Thursday, December 15, 2016

A year gone by.......

2016 is towards its fag end and as it limps towards its end, my cluttered mind wanted to unleash some of its burdens here. Declutter is the new mantra of life; clear your mind of all those stress and take in a long breath. And what better than expressing myself here, in this space of mine. Like I had said earlier, too, this blog of mine has been rather neglected. We crossed the second autumn, yet there was no celebration. Life has been hectic, unplanned, stressful but these are no excuses not to celebrate and bring in a new year. Well, better late than never! Seasons in the sun definitely deserves a treat for turning two and we shall do it in style :-)...
The year has seen a lot of actions and happenings. It wasn't one of those complacent ones with just a single track leading us to the end or maybe to our destination. It saw some ups and some downs, too. It reminded us that life is not just about things of our choice but also of challenges thrown our way. How we deal with these boulders on our way would be our learning, our take home. While it gave me some genuine relationships, it, too, gave me the greatest of lessons : have no expectations. Though this is one of the most Herculean tasks to do, once mastered gives such a liberated feel! 
I have never really set too many resolutions to attain; never sat down to introspect too much as self introspection has always tagged along with me like my shadow. Conversations with a dear friend and also something I watched recently gave me the insight of mental well being. And probably this has helped me to understand gen next better; at least, this is what I feel at the moment. I hope to make a conscious effort in practising my new found philosophy :-)....
The hoarder that I had always been, I have learnt to understand that we can live with less. Too many clothes, too many footwear, too many artefacts, too many/ much of everything is just not needed in my life. Quality seems to have won over quantity and this not just in terms of my belongings but also holds true of my relationships, of time spent with my loved ones. This, to me, is a huge learning. 
Life is dear so celebrating it each day is a must. Love and gratitude are two of the biggest virtues in life that I would like to be guided by along my way.
And now for the celebrations of Seasons turning two, I wish to do it in style by travelling to one of my favourite destinations. Nurturing this little wish of mine, signing off but not before wishing one and all a happy, healthy, peaceful 2017, a new year where dreams would take shape and love will hold good. Sharing a few photographs of our space. Hope you like them.


  1. Vandana, it is absolutely awesome to see you back!!! you are one of the most positive and happy person i have ever come across. nothing can make you otherwise. It is passing phase, I am sure you will come out happies and peaceful in 2017. Lots love and hugs your way. Happy holidays to you & param !

    1. Loved your words and the thought behind them, Manasa. It is wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your wishes. Wish you and your family a blessed new year,too. Love and hugs....