“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
― T.S. Eliot
Hey everyone! Finally, it is December 31st! Last day of the year – new hopes, fresher dreams!
Oh, what a difference a year can make! One year ago, on September 1, 2016 I moved to Memphis (TN) Since then, almost everything has changed in my life. With a change in my status from “a career-oriented professional” to “a homemaker” and now “an ambitious blogger” – year 2017 has been a year of aspirations, dreams and yearnings. It’s been a year of “testing waters” and “taking a plunge” – some “bittersweet moments” and some “fun!”
A year ago I was misplaced and distracted. With everything changing so quickly around me, I was confused and dazed. Aimless and unguided, I was lost at my own space. Thankfully, things changed for good! Post some dark clouds and silver linings – 2017 seemed like a year of dreams. Now I am living a meaningful, thoughtful life, where I have a loving family to get home to, a wonderful husband to take care of and a blog that I can work upon. (Phew! What a year!)
From living a lackluster life, to having a website of my own – 2017 has been a wholesome year for me creatively. With 454 followers (since 12th October, 2017), 8,625 views, 2,877 visitors, 4,611 likes and 199 comments – this year has been the year of realizing dreams and working towards my goals with zeal and devotion. It’s been a year where I took the reigns for my future into my own hands and decided to pursue my visions and fancies. From writing about my Personal Stories to taking part in Photo Challenges and documenting my Travel Shenanigans – 2017 has been eventful, action-packed and memorable!
Hard work, perseverance and patience in addition to my “will” to make changes and follow my dreams (without getting bogged down by little failures) has indeed made me a better person and a finer human being. It is surprising how things change in a year! From a “nobody” to “someone who refuses to give up” – 2017 has been a year for amendments and alterations. Its been a year of hope, anticipation and optimism. (Thank you 2017!)
Last but not the least, on reminiscing the time gone by, I would really really like to thank each one of you (my fellow bloggers, my friends and my followers) for making my 2017 a “success story!” You all have been amazing to know and work with! The encouraging words and constant motivation from each one of you is priceless and much appreciated.
“This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, & make 2018 as the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high. Make it happen!”
Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year, 2018! Cheers to a better life and greater us!