By Juhi Bansal

Apologies for going missing these last few weeks. If you follow me on insta you know about all the interesting stuff that kept me busy last month.

2017 was a whirlwind of activity on all fronts whether it was CB, AU or personally. Here are a few things that stood out for me:

(You can read ver 2017, ver 2016, ver 2015 and ver 2014 here).

  1. Amazing collaborations with super amazing partners. Urbanclap, Liva, Livon, Upasana, Nykaa and many more. My involvement at AU restricts the amount of projects I can take up in CB which forces me to pick and choose. I mostly use my judgement. Glad that the collaborations so far turned out well.
  2. Travel to new places like Seychelles, South Africa, Auroville, China and revisiting some goldie oldies like Little Rann, Pushkar and Gir (twice last year!) made this a super happy year wanderlust goals wise.
  3. Reinventing my projects at AU whether it was the Orientation week, project based learning or the Independent Study Period to make sure learning is as engaging as it is fruitful for students.
  4. Reading 30 odd books. (Catch my top 5 from 2018 here). So, well it is nothing like my feat last year when I read 50 books but I am happy I back on the reading horse.
  5. Workout journey. This has to be the best part of my 2017 highlights. I discovered a system to my madness, to my never ending quest of losing weight and eating right. I found the right trainer and a workout plan that motivated me enough to get to the gym every week. Also, finally got around to eating a full and balanced meal rather than just trying to fit my food into a calorie goal for the day.
  6. Watched lots and lots of Netflix. Okay I agree this doesn’t count as a productive item but I am such a TV buff and 2016 was a so-so year on that front. And, this is also the time K & I spend together, so this is really a win! Get some recos on my Insta.

Met family, spent time with family, spent quality ME time (which wasn’t just eating empty calories), tried a lot of new cuisines and food items, survived without 2 cars (that’s a story for another day), laughed, partied (non-violently, it was rather sad) and generally had lots of fun.

I am looking forward to 2018 but with no new resolutions. I hope I continue to read, travel, explore & experiment and workout right this year as well. Happy New Year 2018!

Psst: I am loving winter layering in Ahmedabad. 


one of those good hair days!


Pullover: Shein

Jeans: Forever 21 ( 4 years old)

Red D’orsay Pumps: Zara ( 6 years old)

Sunglasses: c/o Danny Daze (2 years old)

Pics: Bhavya Rathore

(good as new ;0 )


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  • Reply Tanya Jain January 6, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Welcome back Juhiiii. Missed you so much! You look gorgeous as usual and love how your 2017 turned out!

  • Reply Sneha January 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Yayy yay yay. Happy New Year Juhi. I know what you were upto through your insta but was missing your writing. Thanks for this.

  • Reply Girl with a Dragon Tattoo January 6, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Missed your posts Juhi. Although your insta updates more than make up!

  • Reply Khushbu Gupta January 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Love love love the look. And totally agree that as long as you can maintain your streak from last year you dont need new resolutions.

  • Reply Juhi Bansal January 8, 2018 at 4:47 am

    thank you so much Bhoomi. Meet soon!

  • Reply Nidhi Goyal January 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    This is inspiring. Where do you find time for so much??? I can’t even get to half the list even though I feel like I am being so productive!!!

    • Reply Juhi Bansal January 9, 2018 at 5:40 am

      two kids is a lot of work and having a career on top of that is really something. So give yourself a pat on the back 🙂

    • Reply Nidhi Goyal January 9, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Juhi Bansal you always say the right things 🙂

    • Reply Juhi Bansal January 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

      Nidhi Goyal Really? K doesn’t seem to think so 😉

  • Reply Dina Ben C Parmar January 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm


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