One Year …

One Year!blogiversary

One year of leaving what I considered my second home (hotel industry). One year of being unemployed. One year of being penniless. One year of an impromptu decision that I hadn’t given as much as a second’s thought to. It could have been the worst decision I’d ever taken. But instead, thankfully, it turned out to be the best thing that I’d ever done.

Not only have I never been this content and at peace but it’s because  of this decision that that I’ve found my calling. Not only did it made me discover new things I didn’t know about myself but I also re-discovered myself, one who had been long lost – one who was childish and carefree. I reconnected with old friends who I’d lost touch with while chasing monthly targets and closing deals and made new ones who have now become an integral part of my life.

It marks not just one year of blogging but also one year of a new career, new friends, a new purpose in life – in fact, a whole new life!

The year was full of its own set of disappointments and failures, which unlike before, I took as an integral part of my journey and learning, and moved further with renewed zeal. I’ve had small and big successes which have pushed me to do better.  Some dreams have come true, others haven’t. But it’s been one hell of a journey so far.

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my writing career. With 500+ bloggers in one year, discovering my real calling, and Wandering Soul becoming a recognized brand, and an anthology ready to be released next month, I feel like I have achieved a lot in a short span of time. It’s been one year of living life to the fullest. One year of chasing my dreams. One year of whimsical story-telling and wishful thinking that sometimes made people laugh and other times made them cry. One year of writing nonsense and of writing something that is sad, tragic, and realistic, and hopefully would help bring a change. One year of attempting to making a difference in my own small way and hopefully succeeding.
It’s been a rewarding journey. Thank you for being part of this journey. It’s because of you that Wandering Soul has come a long way. That I have come a long way.

I do hope the lucky innings continue next year too.


What has your blogging journey been like? Do share your failures and successes via the comment box below. Would love to be a part of your journey just as you have been a part of mine. 🙂

Author: Wandering Soul

A nomad at heart, love reading, travelling and photography and now trying to combine them all.

34 thoughts on “One Year …”

  1. Many many congratulations sweetheart! All your successes are hard-fought and well deserved. Here’s raising a toast to you for being brave enough to take the leap and chase your dreams! 🙂 God bless!

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  2. Hello, ma’am! Your blog post is a great read and it feels nice to know that you have had an inspiring journey from despair to happiness. Personally, I am of the opinion that passionate writing is possible when one has experienced a sort of pain and struggle at least once in their lifetime. And has emerged victorious and more powerful from it.
    Blogging is a platform that helps us realise the distance we have covered from where we started to where we stand now.

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  3. I started blogging last December and was not that interested in starting one. But decided to after so many people convinced me for multiple years. My blog did not really start becoming successful until this summer and I have close to 80 followers right now. The success truly started when I took two blogging wordpress classes over the summer.

    I have realized that blogging does in fact become addicting and have learned more about who I am. My blog focuses mainly on musicals and spirituality and through blogging, I realized I know more about then I think I do.

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    1. That’s true. It does help you realise and value your own self. I didn’t realise I could write poetry or creative non-fiction until a WordPress writing course made me do it. Try the too. It’s amazing. ☺

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  4. That’s awesome! I’m so happy for you 🙂 My blogging journey started a few months ago, and it’s been my lifeline ever since. Blogging has taught me more about myself and helped me to find my self worth.

    Next year, I plan to take my blog and writing to the next level.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I agree with you on the finding your self-worth part. I feel the same way. You’re making the right decision in taking your time to develop it slowly. 🙂 All the best!! 🙂

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  5. A life can turn on a sixpence so we can learn from both good and bad times they shape us, make us what we become. We shoud remember to give thanks show gratitude for lessons learned both good and bleeghu!
    I try to love every day sometimes it is harder than others but live in the now and enjoy every single moment. Good luck your journey has truly begun. And happy blog day 😇

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    1. That’s a tough question, Ananya. I would not recommend it as something that everyone should do. However, if you are convinced that’s what you want and that it will be the right decision for you, then, may be, yes. I had no idea how things would turn out. It did end up great is something that I know now and am pleased it turned out so well. But it very well could have gone the other way too. I don’t know what would have I done then. So think about what’s important to you. A lot depends on what you are doing currently and how are you faring there. When I quit my job, I was already miserable and wanted out no matter what the consequences. I believe everyone’s journey is different. So you’re the best judge of that. Are you ready to take that risk? Are you ready to accept and deal with the failure and financial and social consequences. What I will wholeheartedly recommend is this – “Follow your heart! Believe in yourself and do your best in whatever it is you choose to do.” 🙂 Hope that helps. All the best!

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    2. Thank you very much, Ma’am. Although, I’m in no such position as of now. Just a college student but I don’t know why I was imagining myself at your place. Maybe it was the impact of your strong writing. Anyway, Thanks again, It might help me in future. 🙂

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