Apr 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 πŸ™‚ 

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  • Agree with everything that you said! Blogging is such a great creative outlet! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | The Little Deer Sunglasses and Β£20 Voucher Giveaway

  • Amy

    Blogging has been one of the best things I have done in my life to be honest. It sounds a bit dramatic when I write it down like that but it really has allowed me to put my own little mark on the internet and chat to some fantastic people along the way.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  • I couldn't agree more! I am so glad I started blogging, I have met so many amazing people through it.

    Sian | SiΓ’n Marie Beauty


  • Courtney Connolly

    this was an absolutely beautiful post. I completely agree with everything you are saying and I agree that blogging has been a saviour. I was in the same boat, wondering what to do next, where was my life headed? and now I feel like everything will work out now that I have found my calling.

    courtney xx

  • ClaraBelleRose

    This is such a lovely post!


  • kitty kaos

    Congrats on 6 months blogging lovely enjoy reading your posts and yessss I agree a great way to answer your own questions and find yourself xx

  • Thanks lovely! So true. Glad you think so <3 x

  • Thank you! x

  • Aww glad you liked it courtney! <3 So nice reading your comment! x

  • Right? the community is just the best thing xx

  • Ha ha trust me it doesnt soud dramatic, i feel exactly like you do amy! xx

  • πŸ™‚ Yes maddy! Glad we all share this space <3 x

  • Emma

    What a lovely post – congratulations on six months blogging! Sometimes those thoughtful times are important but can be detrimental as well! So glad that you found peace in your blog! x

  • Thanks a lot emma! <3 Yes this blog has done me so much good x

  • What an incredibly inspiring post. I know what you mean about the whole "identity crises" phase, and I actually had that too which is why *I* started blogging as well. When you start, you're just completely throw yourself into it, you're so occupied, and I truly believe that I have found a lot of who I am through blogging.

    I'm so happy that you were able to see the light at the end of that tunnel and get back on the right track. Your blog is wonderful, and you can see that and also how much you enjoy it through ever post written, and ever picture taken.

    Keep up the good work, Chaitra!


  • Coco

    Beautiful! Keep on blogging. It makes a lot of people happy, it's a great outlet xx

  • Zazie Bibi

    Such a lovely post, love your blog πŸ™‚ xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Thank you zazie <3 I love yours too! Great to know you through bloggin xx

  • Thanks coco, you are such an inspiration and are so encouraging <3 x

  • Shree, this was bestest comment ever! It made me so happy πŸ™‚ Seriously blogging has been such a great find for all of us, cant explain it enough in words! xx

  • Caroline

    Such an inspiring and wonderful post! I think blogging has taught me the same exact things and I have also dealt with the whole "What am I doing with my life?" question and over thinking almost every aspect of myself and my surroundings. I have learned to take each moment step by step and just enjoy the present and be thankful for every aspect of my life! We have both watched each other grow as bloggers and I am so proud of everything you have done with yours! It is amazing and I hope you continue to keep blogging! So happy we have connected!

    xoxo Cali

  • Great post – very inspirational & as like the other girls commenting so many of us can relate to the questions & the over thinking! Glad blogging has allowed you to work thro things, your blog is beautiful, enjoy the bliss!

  • Thank you sweetie <3 Such lovely things to say! x

  • Aww Cali! <3 yea we all go through similar phases, its all a part of life. And i am a complete believer in take each day as it comes too! its the best way to be happy! Its great knowing you my love .. would love to continue to grow with each other! xx

  • Such a lovely post! You are one of the lovely ladies that make the blogging community so fun!
    XO Camey

  • Great post. I love that blogging has had such a positive influence on you and that you're so grateful for it, it's lovely.

  • What an incredible post is this! It makes me happy reading this, my story is so similar .. Blogging changed my life too and I'm happy it also changed yours. Thank you for the extra motivation and inspiration! πŸ™‚

  • Aww such a sweetheart you are! Thank you so much lovely! xx

  • Thank you so much lisa! <3 xx

  • Thank you margot πŸ™‚ Aww glad we both have similar stories! Blogging has really had such a positive impact on us right πŸ™‚ xx

  • Yes it did! πŸ™‚

  • liannabell

    Such an amazing post, I feel like you are talking about me in the first part. I hope blogging has the same effect on me has had on you x

  • Ah thanks a lot lovely <3 That was such a sweet comment. I hope you find great things through blogging too xx

  • Aw, what a beautiful post this was, Chaitra. I am so happy that through it all you found yourself and learned so much about yourself.

  • Lauren Williamson

    This is such a great post, I am going through similar emotions this year, and I think blogging is really helping me! I'm glad blogging has had such a great influence on you! x

    Lauren |

  • And you know you have been with me through my blogging journey since the very first day. Love you so much, it means a lot melissa <3 xx

  • Aww lauren! I guess its all a part of life and we ll all get through it! Keep blogging hunni, its a lovely thing to do! xx

  • Such a great post! Blogging has given me something positive to think about after things that I've been through in my life recently. I love working on a post and hitting that 'publish' button even if I don't have many followers at the moment. Here wishing you Happy Blogging for years to come!

    Yazmin xx

  • Aww so sweet! thanks a lot yazmin, and you too enjoy your blogging experience <3 xx

  • This is a really lovely post. So glad you've gained so much from blogging! Keep it up πŸ™‚ x

    Danielle Β·

  • Thanks so much danielle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Such a lovely and well-written post! πŸ™‚ x