The new year kicked-off on a nice note, though I have no recollection of what I did that day. For the eve though, my colleagues and I went for Aamir Khan's blockbuster Dangal from work. It was a great movie and we were a good group, chatting and laughing away in between a mouthful of non-buttery popcorn. A few work related travel, which I generally enjoy also kept me on my toes, whilst preparing for my long holiday.
I had just started training for Krav Maga and promptly fell sick. I plan to resume soon. It took me almost a month and half to recover from the allergy, but now its all good and I was refreshed after a two week break with my family. Our new addition to the family, my talkative one year old niece is a bundle of joy. She has the sweetest smile and loves to play. Baby is her first word. I miss her company.
They grow up so fast.
I am tied down with work and trying to paint on weekends diligently. I dream of holding my solo exhibition. My investment in drawing and shading anatomy is also paying off. My second painting was a vast improvement over the first oil painting I did. My cover art and portrait photography for my friend is another feather in my cap, one that I never thought would happen. But it did.
New friends, new hobbies, and life's little twists and turns made it an eventful journey so far. I plan to get back to baking on weekends if I can on a regular scale. I will probably instagram them. A trek is in the works sometime post May, just have to check which works best. At this moment, my colleagues and I are hard at work preparing for our project management exam. Overwhelming, but it has been a productive couple of weeks. It feels like we are back in school, comparing notes, scoring higher marks in successive mock test and wondering where all this is taking us. Everything has a reason.
Make good art.