Reminiscing the year gone by, I’m overcome by a myriad of emotions. The good, the bad and the ugly were all wrapped up in one ginormous gift and handed to me. Life is but a roller coaster ride and we must run with the bulls, that I have learnt to do well. This past year, mistakes were made, lessons were learnt, steps were taken, descions were made, moved forward, wandered cities, laughed, lived and loved. After all, memories are made of these!
I began to love the beautiful city of Boston I live in. Wandering down the cobblestone streets and admiring the rustic buildings with the old world Victorian charm, I couldn’t have imagined a city more beautiful. Boston has an eclectic mix of the old and the new which made me fall in love immediately. Spending the warm summer days by Charles, breathing in the crisp autumn wind and watching the leaves turn different shades of fire, looking at Boston turn into winter wonderland and then burst into a spectrum of colors with a breath of the much needed warm air! It’s been a magical experience falling in love with this city every day!
Being bitten by the travel bug was one of the highlights of this year. Covering most of the East Coast of America barring three states was so much fun! Right from camping in Maine to soaking up the sun in Florida, they were all that make for unforgettable memories! There were some items ticked off of our checklists like hiking Mt. Washington and then some more like kayaking and snorkeling! Who thought kayaking could be soo stress free! 😋 Goals for 2017 defintely include more travel! It’s addictive! 🙂
Starting a new venture is always exciting and scary all at once! The possibilities of learning excites you and the possibilities of failure looms over you! This blog was something I was apprehensive about. I didn’t know if I could do it but it was a good feeling to start it off. I haven’t put in everything I’ve got into making this blog what I want it to be, but I’m going to try this year around!☺ Wish me luck! :😊
This year wasn’t all good though! There were a few struggles and it was difficult to get past some of them. My beautiful, beautiful dog, Phoebe, passed away and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to her in person. I prayed so hard but all your prayers are never answered. Gosh, this is still making me cry! I know she’s in doggie heaven safe and happy now but it still hurts! There were some personal hurdles too! Some overcome, some I’m learning to deal with. But with each passing hurdle, we came out stronger and more than ready to take on what comes next and that, I’m thankful for! 😊
I couldn’t have gotten past my hurdles and this year couldn’t have been made better without my superhero! My husband made and makes everything better for me in more than one ways and forever thankful that he’s an integral part of my life. I wouldn’t be the same without him. His constant love and support has given me strength to do things I never thought I could do. Lucky me! ❤
All in all, it was a year I want to cherish and forget! I cant decide which I want more! 😉 On another note, I rang in the New Year in this sparkly top and skirt! New Years always call for some sparkle, amirite? 🙂
And that’s a wrap!😊
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Lots of Love,
Trupti | Novembrella ❤
2 thoughts on “The year that was…”
Travel, Photography, Boston, & Pets. All dear to my heart. What a lovely blog.
Really enjoyed reading your post!! 🙂 It’s very well written! I am glad that you had a great time traveling!! Also, I loved all the pictures! Keep writing and inspiring us even more!! ❤
Have a great weekend gorgeous!! 🙂
Lots of Love,