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Life On-A-Whim

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Today I complete eight years of writing this blog. It blows my mind, because I still distinctly remember the exact space and time when I wrote my first post. Where I was, what I was thinking, what time of the day it was - It was in the middle of the day and practically wrote it on-a-whim and published it without thinking twice. I had zero readers then.

And now, I can't believe I have been doing this for soo long and actually make a living doing it. If I try and view my life as a third person it doesn't even feel real. This doesn't seem like my life (in a good way). This wasn't the path I had chosen for myself, and today I don't even remember what path was it that I had intended to take in the first place. 


That's how I have lived most of my life though. On-a-whim. An idea pop up into my head and I just run with it. I rarely think about the 'what if' and nor am I scared of failing. I just go for it. For as far as I can remember, it has turned out just fine. For the most part at least. 

I wouldn't change a thing. Not a single thing. I like everything exactly the way it is. I like where I live. I like what I do. I love the body I am in. I love my partner-in-crime (husband). And most importantly I love myself. Now most people back home (India) would tell me not say these things out loud because I might jinx it (nazar lag jayegi) but I am not scared of that. Of course, things will change. Some might not even be in my favor and might rock my boat. They sure will bring a tsunami of emotions. But something that I have learnt in the last decade is that - I will survive. I will adapt. I am rather good at it. Adapting, that is!  

The other thing I am good at is telling stories and sharing my thoughts through writing. I am so grateful to have found 'my tribe' through this blog. I had gone through most of my childhood and teenage life, feeling like a misfit. Someone who never quite belonged anywhere. I never understood why people didn't "get" me? I never knew why my thoughts were so different from people around me. And had it not been for blogging I would have continued to feel that way all throughout my life. And what a pity that would have been. 


So even though this is not a big landmark year (like a 5th or 10th!) I am pretty psyched that I have stuck around for this long and still enjoy blogging as much as I did on this exact day, eight years go. 

Thanks for sticking around with me! 

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9 comments

  1. Congrats! I'm especially pleased to hear that blogging has helped your self-esteem. Those of us who are slightly different tend to absorb society's negative attitude toward non-conformity and that must be fended off. We -- and you -- are special and deserving of happiness.

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  2. So glad you started blogging all those years ago! Keep the unique thoughts coming...love reading them!

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  3. 8 years is a lovely long time. Congrats and a happy new year, Tanvii!

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  4. Congrats Tanvi! wishing you many more happy years of blogging. I felt the same way growing up being "miss fit" esp around my cousins and other family members. I am yet to free up myself in expressing my thoughts in my blog, walking that way! You should definitely do the "nazar utaarna" thing :D

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  5. Congrats Tanvi! I can relate to your thoughts on blogging and like you, i still very much enjoy blogging. Happy New Year gorgeous! x

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  6. Tanvi, that is amazing!! 8 years of blogging along with the new doors and opportunities it has opened up for you.
    Congrats and here's to many more.

    Richa
    www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

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  7. So glad i stumbled upon you via this crazy world of blogging. send love :)

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  8. An amazing accomplishment, happy blogiversary!!

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  9. I just hit my two year last month but to see someone hit 8 years of blogging is amazing! This is so inspiring that you get to do what you love and live off of it. Great job creating such great content and having an amazing space online. Can't wait to continue following you all the way to you next landmark at 10!!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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