This is how it works.

When you are on the verge of giving up, think why you started. 

I have never been motivational or inspirational, but I do know that getting up your lazy bum does make the work happen.

Whether you list it down and shoot it off one by one (by actually doing the thing), magic happens.Whether you unintentionally get it done OR do it just to get it over with it – that is how it works.

Yes, I agree. The most honest, honorable and modest thing to do for that “work” would be to give it your all. Do it with your heart, give a 100% and follow the instructions step by step- but let me ask you. Where is the time?

Maybe I am not good at managing my time (?) – well clearly, I have been away for months. But I was utilising the time into other things. Now that is where I ask, “Where is the time to give a 100% to everything you do?”

This does sound vague and really ironic. But hey, life has actually, always, come with a “give me 101% deal with just the 15% of you.”

Example: A storyline based battle video game. Now, gamers must have noticed how they change a weapon just by clicking the other weapon and voila! Magically, the old weapon turns into a new one with the blink of an eye. (Thank you programming and coding)

Now assume a real life situation. You are in battle (the historical one). You want to change your weapon maybe because it’s rusty. Nope you can’t click it away. So you reach into your storage sack (assuming it is large enough to hold a body), fumble in it until you find a good sword or whatever, keep the old one back, look ahead to face your enemy, only to find you head cracked because you aren’t a game character who can lick it away! Well, bohoo. And guess what? You get only one life here

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Well, unless of course, luck and faith and prayers and your own speed, agility and time management had been with you. These all make up, let’s say 85% (just saying; lets assume it as the con) of you. And the rest? Adding the rest, makes it up for the 100%, don’t it?

Well, as lazy I am, and tired of this continuous life I fail to do something about (I try, I fail: that is life), I have written this piece and am really open to criticism. Yes, help me. Help me think, wonder, get the right answer beyond my thinking (that is, if this post made any sense at all)

 

 

 

 

Time for a change

It doesn’t matter how much you calculate time, it just keeps on ticking by. No amount of “2 years, 5 months, 4 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes, 15 seconds” can literally just stay as “2 years, 5 months, 4 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes, 15 seconds”. Its all gone in the next second, next minute, next – you know! Or more likely it recalculates itself and turns into another digit.

So, who am I to say that the exact person I am right now, will be the exact person in the next second? Ok, maybe the next minute, the next hour, the next day …you get the point.

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A’ite, getting back to the main point. We change. Constantly. We are never the same person we are or were in any given second or moment.

True. Whether we are one person or another, our preferences, our choices mostly the same. But, we are constantly changing, developing, growing up further. Till in the end, of course, we meet our ultimate destination, but in between, we are never settled – not even as ourselves.

So, who are we to decide how a person is like when we ourselves are so unstable? Even when there is a tiny moment of self-doubt, you can realize that we are nothing but tiny creatures living on giant comet travelling in space WITH time turning us greyer.

The Practice of Practicing

My inspiration, my passion, something that I always come back to – Art.

I love art the way I love chocolate.

No, not doing art, just observing it. Just observing from the minute details to the most obvious ones. The way you would take in a sunset and try to distinguish the smudging colors of yellow, red and orange. The way the round blood orange ball drowns into the vast sky, escorted by grey clouds. The rays, indescribably vivid, tying to touch everything in sight, spreading along the horizon, as if to grasp and hold on a bit longer.

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Doesn’t that too, make sunset an art?

Observation plays a main role in art an being an artist. Moreover, it’s the practice  that plays a main role to be an artist. To be a real artist.

And I have learned that the hard way.

I am still in learning. And will always be a student to this “nature”. I hardly practice. And now, when I need some of that practice, I have none. Or little, to be honest.

Well, that being said, I wish whatever hopes and wishes anyone has, they are not let down by the laziness of not practising. It too, is an art in itself.

 

 

 

 

Another orbit around the sun

Around this time last year, I was looking forward to Blogging 101, the blogging course for newbies like me (as well as the old bloggers; I had seen some bloggers taking up the course for the 2nd or 3rd time as well). If you see my first ever blog post, it will be dated January 5th 2015. My first ever post and my first ever course.

A year ago.

A year has passed and it feels just like yesterday, that I was all hyped up and excited, checking and re checking the course page. Reading comments and replies of fellow blogging collegues and waiting till the first assignment was posted so that I could get the push to start off blogging.

So much has happened. New things adopted, old responsibilities continued or left out. Letting go of those who moved on, by moving on myself, and embracing the company of the ones in the present.

Change is the punch in your face which is, and always will be the only thing that is constant in life. Its up to you how, and how well you take that punch.

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Changes and life

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The difference a mere 1 year could make, 4 years makes it even more different.

Everything changes – not as if it never were before – but all those memories getting dragged along with us.

What memories?

A year old child turning 5 and running around the house. Elders getting old. Healthy, happy people, suddenly not any more the next day. Marriage everywhere-resembling salt and pepper being showered on a fried egg.

Everyone gets busy in their lives. Everyone has their own issues, responsibilities, their own lives.

And us?

Well, we go through all this too. And at times, become their narrators.

Hope for the best. Forgive. Be kind and patience. Being gentle, in my opinion shows that you are an honourable person. Love (not just the romantic love *rolls eyes*). Talk. Have conversations, and try to get involved in them. Learn and gain so much knowledge that you can show the world that there is so much more that they can know. And learn from others as well. Pray, for yourself and others as well. You can never know how much more they need it than you do.

I am currently in my “home” town; well, the country that my passport is from. And A LOT behind from blogging.

Writing 101 [20]: Wrap it up

To the end of an amazing course called Writing101…

I would like to thank the WordPress team for such an opportunity, where, a lazy person like me was given a chance to see that she can do a lot more than she thinks.

I really appreciate that through this course, I was able to explore new and different techniques and think beyond my limits.

What I did not like, was the fact that I myself was unable to cope up with the course because of my habit of procrastination and the time. Of course, time as always will remain a factor that makes me lazy.

For the future, I wish to keep up with writing. And writing more than I have written; in terms of content and context and techniques. At least 2 posts per week. In fact, I have a pre new year resolution to have at least 100 posts by 31st December (this post being the 89th post – yay! )

So to wrap it up, Good luck to all and hope you have the most happiest and blessed life ahead 🙂

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Writing 101 [19]: Feature a guest

You had me at these posts….

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To be honest, she has more posts that you would drown in reading. An amazing writer, her posts always enlighten my thoughts. It was definitely an earlier post that I read, but this post would give a brief intro to Adrian and her blog

This post by Cherrytato at cherrytato.wordpress.com inspired me for my own post for Writing101 assignment 17. I was lost at that moment. I have not travelled as much and the places I want to travel to (and that I don’t google them – I should though). Anyhow,

If you are having a tough time tweaking your C.Vs or need any other professional help, visit this blog by the multi-talented Gail Kaufman at mentoringstudents.wordpress.com. This could be your mode to motivation or a step further to push you to be more active (it did help me)


There are SO MANY POSTS,  ideas, poems….SO MANY AMAZING ONES that I have had the fortune of reading, but, did not save the links of and I feel terrible that I do not remember their blog names.

If life allows, I will start to have a monthly or weekly “You had me at these posts…” post so as to show my enthusiasm and appreciation for them (and the fact that these often become an inspiration for my next posts)