Pleasures & Perils of 2017

The year 2017 was so eventful that when I look back there is not one thing I would change. Although, there were moments that got the good of me and left me mighty drained. But I did pledge to take it all in good spirits.

Well, where do I begin? December, of all months, has been so amazing that I can hardly count my stars of blessings. Ironic isn’t it that I talk of December when I talk of beginnings? Call me weird, yeah! But more on that later.

My heart swells to think of the personal achievements, since there were quite few this year. I traveled 3 new states of the country. Left footprints in a foreign country; my first. I read 60 books this year; a total of 18400 pages; which isn’t half as bad if I reflect on previous year’s record.

Talking of the blog leaves me speechless because I have managed to do so much well compared to the previous four years on WordPress. I posted a total of 104 blogs and well, what does that mean? That I managed writing a lot more that all those years put together.

I made it to 5000+ followers on my blog and 500+ followers on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram pages. And meeting so many like-minded people this year has only left me so much more exhilarated and open-minded in terms of a lot of things, old and new.

Speaking of health, although I suffered from physical and psychological setbacks for most part of the year, I did manage to up my fitness game. I covered a total of 243 kms through walking and jogging. Isn’t bad, right?

On the professional front, getting a job that hundreds only dream of, being a part of a company that many hearts desire, makes me feel truly blessed. Losing the previous job, did after all have a purpose.

And now the highlight of the year! This was most expected and the biggest gift the year could give me. My blog ‘The Musing Quill’ was a winner at the prestigious IBA2017 held by Indiblogger. The blog was awarded under the category ‘Books’. Many talented Indian bloggers were awarded through 110 categories through a panel of much esteemed and able jury. A hearty congratulations to all.

And finally, dear reader, this is nothing short of a gratitude post. I thank you, whole-heartedly for being around. For making IBA 2017 possible. For making ‘The Musing Quill’ possible. For making me believe in what I do.

In a nutshell, these 365 days have left behind so much to cherish and celebrate. I truly am grateful to 2017 and bid it goodbye as I welcome 2018.

Here’s wishing you a very happy new year. May you be blessed with a most rewarding 2018.


What was your year like? What were your pleasures and perils of 2017? Let’s hear it all. Do write to me in comments; you know I love to read them. 😉


Asha Seth

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  1. 2017 was a great year for me. I took time for myself. I found myself. I made friends, I lost friends, I cried a lot, I was betrayed and stabbed in the back, and treated like dirt. I went through a bad breakup with my ex boyfriend. I laughed a lot. I went through two bad bouts of depression and anxiety and I finally found joy in my life again. 2017 was a rough year for me, but it was good too. I learned lot. I grew a lot. I grew closer to my mom and we made amends and started to work through our issues in our relationships. I am much closer to both my sisters especially Megan. 2017 was a year of surprises and not so good things, but good things as well. I’m glad 2017 was a good year for you. I wish you a great 2018 full of blessings, love, and lots of laughter.


    1. You inspire me immensely, my dear. Although, my heart cringes at the thought of anyone hurting you, I am happy that it is finally over. Megan is such a nice name. She sounds like someone I’d like to meet. Be strong and brave, as you are. I wish you all the joys and more in 2018.

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      1. Thank you so much Asha. I am happy that it’s over as well. Thank you I think so. I think you would love to meet her. She’s an awesome person. She’s strong, brave, and very loving. Thank you. Thank you so much. I wish the same for you in 2018.


  2. Congratulations on moving ahead with your blog this year. May this year be even more awesome. You have inspired me to plod on even though I have come close to giving up several times….I can see from your crisp and clear style that you are a winner through and through.


    1. Thanks, love. How is your start of the year? I am yet to do the award follow-up post. The first week of the year kept me really busy and hence, I apologise for the delayed response. All well? I hope it is.

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  3. Hello Asha!
    It sounds like 2017 was a great year for you. Congrats on 60 books and 5000 followers! Those are big accomplishments! That is awesome that you found a job that you love, which is so important because it is what we do for half of our waking hours after all 🙂


    1. Sophie, you are such a star. Yes, the past year indeed was very rewarding. I couldn’t have hoped for so much. I wish you an even more fascinating year. Hope you stumble upon everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Loads of love in the new year. 🙂

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