THE BLISS OF BLOGGINGApr 20 2014
Today marks six months in my blogging journey and if there is just one word to describe it all, it is Bliss.
Last year was quite a significant one, in that it taught me a lot about life. I have to say I was almost on a roller coaster ride with my emotions, feelings and overall the internal ‘me’. I say ‘internal’ because this was all happening inside me, my personality. My life outside, my relationships, my career and everything else was pretty much the same.
I had a hundred questions buzzing in my head without answers. Questions including, ‘Who am I’ , ‘What am I supposed to be doing with my life’, ‘What is the purpose of my life’ etc. etc. Somewhat like an identity crisis. Too much philosophy. Seriously. Not good. After a lot of over-thinking, over-analyzing and a lot more tears, the answer I found for all my questions was that – there are no answers to these questions.
Though it was challenging, looking back now at that phase, I feel it was for the good. It changed me as a person for the better. It kind of helped me discover myself, think through what I want and who I want to be. Today I feel more confident and have a lot more clarity in my thinking.
I have always believed that change is the only constant in our life and that is what keeps us going. Blogging was the much needed change that came into my life last winter. For all that I was going through, blogging put a full stop and started a new page of a beautiful chapter in my life. It diverted my mind, completely. I write about beauty, makeup and stuff. But blogging for me has been much more than that. It has provided a new dimension to my thinking, my approach to life. I have become more ‘aware’ of my surroundings, It has taught me to be ‘in the moment’ and that is what I believe life is all about.
On the way, I have met such lovely people who have encouraged me, uplifted me and just made me better as a person. Unknowingly, blogging does that to you. And that is the best part about it, the community!
If there are five things I have learnt in the last six months through blogging, they are:
* Appreciate good work. Go out and express. Be liberal with love and compliments.
* Every place is a goldmine. We just have to give it our all and wait, until good things happen. So persevere, be patient.
* Be grateful. Say thank you!
* Work hard, there is really no shortcut to anything in life. You want it, you gotta work for it!
* Be happy, with whatever you have. Happiness is a choice. Everyone may not get to do what they love, but they definitely can learn to love whatever they do.
Blogging has brought a lot of wonderful things into my life and I look forward to more. The warmth and encouragement you all give me with a tweet, a comment and just by being there is immense.
A huge thank you for just being who you are 🙂
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