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My Rude Awakening

I used to be a soft spoken, miss-goody-two-shoes, polite, and well mannered person when I was young, still am sometimes.

People loved me, I think mostly because I let them walk all over me. ‘Others before me’ motto always piloted my thoughts and actions, no matter what it cost me.

Until my heart and soul had had enough of being mistreated time and again.

Hurt, angry, confused, I started to put up a mean, sarcastic, blunt, rude front.

It felt good. ‘I’ felt good.

No one had the power anymore to stamp all over me and crush me, unless I allowed them to.

This soon became part of my brand. A cute but mean girl.

My defence unit – my mean tongue, is ready to fire a snarky comment whenever I sense an attack coming my way.

My meaneness quadruples when I’m stressed and overwhelmed. I guess it burned several egos and hearts, without me even realising it. I have no clue how many innocent souls were harmed in the process.

I got a rude wake up call (pun intended) few days ago, when a friend of mine let me know that I have been unnecessarily rude to people.

Well, some of them had asked for it but then I thought some more and realized that a few of the others were not at fault.

And then, I rebuffed the very same friend a day later over a small matter; I could have chosen to respond in a calmer way. Mulling it over the night, I knew that my defence mechanism had gone out of hand.

It was ruling me.

I always prided myself on not dumping my anxieties on others but here I was now, a hypocritical jerk.

No can do.

I’ve got to learn to channel my emotions and feelings in a right way.

I feel horribly bad, and disappointed with myself for unleashing my vicious side on those who didn’t deserve it. I know it won’t repair or undo the hurt that I’ve already caused, but I am deeply sorry for my words and tone.

The work on myself starts NOW.

Venice…

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Dream come True – 1st Ebook out!

 

I take on the baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival from Huma whose ebook ‘Dare to Dream’ is also a part of the mix.

 

About Huma’s ebook: Written in a simple language about ‘Simple changes that can bring big difference in your lifestyle’. It is an interesting read of two parts:

1. Create your vision & define your goals.

2. Take easy steps to achieve your goals. Includes 3 practical exercises.

If you’ve always wanted a steady and realistic guide to live a high value life, then Huma’s ‘Dare to Dream’ will help you walk on the right path.


 

Hi guys,

I’m returning to this space after a long time, and with good news!

I have recently written and published my 1st Ebook ‘Live Laugh Love’. I participated in Blogchatter’s Ebook Carnival where my ebook has been featured, so if you want to give it a read please click the link: Live Laugh Love

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About Live Laugh Love: My ebook consists of 15 short bytes on Life, Laughter, and Love.

I’m not one to blow my trumpet, but this is one time I’m resorting to it because it felt extremely good to know that several people have identified with my writing, and have found solace and direction in life after reading my ebook.

Many of the pieces have been written from my personal experiences, and it feels amazing to receive such warm reception and feedback. I hope that you too find something that echoes in your heart, and hope that my writing helps you in life and love.

You can check out the honest review of my ebook, penned by Lance Quadras here: Book Review – “Live Laugh Love” by Venice Rowe

Honestly, I’ve always dreamed of writing my own book and publishing it, so doing this was a step up for me toward making my dream real. I have several more books planned, so hang around, will ya! 😉


 

I pass on the Baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival to Saba whose ebook ‘The A2Z of Globetrotting’ is also part of the mix.

About Saba’s ebook: A2Z of globetrotting is about the best from the various places across the globe. It takes you on an exhilarating journey across the globe with the prominent factory of these places described briefly yet cover their diversities.


 

Do shower the ebooks on Blogchatter with views, reads, and feedback! Each of the participants have put in a lot of love and effort into publishing their ebooks and it would be super duper awesome if you shared with us about how our ebooks influenced and captured your life.

Looking forward to hearing you heap us with praises, and constructive feedback 😉

 

Cheerio,

Venice 🙂

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Past, Present, or Future [Guest Post – Karishma]

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Past, Present, or Future – which phase do you live your life in and why?

First of all, thank you Vanessa for giving me this prompt !!! Because of you now I know myself much better. It helped me in evolving new myself.

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Past : My past is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me, like a roller-coaster ride…..with many ups and downs but yet the most precious time which even today when thought about, brings a smile on my face…..how stupid we were!!! But I suppose that stupidity was the essence of my childhood.

Here I would like to share one incident. I and my younger brother had an afternoon school whereas, my elder brother used to go in the morning….we used to be jealous of him, that he used to get more time to play than us.

One day, we both decided to bunk the school. I was in third standard and he in fourth standard. We went to school as usual and acted like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan…..so natural ….that teacher decided to send us home as we were having severe stomach ache. This continued for almost 3 days but on 3rd day our bus driver felt suspicious so he decided not to take us back home. And, I tell you, our school was 10kms far away from our house.

Now, we were out of school, bus driver didn’t take us, with no money in the pocket….what would we have done!! And, the fun begins here!!

We started walking and after half an hour’s continuous walk my brother asked what if we take our lunchbox as our parents will doubt us!! What a detective thought!! How foolish that we didn’t knew that even if we walk whole day we would not reach home by 6 in the evening and then what? (makes me smile how smart we were).

So we sat on a bench outside temple to have our tiffin!! Weren’t we smart enough!! But then, my uncle who used to come to the bank near to that temple, he had come for some work. And, guess what, firstly he thought some kids have bunked their school and wasting their time here.

The more we came to close to each other, more shocked were we!! He took us home and then you can understand what would have happened with us. Till today I haven’t forgotten the smacking we have got ….but still I will not call it abuse in foreign terms.

This is just one incident and my past is full of such precious moments….and when you have such a wonderful past, won’t you love to stay in it forever and ever??

And now my answer to this prompt is:

Yes, I live in the present taking along the positivity and freshness of my past to give my future (my kids) the most wonderful future, like the past I had – A CHILDHOOD loaded with fun, enjoyment, foolishness, innocence and TRUE HAPPINESS!!!!!!

And, what about you, where do you LIVE??

By Mocktailmommy – Karishma

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I’m excited to host my first guest on 5 Minutes – Karishma from MocktailMommies! Our past defines our present – we’re the sum of our past experiences; and Karishma has accurately illustrated this point with her nostalgia packed post.

This post is written for the December bloghop #mymojo with Shalzmojo

Linking up for #wordsante with Namysaysso for every post deserves some love

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