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My Travel Aspirations for the rest of 2019

I am delighted to be a part of the New Year Resolutions Blog Train hosted by blogger friends. After thinking over and over again for almost a week now, I decided to write about My Travel Aspirations for 2019 here. Though I have all the time to go around the world in 80 days, I wish my husband and daughter thought the same.
To give you an idea about my travel plans especially in the last two years, most of the ideas were dropped halfway due to "no-time", "not-now", "little girl we have", "sure, next year", and much more silly list of excuses. If you want lame excuses, contact me, I could give you a bunch in 5 seconds. 
As I write this, I also want you to know that my daughter is 20 months old and my husband is on travel already, which clearly states that my aspirations might remain just that too! However, I have blessed parents who love trips. These two senior citizens (my mother is almost there) enjoy their trips in a planned way! So I decided, …

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Weekly Gratitude 2019 2/52

I wondered why I write these gratitude journals every week! Though it is only the second week of January and my second entry, the drab mood for 2 days made me think so much. That was enough to pull me into this melancholic mood. When I decided to maintain a bullet journal this year, I wasn't sure of many plans for the year, still I wanted to work on one. A place where I plan the month, the weeks and my days in it. My journal became my blessing in disguise that I live in it nowadays. I am tracking some of my habits too.

My journal is one of the reasons I am writing this post here and will do it for the next 50 weeks too!  I dedicated a page on the journal for my blog posts and had these entries written on the ideas page. A book in any form is a best friend to a warrior, a lonely heart, a busy parent and serves as a motivation to me when I really want to spend my time well.
My little creative outlet where I scribble any little designs I can on my pages. My second week started with …

Write Tribe Reading Challenge 2019

Write Tribe has helped me write a lot in the last couple of years. Now, they encourage me to read. I had a plan to set around 15-20 books this year. Per Write Tribe, 24 is the minimum count this year. In 2018, I set 30 and managed only 24. This year I am clear to have a manageable number because this is a special year. Ilakkiya is 20 months old already and she will start school/play school in a year from now.

I choose to spend good time with her and still get my hands on good books. So, I would love to stick to being the book lover. This is the first time I am participating in a reading challenge and I must say I am excited. The prompts are interesting and for now, I am just sticking to 12 prompts.

Here's my choices.
A book that is a translation: Poonachi by Perumal Murugan * A book written by a Female Author: The Wrong Child by Patricia Kay * A book from Man Booker Prize Long List(any year): The God of Small Things by Arundathi Roy * A book from WWll time period: All the light w…

Weekly Gratitude 2019 1/52

Hello 2019!

*Morning* The cool air felt so good on my face. Reminds me of a fresh start again.
We all live with so many wishes and dreams. This year let's have the constant aim and effort and achieve them with a strong will power. Let us all stay blessed this year. Happy New Year folks!
Coming to the blog, it was silent for the most part of December. Though I planned 2 more posts for it, I didn't work on it.

This is the first post that is published this year. And, yes, I am so much delighted to post this. For almost a year and a half, I was posting monthly gratitude journals. I loved the journey and the time spent composing the post. It reminded me of the moments well-spent and the journey made me feel so much better throughout. In 2019, I am making another change. I am going to post my weekly gratitude this year.
For one, this will be the only year I can spend with my daughter fully before she joins school next year. So, I have made peace with the fact that I can only write …

The Little Bubble

We all make mistakes, We all have our own reasons for it, We all can make mistakes, If we are willing to learn from it.
Life is learning right from wrong, As we take each step and move on, Every relationship is a beautiful song, When understood we know we belong.
At times, you maybe right, And I maybe wrong, It would take us time to get along, Silence and pain will make us strong.
It hurts to blame each other, To blow it up out of cover, Something that could be resolved, If we stopped judging one another.
I wish we speak no words, Since we speak only of hurt, Not once of the moments that matter, When we all walked together.
Complaints can bring trouble, It broke the little bubble, we held so close, That we look at each other like foes.
I wish things change again, We all need this pain, To cleanse our minds and hearts, So things don't go in vain.

November Gratitude 2018

November was the festive month that brought so much light and followed by it were some dull moments. This month changed my thinking. It is in this month that I learnt what it really means to listen to my surroundings, myself and others. To get to the better part of the month, think Diwali. I loved the festive season and this time it was simple for obvious reasons. This month was simple and unexpected in many ways that it taught me so much. Let me dive in to the month for tough times teach me to be more grateful.




IlakkiyaOne reason why I love my days and somehow manage to run around all the time, is because of my baby girl. Last year this time she was 7 months and celebrated her First Diwali. This Diwali, she is making noises and tries to say 'Pattas' (crackers) in Thamizh when she hears one. She enjoyed her Diwali sweets as breakfast for three days in a row and I let her enjoy them. Well, she agrees to brush her teeth morning and night even though she is just biting her brush a…

Top 10 Essentials I Bought for my Baby Girl from Amazon in 2018

When I sat down and listed my purchases this year, I was surprised about my list. I have purchased so much this year. 2018 has been a remarkable year when it comes to online purchasing. A lot happened this year. For a start, I won a voucher for Rs. 3500 at Indi Blogger's Evion contest early this year and my purchases sky-rocketed then. Very recently after the Johnson's event, I am again on a shopping spree! Though I am not an impulse buyer, I realized that I love to buy things that I have set my eyes and mind on for a while.


After Ilakkiya, my shopping experiences have changed a lot. I usually buy only most familiar products for me. I use the same when it comes to skin care products because of my sensitive skin. While for Ilakkiya I was open to thousands of choices online, though I was initially confused on what to buy for her. I am glad I purchased all these things online because I am not interested in buying the costliest products as the best products pushed by the sales pe…