Hey Pals!! A very happy new year to y’all!! Man do I hope everybody has an amazing year 🥰🎆😀. Yeah, I’m late, but it’s still January, so we’re good.
2022 for me was just… unique. It was highly unexpected. The fact that I started serious preparation for JEE, something I never thought I would do, says enough. Apart from that this year has also been very refreshing because I felt a lot of different feelings and also learnt how to handle stuff better than I used to. Not gonna lie, as tough and stressful preparing for a competitive exam can be, it’s also nice knowing the fact that having a purpose in life leaves little time for other thoughts.
But I’m not gonna bore you with details and just get to the point. So, here are 5 hopes for 2023:
1: I hope Covid doesn’t return
There has been news that Corona virus is returning, hell there have even been a few cases in my own city and it’s really upsetting. My world had finally seemed to have returned to normal and I don’t want online life to be back and ruin it all again. Neither do I want any more deaths, we’ve all experienced a more-than-enough dose of them to last several lifetimes, I’m sure.
2: I hope to become more focused
I really need to achieve this as soon as I can. Rather than toiling on questions when I know I’m not in the mood to be doing them, I need to learn when to take a break and return with boosted energy. Studies have become such a routine that I often let my efficiency go to rot just to keep working, which isn’t the perfect technique to crack an exam. Not to mention, even when I’m in the right mood, my mind wanders so much to anything stupid or silly that I end up getting so frustrated that I can barely stay alert.
3: I hope the people I love learn to stay happier this year
I’m not gonna mention who, but there are certain people in my life that I wish just stay happy, you know? With all the struggle that life is shoving at them, it’s rare when I see them smile. And those moments are so precious that for that small time, I forget all my worries somehow and feel pleased just to see them smile. So, I hope they learn that it’ll all get better someday and just manage to stay happy.
I also hope all of you stay happy too. Happy is such a nice way to be 🥺.
4: I hope we all procrastinate less
When we know we are only unnecessarily overthinking about something, why do we still do it?
I swear if this keeps up, procrastination will one day be the death of all of us. We really need to learn how to chill and enjoy life. When I was in 9th and 10th standard, I always used to take so much for granted. It’s not really my fault, I mean 14 was a new age with lots of new things and changes in just about everything, which was hard to adjust to. And there were times I was so irritated with life, for whatever reasons- we all have our own. And now, I just think how I could’ve just let it all go and enjoy it more 😂? It’s kinda sad but I’m glad I’ve learnt from it.
Considering I never thought I would take dummy schooling and prepare for JEE, things just keep getting more and more hectic. Not just me, my friends and old classmates, people in the blogosphere, everybody seems to be getting sadder. And it’s all because of this stupid procrastination. I really wish it goes away, man.
5: I hope I learn how to manage time
If there is one person who can’t manage time, that’s me. Let me tell you how it is.
To cope with the preparation of the massive exam that I’ll be giving in a little more than a year, I’ve stopped doing pretty much anything except eat, study, sleep and repeat. I’ve lost touch with half of my friends. My guitar is collecting dust in the corner. My back hurts like I’m the oldest 16 year old on the planet. My eyesight is getting so bad I can’t even see my own nails properly without spectacles. And I’m pretty sure if I tried singing I’ll sound like a drowning duck.
But that’s still fine, you know? I mean, I’m only exaggerating half of it. I do enjoy being focused on my studies. It helps me keep away from other useless thoughts and it feels like my life has purpose. So, it’ll all be worth it 😌.
But I NEED to learn how to manage stuff and devote a bit more time to my health, my blog and my family.
So, here’s to figuring stuff out ✌️.
I don’t know why this post is making me feel weird. Like I’m not sure how my readers will respond to it so I’m kinda worried. It’s quite different from what I usually write.