November 2022 – Month Review

My first post in a month is usually a review of all the books I’ve read in the month but this one is going to be a little different not because I want to do something different but because I read ZERO books in November. November was a busy month and a had too much going on for me, so I didn’t add the pressure of reading to the mix. I decided to do a month in a review inspired by my dear blogger friend, Juliette.

TRAVEL

I finally got to travel a bit this month. I went on two trips.

Rajasthan – For my mother’s 60th birthday, we headed to the beautiful Rajasthan. We visited Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and had an amazing 5 day long trip about which I will hopefully write more this month. (The first post about Kumbalgarh is already up.)

Happy happy me

Bangalore – I was in Bangalore last week for my cousin brother’s wedding. I usually used to make a trip to Bangalore every year since my sister lives there but I hadn’t been there since 2018. It was fun to meet all my relatives, visit new cafes and restaurants, and just have fun. We danced SO much at my brother’s wedding – from a choreographed performance to just drunk dancing after (kids, drinking is bad for health). I also got to meet my nephew, Pumpkin!

I didn’t get too many wedding photos
Pumpkin

NEW PROJECTS

I undertook some new projects this month that have kept me busy. I have been trying to pick up new skills as well as distract myself from all that goes on in my crazy head.

Ghost Writing – I am ghost writing a book and it has been a journey!

Candle Making – this is a new hobby that I have picked up and hope to do more of. I have been making soy wax candles at home.

Macrame ornaments – I have been trying to make macrame ornaments for my brand. I am still experimenting but hopefully they should be up well in time for Christmas shopping.

PERSONAL GROWTH

I have been working on improving myself and putting myself out there despite my anxiety. So I joined a women’s only Indian networking group. This week, I am attending a book club that one of the women has organized and I hope my anxiety doesn’t get in the way. I am hoping to find some valuable connects that can help me grow personally and professionally.

I also haven’t been one to spend a lot of time with my relatives. But this time in Bangalore, I made an effort to talk to all my relatives at the wedding. I also went to meet some other relatives. It was so good to meet everyone after a long time.

SHOWS I BINGED:

I was unwell for a week in November thanks to the pollution in Delhi and had to sit next to the damn air purifier the entire time. I used that time to binge watch some shows –

1. Dead to Me (S3) – I was so excited for this show. I had been waiting for it since forever. And I was SO disappointed by this last season. But I still love Christina Applegate a lot!

2. One of us is Lying (S2) – Again, I was a little disappointed since season one was SO SO SO good. But it was a fun, one time binge.

3. Unsolved Mysteries (S3) – I love watching this series but I found the cases they had picked for this season were less interesting than the first two seasons.

THINGS I HOPE TO DO IN DECEMBER

  • Working out: I haven’t worked out in the last 4 months. I hope to get back to it this month.
  • Eating right: I’ve put on 8kgs this year and I haven’t done anything about it just cause dealing with my grief and mental health was more important. But I want to go back to my healthy eating ways and get back into working out. I am going to make sure to do that this month.
  • Reading: I’m not going to be able to meet my target for 2022 but I hope to read atleast 3 more books this year.
  • Networking: I want to meet new people to add to my small network.

How was your November? What were your highlights? What are you hoping for from December?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. utahan15 says:

    a happy mistress and her hound. gesund heit! be well

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  2. Pooja G says:

    I’m so sad to hear you say that about Dead To Me because I was excited to binge watch the last season and now I’m scared lol 😂
    Glad you got to travel and you look so pretty and happy in that picture!

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  3. Hey Rue!! soooo happy you got to travel and happy birthday to your mom. Gorgeous pics of you and all of the places you took pics of! 💞

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Congratulations on getting out of your comfort zone and expanding your contacts. That’s an enormous step for anyone with social anxiety. It’s courageous and you should feel good about yourself.

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  5. Juliette says:

    Oh I’m so glad my monthly reviews inspired you to make one as well! I love the things you incorporated in them as well! Seemsblike November was crazy busy for you, but in a good way! Rajasthan looks amazing, I had no idea it was this beautiful! I love all the new hobbies and macrame must be quite relaxing! Also, congrats for joining a networking group, I’m sure you’ll get a lot from it!
    I hope December treats you well!

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  6. I’m so happy for you that you got to travel and things went very well with your family gatherings! I know what you mean about ghostwriting. I’m only ghostwriting articles, but still, it is an experience. Let’s just say that there are times I NEED my blog because I can be creative there!

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  7. bosssybabe says:

    Great recap! So glad you got to do some traveling. I hope to do more of that with my sisters, my little family in 2023 (whether it’s local or abroad)! I look forward to spending quality time with all my loved ones (starting with the holidays hopefully)!

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