Speechless and Thank you

I second what Tharani has written today. I have mixed emotions when I realize that today is the last day of this blogathon journey. This year the interaction in comments were at vera level. I wholeheartedly enjoyed all the interactions and it was a blessing amidst all the social challenge we face now.

I didn’t have writer’s block this year though I only wrote in the night every day and there was not much to share from 2020 unlike previous years when I used to freak out and schedule posts few days ahead, squeeze my brain about what to write et all. I went with the flow this year and it feels good.

I am sad this is coming to an end but sure to smile at random times in coming days until my memory fades about Summerscript’s comic tales, Tharani’s meaningful posts, Paatiamma’s guess the blogger series, Seema’s Mantam tales, Other bloggers facepalm moments and many more. Loved reading MTW, Seema, RS, Visha, Indu, Prachee, FV, RM, Pepper posts every day. Got to know some new bloggers like Chaithra and some delurked.

I learned about menstrual cup, cooku with comali (watching it and laughing hard as I am typing this post) and had some nonsensical conversation that made me laugh hard. I was smiling to myself while commenting to some posts and family caught me at that moment and thought I have become a nut case πŸ™‚

I am telling again, smiling at random times is such a blessing in the times we live in now.

This was a great reunion and thank you all for joining the blogathon. This one month has helped me realize that I am not alone and we all have our own challenges and fight in our own ways.

I am thankful for the girls friends I have earned for lifetime through this blog as my real life friends. Very recently I have learned the power of girl friends at this middle age. Someone to whom we can speak our mind unfiltered, someone who listens to us without judgement.

At this time, I also want to thank my school friend from other side of the world who stays up very late in the night and chat with me every weekend. I am not joking, usually I call her when its 12am for her and she would pick up the phone to talk to me for hours while I cook lunch. I vent to her wholeheartedly. More power to all girl friends!

Today, I feel the same way I felt on college farewell day. Heart feels heavy and its so hard to say good bye to blogathon!

I am sure the bug will bite one of us to kick start the conversation end of this year and all of us will jump into blogathon 2022 with no second thought as we have tasted the sweetness of this yearly reunion and its hard to let it go!

Next year will be 10th year of blogathon! More reason to join πŸ™‚ I have already started fantasizing about blogathon 2022 πŸ™‚ See you all there!

Until then, stay happy, stay healthy!

P.S: I will come back in few days with birthday letter for LHB πŸ™‚

22 thoughts on “Speechless and Thank you

  1. I know there was something different about this year, right?? Looking forward to the birthday post next week… wishing LHB a wonderful year ahead and in advance HAPPY BIRTHDAY πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

  2. Thank you for hosting the blogathon this year. January was a good month and blogathon was one of the reason for it. Loved your honest and unfiltered posts Ani.. 😘😘😘

  3. Thanks for hosting the blogathon , Ani.. thanks for reaching out and making that extra effort as always.. Tharani’s meaningful posts nu elluthuneengala.. can’t control laughing..

  4. Thanks for hosting this Ani 😊 Advanced Birthday wishes to LHB ! And yeah, girl friends are the best, to vent out whatever we want to and at the same time know that they will always be there for you !!

  5. Ani, are you saying only Tharani did meaningful posts huh? *wink wink*

    On a serious note, I too felt something different about this year’s blogathon. I can’t point exactly what it was but it was very special. All thanks to you Ani for hosting it. I too had so much to write this time around and felt like there was a free flow of writing compared to previous years.

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