#MondayMusings : On New Year’s Day

It is time again to get a brand new calendar for a new year is here. At the end of every year I tell myself “This year went by too fast!” And it holds good for 2017 too! While the New Year is a time to turn over a new leaf and start afresh, it is also time to learn lessons from the year gone by and become a better you!

2017 for me has been a mixed year filled with a lot of varied experiences. From writing and getting a book published and becoming a Goodreads Author to doing a poetry challenge, from shifting to a place of my own to shifting back within a few months, from vowing to exercise to getting hospitalized for a couple of days for the first time, the list can go on for 2017 had a lot of things for me. Though I felt 2017 went by too quickly, when I look back at all the things that it has taught me, it seems like it was a long one! I travelled more than I usually do(which is very less) and had some unusual experiences. I attended a lit fest, blogger meets, book launches! I saw some beautiful sunsets and sunrises, enjoyed nature’s many gifts. I read more books in 2017 than I have read in any other year. But there were also times when things weren’t good. There were times I cried and times when I just didn’t know what to do. There were friends who no longer are friends, close friends who moved to different countries and new people whom I met this year and have become pretty good friends!Β 

Quite a year 2017 was right? Looking forward to 2018, the year I complete a quarter of a century on Earth, I hope to make the best use of it and make it memorable. If I have to pick a word for 2018, it has to be “Me”. I am not being narcissistic, but sometimes I feel I have to do things my way and there is no better time than now to do it. I am not a person who makes a lot of resolutions at the beginning of the year only to be forgotten within a few days or weeks. For me, this year is all about me – about finding time for myself, doing things I love, loving and accepting myself and being a better version of me. There’s no use thinking about things that didn’t go my way and crying over them. This year I hope to learn from past experience but not dwell on them for long and hence spoil my mood.Β 

I look at the New Year with hope, with dreams that I will work on turning to reality. What are you looking forward to this year? Let me know!

Here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018.

16 responses to “#MondayMusings : On New Year’s Day”

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    Becoming a better version of ourselves is what we should all aim to be. Good luck to you, Reema as you discover and re-invent yourself and reach your potential. Cheers β™₯

  2. Vinay Leo R. says:

    It’s always good to prioritise yourself every once in a while. πŸ™‚ Be a little selfish. I hope your year is quite amazing, Reema. And may you read more in 2018 than you did in 2017.

  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    It’s one of the lessons life teaches us as we grow old, that we need to concentrate on our well being and growth as well. I wish you a wonderful and fun filled new year πŸ™‚

  4. The only way one grows is to concentrate on growing the soul.your word of the year is perfect for the year.Hope this year brings happiness,success and real friends into your life.#WOTY2018

  5. Shalzzz says:

    Of course! It was quite a year for you. Many congratulations and here’s to many many more, Reema πŸ™‚ Happy New Year once again.
    Kohl Eyed Me
    Something’s Cooking

  6. Zainab says:

    It’s a great word I must say. And, putting yourself first makes us a better humans. I totally love your word of the year:)

  7. Steph Abbott says:

    Sounds like you are prepared to enjoy another fruitful year. Cheers to a happy, healthy new year!

  8. Isn’t it beautiful to better ourselves every single day? We are all seekers. Such a beautiful start to the new year.

  9. Suzy says:

    All the best for 2018. It is good now and then to focus on self.

  10. Thoughtful reminders for the new year. Wish you a great year ahead.

  11. Quite a year, 2017, yes! But we survived and how! πŸ™‚

    Wishing you a very happy 2018, Reema.

  12. Hugs, Reema. I hope 2018 will truly be all about you – celebrate yourself! β™₯

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