January 2023 Check-in: Where Have I Been?

I am back from a trip and an unplanned hiatus. Whenever I opened up a new post, I’d end up spacing out what I wanted to write about. It isn’t that I don’t have things to write about – I have so much to write about – it’s just that the things I do want to write about are kind of emotional and feels too close to my heart to share. I haven’t faced this issue before with the blogging world but more people from my real world are starting to read my blog posts and it just makes me shut down. I am going to try to not let that get in the way of me being fully honest and open on here.

Hello!!! (Excuse the scary expression)

So what have I been up to –

  • My ghostwriting project ended earlier this month, so I have been looking for my next side gig. I am a little confused about what I want to do but hopefully, I should be able to figure it out in the next 1-2 weeks.
  • I have been running my own small business since 2021 and as much as I love it, it hasn’t been scaling up as fast as I want it to. So I have been spending time strategizing and planning on that end.
  • I went on my first trip for 2023 to a place I have been dreaming of for years i.e. Varanasi. My friend and I have been discussing heading there for 5 years now and we finally made it happen. You will read more about it in my next post.
Varanasi post coming soon
  • Exploring my own city. I have been trying to romanticize my life and fall in love with my city. I visited a new place in my city 2 weeks back and am visiting another new place this weekend (which you will get to read about next week). This has gotten me really excited about the weekends. I have also been reconnecting with old friends just because I feel like I haven’t made a lot of effort to keep up with them over the last 2 years.
  • Getting back into shape. I really gave up on eating right and working out in the second half of 2022 and my tight clothes keep reminding me of that. So I have been focused on eating right and getting back on a workout schedule.
  • Dealing with some residual feelings. I wrote a post 2 months back about finally having feelings for someone and that didn’t end up working out. But since I had feelings for someone after A VERY LONG TIME, it has been hard to just get over. I have been meaning to write about it but I just can’t get myself to type more than 2 sentences without tearing up. So maybe, in a bit I will write more about it.
  • I have also been prioritizing my mental health which has been precarious over the last few months with dealing with the loss of my grandfather. I am doing A LOT better but my major goal for 2023 is to get my mental health to be better so that it doesn’t get in the way of me doing other things.
  • I have also been trying to figure out what kind of a person I want to be and to try and be that person in 2023. Again, explaining this will be a whole other post sometime in the next two weeks.
Keeping up with my friends

So how are you doing? How has 2023 been treating you? Any interesting gossip from your life that you’d like to share?

PS: If you have mailed me in the last 2 weeks, I will get back to you some time this week!

PPS: Any ideas for 2023’s first collab post?

If you haven’t already, check out my other recent posts –

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Follow your heart…it won’t steer you wrong. 😘

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  2. utahan15 says:

    collab post? that which could be of the most? perhaps

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  3. Ella says:

    Glad you feel better:)

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  4. BabyFunbo says:

    One thing 2022 taught me was to go easy on myself.
    I’m sure if you take things one day at a time things will fall into place.

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  5. Ib says:

    Well 2023 has been very busy to say the least but mentally, I’ve been doing pretty okay. I’ve been guarding my mental health…my physical health? Not so much but we’ll get there😭
    I go back to school on Sunday and I’m actually nervous cause I dyed my hair and I always get nervous going back to school when something major has changed about me😂
    But that’s by the way. Collab post? Something related to food!

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  6. You sound good Ru. love that you have been traveling and loving your job. just pretend you’re me and say “too bad if they can’t take a joke.. i just gotta be me”💗

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  7. TCKlaire says:

    I’m glad you’ve been taking a break to focus on these things. I’m doing something similar because I’m rebranding

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  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Nice to hear the progress report, Moksha. By the way, great profile picture. You look happy and healthy.

    I’ve made a conscientious effort to concentrate more on story writing. While I miss interacting with blogging friends, I’m still occasionally popping in. Starting in February, I’m only planning on doing a blog post once a month. I know this will naturally lead to less engagement, but I’m determined to finish the two novels I’ve been working on.

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  9. LaShelle says:

    That is a lot! I’m so glad we got to read an update. I think 2023 will have amazing things in store for you.

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  10. Tony T says:

    Keep blogging. Be brave! I look forward to reading more.

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  11. Somehow I knew you went on a trio or something when I saw you were on hiatus. So glad you are back now.
    I’m sorry to know about the emotional experiences you encountered earlier this year. I know you’ve always said that most of the people in your real life aren’t quite reading your posts and now to get to experience that, it must be hard to accept. I can only say remain authentic and I’m sure what you put up is what they know….so remain authentic and don’t let them get to you.

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  12. Nehal Jain says:

    Good to know you’re doing better 🤓. Hope you go great this year. And Varanasi aah, I’ve never been there, the pic looks amazing!

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  13. Juliette says:

    I’m glad you’re back! And congrats for finishing the ghost writing project! The start of a new year can be very overwhelming when we think about everything that we want to achieve (and social media is of no help), but even though things might look a bit blurry right now, I’m sure you will slowly get back into a routine and gain some clarity. Losses and heartaches are really tough, so take the time to heal too. In the meantime, focus on what you love and what makes you feel good! I can’t wait to read more about your local adventures!

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  14. Hi Moksha,

    Your blog posts are an important learning source for me.

    I get introduce to new topics and changes.

    The way you approach and explore different facets, angles and dimensions of your life, is briliant.

    Best wishes.✨✨

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    1. Pic: “Overacting ke extra marks kaato, inke.”🙃

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  15. sgoodluck says:

    Greatest question


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