Life in Bangalore – Memories of 2022
Hello everyone, are you ready to bid goodbye to 2022 and welcome the New Year 2023? The one thing that I always do in December is to reflect upon the events that happened so far in the year. It’s like revisiting the memories we made and the lessons we learned. It’s also a reminder that no matter what happens in life, we should keep moving towards the finish line. That’s the only way to stay happy. When you choose to go on with life, it’s when the life chooses you back. This is what I experienced in the second half of the year. So, here’s a glimpse of our life in Bangalore and some of our precious memories of 2022.
You may read Part-1 of this post here- Memories of 2022 – The Most Eventful Year in our Life; where I have shared my 6 memories from 2022.
Corona, Cancelled Flight & Bangalore
We booked our flights for Bangalore well in advance & everything was going well. I was so happy as my mom will also be coming to Bangalore with us. And then, 3 days before our flight, my mom got infected with corona for the second time. The next day, my husband fell sick. My anxiety was touching the roof and I started losing it once again. After 2 days, my son and I also got infected. Everything seemed falling apart.
I was dying from inside but had to put up a brave face in front of my mom. I was smiling and telling her that all this is happening just to prepare us for the new life we are entering into.
We had to cancel our flights as now we had no idea when we could move to Bangalore. Every time corona strikes it feels like the end is near.
But you know what, the moment we accept our situation and stop fighting it, everything fall into it’s place. We started recovering in a week. And, once we got a go ahead from our doctor, we booked the flights again.
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Ta-da! And, here we are to start a new life in Bangalore.
Nemit’s 1st Field trip
It was Nemit’s 1st month in a new school and he had already made so many friends there. The school has planned a field trip to Lal Bagh Botanical Garden on the last Saturday of the month. Initially, we were a bit scared to send him alone for a day trip in a new city but looking at his excitement we could not stop him from going. This was Nemit’s first field trip with school.
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He had so much fun with his friends and teachers, the day turned out fantastic not just for Nemit but for us as well. I got a chance to go on a morning date with Sumit after sending Nemit for the trip.
It was such a memorable day!
Pain & Naturopathy
I have never been to Bangalore before but it feels like home to me. Never felt this connection with Noida where we stayed for 7 years. My life in Bangalore was going good. The only thing that was bothering me here is my health. I was having constant pain in my lower abdomen and back. And, it was getting worse day by day. But, I kept ignoring it thinking it to be my PMS symptoms or something related to fibroids. My previous doctors have already given up and asked me to get my uterus removed. So, I didn’t make any efforts to meet new doctors here.
I was spending most days in the bed, not able to get up and do my daily chores. I would feel good for a few days and then the pain would come back again. All that pain started affecting me mentally and emotionally. I had lost faith in the doctors (because of my previous experience of failed treatments) and I was losing faith in me as well.
The worst part of all this was it was having a negative impact on Nemit too. I can’t even imagine how horrifying it must have been for this little kid to see his mother suffering like that every day. Sumit tried his best to take care of everything at home so that I could just take rest.
I lost it the day I received a feedback from Nemit’s school saying he’s behaving strangely and not paying attention to anything in the class. I knew it was because of me.
No mother can see their child suffering especially when they know they are the reason for that suffering.
My mom has also come to visit us that month and when she saw me going through so much, she decided to take things in her hands. And, for my son’s sake I agreed to do whatever she wanted me to do. My life in Bangalore was about to change.
Then started a series of doctor visits, tests and scans. My mom found a new doctor in Bangalore who pushed us to try Naturopathy for a few days.
My life took a 180 degree turn when I enrolled myself for 10 days naturopathy treatment at Nature Cure Hospital. I spent those 10 days away from Nemit and Sumit, it seemed impossible in the beginning, but the things settled down soon.
I met the most loving and kind people in that hospital and those were the staff working there. From caretakers to doctors, everyone was so down to earth and so dedicated to their work and towards the patients there, I got my smile back only because of them.
It’s one of my most precious memories!
Bangalore to Goa Road Trip
We love traveling and exploring new places. So, when we came to Bangalore, we listed down all the places we wanted to see. We started exploring known and unknown places every weekend.
Here’s the LINK to our ‘Bangalore’ playlist on YouTube.
And, in October, we planned our first long Road Trip from Bangalore to Goa.
The memories from this trip will always be very close to my heart. After such a long time I was not in any pain and I was able to enjoy fully with my family.
You may check out all the Episodes of Goa Series on our YouTube channel.
Working with Blogchatter
There is one thing which I do only for my own happiness and that’s blogging and making videos. And, this is also the reason that I am not able to do it consistently. But I am learning to make my happiness a priority. I have started taking therapy also as I was told during my time at naturopathy center that my pains are more originating from my mind than from my body. I am putting efforts daily on self care and hopefully it will show up in my work too.
One of the best things about blogging is that I get to work with Blogchatter. They are the ones who made me realize my value as a Blogger. I love how they encourage writers, bloggers and content creators to keep going by bringing various interesting programs. Moreover, they bring to you opportunities to collaborate with wonderful brands and get a chance to earn and grow.
In 2022, I got to work with Abbott for their campaign #LivingFullyWithDiabetes and with Cif for the campaign #DontJustCleanItCifIt. I also participated in the Blogchatter’s #15DaysReelsChallenge which made me forget the pains in my life for those days.
And, now the Blogchatter’s blog hop has pushed me to write once again and bring my blog back to life.
I wish Blogchatter and the team grow more and more and achieve new heights in the comings years too. And, hope that I can make many more memories with them.
That’s it from my side for this post, my life in Bangalore. If you have not yet read the Part 1 of this post then do check it out here – Memories of 2022 – The Most Eventful Year in our Life (Part-1).
This post is a part of #BlogchatterBlogHop!
I hope you guys have also made amazing memories in the Year 2022 and are ready to welcome the Year 2023 to make some more incredible memories.
Pleaure reading about your memories during the year. Will now go back and read Paert1. Best wishes!
Thank you so much for spending time on our blog!
Kudos to you Neha to drop, resist and rise again. Moms are strong in any situation.
Thank you so much, Geet. You are right, motherhood has made me stronger and made me believe that for my child’s sake I can fight any number of demons. Kudos to all the mothers out there!
These memories are quite inspiring. I am glad that you didn’t loose heart and your are blessed to have such a wonderful family around you. wishing you good health and happiness dear
I can glean that the second half of 2022 was filled with more positive and optimistic memories and I am glad that you could find relief in alternative treatment therapies for your chronic conditions. Being a homeopathic doctor, I have seen great success in gynecological disorders with Homeopathy so I am sure you will continue to feel better with your chosen line of treatment in 2023 too.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, rest if you must, but do not quit! That’s the spirit, Neha. I have been through so much grief but never gave up. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going is for people like you and me 🙂 Hope you have a blessed 2023.
Much love to you Neha . I hope you are now feeling much better physically and mentally. it was a great experience to read through your experiences
You shared a mix bag of memories of 2022.. some where painfull and some even bitter to bear for you. Being a woman I can feel how it feels and still when we need to act brave in front others. May god bless you to immense power.. Love for you Neha
lovely memories of Bangalore! love that you guys went on a date during the field trip! will take that idea into consideration.
you. have had a mixed bag experience in 2022. Some good some tough memories and the journey as they say when taken with a smile can make the final destination worthwhile. It’s good that you battled your struggles well and came out as a winner.