It’s almost 2017, and I’m looking back to go forward. As always, at this time of year, I’m dreaming up things and making changes.  One of these changes is that I’m moving the hosting of #FridayReflections over from Write Tribe to Everyday Gyaan. You might have noticed that this website has a new look and there will be a lot changes with Write Tribe too soon.

Looking Back To Go Forward

Looking back on 2016, I have much to be thankful for – health, well-being, love, new learning and meaningful relationships.

The year may not have been anything like the one I planned. If you’ve been a long time reader, you’ll know that this is not something new with me. I’m quite inconsistent in some ways, and predictable in others. I like to think of myself as being flexible with schedules and plans. But there are a few things that I need to be inflexible about – exercising and writing regularly and being more organized.

Yesterday, I read this question in  Tara Mohr‘s post : What is the character trait of mine that most got in the way of my happiness?

My first answer to that I’m too sensitive, allowing people’s behaviour and choices to affect my own. I know I’m getting better at not being so affected. But there are times when I react with too much emotion. While I might not express these emotions as freely as I used to in public, somethings do hurt and I tend to mull on them too long.

Here’s something that I must take to heart – especially the last part :

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

What would your answer to Tara Mohr’s question be?


If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away. Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life and Everyday Gyaan give you writing prompts and all you have to do is choose any one of those prompts to blog about and link up between Friday and Monday. After you link up, be sure to spread the love by visiting other bloggers who have linked up too.

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I’m also joining Kristi of Finding Ninee for Finish The Sentence Friday.

Prompts for 16 Dec 2016

1. What’s in your bag/purse? Share a picture and write something about the items.
2. If you could re-take a class from your school or uni days, which would it be.
3. If time froze for everyone for an hour but you, what would you do? Get creative!
4. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
5. Picture Prompt (via