Looks like, every year is passing faster than the previous one. No change in the number of days in a year, the clock doesn’t tick any faster, the sun rises and sets within the same 24 hours. Yet time flies in a way as cliche as the phrase itself. While trying to reflect upon this year, I felt, on both personal and professional fronts, this year didn’t quite match-up to my expectations. In fact, was disappointing and quite taxing on so many levels. However, I was happy to spend some good amount of time in Goa, doing my favourite things, although it was very rainy. Contrary to what the place is known for (beaches and partying) for me it has always been much more than that. The architecture, people, history, food – so one-of-a-kind and unmatched. Like they say, Goa is not just a place, it’s a feeling. A feeling that you carry back home with you, an everlasting one. I wonder what it would be like to live like a native there and know in and out of that place, to wake up to the ocean every day, to unravel all the secrets the place holds.
This New Year’s Eve, I plan to be with loved ones, barbecuing, snuggling with the furry ones in bed, watching some movies (Last Christmas and Maleficent 2 have been on my list for long) and eating cake. And speaking of which (cake), reminds me I have a whole lot of things on my list that I plan to make and bake this week. Somehow, I find baking or whipping up anything healthy so therapeutic these days even though my schedules and sleep cycle are a total mess right now. I have also observed how spending time cooking is making me patient with things in life, something I’m trying to cultivate and continue to as I step into a new year.
For now, leaving you with images from my days in Goa while I bid farewell to 2019.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.