Memories from 2018 – Recap series (Dec)

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I have enjoyed getting into this throwback mode and pulling out the best moments of 2018. In the last post of both the recap series and this year, I talk about December – the month of joy and holidays and bring forth my goals for 2019. The previous posts related to this series is available here.


In this month, I was delighted to have made it to the list of top twenty writers in the categories of Travel Writing and Humor at the Orange Flower Awards conducted by Women’s Web. To be shortlisted among 1600 writers was nothing short of a dream come true moment for me. While I might not have won the award this year, it gave me the right kind of boost and motivation to stay focused and work harder.

Indiblogger #TheBlindlist winner
Indiblogger #TheBlindlist winner

This was also the month when the Indiblogger #TheBlindList contest winners were announced and I was pleasantly surprised to find my name and post in the list of winners.

It is the season of Joy
It is the season of Joy

My toddler had an eventful quarter at his preschool where he celebrated Christmas, performed during Grandparents Day and had a great time at his class picnic. His winter holidays started last week and instead of taking a vacation elsewhere, this year we decided to return back to our hometown Berhampore. The happiness quotient has been on an upward rise as we decorated Christmas trees, feasted on delicious cakes and went on multiple short trips with family or friends. As we prepare for a grand feast tomorrow with the same set of friends with whom we celebrated Durga Puja, a tiny corner in my heart fills with gratitude for this incredibly special year when I became a solopreneur.

Plans for 2019
Plans/Goals for 2019

As I wrap up the memories of this year, I realize that this year will always be etched in my memory as the year of reinventing myself. I had finally found that there’s nothing more I love than writing. As we move on to a new year in just a couple of days time, I have consciously decided to refrain from making any resolutions this year. What I have chosen to do is work towards making 2019 as the year of A little more’.

Thank you for being a part of my new journey. I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. I will see you all in 2019 when I publish the next post.

Please share your best moments of 2018 and goals for 2019 as comments below. 

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.

18 thoughts on “Memories from 2018 – Recap series (Dec)”

  1. Congratulations for adding so many feathers in your cap, Sonia. I have witnessed your tremendous growth in the last one year. May you keep touching heights in the years to come. Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

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  2. Congrats on the nomination @ orange flower and the IB win! Wish you many more such acolades!
    You have a cute toddler and he looks even more adorable next to that Xmas tree! His expressions! 🙂
    Wish you a happy and prosperous new year!!

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