What am I proud of at the end of the year 2022?
As the title of this post mentions, I am proud of the year 2022. The first 6 months of the year were like a roller coaster and sucked out excess energy from inside me. Still, I managed to fight back against all odds and see the light of hope. There are many achievements I am proud of myself for in the year 2022. Let’s start with a little bit of background.
After 2 years of being locked up at home and living with extra precautions, the year 2022 was enlightening as a breather. But often things don’t turn up the way you plan. Like I started the year with high enthusiasm and gradually felt out of energy by mid-year. I was losing self-control and had to read my own motivating posts.
I realized that in 2 years of lockdown, I became over-energetic doing every task with extra creativity only to tell myself that nothing can stop me from achieving my goals. As a result, I was all drained when actually the restrictions opened this year.
The year 2022
For a few years now, I am declaring the word of the year and reviewing it at the end to know how much I achieved. This year too I followed the word of the year – Practice what you learn. As per the word, I practised what I learnt in the previous years. My main agenda was to control my anger but in the due course, I practised many other activities too.
Successfully pulled me out of stressful surroundings
Problems don’t check the month or year before coming. So when this year I was troubled, I learnt a new skill. I managed to work in spite of the emotional brain drain. I have seen people abandoning their daily responsibilities when they are upset. But I could never do that.
I realized that irrespective of my surroundings that cause stress, I cook food for everyone, do the laundry, set up clothes for the next day, practise dance and even catch up on my work deadlines.
Wow! that was commendable. See, I have learnt to pat myself and not wait for others to appreciate. That calls for another achievement of the year 2022 that is now added to my character.
Innovation in digital office
When I was stressed for multiple reasons be it family or work, it affected my performance everywhere. That’s when I found emotional and professional support at my workplace – Blogchatter. It was surprisingly magical. Only my mother had this ability until now but things do change and this time, a review call with my team member helped me come out of a difficult situation.
Simply talking to her and discussing the work pressure eased out my senses.
And I was back with a bang!
Brave girl in the lonely jungle
Blogchatter is responsible for bringing many changes in my character. It was for Rivi’s birthday that I travelled alone to Lucknow for the first time and relished an all-girls trip. It was not a big deal but certainly the most cherished dream of hanging around with your girlfriends without any hassle of meeting deadlines. I met my online colleagues offline and made new memories for a lifetime.
Bharatnatyam is a part of my lifestyle
Following my passion and practising what I learnt, I performed my first Bharatanatyam stage performance and am immensely thankful to my God, guru and family. This year, we all practised the items to perform on stage and I wondered how it aligned with my word of the year.
Performing on stage was like a dream that I never saw so early in life. I started learning Bharatanatyam again purely for reviving my childhood passion. This time I didn’t want to score high or get timelines for certificate courses but solely for the sake of my late grandmother who envisioned me performing on stage.
I owe this little achievement entirely to her. As usual, life had all sorts of shortcomings before my stage performance but I left them behind to mark new beginnings.
Today, when I look back at the time of rehearsals, I feel proud and pat myself once again!
My blog is my identity
I celebrated 6 years of togetherness with my blog- Thoughts by Geethica. Though I didn’t write much this year, my blog is part of my writing journey that doesn’t need my attention every day but a sense of belongingness.
I cherish the time I spend with my blog be it little. This year was different. Neither did I write much nor did I read. But I took it as a time phase that shall also pass.
With all that I have in my creative head, I am looking forward to 2023. See you soon with a new word of the year 2023 that will be responsible for shaping my character in the new year.
Let me know what do you think of my journey in 2022.
This blog post is part of the Let’s Say Hello 2023 Blogging Activity hosted by Swarnali Nath.