To New Beginnings! :)

Before I begin, thank YOU for being here. This is going to be a fairly long post! You might want to stock up on some hot chocolate and cookies! πŸ™‚

Last year brought on many many changes in my life, mostly positive but some did not look as bright. Sigh! I started a new phase of life with someone I’m completely in love with (happy happy)! Left behind my family, my doggies and my friends to move to Beantown (Boston!) from Bangalore in May and boy, was Boston beautiful when I first saw her. Beautiful Boston, forever and for always!

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Boston Common!

 

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A mix of the old and the new! πŸ™‚
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Nothing more beautiful than Fall in Boston!

 

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Boston winter! ❀

Back in Bangalore, I had a rigorous work schedule that kept me busy most times than never. Coming to Boston was a welcome break! I enjoyed all the free time I had over the weekdays and spent most weekends traveling with my love bug! πŸ™‚ After a while, I only seemed to enjoy the weekends and the weekdays grew longer and monotonous. You must know that it becomes difficult for someone to stay home after having worked for quite sometime. I spent most of all day whiling away my time doing absolutely nothing. Boredom got the best of me. Most of all, I wasn’t the happiest person. In spite of having a loving and supporting husband, things became a little difficult for me.

Then, there comes a time when you realize you can do so much more with your life than what you’re doing now! It’s like the cacophony of an alarm waking you up with a jolt (or the light bulb switching on, like those scenes from cartoons when an idea comes to mind! πŸ˜‰ ). I had the time to do absolutely anything I wanted to, but I just didn’t make any use of it! Argh! Frustrating, right?! And that’s when I started!

My culinary skills before I came to Boston involved being able to make Maggi (ready to eat noodles), a cup of milky tea, rice and just one type of curry to go with it.Β I experimented a little, did some reading too and finally began to make some Indian food! My husband, Ashith, sure has a strong stomach! πŸ˜‰ He’s always been supportive though! πŸ™‚ I learnt to bake and cook different cuisines as well! I surprised a few of my friends and family with my new found skills! I’m no expert, I’m still learning and it’s been a fun experience to date!

The library system in Boston is beyond good. For anyone craving to read a book, all you need to do is apply for a card and voila, you can have access to any book, DVD, audio book you want to get your hands on! If the library close to home doesn’t have it, they just request it from the neighboring libraries! Now how cool is that?! I used to read a lot of books when I was young, and I didn’t find the time to read a book once I got older (too many excuses ,eh?)! Guess what, I picked up some books and sat down with a cup of mint herbal tea and life instantly got better!! Who says books can’t transport you into their world?!

New year – new beginnings! πŸ™‚ This year, I vowed to read a book a month. I’m on my second book now! At least my resolution lasted over a month! πŸ˜‰ With motivation from my husband, Ashith, I also decided to start my blog, NOVEMBRELLA!! Let’s see how it goes!

So that was a little bit about me! Did I use the word “little” too loosely? πŸ˜‰ Keep watching this space for more about my thoughts on everything that piques my interest! If you like it, please subscribe/like/follow/tweet! πŸ™‚

See you guys soon! ❀

XoXo

 

 

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