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Cache 2021

Every year in the last week of December I spend my days scrolling through my notes, Google photos & flipping pages of my planner. Here are my reflections from 2021.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ― Søren Kierkegaard

There's a lot in my head to put into words, so I am gonna take the easy route - this post is gonna be a smörgåsbord of pictures. Things that made me feel joyous this year, things that changed who I was a year ago and things that make me 'ME'.


Don't feel guilty about the pleasures you take in the things you enjoy. ― Austin Kleon

The year of Travelling

Four trips this year (and a few small ones) and counting

From the mountains of Manali, to the calmness of South Goa, to the beaches of Mandvi and the vibrancy of Pondicherry


The year of Coffee

My partner and I are coffee geeks and we ended the year with almost all the essential equipment you need for manual brewing, along with trying a lot of coffee blends this year.

We are now proud owners of an Aeropress, Pourover Equipment, Electric Kettle, Manual Grinder, Weighing Scale, Coffee Journal, Coffee Beans and cute mugs.


The year of Love

I can't put it into words, so I won't even try :)


The year of Live Sketching

I absolutely adore sketching live landscapes and I did a lot of them this year.



The year of Reading

I finished reading 52 books for the year yesterday and oh boi whatta a year!




The year of Postcards

I am a fond collector of postcards. I started collecting them during my solo travels and I have loads of them now. I will figure a way out to portray my collection in the coming year.


The year of Yoga and Running

Yoga and Running has kept me grounded and sane all throughout the year.



The year of Pancakes

I made a hell-lot-of pancakes this year (like every Sunday, dancing in the kitchen)


The year of Flowers

Bought flowers almost every Friday evening since September this year :)


The year of New Skills

Learnt gardening and Salsa. Looking at the seeds germinate is soooo-satisfying


The year of Cooking

I have been cooking all my life but this year I tried to dip my fingers into various cuisines - Mexican, Middle Eastern, Italian etc.

Also, made a baked Blueberry cheesecake for the first time in my life.


The year of meeting all my Friends (in person)

Getting over virtual hugs and meeting all my friends physically was marvelous


The year of Music (and Podcasts)

Music has always been an integral part of my life. Music has saved me at times when nothing could. This year was different cause I binged on long form podcasts, running for hours and listening to Lex Friedman, Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan. Small pleasures of life :)


The year of changing Jobs

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to change cities and job profile in these times. My time spent working in Corporate Strategy would be the most enriching work experience in my life in terms of how the job polished my skills and the power to articulate things better.

Also, living in Mumbai is itself quite an experience!



The year of Newsletters

My email is floooooowing with newsletters. I had so much fun this year exploring blogs, essays, newsletters, poems and lots of other reading material besides books.

Maria Popova has to be my fav and this is a card from one of her newsletters.


Also, this was the year of THIS WEBSITE.

When I started writing I had no inkling that I will end this year with more than 50 posts on my website. Extremely grateful to all my readers. Thanks for sticking by. I hope I could add some value to you and your lives :)


Lots of warm hugs and warm wishes!

May this year bring you mental peace, creativity, productivity and happiness.

Happy New Year :)



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Bhumika Sankhla
Bhumika Sankhla
2022年1月02日

Thanks for the appreciation Anjuli!

Extremely thankful to readers like you who keep me motivated on days where I don't feel like doing anything. You push me in ways you will never know.

Let's plan to meet someday :) Would be fun chatting with you!


Have an awesome year ahead and thanks for quoting Chip. It was one of the most beautiful books I read in 2021. To more reading in 2022 :)

いいね!

Anurag Ghai
Anurag Ghai
2021年12月31日

Dii, there is so much to learn from u , I’m trying to incorporate things which can make me productive & overcome my laziness. Tysm for sharing your highly productive lifestyle!!! It’s an inspiration to me!!

いいね!
Bhumika Sankhla
Bhumika Sankhla
2022年1月02日
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Thank you so much Anurag! I hope you have a productive year ahead. While productivity is important, don't forget to take breaks :) Happy New Year!

いいね!

Shobinya D
Shobinya D
2021年12月30日

The content is so wholesome. Living such a life is in itself a huge accomplishment. A happy new year and continue spreading positivity. 🌸

いいね!
Bhumika Sankhla
Bhumika Sankhla
2022年1月02日
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I am really glad you like the content. Thank you Shobinya! Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year ahead :)

いいね!

Vandana Sambharia
Vandana Sambharia
2021年12月30日

Looks like an year dedicated to growth & love!


Thank you for sharing such an inspiring blog..

Wish you too a very happy 2022!

いいね!
Bhumika Sankhla
Bhumika Sankhla
2021年12月31日
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Wishing you a prosperous New Year! I am glad you like the content :)

いいね!

Anjuli Shukla
Anjuli Shukla
2021年12月30日

Was actually waiting for thisssss!

This beautiful year-end blog. Thank you so much for encouraging to be a better human. On my list of grateful things, landing on your page is definitely one of them. It would be impossible to write down ways in which you have inspired me.

THANK-YOU FOR EVERYTHING:)

(PS:- secretly wanting to meet you in person, someday)

Have a Prosperous And Abundant 2022! May you work hard enough to put the kinks out and also not forget to put the peaks in.

いいね!
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