Goodbye 2013

Though I know it’s a tradition, I don’t believe in writing year-end essays or letters especially because I feel they are a bit self-indulgent. However, I felt my family’s experiences in 2013 warranted at least a journal entry of some sort. So, here I am with the highlights that would also explain my disappearance from my blog for most of 2013.

2013 was an incredibly tough as well as a rewarding year for us. Here are some of the things that kept us busy:

1) Buying a second home – 2013 summer was probably the worst time to venture into the home buying market in the SF Bay Area. But the timing was perfect for us, so we dove in. After a lot of sweat and bidding wars, we were able to procure a house we could live in.

2) Finding a school for Virj – This probably requires a separate blog post but in a gist, I was looking into the SF Peninsula region, which probably has the highest population and lowest resources when it comes to either schools or homes. Of course we had to determine the school district before we searched for houses. I won’t go into the details here but it suffices to say that I was quite disappointed to learn about the school system, the budget cuts and the expanding class sizes. I am glad that at the end we were able to get my son into the school of our preference!

3) Having a baby – We are happy to announce that we are now the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. Naturally, the pregnancy had its own set of challenges and I had very severe nausea, acid reflux and early contractions, to name a few. These got so severe, I spent the last few months of my pregnancy on bed rest.

4) Other accomplishments – There were other professional highlights both in hubby’s career and mine but I will spare you the mundane details. They are reserved for Soam’s professional blog only, lol!

With a deep sigh of relief I bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014. I truly believe this year will bring us a lot of joy and a chance to enjoy the accomplishments of last year.

I wish 2014 proves to be a lucky year for you too. Happy New Year!

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