New Year. New Feels.

Wrapping up 2021, here are some reflections and 4 big learnings from this year:

Life is way too short to dream small. Walt Disney famously said that all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. When we dream big about the person we wish to become, we may actually end up surprising ourselves. Until we do, we have no idea what we’re capable of. Writing a book has been one of the most enriching experiences I have endured so far, and having Teenage Chronicles published makes me feel tremendously grateful. People may have their opinions, and circumstances may occasionally be hard. But if you’re on to something big, carry it out with pride. Dream big because no one else is daring to!

Love people more than they deserve. You never know how much time you have left with someone. So if you appreciate someone in your life, let them know you care. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie agrees that love stands as the only act that gives life meaning. In the end, not all relationships will remain within our control as some naturally fade away. It’s the memories we make with the people we love that matter. Make loads, so that you can treasure them forever.

Take risks. Sometimes it is okay to push yourself outside your comfort zone. Skydiving has been an experience that will always be etched in my memories. I overcame my fear of speed and heights (and also felt like Superwoman πŸ™ˆ). Some of the other brave things I did this year is public speaking for an β€œEncourage a Young Writer Day”event, riding really fast on my horse Jack, and walking away from something that hurt me. I also tried my first OYSTER this Christmas.

Have an open mind. My travel journies this year have taught me to be appreciative of all cultures. Having an open mind helps us form harmonious relationships with whoever we meet, and there are so many things I learned from others who look and live quite differently from me. Anyone who has ever been to Serbia would agree that kindness defines the “Serbs”. You can talk to anyone on the street and they will gladly help you with a warm smile. Kindness is indeed magic, right?

On that note, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blissful New Year to come. Less bitter, more glitter!

– SaaniaSparkle πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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110 thoughts on “New Year. New Feels.

  1. What an amazing post to transition from an old year to a new one. Thoughtful advice and great moments in your life to share. I enjoyed reading them and look forward to what you share in 2022. Congratulations on your publication and have a happy and prosperous new year.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!… hope you are having a wonderful holiday filled with love and happiness and have a wonderful and Happy New Year and may the new year be all that you wish for it to be!!… πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again…
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  3. Hoping you’re having a merry and blessed Christmas Season – and will have a bright year ahead! You’ve come up with some wonderful life lessons here. Appreciate your sharing them

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  4. Great post mate!
    Your advice is well-taken. I have been slow to truly appreciate and give thanks for what others have done on my behalf a number of times in recent years. I had been lost in a spiral of bitter anger, remembering everything but forgiving nothing. Thanks for this post! ❀️

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  5. Happy new year Saania ^^ ! And i hope Christmas was very happy for you and family πŸ˜€ !
    Bonne annΓ©e Saania ^^ ! Et j’espΓ¨re que NoΓ«l fut superbe, magnifique et trΓ¨s beau pour toi et ta famille πŸ˜€ !
    Bisous tout plein pour la nouvelle annΓ©e :*
    Miss G ^^

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  6. Great job on this post my precocious friend!
    Some people live their whole lives without seriously dwelling on these important topics.
    You’re well on your way to a life of deep thinking and philosophy.
    This leads to appreciations of a million things, and adds the depth and color and flavor and scent to our lives.
    “Love people more than they deserve.” is a fine sentiment and a powerful character trait. As time goes on I hope you see the greatest importance in this, and how it applies to everyone: friends, acquaintances, strangers, even enemies. To love all things unconditionally is a lofty and elusive goal, but it is the truth path to salvation and redemption, living in peace with the universe and yourself.
    I may never get there, but every day I try to be a little better.
    May this new year be your best yet!

    Warm regards,

    Paz

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  7. I love connecting with people who have traveled. it is true that we learn and are more accepting about others when we travel. I love your reflections and my favorite, Love people more then they deserve. donna

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  8. What a beautiful message Saania!

    Congratulations on your book getting published and for all your feats!
    Hope this fresh year brings you more exciting adventures and wonderful experiences.

    Keep sharing them.

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