2018 – Round Up

I’ve done a year end post every year and this time I had almost skipped it, because I just wasn’t feeling like writing anything. Maybe it’s because of the low feeling that comes from the fact we’ve no plans for New Year’s eve or the first day of 2019. Infact we don’t have plans ever. That thought keeps upsetting me from time to time. Also, the fact that despite telling BG, explicitly, to plan something, he never moves a muscle. Well, chuck it!

2018 has been a good year to me. It has been my creative best and work-wise worst year I would say. Having joined back work in May, changing jobs in September, to now, I don’t feel I have done anything significant or worthwhile at my job. Which is really sad.

But otherwise, I’ve explored my creative side well, and done good justice to my hobbies. Created and shared a lot of stuff.

I have grown along with my child. As he learned new skills, I learnt how to deal with things patiently. I learnt that where scolding and yelling doesn’t work, few words spoken with love definitely work. I can’t say that this strategy works with the others at home. But it sure is the way to deal with a toddler. Though my son started speaking a few words quite a few months ago, it took him some time to say Amma. But am not lying, it sounds more sweeter each time he says it, if that’s possible. 🙂 I finally became “Amma”.

The sharp fella can clap his hands to the rhyme, say that the green signal stands for ‘Go’, identify objects and bring anything that’s asked. He understands everything we say. Overall, it’s a very proud and fulfilling feeling to see your child grow. Something that warms the heart beyond explanation. ❤

I wrote my resolutions for the year here. I really couldn’t stick to the one hobby for the year goal, as I worked on various things, but I am not sad. 🙂

I read about 8 books this year. Though I anticipated to read more, things didn’t work out that way. Sometimes, though I had time, Netflix took over. The bad influence of phone, I would say!

I published 43 posts this year on the blog and wrote every month, except in April. That’s much better than my presence on the blog compared to the previous 3 years. 🙂

I had completely given up chocolates for the first 6 months of the year. But I can’t say the same for the latter part of the year. I failed miserably at the sugar and coffee control, as always. This seems to be my biggest weakness. 😦

I think that overall, I haven’t been bad this year. Pretty good rather. Here’s looking forward to a great 2019, to you and to me! 🙂 Here’s my mandala sketch I made for this year’s beginning. 🙂

Focus on the Good!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Tharani says:

    Happy New year Arch. Hope 2019 be a better year career wise too.. Pass on my hugs to the little one.

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you so much Tharani! 🙂

  2. Ch4 says:

    As someone who tried to keep her blog alive with (in)frequent posts, accomplishing 43 posts is truly commendable.

    1. Arch says:

      Hey thanks so much for the appreciation! Also, welcome to my blog. Seeing a comment from another blogger always lifts up my mood 🙂

  3. Anu says:

    43 posts is wonderful indeed!! And don’t worry about the work woes…they will be sorted out this year I’m sure! 😊
    Wishing you a wonderful 2019 and us many lovely moments of joy with gm as he grows up some more! 🥰

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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