Did I make the most in 2020?


When 2020 started, I had put up a status on WhatsApp as “Make the most in 2020”. 

Corona struck the world and made the most of it than anybody else. It is going good even at the end of the year.

Virus instigated the overhauling of our complete lifestyle and day-to-day routine. My family and I brought several changes , which we thought could never happen. From that comfortable routine of office, we were thrown in the black box where nothing was certain. At a time, we were unsure if the grocery would remain available for us.

When the lockdown was announced, I rushed to the nearby vegetable shop and cursed myself at the very moment I entered inside. There was no breathing space, and people were brushing each other in the cash-counter queue. After that eventful visit, I took steam inhalations for 3-4 days to avoid any kind of infection. Uncertainty of everything was killing us. But we held our ground. And we are now entering in 2021. Congratulations to everyone.

 Did I make the most in 2020? Not in every dimension, but I made the most in my writing journey. For a while, the raw manuscript of my novel waited for my action in a folder that slipped down in the list and was not even visible in the ‘Recent Actions’ tab of my cloud. I didn’t open it for long. But WFH gave me that push. I sped up the editing process and launched my first fiction book: Lifeline.

Publishing a book was an ethereal and an unforgettable experience. I have now started thinking to write another one. With my first book, I always had the doubt if I could complete it. Now, I know I can do it and that underlying fear no more exists in my thoughts. It was no less than an adventure to peek inside the publishing industry and to see how things move, and to understand what it takes to be successful. This year marked the tiny step of that success for me. Now my next fear is if I’d be keen to overcome the writer’s block for my next ones, and if lack of monetary gains can demotivate me to publish further. Today, I can say, no, it will not because indirect benefits outweigh any other direct benefits. 

My gratitude to all those who supported me, read my book and visited this blog. It was a dark road, but you supported and enlightened it.

Another milestone I achieved along with my book is I was actively blogging, which was something new after 2011. A bigger accomplishment, and I assure, upcoming years will see more of the activity here. 

Now it is the time for resolution, and why I think it is important. Resolution creates a vision for you. It is like the listing of day’s or weekly office tasks. One can not grow without a vision. Sharing is not necessary, but it clears your though process. Think over this and make a vision, a resolution.

Here are mine:

1) I will appreciate people more than  I did previously.

2) I will be a good listener this year, apart from being a good speaker.  

3) I will invest wisely in the time to come.

4) I will follow my passion

Think over if you made the most in 2020? 

Do take your resolutions. Share it or not is your wish. Be happy and take care of your loved ones.

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Chetan Maheshwari

Hello, I am a Project Management Professional, and an author and a blogger by passion. I like good sarcasm and humor. Books, people around me, and nature inspire me, and my blogs and book reflect the same.

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