Great Things about 2020!

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.

Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to boast, brag, exaggerate or pull someone down in any way. I am just sharing my bundles of joy on the internet and trying to relive these happy stories of 2020. Always know that social media life is not real life. There goes a lot of hard work, struggles, anxiety and agitation in the background! So without blabbering too much now, here are some of the best things that happened, best life lessons, best days and crazy memories with the people I love a lot, of 2020, worth remembering! ❤️

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5th April, 2020

Growth is growth, no matter how small.

I started this fantabulously, amazing blog! I met so many of you through it. It is crazy how I am sitting in a certain corner of the world, in a certain corner of my room and I am able to reach so many of you! This has been such a fulfilling journey. I am so glad that I have a quality audience, people who actually understand my language and you, my friends who support me! The best part is nobody can give me shoutouts right here on WordPress, lol. But seriously, thank you! I hope that I am able to continue to use this platform for sterling causes and my followers increase too! I do not know if this will get enough views or not(because it is not a poetry) but I am doing this for my heart, from my heart! ❤️

Friends and Video Calls, pt. 1

You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.

Thank you, Zoom, Whatsapp, Google Duo etc for being there. Video call screenshots are the best candids! These are the moments you can steal and save from a beautiful time.To the few people who stayed in touch and checked up on me, I love you!

24th April, 2020

Another year older.

It was my 17th birthday! I had so much fun. The ebullience and excitement of the day made it so special. I had never imagined that birthdays can be so good at home too. Even though there was a nationwide lockdown, my family and friends managed to make my day! Special thank you to ma and papa for the cake and chaat party, respectively! ❤️

Health is truly wealth

It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.

I believe that mindset, habits and routines are the building blocks for the success toward your wellness goals. I am so proud of myself that I exercised day after day throughout this year and I wish to continue it in 2021 too! I didn’t eat anything from outside. You can never be fit just by looking at fitness videos, you need to vigorously work for it. Perhaps that why I didn’t fall ill even once! During this pandemic, your health is wholeness. Please wear masks and avoid public gatherings.

7th August, 2020

Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.

OKAY, this is surely my favourite date everrrrrrr! And it literally took my breath away and left me flabbergasted. I became the co-author of the 4th edition of Arz Hai’s- CONVERSATIONS. All 3 of my entries were selected. I cried. As an amateur writer, it was on my list of “18 things to do before turning 18”. I can proudly say today that I am a published writer and I am not even 18, yet. I do not care what people have to say about it, it is my journey not theirs! And I’m so thankful for what I already have while I’m pursuing all that I want.

Heartwarming messages!

A good person has no religion, he is simply a good person who treats everyone well.

Be it my blog, Instagram, Gmail or Whatsapp, I received some of the most heartening and uplifting messages from quite a few precious people. All I have to say is that I owe you all a great deal.

2nd September, 2020

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress.

I started my own Art page, I can not even expound how fast it has grown within these few months. 2020 revived my love for art, clearly. I think I paint decently, maybe. Go follow! It is so true that art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves, simultaneously.

Friends and Video calls pt. 2

You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.

Thank you for being a part of this year! Hope to see in 2021 too! I’m sorry if I have missed any of you out, your pictures might be missing. It is unintentional.

11 September, 2020

Because we miss the school.

I visited my school after a bazillion of months later.When I was a kid I wish I completed my school sooner, now I wish I go back there, spend a little more time! Also, I became the Secretary of my school. What! Thank you to the people who believed in me throughout, the Principal, the teachers and my fellow mates even in the times of a freakin pandemic! Well, moreover, my mom was a Secretary of her school times as well so that was kinda cool. After getting the position in the student council, quite a few people stopped calling me which brings me to my next life lesson…

Your self worth is way more worthier than losing people who were never yours!

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.

There will be people who will try to break you, tear you apart, make you cry but let me tell you they are not worthy of the your time or energy!

It is you who is going to lift yourself up, build up the valour to move on! Also, we need to kick those people out who say that they don’t like making new friends or talking to acquaintances and like to stay in their ‘group’, they tell you how they are cordial with everyone just so they can get benefits from them…and the irony is even you yourself are not in the ‘group’. I am scared of people who want to be friends with everyone.

11 November, 2020

Life is beautiful and there is so much to smile about.

I got my braces removed. I had no idea that it will be such an exhilarating experience. TWO FREAKING YEARS from Delhi to Kanpur and from Kanpur to Delhi were so exhausting but so wholesome. I have realised that change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. 4 of my permanent teeth were removed, 4 screws were fitted in my jaw bone( no longer there, obviously), elastic bands and metal wires on my teeth and a whole lot of precautions for 2 years! I dont know why but there was a sense of satisfaction and I could feel the cold breeze and sunshine, everything so deeply. I cannot explain it. Was it self acceptance? Was it the pain of saying a goodbye? I just dont know. Thank you, Jayna Dental World. ❤️❤️

Family

mumma, papa, bhaiya

Last but not the least, dear family, you are my life. Thank you for all that you have done. You all are the real ones! Can’t thank you enough and words dont do justice! ❤️♾

Miscellaneous

I realised that music makes me the happiest, more than even writing. (bitter truth).

I switched off from social media for more than 3 to 4 months.

I gave an elevators pitch for our business plan!

I learnt video editing.

I went to a night club even before turning 18. (No alcohol, obviously) Honestly, I don’t have any plans for drinking any time soon because I clearly don’t want to die!

Sam Smith’s latest album ‘Love Goes’ has my heart!

DEAR 2020, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LESSONS.

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INFLICTED BY THIS PANDEMIC, ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS, TO THE CLASS OF 2021, TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR NEAR AND DEAR ONES, TO THE ONES WHO JUST COULD NOT START, WHO THOUGHT THAT 2020 WOULD BE THEIR YEAR TO ACCOMPLISH GOALS BUT COULDN’T. I KNOW IT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE BUT WHEN YOU LOOK BACK ON THIS PAST YEAR, DON’T THINK OF THE PAIN YOU FELT. THINK OF THE STRENGTH YOU GAINED. ITS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR ALL OF US.

P.S I promised for 20 great things about 2020 but couldn’t(only 12 are there), the year was not that great. 😂

So that is it friends. This is all I have for this year!

theloveforpoetry wishes you all a very happy and a healthy new year, 2021. I hope you are able to count your blessings. Nobody’s life is hunky dory. I had my equal portions of lows, things went down, I didn’t knew what to write, couldn’t concentrate on my academics but its all a part of your life and you eventually get through it!

All the best for your future endeavours, wherever you are in any part of the world. The best time for new beginnings is now. Stay cosy, stay indoors.

-Ananya Shanker ©2020

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