Thursday, May 30, 2024
Goodbye 2023

Goodbye 2023

Dear 2023, thank you for your time and patience. It was a wonderful journey. As you are ready to bid adieu to us, let me take these moments to express my gratitude for all the beautiful memories you have given us over the last 365 days. 

Although it wasn’t all nice and warm, I am thankful for the good days and the bad days, for there never was a day where I didn’t learn something new, something different. 

There were times when a little change in my perspective gave me better clarity. 

Some lessons I learned in 2023 that I would like to remember going forward are:

  1. Asking for help is the most impactful survival mechanism. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or laziness. It’s about acknowledging our limits and willingness to move forward. We learn every step of the way as we get the help. We make use of the help to grow and keep moving. And we will realize that we don’t need the help forever. We will learn to stand on our own without help. 
  2. We are only humans. All of us make mistakes. But not often are we courageous enough or wise enough to realize when we are at fault. 
  3. Keep a pocketful of forgiveness at all times, not just for others but for ourselves, as we need it more often than we think. 
  4. People are mostly good than bad. 
  5. We always have a choice, even when we think we don’t have any.
  6. Communication is the best medicine. 
  7. We need to be honest with ourselves for our sake. 
  8. What we believe shapes our path, our story, and our reality.
  9. There always is a way. 
  10. Life is not complicated. It’s our overthinking tendencies that make it complicated. 

Wish you all a wonderful and blessed 2024. 


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( and Reflections..(

9 thoughts on “Goodbye 2023

  1. Dear Vinitha, I wish you a Happy New Year full of health and inspirations.
    And of course there are a lot of other things, but I feel that these two generate the others!
    Hugs and blessings! ❤️

  2. Happy New Year, Vinitha! Your 2023 lessons resonate with me too. Asking for help, bettering the communication, having choices in life and avoiding the tendency of falling prey to overthinking – thanks for putting these lessons together in the post and saving me from writing a blog post of my own 🙂

  3. Wonderful life lessons that you garnered in 2023, Vinitha! I’m so glad you shared them here with us…sometimes, we need these to remind ourselves that the essential thread that runs through our lives are no different, despite who we are, where we live and at what stage of life we are in. Wishing you everything amazing in 2024, Vinitha! May you be happy, healthy, creative and fulfilled in every way this year. Best wishes 🙂

  4. Such great reminders for me too. I love the one on forgiving and not overthinking. These are lessons for life for sure. Glad you shared. Here’s wishing you a 2024 that brings you joy every day of the year. Love and hugs!

  5. wonderful thoughts especially #10. Overthinking complicates the simplest of things. A good one to remember. Wish you a happy 2024.

  6. Asking for help! You said it! Gosh I’ve had quite a year and if I’ve learned something it is that I can’t do it all. Your points are such brilliant reminders for all of us.

    Wishing you a very happy new year, Vinitha!

  7. I am so sorry I am reading this post so late, Vinitha! Wonder how I missed it.
    Forgiveness for ourselves and for others, and knowing that people are more good than bad are some very important things we need to remember always. For, we never know what people are going through in their lives, and forgiving ourselves and others always helps us accept life as it is and move on.
    May 2024 bring you loads of happiness and peace of mind, Vinitha. <3

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