2016 was a great year

By Thursday, January 12, 2017

I don’t care if you are another 2016 hater, I am here to tell you that 2016 was a great year (at least from where I am standing).

Unlike 2015, 2016 wasn’t spent going in and out of hospitals and it also wasn’t spent constantly looking at my bank account and wondering if I can make a living as a writer. So, all in all, it was an amazing year, probably one of the best years of my life. 

A large part of the year was spent travelling and planning to travel, and I am so lucky for that, I just cannot express enough gratitude. I made a couple of trips to Goa, did a road trip through the ENTIRE Kerala, and ended the year in Sikkim. I might have been sick on New Year’s night, but I am not even going to complain. 

For me, 2016 was about realizing that my dreams aren’t really that far-fetched and a little extra hard work can go a long. This was also the year I came to terms with the fact that nothing really matters until you have the right people along your side. 

Sunrise at Kanchanjunga. The scene was amazing, but wasn't worth getting up at 3.3am.

Here are some of the things I realized in 2016 

  • Goa makes everything better
  • My parents have finally learned to Google just to see what and where I write
  • Sunsets never get old (On the other hand, sunrises are overrated)
  • I am no longer scared of heights
  • I need to read more books and watch less TV shows 
  • If you want your cousins to love you, just give them your Netflix/HotStar/Amazon Prime password (Yes, I have all of them and no you cannot judge me)

Going forward in this new year, I have no plans and no resolutions. I can feel a few waves forming around me, but I am just going to take things day by day.

Till next time Ritika

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