Roadtrip to Jaldapara National park

The ceaseless greenery of Jaldapara National Park

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Ibn Battuta

All my life I had been travelling to places. Sometimes, I consider myself a traveller, who is in constant search to explore new places. Travelling is the fuel for my soul. I am a huge believer in road trips. When I was a child, we used to go for long journeys. The trips lasted for 2 to 3 weeks. And most were covered by trains. Recently, we took the chance for road trips. I also have a blog post on that, “Satkosia Roadtrip” turned out to be a huge success. After a few months of Satkosia trip, I visited the “Jaldapara National Park”.

Why I am always looking for road trips is quite fascinating. We travel through road the whole day, the journey starts to feel more interesting. Sometimes, the journey seems more significant than the destination itself. You’ll observe different places, different people & their culture. I just love staring at the passing scenery. I wish that the journey becomes a never-ending one. No one knows when the time will be over. So I’ll cherish the moment while the road trip lasts.

This time we visited another jungle. Road trips become awesome through a forest. And when the forest is none other than “Jaldapara National park”, you are going to be surprised to encounter the varieties of flora and fauna found here. Situated at the foothills of eastern Himalaya, Jaldapara National Park is famous for the Indian one-horned Rhinoceros.

A one-horned rhino just outside the hollong bungalow

How to reach:

Jaldapara is about 682 km away from Kolkata. The national park covers about 216 square km of area, which is itself a huge landscape full of forests and grasslands. One can reach Jaldarapara by cars, buses & trains. You can book a cab or bus from Kolkata. Or you have to take a train up to NJP station, then you need to reach Jaldapara by car. Nearest town & railway stations are Madarihat & Hasimara respectively.

Jaldapara is situated in Alipurduar district of northern West Bengal. Jaldapara is one of the foremost places to visit if you are planning for a trip in the Dooars region of West Bengal. Though the main attraction of the park is Rhinoceros, the national park also beholds a huge number of other animals like elephants, leopards, wild boars, barking deers, spotted deers, pythons, cobras, lizards etc. There is also a numerous number of species of birds. It is a heaven for a bird watcher. The vast grass fields, the deep greenery is just treating your eyes.

The vast grass fields of Jaldapara

Journey:

Day 1:

We started in the morning, it was a long journey. Jaldapara is 682 km from Kolkata. The whole day was spent in the car. The road was never-ending. I kept looking at the window, we passed the crowded city of Kolkata and entered the rural Bengal. The view changed, I left hectic city lifestyle behind. It was time for a holiday. We crossed the Malda Town. We drove all the way through the NH34 & reached Islampur at night. Islampur is a city in the North Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The traffic was so congested at times, so it took much longer to reach Islampur. After the tiring day, we took a halt at Islampur city.

Day 2:

Next day, we started towards Siliguri. It took about 6 hours to reach Jaldapara National park from Islampur. The scenery of the road from Siliguri to Jaldapara is just charming. On the way, the villages, the rivers and the greenery will blow your mind. There are tea estates on both sides of the road. The road passes through Malbazar, Binnaguri and finally reaches Jaldapara National Park. So, on the second day, we reached Jaldapara.

The Jungle Safari:

Our next task was to book for a safari, we took an afternoon jungle safari. They take you on safari by Maruti Gypsy cars. One car was enough for us. Each car comes with a guide. On the way to the forest, the guide was telling us about the animals found in the national park. The safari through the jungle was mesmerizing. Birds are chirping in the background, elephants are crossing the road, a rhino is just giving you glimpses from behind the trees. The ambience is just enchanting. It just feels so adventurous after our busy life in the city.

the mother elephant with its baby
bisons grazing outside hollong bungalow

There is a famous bungalow called “Hollong Bungalow” just inside the premises of Jaldapara. People are always rushing to get a booking for Hollong Bungalow. The surrounding of the bungalow is unbelievable. Just outside the bungalow, you could see a rhinoceros grazing. If you are lucky, you’ll get a chance to get a glance of leopard or Elephant. A vast majority of elephants are seen in Jaldapara. According to the natives, frequently the elephants are entering the local villages and they are destroying the crops. It has become a part of their lives. Both villages and jungle are residing together. Luckily, we got the chance to see elephants, rhinoceros, deers and bison. The best view was where the jungle merges with the eastern Himalaya. The view is just breathtaking.
The safari was over afterwards, we booked a resort right in the midst of the jungle. The resort was surrounded by deep forest. Birds were continuously chirping from outside.

Day 3:

In the morning I woke up listening to the birds. The place was tranquil. The calmness felt like bliss. I took a walk around the resort. All I could see was uninterrupted greenery. All the distress, the agony was gone. I could feel all the senses. Despite all the luxuries & electronic gadgets, I felt alive and unconditionally happy. I went one step closer to serenity. The scenic beauty was more than enough to make me happy.

The view of jungle at daytime

On the following day, we went to look for a few nearby spots like Chilapata Forest, Khairbari. At places, tea gardens are just occupying both sides of the roads. Tea estates are a significant part of the economy in North Bengal. Dooars is famous for its tea estates. The tea gardens, situated just at the foothills of the Himalayas behold the majestic view. You just can’t ignore the natural beauty. You would love to come back again and again. Just like we came back again to visit “the Dooars”.

Now it was time to go back. Finally, the amazing trip was over. All the colours, the scenic beauty of North Bengal stole my heart. I don’t know whether I’ll ever come to visit again, but these memories will go no with me. The universe has a tendency to bring you to the right place, at the right moment. Let’s see where does the universe lead me for the next adventure!

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What really matters in life!

Life is full of experiences. The more you experience, the more you learn. At times life gives us so many surprises that we tend to take life for granted. On the contrary, there will be consistent strikes of bad luck in life. We’ll lose all our hope, we’ll start to blame our fate. The whole vicious cycle of negativity will begin.

I am a very organised person. Or at least I have manifested well enough to be an organised human being. I don’t write blogs often, I let myself absorb the process of life before I jump into another piece of content. For me, writing has always been a medium to connect with other human beings. I can explain more when I write. Even in the bleakest moments in my life, writing provided me with the bliss of solitude. This time I don’t have a predefined script but I would like to share my experience with my friends & to all the people who are reading this right at the moment. I know the situations can’t be changed but at least I’ll have the strength to stand up for myself.

Many of my friends already know that I was in Mumbai for a longer period. And I had to come back to Kolkata for my personal reasons. The journey was unshakable. It changed my personality. I appeared as a different person to my loved ones. But the best part is; the people who love you will accept you in any form. They will embrace your growth and differences both. They will appreciate you no matter what happens, no matter what you achieve. You’ll always be special to them.

For the last three months, I had been through intensive ups & downs. I felt heartbroken, I was humiliated, I was backstabbed by ill-minded people. At times I felt like everything was going to be washed away. I really wanted to share the misbehaviour I received from a few people in my workplace. But wait, not all of them are malicious! And my life is not about them. It’s my life, and I’ll decide what I want for myself. Instead, I am dedicating this post to all the souls who were there for me, to all the friends who cheered me up in the darkest hours. I want to thank each of you heartily.

I know there are so many of you out there. And I can’t mention everyone’s name. But thanks for keeping up with me. Thanks for realising that I require time and space to become a genuiene friend.

When I first started blogging, many known people were sceptical about it. But as time passed, my friends started to share their reviews. They encouraged me. Some of them even request me to put more effort into my writing. What would I have done without you pals? Yes, all of us have struggles in life. Life is full of struggles, but we can always shift our mindset towards the positivity. Life challenges us when we strive to grow. If you are dealing with hardships, that means you are making progress.

So, I was listening to one of the podcasts by Jay Shetty and it just hit me. He was telling to be grateful for the downtimes we face in our lives. Every downtime, every darkest hour has a purpose. We have to trust the process. And what I learnt from it? That my family & friends are always gonna be proud of me no matter what I become in my life. They don’t love me for my career, they don’t adore me for my job or my skills. They just love me for the real person I am from within.

I thank you all, it doesn’t matter if you are in Mumbai,Pune, Kolkata or somewhere else. Irrespective of places and gender, you all encouraged me to grow, you all taught me to keep fighting. Just be there, your blessings really made the miracle come true.

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Just be yourselves, love you all.

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

– Muhammad Ali

“The 5 AM Club” By Robin Sharma

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Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life

The 5 AM Club

It was my first time reading a Robin Sharma book. I had heard how much inspirational “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” was. In this age of digitalization, it is really hard to cope up with healthy habits. We all are super busy; we are eating on the go, chatting on mobile phones. Genuine human interaction is rare to find. Most of the working professionals are working late at night & waking up much later in the afternoon. This has become our new ‘super updated’ lifestyle.

When we were a child, we used to hear this phrase, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise“. There was a time when waking up early was considered as a healthy & productive ritual. People tend to be more productive, fit, active during the morning period of the day. All the children go to schools in the morning.

 But as we grow older, the worldly distractions start to reach us and we get involved in unhealthy or toxic daily routines. Some of us are obsessed with junk foods, alcohols, drugs etc. Most of us are well aware about the pros and cons still, we chose to commit towards these toxic stuffs. A few people are so addicted to the social network that their real life is on the verge of breaking apart. Most of the people are more concerned about their looks than their humane qualities, relationships are getting collapsed due to lack of mutual understandings.

“All the best men and women of the world have one thing in common,”…”extreme suffering…

The 5 AM Club

“We all come with an expiration date,”…”None of us knows how long we get to live.”

The 5 AM Club

This book is perfect for someone who is looking for a major transformation is his/her life. There are examples of successful Entrepreneurs, Inventors, leaders who made a difference by their service. Most of the successful people don’t share their secret. Fortunately if you are reading the book, you are about to come across the terms & techniques to become a successful human being. You are going to be successful emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially. You will be making consistent progress in your life. You’ll stop comparing your life to others. Because you’ll be investing your time to make yourself richer & a healthier human being.

In “The 5 AM Club” the author is trying to make us aware of the benefits of waking before the sunrise. The early we wake up, the more productive day we’ll have. There are structured methods for illustrated in the book which is really interesting. And after reading the book you’ll be determined to wake up at dawn. Surely the book satisfies its tagline, ”Own Your Morning, Elevate your Life”.

This book will inspire millions of life worldwide. No doubt, it is an eye-opener.

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Say No to Overthinking

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In this digital age, we all are fast living creatures. We eat on the go, chat on the go. Somehow we are losing the human face to face interction. We are preoccupied with different kinds of goals. Most of our own goals are not set us by either, the goals are often coming from the outside.

We are striving to win the rat race. there will be times when the process may seem slower. Many people already give up on the way. But those who wait till the end, gains eternal experience.

The Human brain is constantly functioning. We completely depend on our mind to focus on tasks. Ironically, some of the humans have a tendency to think more. They even think to stop their overthinking! This may sound funny but most of our troubles exist due to our overthinking.

Overthinking drains our energy. Often it becomes self-destructive. Overthinking creates negative vibes in our life. Check how overthinking effects our mental health: https://www.benfrancia.com/bits-of-inspiration/overthinking-leads-to-negative-thoughts/ People will waste their time, thinking about something which won’t happen. In this journey called life, we’ll face tough situations, we’ll have to think clearly. But overthinking is not the solution. Does overthinking help? Well, it makes the situation look more anxious & depressing.

It all begins in the mind, the cure is also in the mind. We have to learn to control overthinking. Now the progress won’t happen overnight. Every process takes time. But we just need to believe that we can achieve it. Practice makes a person perfect, isn’t it?

Each one of us are different, we have a different style. Some of the steps may work out for you and some may not. We can’t be sure unless we try. Below are some steps will help you to fight against “Overthinking“.

  • Let go of the things you can’t control. Because holding onto something toxic will only harm you.
  • Don’t dwell on the past. Yesterday was history and we are evolving each day. NO matter what happens, life goes on.
  • Don’t overthink on unrealistic expectations. Try to analyse the pros & cons of a situation before reacting.
  • Become an organised person. Organise your schedule and you won’t need to worry about daily tasks.
  • Don’t listen to what people are thinking about you. This one is a major reason for overthinking. We can’t control what others think about us. We can only change our response to it.
  • Try to pursue a new hobby.
  • Realise that you can’t predict the future.
  • Express Gratitude for the things you have in your life. This one step really helped me to realise that I am happy and content with everything in my life. That’s matter most.
  • Take sufficient break after one task is over.
  • Have plenty amount of sleep. Sleep is required to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I hope these steps will help you to reduce the overthinking habit. Remember to take small steps. Be patient and you will achieve it.

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Review: Devlok by Devdutt Pattanaik

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This is not the first time, I am reviewing a book on my Blog. Recently, I wrote this book “Devlok”. It’s a tiny book with a lot of information on Hindu Mythology. The language is straightforward. And the knowledge one will receive after reading the book is immense.

Mythology is an interesting genre. From childhood, we are listening to the folklores about Hindu God & Goddess. North Indian mythology is different from Dravidian (South Indian) mythology. Every region has its own share of folktales. The author is famous for books like- “Jaya”, “My Gita”, “7 Secrets of Shiva” etc. He is a well-known name when it comes to books about the Hindu religion.

In this book, the author has explained answers to some questions on Mythology. The author has picked some idols and discussed some information about them. All the stories are relevant to our cultural heritage.

Devlok is unfamiliar to the mythological books where the author just keeps describing the same old folklore. In this book, you will get a detailed explanation of your doubts about Hindu Mythology & its relevance to our culture.

The thing which I liked the most is, the author has interpreted the events chronologically & rationally. Sometimes, you’ll feel like looking back at times when our grandparents used to tell us the tales. But due to the digital media, now we are less consuming our own cultural heritage. We need to take an initiative to reclaim our own heritage.

Overall, if you are looking for an Indian Mythology book which won’t take much of your time, I would suggest ‘Devlok’. It has the religious essence which every Indian wants to cherish.

The Road to Arranged Marriage: is it full of humiliations & judgments?

In this age of technology where we can get everything, we want just at our doorstep; finding a suitable life partner still seems to be quite daunting. Most of the time people are too occupied to improve themselves from the outside, but deep inside they are not willing to change. Yes, nowadays it is so easy to look for a partner due to those dating apps and all. Though, most of the cases the relationships never last for long. I am not saying that people were unable to find a life partner through these apps; this whole process is just complicated and full of risks.

I have met people who have found their soulmate in college or during the journey of a lifetime. Often they have stumbled a few times still, they have managed to keep the relationship intact. There are innumerable couples who are happily married. Even my parents had an arranged marriage, but the amount of love & affection they have towards each other is just priceless. I have grown up in a healthy family environment where everyone is caring and loves each other. Obviously, I also imprinted the idea of some happily married life within myself since childhood.

Often the process of growing up changes a person. Throughout my life, I had been a studious girl who was only focused to get good grades and a well-paid job. I never realized that having a serious relationship was really important in life until now. I never had this urge to be in a relationship, maybe I was too introvert all the time. And after a certain phase in life, you just can’t fall for somebody so easily! You become too rational and start to look into the minute details. Eventually, it becomes harder to find a partner.

I stayed in Mumbai for two years, in the meantime, I never went for a relationship. And when I look back, I found that I wasn’t ready to waste my time on someone else. I was so busy with my life and all daily chores that I didn’t give any importance to anyone else except myself. Definitely, I was working on myself. And the road to self-discovery was full of ups & downs. In the meantime, I initiated my own blog. Something in me felt alive again. It was like finally, I was going for my passion. There was no need to look for a relationship because I was feeling content & independent at the same time. Obviously, I am not against falling in love with someone. Looks like Love was never interested in me, so down the line, my parents want me to settle for an Arranged Marriage.

India has developed far in terms of GDP, Technology, Education, Lifestyle. Yes, now we are taking an initiative towards Gender Equality. We are discussing Feminism. Although, the mindset of the people are still in the eighties when it comes to marriage. They are saying, “Men and Women both are equal”. In reality, women are judged more by society when she reaches the marriageable age. Now the marriageable age depends on socio-economic background, the caste of the women. Family & society everything gets involved when it comes to marriage. If you are already in a relationship which can turn into a Love Marriage, then congrats. More than half of your “Journey towards Marriage issues” are solved. If you are like me who is still single and hoping for an Arranged Marriage to occur, brace yourselves because the real drama is about to begin. It’s ironic that I am writing down this irksome experience of myself. But I hope many of you girls can relate to this. We have to face this in your life, only the time differs. No matter how much financially independent you become, how much success you achieve, you just have to let yourself be judged by some people who don’t even know you. They will verify your looks, age, household skills. Are you really going to be accepted by this family? They came to look for a bride and interviewed you with all kinds of tricky questions which even an HR doesn’t ask!

You were relieved, “finally the drama is over”. Oh, wait! After a few days, they call to inform your parents that you were not the eligible bride they can bring to their family. You are not fair up to their standards, you don’t have the attractive features, you are short, you don’t know anything about household works, you are too ambitious and an ambitious woman is never going to be a responsible wife! It is ironic that people are only concerned about the superficial stuff when they are looking for a bride to Arranged Marriage. No one asks what you want your partner to be like, what are the qualities you are looking in your future husband? If only the superficial stuff is significant then go for a handsome man with a high pay scale. And if you are looking for a genuine human being, you need to spend time with the person to know more about them.

Eventually many have found their life partner after going through this tiring process. Though it seems humiliating to me. Everyone has a different perspective & I completely respect that. But you cannot let yourself get demeaned every time in order to be acceptable by the society. The society never came to your help when you struggled to make your own identity. You fought your own battle. Respect yourself enough no matter what the people are saying. There will be guys who’ll want to be with you, and there will be a guy who deserves you. We just need to realize this difference. Never let anyone make you feel incompetent because you are a female.

Prioritize Your Goals

It had been quite rough for a few days. Life just seemed to get full of important tasks & schedules. Sometimes all you can do is to make your time available for the things which have more priority. So when the bundles of the task were over, I sat down to list all the things which are important to me to grow emotionally and rationally as a person.

We all have to accomplish a lot of things in life. There are some people who are continuously thriving to achieve their dreams. Dreams do matter. If you don’t have a dream then what’s the purpose to look forward? Every morning we get up and rush to achieve all the daily tasks, but are these the long term goals of your life? Obviously, there will be a phase in life, when you’ll feel confused and hopeless. The more we grow, the less our circle starts to become. When your emotions change over past experiences, it becomes quite expensive to maintain a friendship with the people who are not on the same page as you now. We always require a surrounding which is supporting us, encouraging us to move ahead in life.

As of my experience, I’ve come across with people from different backgrounds. There was a phase when I only wanted to get a well-paid job and believed that my life will be sorted. But reality struck me hard. The journey I went through changed my perception. Of course, earning is required but a 9 hours job is not going to fulfil my sole purpose. Now I converse with different people and learn new things from everybody. Each and every person is unique in their own way. Everyone has something to offer. And I must admit that I got inspirations from them.

In our early childhood days due to lack of experience, we couldn’t prioritize what really matters. Though after gaining experience and maturity with time yet the immense exposure of social media, is forcing us to judge a book by its cover only. Honestly, these fancy kinds of stuff have a limited life span to fulfill our satisfaction level. Instead, seek out for your pre-set goal.

Our goals should be related to something which makes us happy and gives a sense of achievement. It is easy to accomplish a goal when we can easily comprehend what we want from life. So, it is important to prioritize the goals you want to achieve.

Try to take the baby steps towards reaching your goals one by one. Make short-term goals and be consistent. And when you are persistent to achieve your dreams, dreams do come true. Miracles happen when you start to believe in yourself.

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

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The great author of the renowned book ‘The Alchemist’ has already changed the perception of millions. Paulo Coelho has an unconventional way of telling the story. ‘The Winner Stands Alone’ is an unfamiliar piece than the other books written by Paulo Coelho. The author can be brutally honest at times, and that’s why he is different from other authors. Coelho has portrayed the world of luxury & glamour as the darker reality of rich people. Every action has its consequences. Greed and money could be lethal to the world of celebrities.

I have always felt an affinity for Paulo Coelho’s books. To me, nothing can replace the importance of ‘The Alchemist’. He is famous for books on spirituality, but I have found those messages too relatable to life. Though ‘The Winner Stands Alone’ is quite a masterpiece itself. This time Paulo Coelho tried a different genre. The author did intensive research before he wrote the book. Published during 2008, the book exemplifies the controversial side of the celebrity lives. The story revolves around the ‘Cannes Film Festival’. A serial killer in the midst of the film festival, a famous couturier & an aspiring model on the way to reach their destination. Behind every gorgeous smile, there’s a hidden scar. Our obsession with fame, glamour & money often brings self-destruction.

After reading the book, you won’t find the extravagant parties, fashion shows, movie premiers impressive at all. Every other person is behaving and speaking like it is already scripted. Often a well-written book is manipulated to every extent to become a good movie script. In the end, the original story losses its true essence. You will watch a story told by the producers & screenwriters. The author only gets a single line of recognition on screen. That’s the bleak reality of the show business. Everything is on sale. You’ll rule until people are buying you.

At times, the story may feel prolonged. But you need to dive into the deep to absorb the inner meaning. And when it’s Paulo Coelho, the story is worth reading. All of us deserve to read a story like this once in our lifetime. You won’t regret it.


“People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.”


― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

Let go all the toxicity

We are all constantly interacting with different people. And trust me, no one can spend their entire day without conversing with any person. Human beings are social creatures. We require daily communication for our own purposes. While we are dealing with the other person, we are consuming their vibrations. We often call it ‘Vibe’.
It’s natural to get affected by people’s negative attitude. Especially, when we are interacting with a person of different personality; we often get a little bit agitated. It’s because we are dealing with different vibrations and our mind is not able to cope up with it at first. There are only a few people who have trained their minds to tackle criticism, negative comments etc. And the rest cannot stop reacting to negativity. There are ways to react to someone else’s negativity. But we must not react at first. Sometimes we just need to take things in a light manner and observe. Once I heard from one of my friends, “We all are work in progress”. Yes, we are learning new stuff every day, we are growing as a person every day. You can’t stop working on the aspects of your life. I have seen people who are so much dedicated to making themselves better in terms of career, personal life, financial matters.
There are few ways in which one can reduce the exposure to negativity. It will not happen immediately, but it will sure help you to deal with toxic people in future.

  • Look for happiness from within.
  • Don’t go back to the things that broke you.
  • After a certain time, change the circle you hang out with.
  • Ignore negative people.
  • You don’t need validation from others to be yourself, let go what others say.
  • Just accept that we cannot control others.
  • Take time for self-love.
  • Try to response, don’t react.

We need to be aware of one thing, and that’s us. We can’t let ourselves get hurt in the process. Sometimes we need to lose some people in life in order to move ahead. And not all losses are a tragedy. When you eliminate the negativity, you evolve as a human being. And we need to evolve consistently, we need to work on the unresolved issues. Just don’t rush. Take time and just be self-aware. Rise above the negativity. Just believe in yourself. Make yourself proud. Be the reason for your own happiness & trust me, we all deserve better.

What’s in store for me?

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I don’t know why I am writing this, but this is worth writing. From December 2018, my mom has been asking for a major change in my life. I never expected this change to happen, neither I had the slightest idea about the change which was going to happen. Maybe she knew that a transformation will occur. And now in the month of March 2019, I am typing this. As I want to tell my story, the story which changed the perception towards life.

So it was the month of December 2018, I just completed writing the review of the Book: Sapiens. And it was the first time I was writing a book review on my blog. I wrote it with all my heart and soul. I knew that it was kind of a different book to write about, so I just posted the review on my blog, Sapiens was already a huge success. And my blog received the first of its like. People from all over the world started to go through my post. Suddenly it became a huge hit. All of a sudden I was actually looking at the likes; people from USA, UK, Australia, Canada have liked my post. It was such a moment of euphoria. I couldn’t believe that my blog got its first hit. But then I became determined that I was going to write more and more. I tried to make my posts productive and more relatable. So I wrote about travelling, books, personal experiences etc. And some of the posts on travelling became popular. In this period I somehow managed to get a few numbers of subscribers. Most of the subscribers are from foreign countries.

I had this great sense of achievement when Vex King liked my review and he mentioned me on Instagram. It felt like a huge recognition. I started to jump after seeing this on my Instagram. This was the first time in my life when a celebrity liked my post.

you can check my review on Good Vibes, good Life for further detailshttps://poulomidaslife.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/review-good-vibes-good-life/

Now I have become more confident about writing a blog post. Since childhood, I have been writing kinds of stuffs, but I never imagined about my own blog. And now I am actually loving this whole journey. This is a process full of ups and downs, and it is helping me to grow as a person. I have this vision of making this blog official. Still, I lack proper investment and marketing. All of these is done by myself and sometimes I lack ideas. I do need feedback from other people so it will bring fresh ideas.

So I kept on writing informative posts. And I started to gain likes. I also got some Instagram followers due to my blog hits. In the year 2019, I made a new rule. I’ll read more productive and more inspirational books. And I have already read few- Rich Dad Poor Dad, Good Vibes Good Life, The Secret, Cashflow Quadrant, Pyjamas are Forgiving, Farewell to arms etc.

Not all the changes are seen from outside. Sometimes the changes that occur within you are more significant. Like the book, Good Vibes Good Life had a major impact on me. I started to gather pieces of information about the Laws of Attraction, the Laws of Vibration. I have started to manifest them. Though it is just the beginning. But genuinely, I want to achieve happiness, success and peace in my life. And in order to achieve all of these, I need to keep my vibrations high.

I have also gained a lot of insights into Financial awareness, Spiritual awareness. I am starting to manage my savings and lifestyle altogether. I am constantly working on my personality to remain as a positive individual. I have become more focused and mature as a human being. Now I don’t engage myself into unnecessary discussions. I ignore all kinds of negative influence in my life. I avoid toxic people, I don’t want to get attached to unhealthy relationships. I am working on my anger issues. For the last 3 months, I had been exercising consistently. Now I have lost almost 2 kgs which is kind of good news.

I must mention this, I do have only a few numbers of friends. And I like intellectual discussions. People who love to travel and discuss their journey are my favourite types of people. Obviously, I choose to hang out with selective people. And sometimes being selective doesn’t hurt. It just means that you don’t want to waste your time anymore.

Last but not least, I am making time for my parents. I am trying to spend quality time with them as much as possible. I am indulging in self-love. Because all we need to do is to love ourselves first. And the rest of the world will automatically start to admire you. Everything will fall into place eventually. What’s meant to happen, will happen eventually.

Now I don’t want to look back to all the struggles I had as a younger version of myself. Obviously, life creates challenges, we do get rejected a number of times. But it doesn’t mean the end of the world. Sometimes I get this feeling like those hurdles & rejections in the past had made me a stronger woman. We can always start over, all we need is our will power to keep us moving forward. So I am keeping my fingers crossed & moving ahead in life.