Photo challenge: Growth

2018 will not be a new year for you if you still prefer to stay in your comfort zone.

Growth is changing from one version of you to another.

I experienced growth in the year 2017 and it was amazing.

The year 2017 gave me hope and taught me that I can do everything as long as I tell myself that I can and as long as I do not let fear get to me.

So the year 2017 did me a lot of good and taught me to love myself all the time, irrespective of the circumstance. I realised that I need to love myself because not everyone will and even if anyone does love me, they will not love me completely and accept me entirely.

In 2017 I learnt to take care of myself because I matter. So what happened is, in the beginning of the year I felt the need to achieve something because competition got to me. I began to feel inferior to everyone around me. I began to think that pushing myself is the only way I can achieve something, is the only way I can become more competent. So, I began pushing myself. Stress got to me and initially it did me good so I liked it. Then I continued with the same routine and stress did me bad, it affected my health. This is when I realised that I need not work like crazy, I need not be stressed inorder to achieve and be happy. Rather I learnt that I should be planned and organised and work steadily inorder to be happy and those who will love, those who are supposed to love me will love me for who I am.

2017 taught me that relationships are transient. It doesn’t matter what they say or how much they matter to you, if they choose to leave then they will. I lost a great friend in the year 2017, we don’t talk anymore and it hurts me a lot. It took me loads of time to accept that we were no longer friends or even acquaintances but strangers in stead. It hurt me. But, at the end I learnt to let go and move on.

I’m really not the kind of person who likes anything adventure oriented or a little scary and dangerous but in the year 2017, I challenged myself to complete a trek in the North East of India. So this trek was into a valley in one of the hills of the seven sisters, in a village called Cherapunji in Meghalaya. When it got steep and scary at some points I stopped, I panicked and thought I couldn’t but then I sat down, took some deep breaths and moved on. When we reached the bottom most part of this trek, I saw the most beautiful bond in nature with just a little intervention. I saw the aerial roots of two Bamboo trees come together to form a bridge that dates back to the early 1960s. It was a beautiful sight.

The double decker root bridge trek was hard but completely worth it.

So, 2017 for me has been an amazing year and I’ve loved every bit of it. I hope 2018 is as wonderful to me as 2017 was.

I look forward to more such opportunities that will help me grow.

My bucket list for this year as of now is:

1. To get into a good college for my undergraduation degree.  2. To go on a solo trip.  3. To complete the 100 blogs in one year challenge that I have taken upon myself.  3. To set up a library in a government school or just to encourage reading among the students of a government school.  4. To improve the state of sanitation facilities, by contributing my bit no matter how small it is.

4 thoughts on “2017

  1. I’m so glad that you had a wonderful 2017. i do hope it goes the same in all the upcoming years.. except loosing the friend part.. i know thats the worst that could happen but I’m happy that you are brave enough to face it!

    Also,you have been nominated for The Brotherhood Of The World Award, so do check my post out for the rules
    Keep up the good work and don’t stop blogging!! 🙂 ❤

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