Jan – Mar 2016 | Highlights, Highs and More…

Ever since I became a mom, I attempt to do something new every year.. Sometimes it is about writing (blogging), sometimes reading, sometimes cooking, sometimes just experimenting with stuff…So in 2016, I decided to do few things :

1) Spend more time with family and friends
2) Be at atleast 1 event / month – industry, art, etc. 
3) Speak / Share my views @ atleast 1 event or forum / month, i.e, get on the stage
4) Experience new things – Things which I have not done for a long time to push myself out of the comfort zone

3 months down of 2016, and I’ve been successful. A quick round-up of the details are below, but more importantly the reason I am even writing about it is that my efforts of these 3 months made me realize that it is really about FOCUS.. What I mean is we are almost always running short of time. 6 months back if anyone had mentioned any of the above I’d laugh and say “No TIME”. But the reality is that when I set my mind on it, it just happened. We are all busy, especially if you are a working mom. But if you really want it, the time will find a way into your life. Just try it!

1) Spend more time with family and friends

* Have been instrumental in having a high school re-union after more than 2 decades : It was awesome to see how much everyone is still the same @ heart and yet how far we have all come; And there really can be no relationships like the ones you make with school friends

* Family re-unions : It was good fun to have 3 generations meet, interact and just be under the same roof. The energy, stories and humor is truly memorable

* Attended weddings in the family : Good to meet the whole family and see how almost evey single woman of my generation is working. Was super proud to see all the mom-preneurs !

* One house party with 15 women – great experience and lessons on event management and engagement [Food, Games and lots of hard work go in to make any event happen!!]

* Met in the real-world with a lot of new people – whom I actually got introduced in the online world ; A lot of genuinely nice people do exist

2) Be at atleast 1 event / month – industry, art, etc. 

Feb 2016 –Surge , IAMAI , Surajkund Crafts Mela

Mar 2016 – Bhasha Shakti 

Wonderful to just get out and see the amazing things that people are doing

3) Speak / Share my views @ atleast 1 event or forum / month, i.e, get on the stage

Jan 2016 – “Navigating long term careers in large enterprises” | Tweetchat for B-schools

Feb 2016 – “9 Investments to fast-track your career” | Session at Intel

Mar 2016 –  “GTM Strategy” | B-school session

4) Experience new things – Things which I have not done for a long time to push myself out of the comfort zone

* Design is the next big thing anyway, so I thought let me experiment on myself by applying all that I know about design on the clothes that I wear, so designed a few clothes for myself: Best part is aunties who rarely pass compliments say its good, Wow

* Attended a Day @ the Farm with kids : Was a new experience to do yoga in a farm while kids got to play with organic foods!

* Did a trial art class with the kids ; Re-discovered the world of colors and beauty of art

 

And not mention, all my writing / blogging / social media highlights that happened along the way…

* For Women’s Day, did a special series on the blog “Looks & Cooks to Voices, Choices and Joys”. It has received some excellent response from personal and professional networks

* Featured in #PowerWomanAtWork (along with Indra Nooyi and Kiran Bedi)

* Published 50+ posts across all my blogs so far!

 

Phew! Been quite an amazing and busy quarter so far this year.. and Hope the trend continues rest of the year..

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By Nischala Murthy Kaushik Posted in Life

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