2013 – Count your blessings

They say that you should be careful what you ask for, for you may get what you wanted! 2013 was a year like that. The roller-coaster ride was on a complete high from the word go!

From going back to college (and this time incredibly finishing) to quitting my job to my book finally getting published it was a year so busy that it redefined that four letter word (yes BUSY) for me! And... even if I felt that my time with my children, friends and other family and my running was compromised due my 26 hours a day life – I still found the chance to squeeze in a couple of holidays - one with my bestie Geeta to far-away Norway (sorry dear Japan that you had to be put on the back-burner) and one to Goa with the family – oh so didn’t want that trip to end!

My heart bleeds for the time I missed with my daughters in 2013 as I know only too well that this time will never come back and Aprajta and Gayatri are probably at one of their best times of baby-mummy love. But I love them more than ever now and though I scoff at resolutions (mainly because I don’t keep them), this has to be the one time that I have to commit to myself that I will spend more time with human beings – family, friends and strangers.  Sigh – time is flying and I have les than I had before to do even more things than ever before!

Anyone out there publishing a book in 2014 – let me just tell you guys that launching a book is a full time job. But let’s not complain – I got what I asked for. What I wasn’t expecting is the incredible support that I got from all corners. 2013 made me feel blessed for all the love that came my way – from a surprise trip by my family to the book launch (my husband is such a cutie, I tell ya), to those like Milind Soman, Puneet Rajkumar, Devieka Bhojwani, CII-Young Indians who agreed to share the dais with me. For the love I got from Goldman Sachs (thanks Vaishali), IIM-B, my running buddies, the media, the bloggers, the fans and my so very precious friends and family! Look what you guys have done – I am writing my second book!! 

Now that 2013 has faded into the horizon and I am close to burning out let me just say that I am looking forward to writing my next book, to chatting a lot with my babies, to getting back my running and to my new found professional freedom! I finally close the 8.5 year love affair with the Globus family of brands and embark on a new journey with The Active Holiday Company – where the script of the story is mine to write, the colours of the canvas are mine to choose and you bet that I am going to pull out all those words and colours you didn’t think existed. We all get what we want – we only have to want it!

So get out there and ask for more from life than you ever have.. Have a great one folks!!     

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