My grudge against myself

Are you holding a grudge? About?

Humans are creatures of emotion and we all have held grudges against someone in our life at some time or other. I’m no different, since there have been times when I have clung on to grudges against people. But with passage time and wisdom of age, I have learned to do away with all these with self introspection and forgiveness.

Today however, I shall talk about a grudge which I held against myself for a long time and that was because I intentionally deleted my earlier WordPress Account many years ago.

Well I will not dwell into reasons for doing it, but it was certainly an impulsive act which I regretted very soon after.

Run over by remorse, I opened a new website again, fortunately with the same name – Wineglitz. I approached WordPress to help me salvage my deleted posts and their support team went out of the way to help.

But there was a limitation, since once something gets deleted from their main server, it is technically not possible to retrieve it after certain time. All credits to them though, since some of my earlier content did get revived.

But my grudge against myself continued. There was this one blogpost I had written on my experience on going through the WSET Level 3 Exam and going on to pass it with Merit. It was a beautiful one, not only as a memoir but also as a first hand advise to others who were planning or going through this certification. I could not retrieve it.

WSET III Advanced Certification Lapel Pin. Image:

But as they say time is a great healer and with time I let go of this grudge. Gradually I rebuilt my blog by writing so many new posts.

And i also feel that in certain ways the new beginning has been better since my writing has improved a lot over time. New website has also brought me in contact with new people and now I have all of you wonderful friends with me in my blogging journey.

Cheers !!

Published by mukulmanku

Wines, Real Estate and Art are three things which I’m passionate about. A Masters degree in Real Estate Management and a WSET Level 3 in wines help me in this journey.

22 thoughts on “My grudge against myself

  1. “Your journey from holding a grudge against yourself to building a thriving new blog is truly inspiring. Cheers to growth and new beginnings! 🥂📝”

      1. I think something similar happened to me as well, with my blog, my writings, I started my blog in 2008. I wrote so many beautiful experiences, people, places, realisation, travel blog but then something happened, I stopped thinking and believing in myself and my expressions in my writings , was looking at me with doubt. I deleted everything. Sometimes paying bills for others becomes your obligations and slowly it becomes your goal and I lost myself.I think I must write again. So shall I?

  2. I too shall talk about a grudge which never there was.I also write in blogger.Apart from here.I openly put my opinion and suggestions everywhere even in YouTube.Very few people have read and have connected too. But I still keep writing in it for my happiness and relaxation.I never could delete that blogger Account.Well that’s my abode.I write when I am not painting or shooting.😊I am still happy even if none understand my writing. Btw most of my friends say i am beyond their understanding.

    1. Thanks for reading my post and your kind comment. I would surely read your blog posts. Nice to know that you have a talent in painting too. Cheers 🥂

  3. That’s fantastic that they were able to help you retrieve at least some of your old posts but what a shame that they couldn’t get the one about your journey for the WSET3.

  4. Hi there, new friend. I’m very glad to make your acquaintance through the comments you leave on my blog. I made a similar mistake several years ago when I changed to an Apple laptop, my son, who was setting up the new device asked had I saved everything I wanted from the older one. Well I hadn’t, and all the courses that I had written have now disappeared into the ether. But really, why would I want to keep them?

  5. Accepting reality as it is (which includes you) seems to result in instant forgiveness. No time needed.

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