It's not over yet

It’s not over yet….

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Hello Fellow Bloggers

The course has come to an end and it feels like just yesterday that I jumped with joy when I came across a post regarding Blogging101. Although, I was all set to make the most of it by following the instructions to the T..but haven’t been able to do so. Part credit goes to the fact that I think a lot – always wondering if I could think of something better! I am still thinking of Blog title and Tagline (I have many ideas though, but nothing that feels like this is the “ONE”!) Nonetheless, I have learnt a lot and made some friends thanks to Blogging101.

In the days to come, I intend to learn more and more and to reach out to as many people as I can. Focus will be on mastering the basics and get comfortable with all the tools and features. And yes I know the only way I can do that is by practice – so I am going to be more regular with reading, writing and experimenting with various features. I am already onto charting out a schedule for myself which will be a mix of personal posts, a weekly challenge or two and a weekly feature from my end. I want to be totally prepped for Blogging 201 whenever it comes.

Thank you @michelleweber , @alexjgustafson and @chrissiepollock for engineering such a wonderful course. It did get me from Blog? to Blog! I am now on a journey to become a better blogger and writer, and to make sure that I follow up on my dreams and to not let them get buried in the daily humdrum of life.

Cheers 🙂

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.”

We all know we are finite creatures; mortal beings and yet we go on living our lives like we are going to live forever. All of us, rather most of us, or even few of us (not sure how many of us) go through our lives feeling bad about something, holding a grudge against somebody, garnering feelings of hatred, being disrespectful of other’s feelings, being abused by others, being insulted by others et cetera for what seems like forever. So, if we all know we are mortal beings then why we put up with certain things? Why do we behave in a certain way? Why can’t we let go? Do we need a reminder every day that we are mortal? No, I am saying you should just leave everything and go meditating rest of your life…nope! After all, we have this one life and the least or the best we can do is to LIVE THIS LIFE!

We mortal beings go through many things in life – we face ups and downs, we have achievements to be proud of, failures to learn from, best days to be grateful for and enjoy to the fullest and worst days to be balanced and take each day as it comes – each stage leaves us with many memories, long lasting relationships, lessons and these experiences help us be a better and a stronger person. Am I being an idealist here? No. Do we not act and react to situations based on how we feel? Most of us do. I do. Maybe that’s practical.

But maybe, there are times when if we are more aware and practice some self-control, we might actually be building a better place for all of us to live in. Instead of dealing with pent up feelings, grudges, hatred, revenge, handling egos every day like it’s the most normal thing and nothing bad can ever come out of it, we would rather concentrate on turning things around, for better. Sometimes all it needs is an action – a first step and things could change drastically. And for things that can’t be changed, consider letting it go. You don’t have to torture yourself and suffer. Let go of all the negativity and build on the good things in life. Life is beautiful – there are so many things to do, to see, to experience and to learn that there is no time to waste on such insignificant matters.

Like Blogging101, I would like to think of this life as Life101 – a class made by God to help us navigate through life by teaching us various things. Take each day as new assignment wherein we learn new things and sometimes just being a good neighbour/ good friend/ good colleague/ good life partner/ good parent et cetera. Our friends and family are The Commons for us where we can talk and share our happiness and sorrows, get advice and be a mentor. And just as we are not obligated to do all the exercises that we receive every day, we are always better off when do them. We learn a lot of things in the process, we make new friends and we strengthen the old ties and become a better person in the end!

Happy Blogging!

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