Hello everyone! We are in 2020 that marks the beginning of a new decade. Before stepping into it, it is time to reflect upon the previous decade, assimilate the memories, note the learning and step in with an aura of happiness.
For me the turn of the millennium 2001 was special, I stepped into motherhood. At the beginning of 2011 my little one was 10 and that’s where I could afford to get back to myself as an individual. My child is now my companion and my teacher.
2. MY DIARY
To keep track of myself, I maintained a Diary, I converted it into an event diary. The next morning to what I consider event-worthy is written there, and also on Sundays, a special round-up of all that happened during the week. This immediately reminded me of Cyrus Broacha’s The Week that Wasn’t because I would also write down the things I couldn’t achieve that week.
3. The Little signs
Unknown forces fascinate me. For example, was not too sure about the career path but during my first teachers’day celebration, I received a prize in a simple “passing the parcel” game. I was elated. I still continue to do so(win prizes). Another time, I kept meeting people who would open up and talk to me about their lives and it would sound like a replica of mine, that sign gave me courage to go on with whatever is happening and not fight furiously but to put up a good fight. The other mysterious sign was the suggestion of opening an account on Medium by a dear friend. I didn’t know it was blogging. Now I do. I just listened to my heart and to the people I trust. Then I stumbled upon WordPress.
In 2012 I began working, I learnt the ways of life, I learnt that Family and Friends are your support system. I learnt you have to go through the grind, no matter what. So make it interesting. This decade taught me how to live independently. Many a time I was stranded, I took decisions that I have never regretted. I regained the immense confidence I had in myself when I was a teenager. I started taking risks. Marriage changed me, Motherhood evolved within me and I was ready for the ride. I learnt how to prepare PPTs. I learnt how not to react to certain situations just to prove a point. Silence works wonders. I learnt that Preparation is the key to achieve success, brainstorming with the right people helps, if not jot down ideas and review. I learnt how to use Instagram. I can use an android gadget and an ios one too! I learnt that the Saree has its own niche. I learnt and learnt and learnt…
It was in this decade that I pursued my Masters In English Literature, completed many certification courses, resumed working and now have some thing to call my own. I attended an National Seminar at Hyderabad. I completed #MyFriendAlexa and received a certificate. I was a part of a workshop at Pondicherry that instilled within me a unique kind of freshness that helps me wake up to create my day my way.
The idea of taking stock of the decade is a wonderful concept, we keep reading it in the papers about events around the world. And here I am taking stock of myself thanks to our wonderful hosts Rashi and Manas.
“This post is a part of ‘DECADE Blog Hop’ #DecadeHop organised by #RRxMM Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul. The Event is sponsored by Glo and co-sponsored by Beyond The Box, Wedding Clap, The Colaba Store and Sanity Daily in association with authors Piyusha Vir and Richa S Mukherjee”