I hope you are flourishing and hope you wasted only three minutes instead of three hours when someone sneaked in a snarky comment, while asking you for a favour.
Today is special because I am getting to meet family after a year. How grateful I am to see my nephew who has grown a little taller and a little more mischievous, since I saw him last. I have refrained from mentioning the pandemic—there, I used the ‘p word’, for the first time since I started my blog
—but it is difficult to forget how surreal life has become. Oh please, stop saying ‘new normal’. It isn’t… is it?
February is over. Boom. I missed posting articles on 6 days. Not very happy. But some pieces took long, because they were tough to write—like my smoking
series. You access parts of yourself that you are afraid to put out in the open for the world to see. I guess that is why I’m doing this
in the first place. And may be that is why many wrote to me that they liked those articles in particular. I’m learning so much.
44 articles and 6 newsletters later, I have reached my 50th post :)
I have been sending my articles on WhatsApp every day to those who responded to my WhatsApp status. Honestly, I was just holding myself accountable. Everyone was kind enough to not refuse being spammed by me every day for the past two months. Not a single person protested.
I thank each and every one of you. It is the single biggest reason I have gotten into the habit of writing and posting every day. It has gotten progressively easier to put myself out there. Thanks people, seriously! (Special thanks to those who responded often to my articles, on WhatsApp or otherwise.)❤️
Moving forward, I will be sending every day only to those who want to receive it. So, do message me on WhatsApp if you want to keep things as they were and continue receiving my daily article (or reply to this mail to be added)🙂
I will, however, continue to send this Sunday newsletter on both WhatsApp and email, every week.
Have a lovely March!