Day#19 – Of the awards and rewards

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Nothing gives me so much of happiness except in the realization that I have accomplished something worthwhile in my life. No matter how hard the circumstances have been in my life, I did achieve my goals, aspirations, dreams, and ambitions and I am happy of all that I have in my life.

Since I was a kid, I can say that I was an ambitious girl because I’m always dreaming of so many things for my future and I still dream. During the course of making my dreams come true, I experienced the unexpected which made me strong to face any challenges that will come along my way. As what other say, β€œThe virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize”. Obviously, these things are just a small part for the eyes of others but for me, I consider them really big.

1989 – I was in 1st class; I won my first prize in best poetry recitation. I was given a hamper of 25 books. I remember most of the stories I read.

1990 – I gave my stage performance in 2nd class in Kathak and got the opportunity to come in a TV show.

1991 – I was awarded best student of the crafts class and I was given 5 sewing kits as prize.

1993 – I was in 5th class; I came first in Girl’s UN’s cross country race, 100 meters, made my team win Kho Kho.

1995 – I was in 7th class and by majority votes of students and teachers, I got selected as prefect.

1996 – In my 8th class, I wrote my first article on unemployment in Hindi which was approved and published and I was made sub-editor of the school magazine (students department) and became member of Fete and Annual school day celebration management.

1997 – In my 9th class, I was made to stand in elections by the school management and I got elected as deputy head girl, deputy sports head, deputy head prefect and deputy head of elocution, drama and debate society. I was literally called by every student as β€œDeputy”.

1998 – In my 10th, from deputy I was made the Head of school, sports, elocution, drama and debate society. I was the representative of our school in every competition. My project on Shakespeare was selected as one of the bests from ICSE schools of city. I was awarded as best social worker as a part of curriculum in Socially Useful Productive Work.

2003 – I had my first attempt at writing serious essays, debates and participation in quizzes on national level.

2004 – This year proved lucky as I won almost every essay contest and quizzes conducted by competitive examination magazines which I started reading since a year. I got introduced to blogging and I started to blog anonymously in Rediff. I came at 2nd position in Air India and Singapore Tourism RANK Awards (for the state of A.P. for excellence in studies and performance).

2005 – I won my first big title β€œMiss Intellectual” of the super brain super youth of India contest by Competition success review. I was on the cover page of the magazine.

2008 – I turned a freelance writer and my big was being selected as citizen journalist and I wrote more than 50 news pieces of some are even liked and commented today.

2009 – I got my first full time job as deputy editor of a business magazine and research associate at IIM, Ahmedabad. I came all India 3rd position in The Goi Peace Foundation & UNESCO Writing for better cause activity.

2010 – I won title β€œMiss Intellectual” of the super brain super youth of India contest by Competition success review for the 2nd time.

2011 – I joined Outlook group as their senior features writer and I was head of current affairs and general studies section of the magazine. I joined Twitter.

2012 – I started a new blog with a new name and passed my MBA with brightest colors.

2014 – I won for the first time few first and second prizes in blogging.

2015 – I earned my doctorate degree in business management. I received, read and reviewed almost 250 books. I won blogging contests by – Jabong, Asus Zenfone, Gillette, SBI, IDBI, HDFC, Pampers, P&G, Housing, Kellogs, Coca cola, Snapdeal, Pepsi IPL, Airtel, Vicco, Colgate, Ambipur, Vicks, Dabur.

2016 – Most interesting affair of the month in January was writing 3 entries towards #SportsChatter blogging contest. In February, I won a fashion contest for bloggers hosted by Jabong, received thank you notes and vouchers from authors for reviewing 2 books and the BIGGEST surprise was winning the #SportsMirror contest. In March I signed up for AtoZ Blogging challenge and out of blues I was made one of the conspirators to take this challenge ahead and make it a hit along with 4 more wonderful bloggers by Blogchatter, this was a BIG responsibility. I won blogging contests by Limeroad, P&G, and AdventureN. April was busiest month, I won at the first place – #Iam Capable activity, #JungleBook activity by Blogadda as well as won some freebies from Limeroad. May was One of my favourite months till date. I turned an e-book author. I won at first position- #MyInternshipTheory activity at Blogadda, so did I win at #Setwet and Ariel blogging contests. In June my blogging resolution came true; I inspired a fellow blogger to get back to some serious blogging. I won my first BIG twitter contest of 2016 on #RDBurman. In July I took up #Blogchatter 15day blogging challenge as well BloggingRhythm’s challenge. In August I shifted to my own self hosting and Novemberschild.com was born. In September I took up Alexa Campaign and came at 4th position. I won #NextLevelBlogging contest by Blogchatter. In October I took up Ultimate Blogging Challenge and Alexa had some great numbers to surprise me. Now in November I have taken up #NaBloPoMo hosted by BlogHer where I will write one post everyday this month. I read 65 books out of 100 books of #GoodReads challenge. My first e-book has been a great success, with readers showering so many compliments on it. My second e-book should be out next year. I look forward for 2017 to be more busy and good blog and work wise for me.

I have more to achieve and many stairs to climb. I thank God to have made me in this way. Now I can say that I’m already contented of what I have now, to be in this world and continue on living is such a great opportunity. My greatest achievement so far is that I’ve been able to continue with my normal life with all these awards, rewards and accolades. I love what I do, but more so, I’m glad to have very few people who appreciate my efforts.

This Post is written for Day#19 of NaBloPoMo which challenges you to a blog post every single day in November. This is a great opportunity to publish posts daily, meet other bloggers, and try something new.Β 

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