For me 2017 has been a year in the words of Keats a season of mist and mellow fruitfulness. A year of rejuvenation and condensed learning achieved via detoxification thanks to bitter gourd juice that was offered to me in this year. A year where I reinvented myself after coming out of a toxic relationship of seven years. A year where I kissed goodbye to friends who smelled business from my vulnerability. A year where I bid farewell to women who always lament about men from a myopic , sadist viewpoint and who want to get married rather than marrying themselves first by healing themselves from the ghosts of their childhood and other tumultuous experiences. A year where I embraced and opened my heart to new hobbies, verve, creation , new people who are creatively engaged ,genuinely know how to be happy and flash a smile even when they are facing a storm within and giving up seems the most convenient option. A year where I cleared the dust to get back to old friends who add depth to my life. Most importantly a year where I made peace with the fact that I have not come to this world to impress anyone but to dazzle myself with my crudity, my innate nature of being raw, outspoken and following my life purpose religiously.
Somewhere down the line I always knew that my life is precious but still committed the mistake of being complacent rather than giving my full potential. I knew the importance of being intuitive but still did not take the courage to honor my intuitions and walk out of moribund and mediocrity. I did all this because I was trying to fit in rather than standing out. I did all these because I was hungering for acceptance rather than accepting myself the way I am. These practical but difficult learning of 2017 would not have happened if I did not commit mistakes, painful mistakes which bruised my hand , burnt my finger , scalded me and scarred me but in the end it is these mistakes that created fine gold out of me. So my dear friends I wish 2018 to be your year of severe mistakes , year of gratitude, year of self forgiveness and above all a year of reflection because mistakes are not meant to be regretted but are meant to be cherished only to learn something from them. Happy 2018.