The Best Year: 2013

Sigh! The last post of this year. I so did not want this year to end. 2013, undoubtedly has been the best year of my life until now. It has been the most wonderful and beautiful year personally and the most fruitful year professionally. Every single day of this year has taught me something and made me a better person. Every second of this year showed me how much I was loved and how blessed I am. Every breath I took this year was in the presence of my love, my life, my husband. Last year I had to travel and stay away from him. This year nothing kept us away from each other. Last year told me about the fake-ness of people around me and this year showed me. I have eliminated more than half the people in my life this year, and I could not be more happier. 

A snap shot of the learning's, achievements and happiness that 2013 offered me.

~ First. I married the man I love. That alone is enough to make this year the best of a lifetime.

~ I decided to not go nuclear and stay with my in-laws instead. Turned out to be the best decision ever.

~ Immediately after marriage, I got a project within 3 kilometers from the place I stay. Hop, skip and jump; I'm at my work place. Helps me ensure an easier professional-personal life balance.

~ I decided and sealed my alternate career. Writing.

~ My blog's success multiplied hundred fold, much to the chagrin of a certain few.

~ Writing surpassed a passion and became a way of life. 

~ Tamarind Rice asked me to write for them. My articles have been published in every single issue of theirs. Achievement? Oh yeah!

~ I was introduced to Indiblogger and BlogAdda and have won umpteen contests in them. Today I cannot imagine blogging without them.

~ BlogAdda interviewed me as a top blogger. I still visit this page often to check if it actually happened.

~ Started my book. 

~ I got back to my second passion after a long time. Dancing. Participated at the annual event at office and my group won the first prize. Performed at two other events.

~ Welcomed a handsome nephew as one of my best friends delivered the most beautiful baby boy ever. 2014 will see me becoming an aunt twice as two other friends are in queue.

~ Reminds me, 2013 kept me baby free. Such a relief!

~ Realized that marriage does not change you as a person. It changes your outlook to things maybe, but not you as a person. Well, for me at least.

~ Learnt to ignore and block out unnecessary people successfully. Teaching my husband the trick now.

~ Befriended karma, as I watched her take out her wrath on those who deserved and asked for her. She is beautiful, isn't she?

~ Saw the true colors of certain people and realized that they were poisoned all along. Also, greenish purple is a very bad color.

~ Realized that you need to be selfish to lead a happy life. Of course I have always been selfish. 2013 made me realize that, that was the best thing about me.

~ Learnt not to get affected by people taking behind my back. Like Annie said, 'Char log baath karne lage, toh samjho tharakki ho gayi'. Couldn't agree more.

~ Realized that most people do not like the truth. Sugar coat it and they make you their life support. Sorry, but no thank you!

~ Also realized that you do anything in the background, it shall be accepted. Even if it is the wrong thing. Do it in front of everyone and then hell breaks loose. Even if it is the right thing.

~ Love compensates for everything. Having a partner who loves me like there is no tomorrow, eases out everything else. 

Well, we all have made our list of 2013 by now right? Or am I the only one? Well this has been a mandate for me every year and I love making lists. So this was it. 2013 has raised the bar for all years to come. But I know I shall ace each year from now on. For two things. 

1. I believe in myself and the one I love.
2. I do not fear anything or anybody anymore.

Wishing you all a very happy new year. May you all be blessed and have all your wishes come true in style. Stay safe, drink till you drop and have some sober fool drive you back home.

Rock it guys! See you next year!

~ Soumya


  1. May the new year bring you lots of happiness and lots of stories from you for us!!.

    1. Thank you KP :)

      Happy new year to you!

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    1. Thank you dearie :)

      Wish you the same!

  3. That was a pretty kick ass list! I'm glad you had a wonderful 2013 and wishing you an even better 2014 :)

    1. Thank you Anisha!

      Wishing you an awesome year too :)

  4. Really wonderful, Soumya! Lovely to know you :)
    Gosh! You are one accomplished young lady!
    Cheers to many more feathers in your cap!
    Keep rocking! Best wishes for 2014 :)

    1. Awww thank you for the wonderful wonderful words Anita! Its been awesome knowing you too, contest lady :P

      Thank you, bestest wishes to you too :)

  5. A wonderful read! :) Happy for you that 2013 has been a very happy year for you! Wish you a Happier New Year! :)

    1. Thank you Preeti and welcome to my blog :)

  6. I read the post leisurely only now and found that you have done creditably in 2013 based on the strong foundations laid earlier.Glad you have found outlets for your writing skills to get exposed.No doubt you write extremely well.May 2014 bring you greater recognition and see your book published

    1. Thank you so much for these kind words KP!

      Fingers crossed for my book :)

  7. Happy happy new year to you and Cal! May God bless you two.
    I hope you write, write and write more in 2014 and fill the pages of that book. Lots and lots of love and luck!

    1. Thanks you my darling!

      Best wishes to you too :)

  8. Soumya.. every time i read anything written by you, one dialogue pops into my mind, effortlessly-"This is one beautiful human being"
    I love the way you express your life through words..So effortlessly and beautifully.
    May God Bless you and your loved ones always.

    Wish you a year Happier than 2013 :)

  9. Congratulations for all your achievements and for stepping into a wonderful married life. I feel so happy for you!

    A very happy new year.. :*

  10. Happy New Year lady! :)

    To sum up my response to your list of happiness- Stay the same....choosing your happiness!
    You are one of the most rocking bloggers, I've come across and what you write fills me with awe...always.
    Keep writing :)

    1. Now that's a wonderful comment! :)

      Thanks darling, happy new year to you too :)

  11. One of the best New Year posts I have read...Happy New Year!

  12. May 2014 be even better for you love!!!!

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  14. Your 2013 seems amazing.. All the best with 2014..
    Happy new year and may god shower you with all the happiness you deserve sweet girl.. :) :)

  15. You started on a book.. Wowieeee.. :) :) Really happy for you.. :) :)

    1. Thank you :)

      Hopefully shall complete it this year!

  16. Hey Soumya , happy new year. Congrats on the many publishes and lots of luck and love for the book.

  17. Hey Soumya, happy new year. Congrats on the multiple publishes and lots of luck and love for the book :)


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