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Happy New Year!

What’s up, blogosphere?! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

For those of you who have been regulars to this platform, welcome back to another bright new year. For my new followers, thank you for visiting me and choosing to be part of my journey! You can read a little bit about me here.

For the past three-ish years, this blog was like a online journal for me. It started off as a writer’s platform, but gradually molded to a more personal blog as my priorities changed. This year, I do not expect that to change by a lot. However, given that I started a new YouTube channel, I will be re-visiting what I want to share through this space. I have been writing for a long time and my love for that has by no means reduced. However, I do want to explore other avenues of self-expression and the vlog came out naturally out of that want.

I’ll surely talk about that in detail once I have a plan ready.

As I mentioned in the last post, I expect 2018 to be a happy, warm new year. I have my resolutions all noted down. The broad themes are:

  1. Health – Gym! Gym! Gym!
  2. Eat healthy
  3. Maintain minimalist lifestyle
  4. 10K subscribers on YouTube by 2018 end
  5. Travel to at least three places
  6. Give something back to the society
  7. Be more social

I think the last point will be my focus for 2018. I have worked a lot on my communication last year. I called up a lot of folks yesterday and caught up with their life. This year, I want to meet more people personally and share and understand their stories.

In fact, I have been toying with the idea of having a bloggers’ get-together for a while now. So, if someone of you are in Bangalore and think that such a meet might be a good idea, please let me know. I’d love to catch up.

Will be back with more posts in the coming days. Until later, take care and spread some love!

 

Last post of the year | Goodbye, 2017

I do not like odd numbers. From the beginning of this year, I knew 2017 was not going to be nice for me. You know those feelings which you feel in your gut? Well, it was one of those feelings.

However, 2017 turned out to be quite an interesting year. It was not the worst year of my life, but it did throw some difficult punches at me. There was a period when I was fighting depression and trying to find a grip in life. I am thankful to the amount of love and help that I have received from people, both in the WordPress community and outside. I am back to being my pre-depressed self and feel much better now.

2017 taught me a lot of things. One of them was to cherish the important relationships in our lives. I am thankful to each and everyone of you who has visited my site and interacted with me on this platform. You guys have given me a lot of love. Thank you and I hope to continue this in the new year.

I have created sort of a summary video of 2017 in my YouTube. I would be happy if you guys take out some time and check it out.

The vlog is my latest obsession and something that I am incredibly proud of. I am glad that I am walking towards 2018 with something that makes me happy and keeps me fulfilled.

I hope all of you have something like this to look forward to in the coming year. It could be a pet, a book that you are writing or a habit that you are trying to form. It could be your family or the new job that you worked so hard to get. I hope all of us look at 2018 with renewed hopes and energy.

Those of you who are looking at 2018 with some fear in your hearts, trust me: it is going to be an wonderful year. After all, it is an even-numbered year. It just gives me the positive vibes! 😀

I will see you guys in the new year, with some fresh blog posts. Please let me know if there is something that you would want me to write about in the new year. I would also probably collaborate for some guest posts. And I want to interview some of you as well! I remember how much fun I used to have while interviewing authors for this blog in its first year. Let’s see if we can bring some of that back.

Until later, lots of love and best wishes. Rock the new year!

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to the readers of Scribbles@Arpita! Hope the new year is treating you well thus far!

We had a small meeting in office last Friday regarding New Year Resolutions. I said I am going to travel more. The plans are also somewhat in motion – end January, I am going to Pondicherry! The only thing is I don’t want to fall sick or something bad to happen that makes us cancel the plan. I know two people who got chicken pox very recently. I am kind of worried about that – but I am trying to contain my fear.

I have also bought a small travel journal to document my travels. I will be showing it off in another post very soon! I am looking at a pay raise starting this month and the thought of some extra money which I can use to travel is really exciting me!

As to resolutions, I know they often don’t work out. I have made them in the past but was never 100% successful in maintaining them. So yeah, I stopped having resolutions. But every year, January fills me with new hopes. January gives me the courage to think that I can make a new beginning. That I can throw away all the bad that happened in the past year and start with a clean slate. That’s pretty romantic, isn’t it? Or it’s probably me watching too much of The Beauty and the Beast on Amazon Prime!

Let me know what you did the last week. Did you travel or meet friends/family? Or did you party hard? And even though most of us do not really make resolutions, but I am interested in knowing what changes you are hoping to make in your life this year. Share your thoughts with me!