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
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.
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.