So this is my 2018 story. I know I know it’s coming a little too late. We are already in the 4th month of 2019 but I really didn’t have time to pen all my thoughts.
So yes 2018 made me richer. My biggest wealth that I had this year? My son whose pending arrival we realised on the 1st day of 2018 and he came into our arms on 3rd of September 2018.
Second big wealth that I accumulated in 2018 is realisation that at the end you are alone. It’s only fair not to go out of your way to do something for someone if they are not likely to value you. I also realised last year that even if someone wants to be with you all the time and really wants to do something for you, there are few things only you can do for yourself and you should stop relying on anyone for them.
Third precious thing that I got in 2018 was break from myths. I have been pregnant for good 8 months of 2018 and still did all that I could. Attended work meets, met deadlines, got my house painted, went for my appointments and scans all alone (even took my 5 year old along), dived into the pool, enjoyed the swings, went to trek on a small hill, walked miles. In short pushed all my mental and physical limitations. Broke many pregnancy myths.
Fourth very precious thing that I got in 2018 was recognition for the work I always loved. 2018 saw maximum readership on my blog. One of my post got a lot of media attention too. This kind of recognition gives you satisfaction to work more and more.
Now comes for the things that I lost. Well thinking about them makes my heart pound because losses are never good.
Most important thing that I lost in 2018 was my belief that if we remain good in some relationships then they are for keeps. Also that our true self will always keep our near and dear ones happy with happy.
Second thing that I lost in 2018 was patience to fight negativity. Now I do not stay patient even to act in front of negative people, I just walk out.
All in all 2018 has been a great year for me because of my above mentioned learnings.