Guess what! Here comes my 2nd Liebster Award! I am humbled, delighted and joyous at this nomination by Richard Peter! Oh! What a wonderful start to 2018! Yayyyy! With an object of “simplifying things” – KT (Keep This) Simple Silly, by Richard Peter – is the blog to READ! Motivating, inspiring and yet simple – his blog has answers to many interesting topics around Technology, Finance, Investment, Fashion, etc. Must visit for honest, easy and in-complex solutions.
“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!
Guess what! I have made it to the list of one of the most prestigious (in its own ways) award’s on WordPress – The Liebster Award. Yay! I am stoked and humbled at this recognition and I thank Matthew G for the nomination. An amazing writer, an awesome poet and a skeptic – Matthew G is one of the most refreshing bloggers on WordPress. Check out his blog – Grabba for some interesting reads.
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?”
― Audrey Hepburn
“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
People judge! They will always try to define you and put you in a box basis their own assessment and perception of you (doesn’t matter what authenticity the perception holds!) You may be defined basis your race, gender, weight, the way you dress, your social status, your sexuality, your friends (Heck! Even on basis of what you eat!) It is hard to live your best lives, when “best” is defined by someone else! Constant nay-sayers, consistent cynics, ceaseless criticism – they have many names and wear a many masks!
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Each of us have our own “comfort zone” which, more than an actual place is an emotional-psychological safe haven involving our daily habits and routine. Being in our comfort zone implies protection and security, minimizing any risks and stress. It’s a warm, safe cocoon where we are happily existing, distant enough from any mishap or blunder. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety! (Well, who wants that now?) As humans, we are creatures of comfort and taking risks is a menace that we are not well equipped to handle. It is too much of an effort and labor, something that we usually shy away from!
We all feel stress in our lifetime! Dismally, stress is an inevitable part of our lives and there is nothing much that we can do about it, other than to stand up against it and fight back. There could be better days, there could be good days and on other days you are a chaos!