Well, I completed 1 year on Instagram on Dec 12 and it’s been 2 years blogging today. Here’s how my profile on the popular social networking site looked on 12th…sincere thanks to the many known and unknown who visit often there, I’ve been encouraged every single day!Thanks to you too for making yet another year successful, defined in terms of the learnings I have gone through and the happiness I have found. However, I made some major changes to my routine this year, including:
1. Minimal blogging on weekends: Rather than reading too many blogs on weekends (something I did last year), I now spend most of my time with the family and doing other favorite activities – one of them is watching movies and series, many on travel and photography. I also started going to gym around mid of this year and have continued to do better at my routine. One of my targets has been to complete 10k steps every day, and i’ve accomplished it on most of the days.
Essentially, I found few other sources of happiness!
2. More time on portfolio management: I love investing in Stock Markets, and it has been a successful year for me. You might have read about it earlier in my post here. Btw, if you had followed my advice then, you could have made good money in the last 2 months, even though there were hiccups after Trump’s unexpected win. Ballpark, any decent stock would have given you at least 20% returns year-to-date, with many going much beyond it!
I have set myself a benchmark where I would like to see my portfolio at in 2017. Without taking about the number, it will be a huge deal if I can accomplish it.
Money matters at the end of the day!
Aside, it has been a travel-heavy year for us. We started with 9 days in California and Nevada in April; then 9 days in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine in October; and would be ending the year with 10 days in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, starting with Las Vegas tomorrow.
However, in retrospect, we could have squeezed-in 2 international vacations with the money we spent on the 3 outings combined…a thought to implement in the future. See, the learning never ends 🙂
Speaking of travel, one thing I have absolutely loved this year is the night photography…one of my recent favorite shots is from the Bar Harbor in Maine.Looking forward, there are many significant changes lined up in the next year as well. Hope they pass off smoothly!
Though I will publish one more post this year, in case you are wrapping up for yourself, let me wish you a very Happy 2017 and hope next year be better for you in every aspect of life. Happy Holidays.
*To read the post I wrote on 1st Anniversary, click here.
**You can find me on Twitter as well @TheLearningStep. I’ve completed about 1.5 yrs there.