After this long period of blank weeks, where do I come from? Am I rising from the dead? If not, where was I, all this time, you might wonder. Well, nowhere where I shouldn’t have been. I was here, right here, among you, just not active, not writing, not reading, just being. Life was fine, just changing (for good as the end declares.)
This is a general non-fiction blogpost. No fiction. I’m dying to pen down a story for you (soon I will), but why not start this innings with just some plain, naked talks?
It already is a new year, another New Year, another year to achieve, to fail, to learn, to grow, to explore, to breathe, to live, to just be. I meant to publish at least one post in December, 2018, to save myself from the guilt of having nothing posted on my blog in last three long months. Apparently, I failed. But, if anything, 2018 has taught me to never give up, to not lose hope, to learn from the faltering, and what else? That you, those who care, will hear me out. That it’s never too late to share things with you guys. That it’s never too late to begin again, and what could be a better day than the first day of a brand-new year to do so?!
2018 had treated me too well; not so well on the reading and
writing ground, but personally and professionally, 2018 had some beautiful
surprises hidden for me.
I read the least number books this year (bought nonetheless the same amount as past years,) I wrote the least this year, I did not submit anything for any writing contest, so, all in all I had a not-so-much interactive 2018 with books and laptop (where I write). Then what did I even do with my life? Well, I got a new job in a city that I had been trying hard to get into from quite long, I visited places that I had been wishing from long to go to, I spent time with my loved ones (the most in the past two years), I made new friends, I got out of my comfort zone a lot of times, I adapted to or let go of the situations I had no control on, I watched some amazing, meaningful and mind-blowing movies and tv-series, I cooked the most in past six months than I ever did in my life, I started with a course that might help me professionally, I learnt to care a little lesser about the world’s views on my life, I learnt about the essence of finding a balance in whatever you do.
So, yes, a lot did happen in 2018. A lot more could have happened if I had a list. Yet, I cannot complain about it now, for it has gone and there’s a lot more to do than to dwell on the past, right?
There’s another thing that I learnt from 2018- the importance of having a goal in vision. Which I did not have last year because I chose not to have any New Year Resolutions list, unlike 2017. I probably will have a separate post for this topic, but in nutshell I’d state that having this list, which does seem like a joke to some and doesn’t work for many, could have made my 2018 more productive.
Oh 2018! You wonderful 2018! You were kind to me and cruel to some, lively for me and dreadful for some, beautiful for me and ugly for some. But now you are gone, for better or for worse, you are now gone to let 2019 make its way.
So, yes, I was here along with you and among you, all this time, just with my eyes closed.
Today was the first day of 2019 (a very Happy New Year on that note), and if not a great day, I hope it was not bad for you. Mine was great for the sole reason that I finally gathered the courage to pen something down for the blog since past many blank weeks. You know how scared I am of blank things, blank weeks, blank days, blank pages.
How was 2018 for you? Was it kind? Or was it harsh? Was the summer sunnier to you? Was the spring cheerier to you? Were the bells merrier, the snow whiter and the Santa on his reindeer in the winter for you? Tell me, how was 2018 for you?
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