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2009

2009 has finally marched into our lives with dreams of peace, happiness and prosperity. Season’s greetings to everyone!

After 3 weeks of living out of a suitcase, a Hong Kong trip, and a Rajasthani holiday, I am back in the blogosphere. My mind is throbbing with posts to be written, my google reader is overflowing, my supply of books has been refurbished, I am finally home and in winter mode, life is good. I am embracing 2009 with open arms. Resolutions, though, are already in tatters.

2008, in retrospect, has been a good year. I fell in love with blogging, graduated unofficially, rediscovered books. The others demand individual posts.

Realizations ’08

  • There is such a thing as too much chocolate.
  • The blogger’s bug shows up its scratchy head all the time. Travel, adventure, people, thoughts, all fight their way anti-laziness as potential posts.
  • Silence is the second most wonderful thing.
  • The sky is a spectacle in itself. Sun rise, sunset, stars, moon, all of it.
  • B r e a k i n g n e w s. Indian news channels are the best way to get through a dull, boring day.
  • I live for mountains.
  • Friends, well, are really the family we choose.

May 2009 be filled with laughter, love and a gazillion reasons to blog!

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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.

8 Comments

  1. Silence is the second most wonderful thing……which is the first one 😕 ……. and about news channels ….yes u will find everything from laughter challenge to reality shows at a single place…..

  2. The sky is a spectacle in itself. Sun rise, sunset, stars, moon, all of it 🙂 Could be another resolution that I can make–> to sky gaze more often, watch the sun rise n sunsets 🙂

  3. shaaakspsyco says

    *Indian news channels are the best way to get through a dull, boring day.*
    NO NO NO NO NO NO. They’re depressing. I have blocked out all channels other than sport.
    YA YA YA YA YA YA

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