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New Year, New Me?

I am so happy I failed my expectations for 2021! I am nowhere near the version of myself which I wanted to be at the end of 2021. I did manage to complete a few resolutions but as a person, I am mostly the same person I was back in 2020.

Every year we promise to be a newer version of ourselves. We have hopes, we have goals, we have a few unattainable resolutions and they creep up in the list due to the new year's optimism. Ahh, I love that feeling! And without fail, I have done the same for 2022. (I am a hopeful guy, can't help it)

2021 was the year I was most aware of my actions and thoughts. I did a lot of things I wouldn't usually do like, I started this blog with regular uploads, started to work exclusively in teams even took a lot of breaks. Consequently, at the end of the year, I was able to appreciate things I wouldn't have even considered in 2020. I appreciated the good and the bad; The moments of love and the heartbreaks; the wins and losses; creating new things and seeing them fall apart; and so much more!

I am happy to say that if 2020 Amey knew 2021 Amey he would have been really proud of him. As I navigated through the year, there was one lesson that stayed prominent:

Our mind is not a switch. It's more like a slider control.

Let me explain.

I had big expectations from the "new me of 2021" but those expectations were forgotten in like a month. I was back to my old self from 2020 or 2019 or even years before it.

Is there no difference between 2021 me and 2020 me, you wonder?

Well, I am glad you brought that up! Yes, there is a lot of difference. The thing is, not all of it happened on 1st January 2021. It happened throughout the year. It happened as new challenges appeared. It happened at times when I least expected it. As the year unfolded, I got to know more things about myself, how I react to certain things and why I do so. Honestly, most of it happened in the last few months of the year. The tougher the challenges I faced, the more I evolved. I hope you see the point now.

This new year my focus is not to be a "new me" but to be an evolved version of myself. I not only want to evolve but also be able to appreciate all the aspects that I evolved in. I have a few things I want to focus on but I am open to surprises.

This year I don't wanna say "new year, new me", this year I choose to say:

New year, evolved me!

Hey, Blog fam! I hope you missed my blogs. If not, I plan to make you love them this year with improved writing techniques and interesting topics. I want to expand the palette of topics we discuss here, so you can expect some weird ones!

I want to wish you a Happy New Year! And I hope you appreciate all aspects of your life and the way you have evolved as a person in 2021. Let's make 2022 a year of overcoming challenges and reaching our potentials!

I'll see you all next week!

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