2021 Worst List – Happy Panda Rants

If you read my post yesterday, I talked about all my favourites of 2021. I also wanted to talk about the tough or the not so great moments of 2021 since I feel like it’s important to be real on here. So often we only share the good times to make it look like our lives are perfect but they aren’t. Here is my not so favourites list from 2021.

Worst Memory – Just the entire second wave of COVID in India. Talking about it still tears me up and breaks my heart – so I’m not going to go into the details. It left me depressed and anxious. I went back to binge eating to just start feeling alive and happy. It was a really bad time. I’m glad to have made it to the other side.

Worst blogging moment– I don’t know if this person still follows me, but someone commented on one of Tia and my sustainability challenge posts saying that we’re making close to no impact by doing these things. They did a follow up post on their blog about it. While I appreciate their honestly, it is a little bit of a bummer because in ALL of my sustainability posts I do mention how being imperfectly sustainable is the goal.

Worst performing post – *sigh* I jotted down my feelings in a post about the Afghanistan issue and boy, did it not do well. I understand that it targeted a lot of countries but the idea behind the post was to target policy makers not regular people.

Worst Date – I do not exaggerate when I say that a man literally said ‘I LOVE YOU’ to me on a first date. A FIRST DATE!!!!! I totally freaked out and ran away but OH GODDDDDD, the date was horrible. I am sure he wasn’t in love with me, he was just forcing things to work out between us and that was just so awkward.

Should I do a worst dates post?

Worst Skincare – I got myself some MURAD skincare (thankfully all sample sized) to try out – and it was SO bad. I broke out like crazy. I tried them out twice with a gap of 3-4 weeks to make sure it was the skincare breaking me out and it was. And it was the kind of break out that took weeks to calm down. I think the products were fragranced which could have also caused the breakout.

Worst Feeling – I’ve put on 8kgs this year after working very hard over the past few years to be healthy and in shape. While I have made my peace with the weight gain, the not fitting into 60% of my wardrobe bit sucks. Everytime I take out something to wear and it is tight – it breaks my heart. It’s also annoying when people comment on it – cause come on – it’s not like you’re telling me something new – I know and I honestly don’t mind as long as I am working towards a healthier lifestyle.

Bye bye 2021

Aaaah, there I shared my lows of 2021 too. What were some of your hard moments? Share and let readers know that it isn’t as rosy as we usually show in our blogs. πŸ™‚

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Nehal Jain says:

    I want that worst date series πŸ˜‚.
    And that weight thing! I’m so sorry, I hope you’ll be able to feel good about yourself, maybe 2022 is better…maybe.
    This post was great! And that I love you guy just πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha – I started writing the worst dates post should be out soon πŸ˜€
      The weight thing I’ve made my peace with other than wearing my super tight clothes πŸ˜›

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  2. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Totally relatable to all of us in so many ways, since we’ve collectively gone through some bad times!

    Hang in! You ARE making a difference! You ARE helping both people and the environment! (Even if each of us changes only ONE thing, as a total, that’s significant! If we can be influenced to change more than one thing, that adds up quickly!)

    Bravo to you and all your readers for hanging in, and supporting one another! That’s what’s going to help all of us!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words ❀

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        You are so very much welcome!🌸🌸🌸

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  3. Ib Adepoju says:

    I think one of my hardest times was at the beginning of the year, trying to wrap my head around online classes and having to do a lot of learning without any help. Also, right now, 3 of my favorite people on earth have Covid and I lost a family member 3 days ago so I feel terrible rn.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      IB, I hope things look up soon. Sending you love! ❀

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      1. Ib Adepoju says:

        Thank you❀️

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  4. Anupama R says:

    I could relate so much with the worst memory part. The 2nd wave was hard for so many reasons. I’m just glad we got through it. I went for several weeks without exercising. I didn’t gain much weight but the lack of exercise ended up making me even more depressed and anxious. I slowly had to relearn how to exercise and meditate regularly again. I hope you’re working through everything as well. Cheers! πŸŽ„πŸ€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I hope omicron doesn’t lead to yet another wave. I am SO done with COVID.
      But yesss, I’ve started healing myself – both physically and mentally. Hopefully 2022 will be a good year! ❀

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      1. Anupama R says:

        Experts are saying a 3rd wave will happen but it’s likely to be milder than the 2nd wave since Omicron isn’t as severe as Delta. Plus we have the 2nd wave as learnings and we can be more responsible this time. So ya hopefully next year is better.

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  5. I completely agree with you about the Delta wave. My heart went out to India then. Also, I know that people aren’t ready to hear the truth about Afghanistan, which is awful, but thank you for being honest!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Delta was horrible. While the first wave was bad too, no one I knew personally was impacted by it. But in the second wave almost 50% of the people I know were affected in one way or the other. Here is hoping Omicron isn’t here to stay. 😦
      It is just sad how Afghanistan has been treated by the world – and yet again, forgotten. 😦

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      1. I’m really sorry to hear so many people you knew were affected by the second wave. I hope Omicron will burn itself out soon. Afghanistan truly needs more awareness and action. It’s not right to have the same attitude towards it as before

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  6. bosssybabe says:

    I really don’t like negativity… that commentor that had negative opinions and poo-poo on somehow trying to make a difference was so off-putting.. Sorry you had to deal with that!

    I, for one, would love to hear more dating stories πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! I often come across posts with thoughts that don’t necessarily match my own – but even if I feel compelled to comment – I do it in the nicest way possible without hurting anyone else. But doing a WHOLE post about it – is taking it a bit too far.

      Haha – dating stories coming soon! πŸ˜€

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  7. That worst blogging moment makes me sad. Why can’t people keep their ignorant opinions to themselves?

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I knowwww. I totally understand having an opinion that doesn’t match my own but doing a WHOLE post on it is just taking it too far. :/

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  8. Hilary Tan says:

    Thank you for being real and talking about your worst moments. Most of the time I only see highlight reels from bloggers/social media and it’s so nice to have a breath of fresh air! Thank you for being YOU πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

    I’m honestly tempted to write a similar blog post. You have inspired me, thank you!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Ohhh, I’m glad to hear that. I try to keep it very real on here and it is so nice when people appreciate that.

      Can’t wait to read your post. πŸ™‚

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  9. Jas krish says:

    Ups and downs are part of life what matters is acknowledging the facts. COVID naturally made everyone’s life miserable specially the business community and the daily earners.Good Date and an ideal weight everyone dreams of but the ones who has the courage to accept and diffentiate good from bad will get their due. With your attitude you will achieve the life you are aiming for. Keep going.
    God bless you πŸ™πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ™

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  10. vaniheart says:

    I can relate to the worst blog moments too…
    Someone commented on my one of the fav story…that how he didn’t liked my story…how my grammar was extremely bad 😀 πŸ˜‚ how my story didn’t really moved him a bit….. 🀣 πŸ˜‚ and it could have ended just there but the gentleman went ahead a level and wrote a whole post about my not so great story post πŸ˜… πŸ˜† πŸ˜„
    So it was fun …. my anxiety and self doubt got another reason to party

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  11. akshita1776 says:

    I want a worst date post 🀣
    And trust me, the sustainability idea was veryyy good. Kind of like an eye opener for me. Love that series❀

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  12. ganga1996 says:

    Looking back 2021 wasn’t bad. I put myself first and I lost 40 pounds. I stopped throwing pity party for myself and have been pushing myself in different directions. Yes the pandemic was hard but I have been through worse with my som I know that the storm would pass at every wave and that is what I kept telling my family. If you are down, it is just a phase and this too will pass. Hopefully 2022 will
    be better for you.

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