2016 Wrap Up!

Hello everyone!

It’s definitely been a long time… I hope you guys are enjoying your holidays. I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a month(!) I’ve been pretty busy with my second terminal exams, special classes which started the next day after Christmas and tons of assignments…

Even though I didn’t have many holidays I did enjoy Christmas and I got to meet an old friend after a long time on Christmas eve! I enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree with my parents. And here are a few pictures!

But back to the point of the post… 2016 comes to an end today and I thought I’d write about the highlights of my blog this year!

Well I started my blog this year in march. I never thought I’d get the response I am getting now for my blog. I never thought so many of you would read what I write! I found some pretty awesome blogs out here and made friends with my fellow bloggers. Here are just some of the awesome things 2016 brought about for my blog!

  • I have 170 amazing followers! (Thank you so much! It means so much to me!!)
  • I got almost a 1000 likes! (958 to be precise)
  • I wrote 88 posts.
  • I’ve received 4 awards!

    These are just some of the amazing things that I’m grateful for. 

    I’ve written 88 posts so far and here are 5 of them which I feel are the best that I’ve written. 

    1. 10 Things Introverts Want You To Know
    2. Micro Story 4
    3. Why I Love Writing And Why You Should Too
    4. 5 Tips To Deal With Stress
    5. 7 Things Harry Potter Taught Me About Life

      My goals for my blog for 2017: 

      They’re pretty simple… Try to get 300 followers and be more consistent in my writing! 

      2016 wasn’t such a good year for many but for me it was actually alright. It was a good year and I hope the next will be even better.

      So that’s the wrap up for my blog for 2016. I hope all of you had a fantastic year and hoping the next will be great for all of you too!

      ~Sithara⭐

      Just an Intro! 

      It’s been a few weeks since I’ve started my blog and I realised that I haven’t introduced myself yet. So here goes!

      My name is Sithara and I’m a sixteen year old girl. I’m new to blogging and I started this blog because I love writing and I also want to improve my writing skills. So you guys are free to suggest anything to improve my work. 

      I’m someone who’s passionate about music and reading. So you can expect a few posts about that. But apart from that I’ll be posting about random topics. I’m not the kind of person who sticks to the same topic for every post (you can see that if you’ve read my previous posts). 

      It’s soooo exciting to see so many different blogs out here and I’m hoping mine will get noticed too 🙂 I’ve come to like blogging very much and I’m looking forward to writing more and hopefully getting feedback too. 

      I would also like to thank the few people who have actually read my blog untill now. Seriously, thanks guys! 

      So that’s about it. Looking forward to writing more. Untill the next post then. Bye!

      ~Sithara ⭐️

      Nothing Too Serious 

      Happy Fools’ Day!

      As we all know today is the day to prank people to your heart’s content and try not to get pranked yourself. But has anyone ever thought what the orgin of this day is? Well I’m here just to tell you that… How this day actually got started was when this guy named Tonto Black was born… (As you can guess he was born on April 1st.) I have no idea why he was named Tonto considering that it meant fool in spanish. Anyway, as you can guess he got teased a LOT because of his name throughout his childhood and even after he grew up. But he didn’t let that bother him and he became a very successful trader. (I don’t know if it bothered him, I’m assuming it didn’t.) But even then people kept teasing him. On his birthday instead of wishing him people kept saying ‘Here comes Tonto on his special day, Tonto’s day, fools’ day!’ Even so he was successful, people knew him and for the same reasons his birthday came to be known as Fools’ day. And believe it or not THAT is why we still celebrate fools’ day on April 1st!

      Nah I’m just kidding! APRIL FOOLS! 

      I know that its not a very good prank and that the story seems VERY made up (it is) but that’s the best I could do in such little time.

      The best thing to do if you don’t want to be pranked today is to stay in your house, don’t answer any phone calls or texts, no browsing through social media, and most importantly TRUST NO ONE! 😉

      Anyway hope you have a good time, keeps the pranks simple and nothing too serous. Happy fools day once again! ☺️

      Tomorrow Will Be Kinder 

      Recently I happened to hear the song Tomorrow will be kinder by The Secret Sisters. It’s actually a part of The Hunger Games soundtrack. It’s a very soothing song. Soft. Melodious. But apart from being very pleasant to the ear, this song’s lyrics are very captivating. Inspirational even. Some of the lines goes like this:

      Tomorrow will be kinder

      It’s true, I’ve seen it before

      A brighter day is coming my way

      Yes, tomorrow will be kinder.

      You know, its true, what the song says. You may think that when problems come, when there are obstacles in your path, you have no way out. But that’s simply not true. You can always find solutions to any problem if you don’t lose faith. As they say, if there is a will, there is a way! So if you are surrounded by problems in life and see no way out, don’t lose hope. Believe that everything will be alright. Believe that there’s something better for you out there. Be brave, work hard, keep smiling and I’m sure, tomorrow will be kinder!

      An Occasion to Give

      Happy Easter everyone! 

      Around this time of the year many people think ‘Oh its Easter! Shouldn’t we be doing something good for others?’ And they do. Many people have many occasions to do something philanthropic, something to help the needy and the poor. This is all very good and exemplary, I’m not saying its not.

      But giving only when a celebration comes, when a holy day comes, when a festival comes, is it right? Should helping others just be part of a job to complete on special days? 

      Helping and caring is just a part of human nature. Why confine it to just a few days of the year? One little deed of good we do everyday can help improve the lives of so many around us. So let go of what’s holding you back. Share a bit with those who have nothing and care a bit for those who have no one. Not just on some days but everyday! 

      The Little Cues and Signs

      Rushing on with our busy lives, in a hurry to get to our destinations, don’t you think that we miss all the little things and signs we see around us that makes us who we are? We never notice the coolness of the breeze on our fevered faces, we never hear the sweet melodies that the birds chirp out, we don’t feel the shade that all the vast trees around us give us, we don’t see the enchanting colours of the flowers around us… In fact we don’t even have the time to appreciate the heavenly smell of the alluring delicacies our mother cooks for us! 

      Why do we ignore all these little snipets of heaven our world provides for us? What’s the use of just rushing on trying to get things done as fast as we can? Life is too short to ignore the beauty of the world we live in.

      So go ahead, take some time out just to notice all the little signs and cues, the little bits of beauty that we see all around us everyday!

      Readers’ Heaven

      Buying a new book, coming home and settling down cozily… Turning the crisp white pages while basking in the alluring smell of a new book… Slowly getting drawn into the magical world of its story…

      One of the best feelings ever!