Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 167 – Reboot

Eugenia has graciously agreed to post a few challenges on Reena’s Xploration Challenge while Reena is taking a hiatus.

Hi Everyone!

Reena Saxena is taking a hiatus from Reena’s Xploration Challenge, which her explanation is below.

Well, the good news or bad news is that I’m putting the Xploration Challenge on hold for at least a month.

I’m running out of prompt ideas, and need time to refresh and rejuvenate.

If someone wants to run the challenge from your blog for 4 weeks, keeping the name and spirit intact, let me know. I may be lurking around as a participant – Reena Saxena

I agreed to run the challenge from my blog, keeping the name and spirit of Reena’s Xploration Challenge intact.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #167


I woke up in 2021 ….

Original post Jan. 7, 2021 – Reena’s Exploration Challenge #167


With great hopes for the coming new year, we closed our eyes on the midnight of 31st December 2020.

It had been an unprecedented year. A year of so many firsts that I had lost count. But after nearly 9 months of the pandemic, we all were hoping that the coming year will bring good news and relief.


We hoped too much and expected good things too soon.

When I woke up in 2021, nothing much had changed. People were still dying of the rampant viral infection and some were still treating it as a conspiracy. Though the news that vaccines would be available soon put a smile on our mask-covered faces, we still had to be careful.

But….. 2021 is different from last year. It’s a year where it has finally sunk into our consciousness that humans are not in control. We have realized that we are at the will and mercy of forces more powerful than us. It has humbled us and in doing so, has made us more able to deal with this crisis.

Onwards to 2022, we hopefully will be in a better position to handle this situation.

I wrote this post for this prompt in January. This is my second take.

Thanks for reading



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