Stories, TheGirlAtFirstAvenue

Highlights of 2011

December 30, 2011
2011, where do I start? Do I even want to start? Even thinking and recollecting what this year has been like seems like a chore to me and added to that is the fact that almost every blogger is doing a year end round-up post. But I did want to write this post ages back and since one of my new year plans (the word resolution totally puts me off. Hmph.) is to complete every task and idea that I have, here I am penning down this totally imperfect and incomplete list of highlights.

2011, you are a blur to me. A whirlwind that tore through my life, scattering my carefully laid out plans, throwing away my ideas in every direction possible, trapping me in your angry arms and leaving me lost and confused. Okay it wasn’t that bad.Β 

I joined Art classes in January which I had been postponing since 4 or 5 years! I started attempting paintings which I thought were totally beyond my capability and they turned out to be amazing! Plus I had an amazing time with fido! πŸ˜‰

Then came February and I was busy planning for a trip to Sydney. It got postponed, work got disrupted, and I got super annoyed. Just as suddenly, everything fell into place and before I knew it my bags were packed!

March and April were spent in sunny/rainy Sydney. Beaches, long drives, shopping – A LOT, eating – A LOT, and being very lazy at home. And then the worst thing happened. I had to leave *sniff*

Much to my (and many others’s) surprise, I started style-blogging in May. I took baby steps because I was so extremely conscious. Initial posts were bad, photography was worse! But I think I’ve improved now (Feel free to disagree! ;))

June came but the rains didn’t. It was my birthday month and I had finally, miraculously gotten over the feeling of ‘growing-old’. I din’t feel bad one bit, and it was a very pleasant day when compared to my previous birthdays.

July marked the arrival of family from abroad. Whole month was spent ooh-ing and aah-ing over my little nephew! Nothing else! πŸ˜€

Attended my cousin’s wedding in August. I met her after almost two or three years. Had a great time with cousins, with midnight visits to the beach!

September and October were spent being buried under books. So much for all the studying. Results were not good 😐 September proved to be a month where I was constantly doubting my capabilities whereas October proved to be one of the best months of my life!

Rest of the year, November and December Β wereΒ mostly a struggle. A struggle to find a balance, to find the right path, to make the right decision, to choose the correct option and to find answers.

Blogging-wise it has been a great year. Started writing at two other blogs too!Β I met some really brilliant people, all thanks to my blog. The kind of talent that is spread across blogosphere never fails to amaze me. Such genuine brilliant writers and stylish ladies!

I do not want to tag this year as the best or the worst or anything for that matter. I just want to let it be, for no year is perfect!
And in Peevee’s words (for I simply loved them!)Β You say GAH? I say double GAH to youΒ 2011!
Happy New Year to one and all! And 2012 – bring it on!

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  • Reply Gayatri December 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    You spent 2 months in Sydney? I envy you!!!! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  • Reply Writing Bee December 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Happy New Year :)!

  • Reply Agam December 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    That's wonderfully compiled πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a very happy 2012 stylish lady!! May all your halted plans kick off and may the ones in execution reach greater heights.

  • Reply Red Handed December 31, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Well analyzed!! Double Gah to 2011!!
    Happy New Year Babe! Be the awesome you!

  • Reply SEPO December 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Wish u a very happy new year!The month on month compilation for 2011 was awesome, really!

    I look back and remember nothing πŸ™

  • Reply Keirthana December 31, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I join you and PeeVee and in saying double Gah to 2011 πŸ™‚

    Even I have a bitching post about 2011 in my drafts, but somewhy didn't get the feel to post it!

    Anyway, let 2012 be as nice as we expect it to be πŸ™‚

    Happy 2012!

  • Reply maithili December 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

    2 months in sydney!! Girl that has to be the best year πŸ™‚
    You have done quite a lot this year πŸ™‚
    Wish you even more happy and prosperous year ahead πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mystical Skeptical Me December 31, 2011 at 10:05 am

    What a nicely jotted post!!! I don't even remember half of the things! But But But…things you have said here made me smile too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 2012, must bring hope to a lot of us! Lovely New Year ahead to you. πŸ˜€ *Blessed Be!*

  • Reply sumitra December 31, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Hmm, I like years when I get to travel. So for me your 2011 was pretty good. But then, what to I know? πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great 2012!

  • Reply The DRAGON in the skin of a goat ;-p December 31, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Nov, Dec indeed has been a struggle to make the correct choices, to finally decide who is me!!!

    Your blog has grown by leaps and bounds Chan, you must be very proud :D.

    Happy New Year, let there be more blogging, much more styling and much much more posing (OK OK I'll stop ;))

  • Reply β™ͺβ™ͺHappy Go Luckyβ™ͺβ™ͺ December 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    2 months in Sydney? Awesomeness.
    Loved the way you put all of it together. I can't for the life of me remember what I did in which month.

    2011 wasn't bad for me, so I won't say “double Gah” to it πŸ˜›

  • Reply Sudeshna Das January 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    It's great that you remember what actually happened all through 2011. The only thing I can recall is I went to college in July, and came back in December. πŸ˜›
    Happy new year to you too. And yes, twenty-twelve, bring it on!!!

  • Reply Bonnie January 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Happy New Year, love! Here's to 2012. πŸ™‚
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Ayantika January 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

    HNY dear :)….wish u all the luck this year…btw nice post πŸ™‚

  • Reply Fictitious Fashion January 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    2mnths in sydney?? and beach?? wow!!!!
    Happy New year to you <3

    Thanks fr ur sweet comment..

  • Reply The Dainty Doll's House January 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    What a long 2011!! Happy New Year!! I hope 2012 is another fantastic one for you!! πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply My 2 Pesos January 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Raji January 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Happy new year! I wish you all the best in 2012
    Can't wait to see what adventures you get up to in the coming year
    things can only get better

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