Disclaimer: Okay! I know the title sounds like a click bait and well it is one! 😛
And yes, you guessed it right, I did struggle to tally the number of reasons to 17!
I’m pretty sure 2017 was as crazy a year for you as it was for me.
Here are my 17 reasons why 2017 was a rollercoaster ride!!!
#1 The journey
Christmas celebrations at the hostel are fun!
When everyone comes together to eat plum cake and move their hips to ” Kaala Chasma” in front of the awestruck wardens, it really does feels like pure bliss!
And then my warden Sister Anjana got on the stage to deliver her short but sweet speech Christmas greeting (so glad she kept it short! Teehee!! )
“This Christmas strive to be a better version of yourself, that’s the greatest gift you could ever gift your loved ones”.
“Yup, I can’t believe it. She just blurted out my new year resolution!”, I chuckled to myself.
And 2017 couldn’t have ended on a lighter note than this!
#2 Tears and Hugs
Last week I made someone cry!
Yes, you read that right.
Don’t judge me just yet!
I made Sharon Rachel Manu, my hostel mate and senior friend cry tears of joy! (or so I presume).
I gifted her an early bday gift, 52 reasons why SRM rocks. One for each week of the year! And she loved it! 😬
Well, it’s the least I could do for the lady who is partly responsible for who I am today!
#3 Woohoo…We did it!
TEDxMEC happened! The memories I made, all the meetings and the deadlines and the yummilicious celebratory treats!
Thank you, Ankita for letting me be a part of the TEDx team and on that note letting me be a part of your life too!
For further clarification: Chill guys… She is just my friend ( *wink wink*)
To find out who Ankita is and learn more about TEDxMEC, check out: In conversation with the TEDxMEC team!
#4 Turning 20 in Europe
I happened to be in Europe on a trip with my parents during my special day and I got to celebrate my birthday in Germany. It was truly a magical experience for me and the birthday cake was to die for! I couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting for my 20th birthday!
Thank you, Amma and Anna for this beautiful gift!!! “
#5 A Whirlwind of a Sem!
I remember the first day of my 5th semester and whoosh, the classes ended, the exams got over and here I am finishing up my registration for the next sem.
Time sure flies past quick!
#6 The Truth.
I learnt that at the end of the day, your parents are the only people who will always be there for you through thick and thin.
#7 KTU ROCKS! #justcollegethings
I got to take part in my first ever strike. Thank you KTU!
For the first time in years, my college which has stayed away from politics ever since it’s inception got off the ground and took part in the protest march for student rights.
And we got back to how things were, the very next day! Thank god for that! 😛
#8 Over and Over Again
I learnt that people who make you possess the power to break you too.
#9 Being the Bad Guy
I ended up hurting a few people and causing them great pain. I didn’t mean to but it just happened to be so.
This taught me an important lesson;
Not all things are under your control.
And however ugly and cruel the world out there might be, there will still be angels present to restore your faith in humanity.
SHWE, this one is for you, for all the fun and the “not so fun” times that we have had.
Dips_bucket – you are my bucketload of love and memes!
And all my peeps back in class, you are my gems!
#11 The Joy of Winning
I don’t win things. Always been unlucky that way! But this year that finally changed.
I won my first ever prize albeit at a non-tech event called Alhomora. It was really fun. I somehow ended up in a team with random strangers, who went on to become great teammates. I went treasure hunting all across Kochi, sold 2 rupee pens for 10 rupees, ran around Broadway and finally ended up winning a 600 rupees cash prize and a coupon to loafers cafe.
I still can’t stop gloating over it.
#12 Happiness is…
I’ve been blogging for two years now (well…intermittently! :P) and this particular comment restored my rocky faith in my writing!
To know more check out:
#13 Rejection is what makes life sad, terrible and well…motivating!
I might have sent out over two dozen applications this year! Tech internships, content internships, contests, competitions and what not.
Rejection can be dealt with. But what do you do when you get selected and you can’t participate due to random unforeseen reasons not once but twice??
#14 One door closes, another opens!
But it’s true when they say that when one door closes another opens, I’ve been shortlisted to be a speaker at the youth speaker hunt for TEDxMACE!
Fingers crossed. I’m happy I made this far! Let’s see what lies ahead!
#15 The Evils That Lurk Around…
I was unfortunately subjected to a terrible incident, a man flashed himself at me and I was so horrified that I ran away from the spot. I felt helpless and disgusted.
My mom always used to ask me to keep a penknife in my bag and I never paid any heed to her. But that particular episode really affected the way I perceive society, now I keep my penknife very handy.
#16 Digital Detoxification is the best thing I ever did, this year!
In a world where our Instagram likes outlines our happiness, Whatsapp replies define one’s character, and FB stories interpret our lives, technology undoubtedly has broken huge walls but unfortunately had created new ones too.
#17 To New Beginnings…
Excel 2017 and all the running behind content lead to the responsibility of being the Excel 2018 Content Manager being handed over to me! Thank you, Aravind for considering me worthy of filling your shoes.
This is a huge responsibility!
But I have full faith in my team; all my batchmates and amazing juniors to help me out there!
Looking forward to all the friendly fights, the varied opinions and the beautiful bonds that are yet to come my way with the help of my awesome core members.
And Comment down below to tell me what made your 2017 special!