I won’t sugarcoat it…2021 has been one of the toughest years so far. With the second wave of the pandemic hitting us, many of us lost a loved one or someone we knew while many others were strained with anxiety thinking about the mere possibility of losing someone. But this year managed to teach us to be grateful for the little things, like being alive and healthy and having our loved ones close by.
Hence, this year, when someone online asked people to share their 2021 ‘wins’, it was heartwarming to see many people considering the little things as wins.
Share your 2021 wins…
— yansh just be like bulldozer (@marrgarritah) November 11, 2021
While some listed moving out of a toxic home/relationship as a win, some others listed something as basic as getting a tattoo!
– getting a job a year before college ends
– covering my extra expenses and colleges tuition on own
– starting w data science
– consulting an ngo for my skillset
– rejecting a certain huge bangalore based audio-social startup
– being a good friend, son, boyfriend and brother https://t.co/qoGMwCLTEC
— manik (@manikdua) November 24, 2021
got tattoos I've always wanted with my own money, got an internship (i hate the city but we move), learnt to cut off people, got out of an abusive relationship https://t.co/Kv9jTz4pTm
— Anandita. (@mightbeana) November 24, 2021
Quit job without a job at hand just to take care of mental and physical health.
Worked out every week for atleast 3 days (consistency is my word for the year)
Ran my first 5k
Ran a total of 100kms in a month
started lifting weights moved from 4kgs to 10kg kettlebell
Still alive https://t.co/axx9Svv9gj
— Milline (@MirnaliniV) November 24, 2021
There were many who beat Covid, started living a more healthy life, reignited their passions and interests, and started to embrace life!
Completed my Masters in Sociology.
Now studying for Masters in Public Policy. I know I'm in my 30s but what the heck. https://t.co/78LePiht0K
— Aparnna Hajirnis (@FuschiaScribe) November 24, 2021
Got a cat 🐱
Quit a toxic job and boss 😎👍
Started working out again. 💪
Took parents to Taj? counts. 😎💯 https://t.co/ESntGZrv3l
— Khevna (Taylor's Version) (@writer_ladki) November 24, 2021
Ended a toxic relationship
Completed 4 paid internships
Maintained a 3.9/4 SGPA
Regained my self esteem, confidence and I learnt how to love myself and that's my biggest W 🧿 https://t.co/5u0eh4rYqZ
— Khushi (@khushi218) November 23, 2021
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There was a time when I used to think that landing my ‘dream job’ with a decent package, buying a car and going out on a foreign vacation was a ‘win’. However, now, even baking a cupcake seems like a victory!
Still don’t have kids.
God is good. https://t.co/8HaoenLomI
— little A (@shes_rADIAnt) November 16, 2021
– I'm alive and well
– Haven't lost a family member this year
– Haven't lost a friend this year.
Nothing much…just grateful
— probably a hoe? (@NotToxiccc) November 11, 2021
Decided to stop doing work that i no longer enjoyed.
Inched closer to acceptance and equanimity.
Rediscovered the artist in me. https://t.co/yUIyM4lOb5
— namita🪶 (@namitaj68) November 24, 2021
Survived. Managed to be happy every now and then. Baked many excellent breads and pizzas. Made darn good croissants. https://t.co/dGgu47RKE5
— Amit Phantastic 📕🎷☕ 🍫👨🍳📺🎬 (@asuph) November 24, 2021
Got into a Gov Medical college in Delhi(major life goal)
Found 2 future bffs lol
Reduced alcohol consumption by a lot.
Evolved to be a more confident person https://t.co/7T4Y629JuB
— Mihir Halan (@mihir_halan) November 24, 2021
published my first paper in a magazine, (I'm on Google scholar now???), a poem of mine is on the alipore post's instagram and and I'm in the happiest relationship of my life https://t.co/nhhZkHMqek
— paneer (@albertkamuh) November 23, 2021
If we keep on waiting for the big things, we’ll probably only manage to celebrate a couple of times in an entire lifetime. It’s when we start cherishing the little things that every day becomes a celebration!