Pleasures & Perils of 2017

The year 2017 was so eventful that when I look back there is not one thing I would change. Although, there were moments that got the good of me and left me mighty drained. But I did pledge to take it all in good spirits.

Well, where do I begin? December, of all months, has been so amazing that I can hardly count my stars of blessings. Ironic isn’t it that I talk of December when I talk of beginnings? Call me weird, yeah! But more on that later.

My heart swells to think of the personal achievements, since there were quite few this year. I traveled 3 new states of the country. Left footprints in a foreign country; my first. I read 60 books this year; a total of 18400 pages; which isn’t half as bad if I reflect on previous year’s record.

Talking of the blog leaves me speechless because I have managed to do so much well compared to the previous four years on WordPress. I posted a total of 104 blogs and well, what does that mean? That I managed writing a lot more that all those years put together.

I made it to 5000+ followers on my blog and 500+ followers on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram pages. And meeting so many like-minded people this year has only left me so much more exhilarated and open-minded in terms of a lot of things, old and new.

Speaking of health, although I suffered from physical and psychological setbacks for most part of the year, I did manage to up my fitness game. I covered a total of 243 kms through walking and jogging. Isn’t bad, right?

On the professional front, getting a job that hundreds only dream of, being a part of a company that many hearts desire, makes me feel truly blessed. Losing the previous job, did after all have a purpose.

And now the highlight of the year! This was most expected and the biggest gift the year could give me. My blog ‘The Musing Quill’ was a winner at the prestigious IBA2017 held by Indiblogger. The blog was awarded under the category ‘Books’. Many talented Indian bloggers were awarded through 110 categories through a panel of much esteemed and able jury. A hearty congratulations to all.

And finally, dear reader, this is nothing short of a gratitude post. I thank you, whole-heartedly for being around. For making IBA 2017 possible. For making ‘The Musing Quill’ possible. For making me believe in what I do.

In a nutshell, these 365 days have left behind so much to cherish and celebrate. I truly am grateful to 2017 and bid it goodbye as I welcome 2018.

Here’s wishing you a very happy new year. May you be blessed with a most rewarding 2018.

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What was your year like? What were your pleasures and perils of 2017? Let’s hear it all. Do write to me in comments; you know I love to read them. 😉

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Asha Seth

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  1. 2017 was a great year for me. I took time for myself. I found myself. I made friends, I lost friends, I cried a lot, I was betrayed and stabbed in the back, and treated like dirt. I went through a bad breakup with my ex boyfriend. I laughed a lot. I went through two bad bouts of depression and anxiety and I finally found joy in my life again. 2017 was a rough year for me, but it was good too. I learned lot. I grew a lot. I grew closer to my mom and we made amends and started to work through our issues in our relationships. I am much closer to both my sisters especially Megan. 2017 was a year of surprises and not so good things, but good things as well. I’m glad 2017 was a good year for you. I wish you a great 2018 full of blessings, love, and lots of laughter.

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    1. You inspire me immensely, my dear. Although, my heart cringes at the thought of anyone hurting you, I am happy that it is finally over. Megan is such a nice name. She sounds like someone I’d like to meet. Be strong and brave, as you are. I wish you all the joys and more in 2018.

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      1. Thank you so much Asha. I am happy that it’s over as well. Thank you I think so. I think you would love to meet her. She’s an awesome person. She’s strong, brave, and very loving. Thank you. Thank you so much. I wish the same for you in 2018.

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  2. Congratulations on moving ahead with your blog this year. May this year be even more awesome. You have inspired me to plod on even though I have come close to giving up several times….I can see from your crisp and clear style that you are a winner through and through.

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    1. Thanks, love. How is your start of the year? I am yet to do the award follow-up post. The first week of the year kept me really busy and hence, I apologise for the delayed response. All well? I hope it is.

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  3. Hello Asha!
    It sounds like 2017 was a great year for you. Congrats on 60 books and 5000 followers! Those are big accomplishments! That is awesome that you found a job that you love, which is so important because it is what we do for half of our waking hours after all 🙂

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    1. Sophie, you are such a star. Yes, the past year indeed was very rewarding. I couldn’t have hoped for so much. I wish you an even more fascinating year. Hope you stumble upon everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Loads of love in the new year. 🙂

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