Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best and Worst of 2012

Took a break from the marathon bloggers as I was traveling during the last week, and then not feeling like writing much. But as today is the last day of the marathon, I wanted to get in this one that was our themed post for last week. The Best and Worst of 2012, however we might want to interpret it.


1. I think I will always remember 2012 as the year I found my balance/peace/contentment - from housewife/homemaker to freelance writer ;), becoming a green warrior in my own small way by adopting waste management practices, and scaling up my kitchen garden and learning a lot about the subject too. Some forays into baking were literally the cherry on top :).

2. 2012 was also the year I have got to know a lot of great people, through my blog and the FB groups related to Gardening, Recycling and Foodies. I am not going to start naming them, you know who you are ;). This has been a big change for a somewhat introverted person like me who doesn't usually make new friends easily.


3. The kids, they will always be a part of my best - growing up so fast that I don't know how I will deal with the next phases, yet each age is lovely enough to not make me miss the baby years too much :).

WORST:
1. Top on my worst is also to do with parenting - the year I clearly could figure out my short temper, but still haven't got it in hand. When I have completely realized that having 2 kids means worrying about 3 individuals brushing their teeth, having their baths, putting their things away (yes I am included in that number ;)).. the list goes on. Not that I have to do all of it by myself 24/7, but still I feel like I am the main responsible for these things for the biggest part of the day, and somedays like when I have hit the limit of my temper every single time I tried to get S to eat enough while on a trip it totally feels overwhelming.

2. Terribly tally on movies seen, not that I didn't want to, but somehow did not make it happen.

3. All that was from a very personal perspective, but I cannot end without thinking that a big addition to the worst of 2012 has been the way women are unsafe in this country of ours. Not that this is new in 2012, I think it is only that the events have got more attention lately. I hope the collective voice of the citizens is good enough to make a change, as I would really love for my kids to grow up to a more enlightened India.

Posted on and for Day 31 of the Marathon Bloggers Challenge. I had so much much fun being a part of it :) !

10 comments:

  1. I hope 2013 converts no. 2 from the worsts... and increases no. 2 from the bests :)

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    1. Thanks Jane, one hopes one hopes :).

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  2. I guess 2012 was a pretty busy year for you, aparna...and very productive as far as I can make out. All the best and wish you and D and S a wonderful 2013....this will be the year when we can plan to meet again and hopefully more often...yay!!!

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    1. Thanks Aparna, total Yay to that :)

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  3. I wish I had joined the group earlier and taken up the month challenge as well, loved reading the posts!

    Loved this post, I think I'l go and write the "best and worst" as well. :-)

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    1. Thanks Samarpita :).
      I'm sure we'll have fun with the Project 52 now too!

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  4. I am hoping to get up to speed with the recycling, gardening stuff this year.

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  5. Wow! Happy New year and Hope 2013 is even better

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    1. Thanks Sirisha! The same to you too!!

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