Officially this is going to be the last post of this year on my blog. What else is a better topic than talking about the highs and lows of the year 2017. Last year it was all about the highs- I had Viaan, the greatest happiness ever!
This year definitely didn’t match up to last year (I don’t think anything can beat the year 2016) but it was not bad either. As expected I had my highs and lows. I am going to dedicate this post to talk about some of them. Let’s start with the lows so that we can end the post on a high note.
Went back to work
Even though I was looking forward to get back in touch with other adult humans and having real conversation, going back to work hit me really hard. Yes, I missed Viaan a lot during the office hours but I also got entangled in horrible guilt. I started feeling that I was not a good mother that’s why I was leaving him for so long and going to work. I couldn’t digest the fact that he was spending more time with someone else rather than me. At one point I was so under the guilt that I wanted to quit my job. That’s when my friends came into the picture and suggested to not do do. They told me that every mother goes through the same and I should just hang in there. 6 months down the line, I still feel guilty but not as bad as before.
I can’t even describe how tired I felt this entire year. My day starts at 5 am and finishes at 10pm, which involves cooking for Viaan, getting him ready, packing his bag and food, commute to work, do 8 hours of work and play with Viaan. Actually people around me started noticing how tired I looked and some one suggested me to take multi vitamins. Initially I ignored it but later started taking it and I can’t tell you how much better I feel now.
Didn’t blog or make videos for Youtube
You all know that I don’t make Youtube videos as a profession. For me it’s a way of meeting people with similar interests. I have made quite a few friends through Youtube and I love them all. Making the videos and blogging gives me a sort of fulfilment that I can’t describe. This year I did a very bad balancing act. Somehow I was unable to spend much time as I got really busy with Viaan.
Couldn’t spend much with my loved ones
I don’t have any relatives in the UK but I managed to make some really good friends. I make sure to catch up with all my friends on regular basis, however this year I couldn’t meet everyone as much as I love to.
Spent quality time with Viaan and my parents
The first part of the year I was in India and I was able to spend with my parents. Whenever we go to India it’s for 2 or 3 weeks but this time I spent 3 months. I know that I am never going to get this chance again and consider myself to be very lucky.
I also was able to spend so much time with Viaan, watching him grow up was so emotional. I miss that now!
Went back to work
Yes, this point has made it to my lows as well the highs list, for completely different reasons.
My entire life I have always worked, maternity is the only time when I was not working. Even though I am not an workoholic or some who loves working outside of work hours, somehow I just felt inadequate and wanted to get back to work. So when I finally went back to work, I loved it…….until the guilt hit me
Got an exciting new job
I got a new job this year which gave me increase in my salary and exposure to new technologies and business sectors. These things excite me and yeah I am a geek like that!
Visited France, Germany and going to Caribbean for Christmas
This year we took two short breaks and went to Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Berlin. I have always been a huge fan of travelling, this was a different and exciting experience as we were travelling with Viaan.
Apart from the two small breaks, we didn’t really take a good long break so we are heading to the Caribbean this Christmas and I can’t wait. Honestly, it’s going to be a well deserved holiday.
Got an amazing childminder for Viaan
I can speak for all the working mums out there that the biggest worry for them is to find a good child care. I have been very lucky and found an Ofstead registered child minder for Viaan. To add to that she lives right opposite our house so picking up and dropping Viaan is a breeze. As if this was not amazing enough, Viaan not only loves her, he loves their entire family and they love him back
What were your highs and lows? Share it in the comments section.
When Vivaah Styles
contacted me saying that they would like to work for me, I was over the moon because I looked at their website and fell in love with all the pieces.
I had to say yes! Literally within 2 days of choosing this saree, it arrived to the UK , from Germany. Not only did they send me the saree, they were sweet enough to send lots of German sweets and biscuits (This just made me and Viaan very happy).
is made of Tussar silk with Zari and silk thread embroidery. The beautiful light green colour makes it look very elegant and classy, making it a perfect saree for a friend’s reception or even to wear it for Sankranthi/pongal.