Memories from 2018 – Recap series (June & July)

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It’s a great feeling to get back into this recap mode sharing throwback memories from 2018. After  JanuaryFebruary and MarchApril and May, we move on to the middle of the year as I cherish memories from June and shudder at the thought of July this year.


The anniversary cake
The anniversary cake this year

June marked my entry into fiction writing as I participated in the Write Tribe Festival of Words for the first time. I discovered my love for writing short stories and flash fiction and my blogging journey took off in a new direction.

Seven years back as we became partners for life
Seven years back as we became partners for life

However, June has always been a special month for me for a very personal reason. On 20th June 2011, my husband and I, then friends for twelve plus years decided to get into a forever and always kind of partnership by getting married. As we successfully survived the seven years itch this year and vowed to continue getting on each other’s nerves for years to come, deep within I feel grateful to have this man in my life. He’s been my Rock of Gibraltar in the toughest of times, my partner in crime in the craziest of adventures and my 3am friend in my solopreneurial journey.


One of the last pics of my sis-in-law with my son who fondly called her Moni
One of the last pics of my sis-in-law with my son who fondly called her Moni

How I wish I could wipe out July 2018 from our lives forever! We lost one of my cousin sisters-in-law a week after she delivered a premature baby girl. While as a family we are still trying to recover from the trauma, my heart goes out to her parents who have lost their only child and the newborn who has been forever deprived of the warmth and care of her mother’s love. Incidents like these go on to prove how unpredictable and fickle life is in reality. The time that we have with our loved ones is limited, so it is essential not to waste it on trivial things and instead focus on creating beautiful memories.

While I sign-off with this thought today, I promise to return with a cheerful version of August and heart-warming memories of September in my next post that will go live on 24th Dec.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

15 thoughts on “Memories from 2018 – Recap series (June & July)”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Incidentally, I lost my neighbor this year because she had an ectopic pregnancy. Her elder child is 3.5 years old and each time I see the child it breaks my heart. May your sister-in-law find peace and my hug to the baby. May God be with the child.

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