My earliest blog posts detailed out my (failed) new year resolutions. In fact I hadn’t been able to complete even the list of resolutions either! So this year I’ll stick to one thing that I have always done-stick to my heart.
‘Hamesha apni dil ki suno…’
No matter how foul the game seems to be, how difficult the situation, just trust your heart & things will fall in line. I remember Mom reading out from the paper’s forecast around this time last year-2010 is going to be bad for Virgo’s. I’m glad I didn’t believe that paper!
There are many things I achieved this year. Many hallmarks that I’d like to say I managed just because I followed my heart. When I had declined to join engineering 3yrs back, it was as if I’d decided to grow 2 horns on my head. People gave me pitiful looks and my parents literally build up excuses to explain my ‘eccentric’ behaviour. But then I went & topped in my graduation & the same people were congratulating me!
The same thing happened with the MCA thing. They said I may not clear the entrance test (given my love for maths). But not only did I clear but I also was in rank 4 in women’s quota (some benefit being a girl). And yet again, I was and I am still asked this frustrating question-‘why MCA when you could have done BTech?’ Time will tell…
And the best thing that 2010 gifted me with is my job! Inspite of being initially opposed by everyone, I managed to keep on writing and here I am with a group of 4 writers working with me. No matter what I earn at least now I don’t have to ask Mom for the auto fare!
I made some great friends that I wouldn’t have if I had given in to the general public opinion. I took many decisions bordering on failure & success. I made a few mistakes & enjoyed learning from them. Falling down, laughing hard at myself, rising high, getting back on track…sticking to my heart all the time. 2010 has reinforced the trust I always place in my heart & has gifted me with 365 days of maturity & a cleaner pair of glasses to look at this world.
Thank you 2010 for all your gifts & for making me believe in myself!
And I hope 2011 follows your example…*winks!
A very Happy New Year to all my readers! 🙂