more energy. January also saw 15 days of morning walk; up from December when I only could manage 10 days. Fingers crossed to make February 20 days now.
My blog; my pride and joy
When I collated the data vis-a-vis the statistics of my blogging year 2017, I was flabbergasted to note the milestones there. I am just going to share the visual as I am speechless with joy over this. 2017 has been my most successful year as a blogger in all the 9 years or so of blogging so far! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!
So how was January for you? If you have written a gratitude post too, pls leave the link in the comment. I would love to read yours too.
Linking up with Vidya for the gratitude circle
Linking with Corinne for Monday Musings
Linking with Shantala for #chattyblogs
Read My previous Gratitude posts here:
Passionate about everything design, I am in love with photography, travel and baking. My writing journey was initiated with my letter writing hobby as a child and has metamorphosised into serious blogging. I indulge with reading fantasy fiction, day dreaming and sipping good wine.