Ten Decisions That I Made in 2016 And Feel Proud Of

Birthday Post - Miss Jani
by Kamiya Jani
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As I turn yet another year older, [let’s just not get into numbers ;)] there are so many magical things that have happened. I can’t help but look back and feel proud of some of the decisions I took. Maybe, your happy new year starts on 1st January mine starts on my birthday. Let’s get you some of the highlights:

1. Gave Up A Great Job For a Great Life

I spent 10 years waking up at 5:30 am to get to work by 6:30 am. Arrr…ok, I used to be mostly late! But somehow managed to make it for my 7 am live show. I am so glad that this race against time is over. I am finally breathing a huge sigh of relief!


2. Made Passion My work

I found the courage to follow my passion. As a TV Anchor with one of India’s leading business news channel, I spent most of my day talking about the stock markets, engaging in some serious number crunching, and asking questions about the economy of the country. Though, in my mind, I wanted to be someplace else doing something else. So, I gave up numbers for the love of words. I started my own Travel & Lifestyle Blog and here I am.

3. Gave Myself A New Name

I changed my portal’s name from Missjani.com to Curlytales.com. Not. Miss. Jani. I did not want to sound similar to few other misses in the blogging industry. Also, Curly Tales because, come on, look at my locks. Obvious na! But yes, this involves a big decision of never ever straightening them.


4. Learning New Things

I joined a contemporary dance class. Jumping in the air with pointed feet or tumbling on your shoulder, yes that kind of stuff. My mother thinks I look like one of the performers from the circus but I get an amazing sense of accomplishment. Hey, by the way, recently I also learnt to spin the Hula Hoop.

Hulahoop Learnt

5. #InAMinute Videos

I have decided to record the best experiences of my life on camera to make every day count. All in a minute. I know you are busy, mate. And so am I. Sixty seconds is all I need to tell you a story 😉

In A Minute Videos6. Travelled to Ladakh in Sub-Zero temperatures

I experienced Ladakh in winters. Despite being advised against it, I took up the opportunity of seeing the highest settlement of India in sub-zero temperatures. Well, I had a crew here!

Ladakh in Winters

7. One Man Army

I now shoot my own videos. When I was in television, I had a crew travelling with me everywhere now I do it all by myself and realised that I know my angles the best. Punjabiyat, Amritsar, Hawaii Adda, Gurdaspur  – all shot by ME! Plus, I just feel a better connection with my viewers.

8. Jumped off – Ticked Off

I knocked Bungee Jumping off my bucket list. I did this in Johannesburg, South Africa and decided to never do this again.


9. Solo Travel To Punjab

I travelled solo to the pind of Punjab in spite of watching the film Udta Punjab. As a matter of fact, I would rate this decision as one of the deadliest decisions of 2017.

Often, I would picture myself being kidnapped or locked up like Alia Bhatt. I even thought of using my frizzy hair to my advantage and act like a chudail (female ghost) if eve-teased. Thankfully, I didn’t have to put my skills to use.

Solo Travel to Punjab

10. Tough Choices

This may seem irrelevant but my decision to switch to a tampon over a sanitary napkin wins hands down. The best decision of 2016 goes to this one. Try it, girls, and thank me later 😉

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  • 40 countries, 123 cities and the rest of the world to go. Kamiya Jani gave up her full time media job to dare to live the life she always wanted. She set up Curly Tales to let people discover their love for food, travel & indulgences. Before this, Kamiya was working as a Business Journalist & Television anchor with ET NOW, Bloomberg TV and CNBC TV18.