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The Year That Was, Adieu 2017!

the year that was

Every day is different, yet the same. The same goes for the years in our lives. They are all the same, yet so different.

2017 was more or less a paradox. It went by leaving a haze of myriad vague vista yet everything is so spectacularly clear if only we choose to look at it so.

 

the year that was

The Year That Was

It was a year I hadn’t planned on being much different from its predecessor. Yet, the chain of events that happened have left me awestruck, at the plans of the Supreme One, at the resilience and patience that situations bring about in us.

While the first few months passed by with nothing much to write home about, in April our family survived a catastrophe that had the potential to mark the end on some stories. Strikingly, it is the same month that I left my full time job at a very prestigious institution that boasts of over a hundred years of legacy – I left it to pursue a dream that was being nurtured for over 5 years.

Because of April, the rest of the months flew by taking care of a very sick parent and struggling to get an entrepreneurial venture up and running. By December, both the parent and the dream venture have kind of learnt to stand up and start walking on their own.

Though one of the most difficult years till now, 2017 has also been a year when my limits have been tested, multiple times. Blogging had definitely taken a back seat this year, as this time life had to be focused on. After all of it, the phoenix has risen yet again, freshly born from its own flames, kinder and stronger, more compassionate yet battle ready.

Looking back at the year that was, I cannot, rather I do not want to predict what 2018 will be.

the year that was

 

But, it is with clarity that I approach the coming year. I know that keeping up an attitude of gratitude is the only way forward, that somehow counting your blessings is the way to have more blessings sent your way. It is the very reason that my word for 2018 would be Gratitude.

How has 2017 been for you, did the year that was meet your expectations?

 

Also linking this to the Friday Reflections post at EverydayGyaan

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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.

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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.

7 Comments on “The Year That Was, Adieu 2017!

  1. 2017 was a time of great discovery for me, but also loss. And, the coming year for my autistic brother in law, the topic of this blog, is already proving to be so uncertain – budget cuts, changes in how services are provided, and more. Gratitude is a good word for 2018 – I hope this year proves kinder to you than 2017 did.

  2. I’m glad to hear that Dad is much better, Bhavya. I was thrilled to see your website and read your posts on Whyrel!
    And best of all, I am so glad to see you looking beautiful and at peace. You deserve every happiness and joy that 2018 will bring your way. Thank you for being in my life! ♥

  3. Bhavya gratitude is precious.I believe in it too.Have a very happy New year and all will be well.Its good to know thatbyour venture is doing well and your parent is better.

  4. 2017, for reasons you already know, didn’t meet my expectations. But it wasn’t a total loss. 🙂 I know the April-May scenario what you had, so am happy that that’s behind and you can look at 2018 to be better. Loved the word of the year, I had also thought of that initially, then changed my mind.
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