Do you see these weird forwards on social media?
“2016 is coming to an end, comment a memory about us.”
or something on those lines .
And wondered “oh my god I don’t have any memory with that person. Why are we even friends on Facebook”.
No no wait . That is not what we should be wondering right now. Let me try again.
And wondered “oh my god 2016 is already gone” .
It was a crazy year personally.
But in a larger perspective people would not call it ” crazy” rather “not the best”.
What made 2016 an amazing year for everyone?
( There is a huge list proving otherwise )
Pandas aren’t endangered animals anymore. So more cute Facebook videos because that’s why Pandas were saved from hunters right ? nope ?.
Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar. So that’s the end of an era of memes and newspaper articles.
Also Netflix made its way to India after nineteen long years. That is positive only if it was cheap.
Amazingly Solar Impulse 2 managed to take a trip around the world solely working on solar energy, making new roads for renewable energy. Wow right?
This was a year of firsts for India at the Rio Olympics with our girls making the whole nation proud.
P.V Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win the Silver medal at the Olympics. Sakshi Malik became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal while Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics.
So 2016 wasn’t that bad at all ?
What made 2016 an amazing year for me?
I passed my boards
I don’t care by how much because it doesn’t matter anymore ( I keep saying that to myself, you should too it builds your confidence).
I turned eighteen.
I thought it was a big deal, major and all that but guess what nothing changes. Everything is the same your mom still scolds you for your messy room and you obviously don’t get authority over anything so prepare yourself to be like when you were seventeen,sixteen,fifteen … eleven.
But its still cool to be eighteen.
You will know why, read more.
I go to college now!
Gone are those days when I am categorized as a school student.
Gone are those days I have to wear uniform.
Other than that its the same old same old .
On a serious note I did meet a lot of new people. Crazy , amazing , talented and smart people.
Got my licence.
Yes, I passed the test and I know that every other person passes that test. I wont hesitate to say I am proud of myself.
I told you eighteen has got its perks.
Very Minor but very significant.
I love travelling and the excitement that it gives is unmatched, this year we had an amazing time travelling around Tamilnadu, we went to Pondicherry (ok I go there almost every year ), Valparai ( the journey to and fro was marvelous )and Srirangam ( the huge temple with its spellbound architecture ).
Hong Kong and Macau
Is a blog post in itself . So, I have only one word
Learning to be grateful
This year taught me to be grateful and satisfied with what I have.
And this struck me hard when I had gone to help these fourteen year old boys to write their examination. They were visually impaired but they were so happy and content with life. This hardship did not seem hard to them at all because they embraced it.
That day I might have helped them with their examinations but they also taught me something very very important in life, that I could not teach myself.
Be grateful,be happy and embrace it .
And last but not least
What made 2016 even more special was starting this
Not being melodramatic and all
I am just three articles in and I have no idea if I will go on writing forever but the amount of fun I have typing out my ideas. The urge to pen down what I feel is a whole other dimension.
And I thank you all for reading my articles .
So signing off until my next article.
2016 wouldn’t have been “the” year but let us see what has 2017 got in store for us.
Sorry for not publishing an article for almost a month didn’t have electricity for a while and then no internet for a while, that’s some negativity . Which would burst open in some other blog post.
Happy New Year
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