I read an article a week ago about how seasons affect the mental health and moods of a person. It seemed providential for I was having a similar conversation with my cousin who is based in Lucknow. She shared how the dreary, no-sun winters give her the creeps from end December. Thus, we figured out that there were always certain things which helped uplift our moods, irrespective of the situations we would find ourselves in.
Most New Years’ I have spent with my father in New Zealand or traveling to some amazing place. It always starts my year on a fantastic note. Moreover, away from the mundane, everyday routines which we often follow, a change tends to boost us up! A holiday is the secret of my energy!! (Thank you, Boost!)
December 2019 turned out to be the busiest I have had, despite not being in a regular school assignment. It also happened to be the most happening one. For one I had a book deadline to maintain. My second after of course my first – which had to be. Logically, one needs to have a first book to be able to call another a second. That was exciting.
My son graduated from an amazing university in an incredibly child-focused Graduation ceremony. Being an educationist for almost three decades, it really gladdened my heart for him and saddened it a bit too because I have struggled to help bring in the much-needed change for good practises in our educational system too in our own country. But our small efforts need to be multiplied and proliferated and we have miles to go before we can say we have made our impacts. (But that requires another Blog!)
A busy last month of the year and a new assignment change for my hubby led to us not traveling for the New Year’s Eve and beyond to the southern hemisphere, though we did that just as the month started.
Being in India meant being part of greetings and wishes and sweets and flowers as the new year dawned. Also as I’ became an year old with my Blogging, I thought it merited a definite acknowledgement that some things and some people and some occasions and some situations remain on our list of favorite things – ALWAYS!