Day 1/365 – 2017: Keeping Hopes Alive

Last year, I restarted blogging on WordPress in a full fledged way. That time my enthusiasm was high not for blogging only, but also for life, for meeting various goals in my life. I wrote the first 65 days out of 366 days of 2016. I even started writing on 66th day, but I could not finish it, and it remained unpublished (you can see a screenshot of that below!) Then, though I was very unwilling, I stopped writing. Life literally happened to me! 

On March 13th I was appointed a lecturer of English Literature in a university. The university is almost 3 hours away from my home. So, I shifted to the nearby locality (Maynamati, Comilla – that is where the university is situated) with my only child leaving my husband alone in Dhaka. My mom joined with me to support me leaving her husband alone in Chittagong. So, we – two and a half woman – started our journey there. It was the nicest journey I have ever had in my life. I always knew I would be loving teaching as a profession, but I never knew I would be loving it this much. My students were simply awesome. And, how nice it was to meet so many different personalities in a day! I was teaching them, counseling them, interacting with them, correcting their mistakes, celebrating occasions together, and et cetera. For the first time, I realized how a teacher can be in charge of assisting the students in shaping their lives. In other words, teachers assist in shaping a nation. Oh! How a sacred duty is that of a teacher! So, starting my life as a teacher I felt blessed. I was in peace.  

That March of 2016 was full of blessings for me. While I was happy dealing my new life, and profession, another great news was waiting for me. Just two weeks after joining in the university, I came to know that I had conceived my second child. I was the happiest. Though the second pregnancy was very tough for me, but I handled it somehow. Now my second child, my son is on earth, and I have forgotten what pain I have gone through all this time.

Now, I am in Dhaka enjoying my motherhood, and maternity leave. But, for few days, I was feeling very uncomfortable with me! The fact that I could not meet some very very important targets of 2016 is pricking me all the time. I knew I had gone through some sudden big changes to keep myself in the track to meet my goals. Yet, I could have tried harder. Last night, on new year’s eve, this thought became scary for me. I was shuddered with utter fear, and hopelessness that I might not be able to fulfill my targets anymore. I have felt that I have lost my starting point! 

It is a shiny, cold morning today. It is the first day of 2017. Waking up I felt that if I am not courageous enough to deal with the leftover situations of 2016, I should not be a hopeless at least. And, that I did not want to lose my hopes worked like a magic! I am writing down again, and I am confident that I am starting my unfinished projects again right today. I know now that one should not abandon hopes in life. Life is dead if hopes are dead. So, keep your hopes alive. It is 2017, a new year – your new chance to live again. 

A very happy new year to all. Wish you, and the world peace and prosperity.

Day 1/365 – 2017: Keeping Hopes Alive

Day 1/366 : Crown Every Good Work as Achievement

Yesterday, I sat for jotting down my achievements of 2015. I was broken heart seeing that my list of achievement was almost empty. The few achievements I noted down were very trifle. It seemed that the year 2015 just swished by, and I stood baffled, and inert all the way through. I did nothing. I let the time go by pitying me.
I started thinking again that what I really did throughout the year. As it is not filled with achievements, it must be filled with other things. Then I realized that I am defining ‘achievement’ with typical expectations. I do not deny that I really failed to meet some of my targets, but I should not ignore my other deeds too just because I never put them in my resolution or never thought them as achievement. I did so many things that was not sorted out in the beginning of the year 2015, but all those works made me happy, and I felt fulfilled. For example, I love trees, but, I had always been terrible in gardening. In 2015, amazingly, I turned out to be a moderately successful gardener. It was not in my list (please, read as the list of high expectations), but, of course, it is something to be counted as an achievement. Now, I can say that I am really doing something for my mother earth, apart from quenching my thirst of enjoying the green, to keep her safe, and green for me, and my generation next. So, are you sitting upset now thinking that all the resolutions you made in 2015 were not done properly? Are you calling yourself a non-achiever? Stop thinking so, right now. Please, come out of the page of your ‘list to achieve’. Glance at the every corner of your life that are often overlooked. Define not ‘achievement’ only with higher, and calculative reality, try to define it with mundane thoughts and deeds too. Grade not your good works, and achievement. Make every achievement precious. Trifling the works, and achievement is nothing but belittling your potentials, and beliefs that ultimately bars you to become successful. Just be praiseworthy of yourself, and have a look on every details of your deeds. I am sure you willl be happily surprised with your unnoticed achievements.
Happy New Year. May your 2016 be a year of positivity, because, I believe only positive outlook makes people truly successful.
Day 1/366 : Crown Every Good Work as Achievement