Today is an unexpected holiday at work! It’s Eid-Al-Adha (Bakrid) for our Muslim friends. Even though this was not a declared holiday in the beginning of the year, but the other Eid holiday in June for Karnataka was postponed to Saturday vs. the original Friday. Which is why they cancelled that holiday and gave us this instead. Which is cool, because a mid-week break from work is definitely relaxing. 🙂 Happy Eid, everyone! Any festival in India is an excuse to munch on heavy-duty food, so I am sure quite a few homes are cooking lip-smacking dishes today. Yumm!
On to other news: As I mentioned in my last post, I purchased a blender to make smoothies for myself. It arrived yesterday and I used it to make my first smoothie today.
It was a banana-pomegranate-yogurt smoothie and turned out pretty nice! Now that I have this ticked off my breakfast list, I am planning to purchase some bread and peanut butter to supplement my smoothie breakfast. Do you guys have any tips for nice breakfast? Do let me know in the Comments! I am moving towards a more vegan diet (I have not given up meat entirely, but I have very little of that in my diet anyway, and I have entirely cut down on eggs and milk). I am open to more and more green suggestions! 🙂
Annddddd, finally, I crossed the 500 subscriber target on WP earlier this week! Whoohoo! Pat on the back! I have been blogging since March 2015, and it’s almost 2018-end now. It’s definitely been a lovely journey here. I know many other bloggers who have reached this milestone much earlier as they are so much more dedicated to blogging than me. But for me Scribbles@Arpita is like an online journal. I write when I feel like it and do not really maintain a schedule (although I used to at one point). Since I started, this blog has been through many changes: I started this off to be an author’s platform where I’d focus more on posts related to books and being a writer. However, with time, I started including more on travel, lifestyle, work related posts. Today, this blog does not really have a specific theme, but my posts are usually a documentation of my life and the things which inspire/motivate me. I have also used this space to talk about depression and mental health and have received a great support from the community on this. For me, this companionship from people around the world means more than the number of followers on the WP dashboard. That said, when more and more people subscribe to your blog, it is an indication that you are doing something right to reach their hearts/minds. And that definitely excites me! Looking forward to bringing more of you in the folds of this blog and together building a community.
Love and Peace!