Saturday, January 5, 2013

New year, new resolutions...and my blog is 4 !

Alright, its that time of the year again. Lots of resolutions, most that barely manage to make it through the first ten days. As always, the top one on my list is to lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. The dangerous part of having a food blog is that I get to see so many other food blogs coming up with awesome recipes all the time and I can't resist trying them out. And it all shows up, on me, when I can really do without it.

I read about Fifty 2 weeks of 2013 on Vani's blog and thought it was a good idea to join in. Aparna and SRA have come up with this idea of a theme for each week that you can write about or represent through a photograph. I think its great because it gives us something new to think about each week.

As I'm growing older and hopefully wiser, I have realised that I can't really change people or circumstances, but what I can do is to try and change myself and my reactions, to make it better for me. Here's what I'm hoping to do this year...

Learn to say NO - Even in the littlest things, I have always found it difficult to say no to people. I am always so worried how they would feel about it, rather that how it would make me feel if I agreed. So yes, I will learn to say NO when I want to say NO.

Do my bit for society - The noble intentions have always been there and I am doing a little, but not as much as I'd like to. I would really like to get more involved in doing something which will make the lives of people less fortunate, much better

Learn something new - Maybe a new language, music, dance, knitting, whatever. Something different from what my daily routine holds for me.

Dedication to complete what I start - a new course, a new sport, cleaning my cupboards, getting rid of clothes and some junk around the house. I start with a bang and then give up too easily. This year I want to make an effort to see it to completion.

And this one, I just have to put up here...

Exercise and eat healthy - I am hoping to keep up to this one. Exercise at least 4 days a week, to begin with. Resist eating out and over eating. Stick to a healthy diet. Deprivation never works for me, so portion control is my key word for this year !



And my blog just turned 4 ! I am proud of myself that I stuck to something for this long ! Its been like my best friend ever since I moved out of the city that will always be home to me. The blog's helped me explore more in the culinary world and also helped me get out of that terrible loneliness that came with the move. The most important is the feeling of community in this food blogger world. There is always at least one person who inquires what's up if I haven't blogged for over a week and that makes me feel so good. Thank you for all the love.
Thank you all for dropping by. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be inspired to post at all.

Wish you all the peace, happiness, security, freedom, love and respect in this year and the ones to come. I hope we all work towards building a better society around us...

14 comments:

Archana Potdar said...

Wow Archana! First congrats on your blog turning 4. A milestone indeed. Love your resolutions.

sra said...

congrats on the milestone and best of luck with your resolutions!

Aparna said...

Congratulations on the bloggy birthday.
And a good set of New Year resolutions. :)

Mamts chander said...

Most honestly written and struck a chord with me!
You lift so many spirits,and bring so much sunshine into lives-wish you a wonderful year ahead, and remember we are all rooting for you to stick to your resolutions.

Gauri said...

Congratulations on the Blog turining 4 and wish you many many more years of blogging.

Many people do not to make resoutions, largely due to the fact that most of them (including me sometimes) dont stick to them.

But I feel that resolutions are a way of pushing yourself out of the comfort zone, challenging ur limits. Do something envigorating and exciting, I really liked your resolutions. Wish you the strenth and the power to say 'no' when required, to complete them successfully.

Sayantani said...

A very happy new year and congrats on turning 4 with your blog. That 52 weeks sounds really great and am so tempted to join in too.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your important milestone. Wish that you continue to blog for years to come.
Deepa

Vani said...

This is good! So glad you joined, Arch. Congrats on the 4th anniversary. Many, many more to go! And nice post, nice resolutions - good luck!

PriyaVaasu said...

Happy birthday to your blog! !!! Yup I understand having a food blog& losing weight ;-) Best of luck on your resolutions !!!

Nupur said...

Congratulations on the 4th blog birthday and I hope 2013 brings you all this and more!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on the 4the milestone!
And all the best with the resolutions... Good ones...

Suma Rowjee said...

Couldn't agree more on food blogging showing on the bathroom scales :) Good luck with your resolutions and congrats on your blog turning 4!

Jayashree said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary....and good luck with your resolutions.

Lal said...

I enjoy reading your first paragraph in every blog entry cos you do write so well. And this post sounds so heartfelt.

Hope you blog for several more years but hoping more that you return to Blr soon so i can taste some of these fabulous dishes :)

Happy new year mate !

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