Long Lines and Strong Minds!

Dear Online Dairy,

It’s been a long time since I last shared anything with you. I know you might be curious and excited to hear my stories. Since I haven’t returned after my first post, you might also be wondering if I’m still alive. Fortunately, yes, I am. It has just been a very busy week. I can see the deadlines and tasks looming in my mind, even before I think of them. As the saying goes,

“Time and Tide Waits for No Man” ~ Anonymous

Although the things I’m going to share with you happened only last week, it feels as if they happened a month ago. I went to Florida to attend #GHC23, and trust me when I say this, as good of an experience as it was to be there, I also became a bit claustrophobic in crowds. Every day was a new experience during those four days, filled with mixed emotions and encounters. I can’t recall the last time I spent at least half of my time standing in line. It literally took 30 minutes to 2 hours to reach the company representatives and talk to them. I was able to talk to people quickly only at a few places. I was so tired and exhausted from standing in line that I missed my chance at two other companies. But this experience showed me that no matter how good I am to people, I have to take care of myself first and put my priorities at the forefront. People can be selfish, and I have to accept that.

“Sometimes you have to be selfish, to be selfless” ~ Edward Albert

I deleted all my social media accounts, including Instagram and Snapchat, over a month ago. When I look back at it, I have no clue where I found the time to spend on them, especially since I now feel like I have no time. Regardless, my life feels nicer and better without them, and I’m using my time more productively by doing things that help me grow. Moreover, I have met many new people. It’s always interesting to listen to others when they’re willing to share their stories. It makes me reflect on how similar and yet unique our lives are!

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique” ~ Walt Disney

Well, to sum it all up, being open to new experiences and opportunities not only helped me gain fresh perspectives but also changed me in a way that allowed me to make better decisions for my personal growth.

“Every new experience brings its own maturity and greater vision of clarity!” ~ Indira Gandhi

Thought Tag:

I am just wondering if you’re a person similar to me – a little shy in a normal situation but do not think twice to make an awkward pose in public! The picture below is me posing as if I am kissing the sea lion in front of hundreds of people around me (I know it is weird, but it’s just so cute 😊). Hit me up if you can resonate with me or just to say hi!

Until next mini story, be grateful to the universe and open to every experience!

From:
Your Writer 🙂
Teja Sree Goli

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