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I was never this way as I will be in 2020

January 20, 2020
word of the year

This is the first time when “Word of the Year“/WOTY has come natural to me.

Right after I completed my studies, I was eager to start my Career. I was one career-oriented, determined girl who always puts her dreams, aspirations first.

Contrary to the Life I was living in a metro city, my first Job was a slow moving, boring one with veteran Scientists around. I was not satisfied as I wanted to taste the fast life my peers were living.

I switched my Job and moved to a Metro City which never sleeps, you are right- Mumbai. It was then I was settled in my mind.

Since then, Life happened and I turned into We. Kids came, Jobs changed, Cities changed but Life was still moving at a fast pace. After working for 10 years I have decided to take the plunge and quit my corporate Job in December 2019.

Why? Because my WORD of the year was staring at me asking “How more you want to wait?”

My Word of the Year 2020

My Word is-

SLOW-DOWN

I wish to slow down my Life and focus on the things that may look small or insignificant but are more important.

I want to shift my focus from MONEY to HEALTH, from FUTURE to PRESENT.

In the race of earning and saving more for future, I was ignoring Present. I had to slow down for myself and my family. It was not only affecting my physical health but Mental health too.

I realized that we all must slow-down our lives when necessary rather than running a rat-race.

I wish to witness each moment- first words of my child, sun sets, rainy days, fluttering butterfly, lazy afternoons. Everything that we call LIFE.

Am I late posting this? Na, I am just not rushing but slowing down.

Have you ever felt the need to slow down?

What do you want to experience if you could slow down your Life?

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4 Comments

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  • Reply Jayanthy G January 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Yay, I’m happy to drop by here again Upasna. Such a beautiful word especially when we have kids. It’s like we want the moments to freeze, but at the same time we want the time to go quick. It’s true that when it comes to parenting, I’ve always felt the need to slow down. I’ve chosen communicate as my woty. Wishing you all the best choices to make this year a wonderful one.
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    • Reply Upasna February 1, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Jayanthy for always putting your trust in me. You are right. Being a Parent, we should slow down at times. I am so glad to have you here.

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues January 20, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Lovely choice, Upsana. Good luck in this new phase of your life. I’m sure you’re going to do something very meaningful.

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