Year 2017 in my life

I have been documenting every day of my life for fourth straight year. Some feelings and thoughts evolve while some stay unchanged and unmoved for years.

I was happy relocating to Chandigarh after staying in Delhi for nine years. We did not take long to settle down and get back to our routines.

I gained stamina with short and intense workouts but still gained 4 kgs.

Mentally, I was restless and unsure. The extract below outlines my thoughts:

The plan for third consecutive trip to Ladakh was well on track. Inspired by the “Data Visualization” book that I was reading, I tried to draw the 15-day bike trip.

Rafting on Zanskar river was the first one of my life. We could get the video shot by the guide as well. However, we could not cover some new places as planned. We were tired and rested for 4 days in Leh.

We had agreed to let-go the invitation for Canada Immigration. My parents had decided to sell the house that I owned in my hometown. I debt-free by August-end after paying-off the outstanding on the home loan from sale receipts.

I lost my grandmother in August. She was 100 plus and left us peacefully.

Back to my longing for activity and adventure, within a month of returning from Ladakh trip, I decided to go for Chadar trek. I am now scheduled to leave for the trek on Jan 13, 2018.

I felt irritated by the amount of time spent on my handphone. I was thinking about it since Jan-17. Finally, I succeeded in Oct. 2017 and deleted my Whatsapp account and uninstalled Facebook from handphone.

I was in bed by 9:00 pm on most days through out the year given short transit time to office and home. My waking times did not change though.

I read “In Praise of Slowness” and attempted adopting the message quite religiously. After a long time, I was taking things easily and was at peace.

I did not click much during the year. Most were clicked using the iphone 5S.

We finally decide to have a pet. On Nov 12, 2017 after returning from Jassica’s annual function, we bought a 4 week old Beagle puppy. We are now spending lot of time with him.

My elder daughter is back from boarding school after completing her academic year. She now rejoins the school in Feb 2018 to complete 10th year at school.

Monica and kids are now at home enjoying winter break. An eventful year is about to end.