Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012- Where I've Actually Been!

Last year, I wore a black dress and black heels and danced till the wee hours of morning! I din't know then that this one's going to be such a fabulous year! Everyone's been saying that 2012 passed by very quickly. That's true. If you think so, and I do too, maybe it did go by too soon. But since you've known me a little in 2012, let me tell you where I've actually been!
Most of this year, I've been renovating our house. I've also been working on a cousin's house and designing something that I can't talk about just yet. Honestly, this might not sound like much, and that's what I thought when I took it up, but trust me, living in a house with your entire family, when half the rooms are open, no doors, only tarpaulin with stupid neighbors, it's extremely difficult! And that was the most challenging and fun but extremely rewarding job of 2012!
I painted a door too! This one's an old door, we reused.

My favourite food of the year was muesli with apple, honey and yogurt  I kid you not, I hated it till 2011! I don't know what happened this year!
I went swimming. A LOT! If you know me at all, you know that swimming is the love of my life! Actually for a month I only swam and watched movies, went dancing, ate and read. So it's been an year with lots of relaxation, the kind of work I wanted to do, and swimming. So it's been great that way!
To start blogging again, was probably the best decision I ever made, it was definitely the best decision of the year, and trust me, there were too many made this year, most of which I'll have to live with for a long, long time! 
In 2012, there was a lot of learning.
I learnt that things happen, we need to concentrate on the good, and everything will be fine.
I learnt to speak out. Not just shut up and walk away from fights and confrontations. They were silly, but I stood up for everything I believed in.
I learnt that I might have made a few mistakes but there's no need to beat myself up over it forever.
I learnt that it's ok to be trusting again. I felt stupid and very silly after last year when I was too trusting, one too many times and things went wrong. I actually forgot about the fact that someone had my email address and password and we weren't talking and I din't think about changing it, and result was for everyone to see!
I realized that I need to keep swimming all my life. As much as I can. Not for anything, but peace of mind.
I learnt to be so much more patient than I ever was. I even talk less!
I barely abuse anymore. I make myself sound zen. I cook more. I bake better! I celebrate. I'm happy.
2012, you've been great! Let's hope and pray for an even better 2013 for us all!
*Don't fret over the images, they're mine!
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  1. I love all the decisions u made :)) And surely lookin forward to more pics of the house :)

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    1. It's not done yet! We will finish it next year! :) I know right? Keeps me calmer!

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  2. Wish you have an equally happy and fun filled new year. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sivani! I hope you have sn amazing 2013 too! :)

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  3. happy 2013 ikya!! dats ur other blog?

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    1. Haha was! Thanks, happy 2013 to you too, Ansh!

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  4. Awwwww! Ikya ...I absolutely loved this post to bits!!! You penned down your emotions so beautifully. Hats off to you gal for learning from evry mistake you made n living life in a much wiser way...lemme tell you...it's nt all that easy for everyone...You did it swty! Wishing you n all of us a very blessed 2013 :)

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    1. Thank you Ruby, you're too kind! Happy 2013 to all of us! Btw since all the army parties are cancelled, what are yours?

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  5. You've done a lot of 'Growing Up Grinchu Style' this year it seems :) Curd and muesli, et tu? Same pinch! and so happy for you that you've let the positivity envelope you and that you're back here (yes, I used to read your blog earlier as well, just never said anything!) I think I also stopped talking too much this year, but then again, what is much, right? ;) Also, I LOVE swimming too! I relate a lot to this post though I think my 2013 will be like your 2012.I hope you have a great 2013 Ikku :*

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    1. I have, haven't I? You did?! :O wow! Thanks ya! ok little brother bestfriend check,swimming check. Nagpur check. I hope your 2013 is much, much beTter! :*

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    1. A very happy 2013 to you and your family too, Gaelle!

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  7. Loved the post Ikya and the pics are awesone :) u r making me wanna try muesli ...
    Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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    1. Thank you Saumya! You should give muesli a shot, it's good for you! A very, very happy new year to your family from mine! :)

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