With every passing year we learn many new things , gain some more knowledge and experience and become more wise .
Similarly year 2015 taught me many new things , I learned many new skills , had many wonderful experience in Personal and professional life.
The year started with blogging and writing reviews , something which I wanted to do since long but was not getting started . Once I saw some blogging activities at blogadda.com , I wrote my first blog post and it got approved , that motivated me to take blogging seriously .
I also joined a famous Review writing site mouthshut.com , wrote reviews on various topics like beauty products review , reviews of hotels , restaurants , brands and services .
Almost all my reviews got approved and one fine day I got a mail from mouthshut team that people are liking my reviews so they asked me to write more and share more of my experiences so that others can be benefitted .
This mail boosted my confidence to a higher level and I was acknowledged with a hidden talent of me that I can write well
Then I seriously started thinking about blogging as a hobby and as a carrier option .
I started my own blog "Indian Beauty Bloom "
which is a personal blog where I write reviews of beauty products and tips on parenting , cooking etc.
So my writing passion/hobby became a part time job for me where as I can positively spend my free time in writing reviews and blogs.
From this experience I learned that we should explore new things and sometimes its necessary to come out of our Comfort Zone so to discover new horizons
Unless and until we try we can not learn some thing new .
Staring a blog was not easy for me as I had literally no knowledge of Java and HTML , but I learned and was successful .
Today I am Happy to be a Blogger , happy that many people know me as blogger and when any reader leaves a positive comment on my blog post , it really makes me happy .
When I am conducting small giveaways and contests on my blog and on face book page of my blog and I see a overwhelming response of readers it takes me to cloud9.
Blogging helped me a lot to grow as a person , I learned new things , I got connected to many people via my blog like my readers , fellow bloggers etc .This is a wonderful experience of having virtual friends whom we have not met but we are acquainted via blog and other social media sites like facebook and twitter .
Last year I was working as a Computer teacher in an ICSE school in Hyderabad . In Hyderabad we can see many foreign nationals like people form Somalia , Sudan , USA , Iran .
In my school there are many students who were foreign national , many of my students were Irani , Sudanese , Somalians .
This was my first experience of teaching students who were foreign nationals , We were told not to scold them too hard as most of them were US return and in USA one can not scold or punish a student for small things as in India . When I joined the school , other teachers told me that its too difficult to teach and handle these Somalian students , some of them have language problem , they are not fluent in English , some are too aggressive . I was little scared , then I took this as a challenge .
I made friends with them , in my free periods I use to talk with them , talk about their country , their culture , food habit , likes and dislikes and so on .
Initially they were hesitant to open up but gradually it happened . When I became too friendly with them they started obeying me . And sometimes when was I absent for some reasons the next day they would say " mam we missed you , why were you absent ?"
some of them made greeting cards for me writing that I am their favourite teacher and so on .
When I showed this to our Principle sir and other staff they were amazed and said how come they behave so nicely with you and not with us ?
My answer was " To get Love and Respect , first we have to love and respect them
We have to understand them , then they will obey us .
And my idea clicked , our Principle sir asked all teachers to do what I was doing , thus it created a positive environment in the school .
And I felt extremely happy that I could bring some good change in the school.
So this experience taught me To be my self . To treat every one equally and we should not discriminate people of basis on region , religion , gender
One more wonderful experience which I had this year is my Trip to Ajmer
I had been to Ajmer some 10 years back with my husband , ever since I was thinking of going their again but was not getting a chance.
During summer vacation , I made a program with one of my nephew and I went to Delhi from Hyderabad , stayed in Delhi for 2 days , Went To Ajmer , stayed there for a day and came back .
It was a kind of religious trip , which has connection with heart and soul.
In our day to day life we are too busy with our daily routines , work , work and work every where at Work Place and at Home also .We hardly get any time to relax and rejuvenate our selves .
Even on weekends we are busy meeting relatives and finishing other works .
So a short religious trip like this is like a boon where we are away from worldy affairs and think about meditation , religion , self belief and self development .
We went to famous Dargah of Khawja Banda Nawaz at Ajmershareef and simply sitting there in so relaxing . I stayed there for few hours , spend my time in praying and had a good sleep that night .
So I feel at regular intervals we need a short break form our monotonous routine like this which
will relax and rejuvenate us .
So with these wonderful experiences of 2015 I had made few New Year resolutions
which I would try to stick :
1.Explore new things , to learn some thing new and grow as a person.
2. Be kind to every one , even if you do not understand their language or their problem . Its better To Be Human with other human beings.
3.At times it is necessary to take break a from daily routines and be Spiritual .
4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy , doing walks and exercise .
5.Spend some quality time with family and friends specially with small kids as its like a journey back to our childhood , Some times I sit and watch cartoon serials with my kids so to enjoy that moment like a kid.
6. Be positive in your thinking and try to spread smile and happiness every where , The more you will spread happiness the more happy you will be .
With these resolutions I have entered new year with a Smile on my Face and a twinkle in my eye that I am going to explore many more new things this year and bring Smile on many more faces through my blogs and contests/giveaways so to spread happiness every where .
“I’m sharing my #TalesOf2015 with BlogAdda.”