Happy New WHAT ? ? ?

The year begun and found me standing in the midst of all the newness and freshness around me. Everyone was excited, furiously scribbling newness on planners and journals, penning down their goals , dreams, plans and whatever else they could jot. As I caught myself surrounded by all the activity, one of my friend’s  turned to me, with all the enthusiasm she could muster and asked a series of questions, which only felt like I was the target of a firing squad! “what is the one thing that you want to achieve this year?”,” Where do you want to go?”, “what do you want to do?!” and for a moment, I was blank! I stared deep into my friend’s eyes, (somehow hoping that if I stared long enough, the answers I sought would be found in her eyes ) and drew a blank. 

I went back home, dejected. sad. and somewhat disappointed. Everyone I knew had something going on with them, something they were looking forward to, they were alive and seemed to have an exuberance I had since lost! I read all the blogs that had “new beginnings” “new dawn” “how to get your groove back” and sadly nothing was working. No matter how hard I tried, I was unable to “Lean In”

and then, that is when I decided to do, what I do best! Keep calm and wait for it … READ A BOOK! I know, not the most inspiring thought, however, this has always worked for me. In times of great anxiety and stress, or when I feel lost and adrift from the real world, I always grab a book, coffee pot full and get lost in a book, another world, where I can relate, and they can relate with me. And so I read. it took 2 books, ( I will be reviewing them later)  to get me out of my funk and by the time I was done with the 2nd book I felt like I could face the world. 1. because I was somewhat on a book high, and 2. It was 5 days into the new year, and all the hullabaloo about goals and plans and what not for the year had somehow died down, and I could relate with people without the pressure of sharing what I look forward to, into the new year. (or so I thought)

So if you are wondering, do I finally have it all figured out? Do I have any goals or plans for the new year? My answer nope! I have none. I just know two things, 1. Books are my stress buster, so I need to start a reading challenge to keep my juices going. and 2. I already have 2 books up for review. how about that? The rest? well the rest, hopefully I will discover in a book. 

Your turn 

What is your go to, when you feel like the world around you is spinning out of your control? Share in the comments below. We would love to hear them! 

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48 thoughts on “Happy New WHAT ? ? ?

  1. great post!!!! I must admit that i don’t read as much as i used to or need to. That’s why i’m so excited to participate in the book challenge. I love a good book, and yes, sometimes it helps to go into another world if even for a few hours. It can bring you clarity! 🙂

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    1. I know right! I especially find that when I get lost in a good book with a good plot, then I end up feeling energized to tackle on life! Hope you do start the reading challenge. Thanks for stopping by. xo


  2. Everyone has a plan, some got this new year’s resolution but nobody knows our destiny and our future might be. A plan is just a wish that if you work hard for it, He might give it to you as well. When I felt that everything around me doesn’t fit in, I just take a sit at the corner of my room and PRAY.

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    1. That is so true! I guess deep down why I was reluctant to come up with any plans was because I know I am not in control. Thank you for this. I will take some time to sit at the corner of my room too. Thanks for stopping by. xo


  3. I only had one goal, lose weight. But that’s not much and except that I have nothing, that wouldn’t be life. I want to do more but I’m blank as well…later I decided to do the same as you did. Calm down. It will come somehow…

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    1. Crocheting is on my “try new things list” this year. I hear it is very relaxing! I learnt that from Meredith on Greys Anatomy on her feeble attempt to be celibate. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. xo


    1. As a new blogger I understand the pressure around blogging! I have since discovered a way to slip a chapter of a book, every so often, to keep up with my habit! thanks for stopping by. xo


  4. I find that books divert my attention in a way where I get lost in another world so easily that even boiling pots at home are chiming or ringing for minutes, haha. I don’t really have any new goals this year, it’s just more of self-improvement.

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    1. I feel you! you should see my laundry basket, untouched! My older self always says, hey why don’t you wash those, and me, my normal self goes like, hey I have a better idea, why don’t I read a book about clothes 🙂


  5. I love the honesty in this post! I struggle with goal setting sometimes myself, and I always find that reading inspires me. I’ll read something (be it blog, novel, magazine … ahem, Pinterest) and find myself thinking, “Cool! I wanna do THAT!” And voila – goals.

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