Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bye Bye 2021 #YearInReview

I feel hopeful as 2021 is slowly fading into the pages of memory. 2021 for me was a year of test, frustration, and impatience. It’s the year where I felt nothing I did was good enough. 

Progress was my word of the year 2021. And to be honest, I made progress in many aspects of my life. The problem was I couldn’t appreciate the efforts I put in and the progress I made. 

So as the new year is approaching, I feel hopeful. I can start the fresh pages and forgive myself for not being so kind to me. A new year ring in hope and freshness even though it’s the same old days dressed up in new dates. My rational side knows nothing has changed except for the date. But I feel differently from within. I have been waiting an entire year to feel this way with no hope on the horizon. I’m glad to finally feel this way. 

Bye 2021

2021 was also the year of many unfinished projects. But before the new year starts I hope to finish one last project. I have been at work creating a planner for 2022 – a simple one. But last week with catching the flu and being tied down to the bed and everything, I couldn’t finish the planner. I am hoping the last two days of 2021 will see a productive me and I would be able to complete the planner before the time is up. Ideally, I should have finished the work and made it available by October or November, but for now, this will do. 

As I say bye to 2021, I want to remember that though I have been feeling this was not a good year for me, that was not the entire truth. I blogged fairly consistently, published podcast episodes, worked on my YouTube channels, created tutorials which wasn’t an easy task for this beginner, dabbled in fluid art which I am loving, and more importantly no matter how low I felt, I had never given up on myself. I was there for me, wasn’t I? That matters. 

In the next post, I will share my word for 2022. 

So how was your 2021?

Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly.

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An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

4 thoughts on “Bye Bye 2021 #YearInReview

  1. It looks to me that you got a fair bit done in 2021. Hope you managed to finish that planner, Vinitha. I hope 2022 is nicer, calmer and healthier. Wish you a lovely new year.

  2. You did a lot in 2021, Vinith and you should be kind to yourself. That’s the part we miss out on most. I am looking forward to knowing your word for 2022. I had some lessons too in the year. Will share when I write that up 🙂
    It was good to be here after long, Vinitha. Keep writing!

  3. We’re always so hard on ourselves, aren’t we? Glad that you realized you have been consistent and have accomplished a lot, Vini.
    Wishing you every good thing in 2022. Hugs!

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