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Daily Prompts: The High Five

12 Dec

A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?

 

1. Oprah Winfrey: If only I could meet her once let alone spending most my time with.

2. Paulo Coelho: If he could write something as simply effective and beautiful as The Alchemist, he deserves all my attention.

3. My mother: She’s my lifeline and definitely the most adorable person I have ever met.

4. Robin Scherbatsky: She’s strong, fun, responsible, professional and everything I’d love to get a hint of in my personality.

5. Myself: To understand myself more is my to-do list for near future.

Mix Tape: My version

12 Dec

Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.

That’s an interesting topic. It’s like doing an ‘about me’ page. You know you can go on and on, but when you get down to it, it’s so hard to find something. But I’ll give it a shot!

Where do we start? Well, since this year has been rough and inspiring, I’ll first get to the song that kept me through.

1. Someone’s watching over me! by Hilary Duff.
This song has something in it that loosens me, makes me cry and feed in me a faith that I’m never alone. No, it doesn’t remind me of someone I’ve lost. It just reminds me of the existence of God. It’s always been in my playlist. Thanks Hilary!

2. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone

When he broke my heart, I needed just this one! The song has been by my side like a friend for almost an year now and makes me feel good every time.

3. Stand Back by Joan Osborne
This song uplifts me like none else. It’s fun and inspiring, unleashes my inner self and is pretty much all I want to be.

4. Leave out all the rest by Linkin Park.
This song brings a tear in my eye every time. When I am confused that of all I know, who loves me the most I listen to this song and I can picture who’d go all the way to find me if I ever went missing.

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest.
The small excerpt above would probably be my message to this world whenever I have to leave it.
5. Put your records on by Corinne Bailey Rae.
It’s as fresh as sunshine, as beautiful as rains and as intimate as my life. I love this song!
Although this list is subject to change, yet for now I’m pretty much done. But then as i said, you can never do such a topic enough justice. 🙂

I’m revitalizing. Review: 1

4 Dec

It’s been almost a week and probably the perfect time to evaluate my progress. Starting with what I did this week. As per plan I first cleaned my wardrobe (trust me, it was a big mess). Then I collected my textbooks from around the house. Yeah! That’s the way I study. I don’t just stick to my desk. I’m found on couch, bed, dining table, in guest room, lobby and pretty much everywhere with my books. Kudos to my family for bearing this much! I could never do it. So, I collected all my books, sorted them and arranged them in my room. It took me one whole day. What? I count it an accomplishment!

Anyways next in line was starting Jillian Michaels 30-Day shred. And yes, I did start it. I had been wanting to do it since a long time. And it’s safe to say that my desperation was worth. Although I’m quite far from results (it’s only day 5 today) but I feel good doing it. It’s adequately tough and reasonably easy. I’m still following the beginner version, but I’m working my way into it.
Along with that I decided to follow a healthy diet. So, some cooking came along! That’s my next feel good point. I have always wanted to cook a lot. So, I’m stepping up to that.

Along with that, one thing I loved doing this week was helping out my mother in daily chores. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing your mother relaxing when she knows somebody’s there to handle! She has been allowing me all the time of the world taking care of everything by herself. And now is the time for her to read books and kind.

Not to forget, I did follow the “Don’t sit idle mantra!” and I think it paid me a lot.

For the next week, I’m hoping to continue working out and stepping up cooking. Plus I hope to start reading again. I have two really inviting books lying in my shelf. And they need attention.

All in all, I think I did good. Hoping to be more fruitful next week. Happy blogging!

Addendum: I forgot to mention, I watched two movies this week too. 🙂

Tough Times, Tough People and God!

27 Sep

I know there has been a hiatus. But seems there were still some tests of life left for me to attempt this year!
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not doing well. Since 14th of august I’ve been suffering from a poorly diagnosed case of fever. It was supposedly a transient viral illness initially. When it didn’t go away even after a dose of antibiotic, I was taken for a whole lot of investigations. Chest X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, malarial parasite test, Widal and typhidot, urine tests etc. Meanwhile I was being continuously medicated. Nothing was diagnosed until last week, when I was declared a case of typhoid fever. Hence, I was started on an i.v. line of antibiotics which is still continuing with no results so far. 😦

I could have tolerated it without complaints had the bomb of exams not dropped. My exams that were due January next year have now been scheduled for late November this year. Which means less than two months to recuperate and study my ass off as another year of my life depends entirely on these exams.

So, this explains my absence. But what next? How am I going to do it all?
Having faith in God that stands by my side, I’m sure I’ll find out a way. The same god that brought me to life, that gave me a loving family, a perfectly healthy body and mind, good friends, an enviable education. The same God will enlighten my way and lead me to my destiny. All I need to do is trust him and keep working with optimism. I will come out victorious, I’m strong after all. 🙂

God be with us.

The power of colours

29 Aug

Before I start this post I want to make it really clear that it’s not about some kind of colour therapy (if such a thing exists). Nor is it the conclusion of any scientific or educational research. This post is only a simple exercise and observation I applied to myself.

I did this some two and a half years ago. My then boyfriend and I had been fighting a lot. And most of my time was usually consumed in either fighting or fixing those fights. Plus I had some exams drawing closer. In total I was so stressed and occupied all the time that I was turning monotonous, rather more monotonous. But one morning I had this awful realisation that I’m turning old without traversing through my youth! So, I purposefully decided to start some changes. The simplest, easiest and most effective of those was picking up a different colour to wear every day of the week. I made it a point to not repeat the same colour in my dress within a span of seven days. I would wear scarlet reds and dusty browns. While some days I will looked as oddly bright as a parakeet, on others I was as invisible in the crowd as air. I remember wearing a turmeric t-shirt, rusty grey trousers and an algae green kurti in that duration (Of course not all at the same time!). Colours, I would have never worn otherwise. Clothes, that slept in my wardrobe since almost ages. Badly shopped ones, disgusting gifted ones, picked by mother kind of dresses. I wore all of it.

The result of my exercise was unexpected everyday. One morning I would be hoarding compliments, the next they will all be criticisms. “Where did you get that?” This was said both with awe and repulsion. Some just mentioned, “What has been going on with you lately?” The responses were flocking in also because I was normally dressed in almost the same colour spectrum. I was more into whites and creams and pale peach.

The point of the whole story is that that week was surprising. I felt a difference in the energies of universe everyday. Those colours brought a simple change in perspective because wearing the same colours somehow makes you dull, dreary and lifeless or may be vice versa. I don’t know how. But wearing grassy green made me feel not the same as wearing carroty orange. That change was a therapy in itself. It took me to the faith that pinks actually make world romantic and yellow really brings happiness. Purple can make you feel glamourous and red seductive. Colours really have that power. Just give them a chance.

Wear different colours this week! May be you get to notice a happy change!
🙂

Big lessons in tiny pleasures: Part 2

8 Aug

The image is from google. But i promise, I’ll start clicking soon.

What is your favourite corner in your home? Kitchen? Your own room? Shower? I may believe that until you don’t have a front porch! What could supersede a front porch! And that is not a question. It is an exclamation. Everything about a porch is to love. The breeze, the semi natural furniture, the vibes of serenity, the view and the exquisite attraction. As I sat in a cane wood chair in our patio basking in the last rays of a very twilight evening, I couldn’t help learn a few things from it.
1. The view: When you’re sitting in a front porch viewing everything from a distance, things appear simple. Similarly, when you broaden your perspective, issues appear trivial. So, when you’re stuck in a situation just step back to stretch your outlook.
2. The watch: For my great granny, the porch was not only her own corner but also a window to watch over the entire household. She would sit their keeping a keen watch on everyone who walks in or out of her house. So sit in the front porch of life once in a while and watch over who is walking in or out.
3. The slowdown: Whenever there’re a lot of chores to be done, I take a front porch slowdown. I make myself a tea and I just sit there thinking nothing. Just exactly, reduce your life’s pace once in a while and enjoy what it has to offer.
4. Family time: There’s something in patios and porches that make families sit together. I don’t know what it is. But most of my family traditions are somehow associated with it. Play the front porch of your family once in a while and bring it closer.
5. Nurture yourself: Porches are sites of hobby development, whether it is kids painting or it is mama’s gardening. Take some time to locate yours and let it grow.
6. The Kiss: If you’ve a front porch, it is most likely the place you will kiss your date for the first time. (Dreamy? Well, I am a girl and I am allowed to be hopelessly romantic once in a while. ;).) Therefore, let your life belong to your special someone once in a while just like your front porch.

I hope you have some special memories related to a front porch too. If yes, relish. If no, make some.

🙂

You, me and love

25 Jul

As i was wandering through different folders in my laptop, i found the following. It’s a poem i wrote almost 11 months ago, when i was head over heels in love with this guy. Not even close to someone who can write a poem, but i still scribble. Reading this poem once again, everything came flooding back. The togetherness, the faith, the moments, the kisses, the hugs, the yearning, the naughty games, the suppressed laughters, the hang outs, the nick names, the ususals, the unususals, the promises, the dreams and then the SHATTERING! Anyways, i wanted to share this one with my fellow bloggers, the only society i have for now. Therefore, here it is:

You, me & People

People tell me that you are not as I think

They say you are all black with just a shell of pink

According to them I should not trust you as I do

Coz you are not what you are supposed to

They keep telling your love for me is a trap

It’s ugly inside and what I see is just a wrap

They want me to believe you are different behind my back

And when it will be exposed, my heart would crack

In short they want me to get away from you

Or else one day truth will cut right through

Me? Oh! I never reply to what they say

Not that I don’t have words that weigh

Just that it does not matter to me

I am happy with what I see

It’s my love and I am to decide

And your love is where I confide

I do not deny I may get hurt

But what’s the point enjoying rain fearing dirt

I am myself with you, nothing to pretend

You bring me peace, in my soul you blend

Let them say for its theirs to find wrong

For me your love is a true song

If u hurt me ever it can be taken

But without a reason my faith can’t be shaken

Don’t you feel pressure to prove your love

Be yourself that’s the most I love.

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