52 Weeks 



Due to a recent bereavement, I did not have the heart for 52 weeks. But with New Year comes fresh enthusiasm and renewed hope.
Here’s to 52 weeks, of blogging, of following my book’s heroine, of writing and giving a positive spin to the not so amusing aspects of everyday life and challenges. 

Happy New Year!


Hello Again & Project Avantika

If you read my last post a while back, you must be wondering how I am Back! Well, I could not keep away from my baby of 4 years.

While the reasons still hold good, I thought I could limit myself to a single short post. After four years, I crave the joy of overcoming my everyday challenges and trivial annoyances.

So, after much deliberation I thought I should start “Project Avantika“! Like the habit of the heroine of my novel [365 Days of F(ib)B-ing], Avantika, I shall add a cutesy photo or inspiring quote. Then, I will add a short text about what the untold story of that photo is including gory details. Or if it is a quote, how far my reality is from the mentioned slogan. All this for 52 weeks (a whole year) straight.

After reading so many inspiring books this year, I am all excited to adopt the ‘Reframe the Context‘ techniques touted by so many authors. Basically when we distance ourselves from a negative thought or event and adopt an opposing view or optimistic perspective and recount it,  we can see the silver lining. While my life is much better than most, daily annoyances do pile up and skew the most cheerful of outlooks. So, I thought why not try it? No harm in trying. 🤔

While New Year is always a good point for fresh beginnings, I am taking a leaf out of one of my favorite authors. As Laura Vanderkam puts it, a Wednesday will do just as well as Monday or Sunday. Hence, sharing my resolve on a Wednesday.

I will officially commence posts related to the project on Dec1st. Please do encourage me as you have in the past (I missed you guys!) and maybe even join me in the journey!

To new beginnings! Dasvidaniya!

TimeChallenge and more… 

Today is the last day of Laura Vanderkam’s 168 hours challenge. I joined her Challenge this week and am happy to be following along again. I had joined last year too and found it to be immensely insightful. With the new school year and new schedules, I am sure that I shall get many useful insights to improve my time management for the coming months ahead.

As a citizen of today’s super frantic, noisy and distracted world (plus a safe), my free time is indeed like ‘time confetti’  (a term found in Laura’s books on Time Management). So, I try to use my spare Moments wisely. You can read more on that here.

This week, I used my spare moments to make a dent on few treasures in my reading list:

Own The Room

Eat that Frog

Yell Less, Love More

I also re-read a few of my favorite Agatha Christie novels. Plus, I ascertained my personality/ tendency type via Gretchen Rubin’s site and got my personal evaluation. Yay!!! All those minutes here and there really added up.

I can’t wait to analyze my time sheets tomorrow and find vital time chunks to utilize better. Hurray!

On a hopeful and inspired note, it’s adieu until tomorrow’s Mute Monday!