With every December that comes along, I find myself reminiscing about all the months that have gone by! Of course, it’s something I do every year but this year-end, I have so much more to be thankful for. Christmas isn’t just a special holiday for me, it’s also a part of me – it’s that whole faith, hope and love effect. And spreading joy! Okay, so I’m digressing a little but when have I not?
A few things come to mind, a couple of which I’m particularly happy about (these are in a very random order, except for having listed them out by month!):
Meeting Magali! Discovering the sushi heaven that is Kofuku (Thanks to my love, Sholeen, for which I’ve re-christened her Shofuku). Wrote my first beauty review on the blog – Forest Essentials.
Spending a part of my birthday at The Yoga House. My office friends helping me pave my way to professional doodling with a start-up fund for my graphic tablet (thank you, guys… Investing in one, soon!). Losing my phone (I love you, Sammy!), and getting it back all in a weekend’s time!
Listening to, and watching Norah Jones sing and play, in concert. Meeting Nakshatra! Buying a domain for Jupiter Skye, and shifting to WordPress. :-)
Waking up very, very late every day! Watching stupid TV shows and just relaxing, doing absolutely nothing.
This was a repeat performance of April. Add to that, blogging and making life-lists! Discovering my love for confetti prints, and using it to design my extremely precious business cards, hooray!
Reading plenty of romances (some dumb, some fun), re-reading the Harry Potter series, receiving my very first commission for an illustrated logo for Roshni Vatnani of The Vanilla Bean Bakery.
For some reason, I can’t remember what I did! Was the Toni & Guy event then? Because that was fun!
Got hooked on to Crabtree & Evelyn. Broke my ankle the day after Sagan’s birthday (and the same day – Nay, exact moment – I finished watching The Conjuring). Took up the #DoodleADaySep challenge by Ello Lovey (Thanks to Eddy). A broken leg didn’t stop me from shopping online! (Badger Balm from Feel Unique, and stuff from India Circus.)
Spent time at home. Lots of it! Appreciated my legs more, read a loooooooot of books, magazines, watched a lot of Scooby-Doo. Namrata Patel of Namrata-Noted sent me something pretty from her new label, Mzuri!
Nidhi’s birthday. Stepped out of the house for the first time in a few months for her fake birthday surprise!
Beginning work with The Home Label (what a break!). Winning the Cirare giveaway by the sooper-cool Akanksha Redhu. Holding my first giveaway on the blog. Breaking my blogging record by writing 8 posts for the month!
Getting into the Christmas spirit! Playing Santa Claus to a few Twitter friends, buying my first high-low dress from Forever 21 (or was this last month? Shit. I can’t remember! Ooh, also, I have them in two colours now. Woo!). The month is still going on, long and strong, and I’m loving it!
Artwork By Roanna Fernandes