Totally zen

The last couple of weeks have been super busy. New projects, meetings, family get-togethers and travel has kept me super occupied. Everything’s great and I’m enjoying the challenges that come my way. I don’t fret or crib or get sad when something unexpected. Although yesterday I did want to murder a couple of friends that I know but that’s “one of those days”!

My birthday is next month and this year I plan to gift myself a trip that I have always wanted to take solo! Let us see how that pans out. Please prepare yourself to get swarmed with my holiday photos. I’m psyched about this trip and I am taking it at the right time in my life!

I am turning 26 this year and I will finally be on the right side of my twenties — that’s what I feel! Yay. As the second half of 2017 rolls out, I have promised myself a couple of things:

1. Spend more time with my mom

My sister is off to college, so that leaves the two of us. And since my dad is also away, things do get a little boring especially over the weekends. So I have decided to do something fun with my mom every weekend. Whether we go out for luncheons, or attend art galleries or shop — there will always be an activity planned!

2. Less cribbing, better people management

I have been dealing with a lot of people lately. I’m managing a few, working with some and working for others. It’s a riot because I’m not exactly a people’s person and I work the best on my own. There is also a lot of work in my plate — not that I am complaining — but it gets a little crazy sometimes.

In the last couple of months, I have realised it is super fun to work with a huge team. It is awesome to use communication tools like Slack and Skype (okay — now I’m sounding like a nerd). Working with so many people is a grand opportunity for me to learn from each other!

So, nooo more cribbing or complaining for me.

3. Get my investments in order

Yeah, about that! Well I am old enough to get my finances in order. In fact I should if I plan to invest in something big — like the real estate — in a few years’ time. It is time for me to start busting my bank branch to get things sorted out. Managing investments is a big task in hand! 😝

4. Be a better organiser of things

Since the beginning of this year I have struggled to organise my work. Something went completely wrong with my style of working this year and I don’t understand what that is. So I have decided to get a hold of things before it is too late.

You will find more active on social media now. I’m currently working on my portfolio so that I don’t have to search for my best articles when I need them. I’m going promote my work more often. I have also signed up for courses because I have stopped learning!

5. Reduce multitasking

No one can say “no” to multitasking in this age. But it is making me do my work in a half-hearted way. I don’t want that. I would like to work on a single thing at a time. I must find a way to do that, put a strategy in place so that I can achieve better results. Multitasking stresses me out, and I’d like to stay in in my zen zone please!

6. Take a trip with a girlfriend of mine

I have been meaning to hang out with a friend of mine for a very long time. But something or the other kept us from going a on a trip together. We have so much to talk about and so much wine to drink! Before this year ends, I do plan to strike this off my to-do list!

Great times ahead.

XO


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Happy Easter!

I’m enjoying the sun in Madurai; hope you all are having lots of fun too with friends and family.


Happy Easter!

A message to our toxic friends


Unfortunately, we all have that one “friend” who would never fail to do so! From constantly reminding us how badly we failed in our relationships to throwing snide remarks at us when someone else compliments us to telling us we don’t have the brains to take rational decisions – that one person can’t stand us being better than them and will put us down again and again. They would openly bitch about their own best friends and their family, boast that they are manipulative beings and be mighty proud of it, think everyone in the world is out to deceive them. LOL. I feel so bad for such people. sigh 😂🙏🏻❤️👸🏻👠

Sultry, sunny April

I just can’t believe that three months of 2017 have already passed! Winter is long gone and summers have taken over. It is really hot and sultry where I live. I am tired all the time because I just can’t bear the heat – the weather completely exhausts me! 

Funny – I am an Indian and I should be used to the heat but I guess not! Lol! Work has finally picked up its pace, my calendar is set and now in motion. I am happy to get back to the same old hectic routine, which means working till wee hours in the morning. I have no complaints!

This month is all about client meetings, new projects, lots of writing and scheduling, attending get togethers and dinner parties, and enjoying a short Easter holiday all by myself! As you can see – I’m really excited!!

Before I sign off – here’s a little “world knowledge” for y’all!


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These kids rule!

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you must have watched the BBC Dad’s video a thousand times thanks to his two little children who interrupted his “serious” interview. I don’t want to write more on the “happy” family blooper but all I have to say is that these kids are the latest superstars on the internet!

I absolutely love the “hippity-hoppity” strut! Lol!!

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂 ❤

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Marching Forward

life-gift-quoteHey everyone – I hope you all have an excellent start to the new month. I have begun watching a really old TV series that I used to watch way back in 2007, and I vividly remember relating to it a lot. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I stumbled upon it on YouTube today.

The TV show reminds me of so many good, positive things from back then. I had so many dreams and so many desires! I think when you are younger, it is easier to dream, it is easier to imagine your life in a certain way, and as you grow older, your perspective changes and everything around you becomes more real. The practicalities of life take over.

It is quite weird that this TV show has inspired me to start dreaming ‘big’ again or at least to start realizing and living my dreams. I am so nostalgic right now, but at the same time, I can’t stop smiling. It’s an amazing feeling for sure!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day has never held much significance in my life. Somehow, on every Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I were either fighting or just taking a break from our relationship — only to get back within a month’s time. So even after being with him for close to 5 years, I never celebrated 14th February! It’s quite odd, isn’t it? I think it’s hilarious!!

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City of Stars

I am in love with this song! That melody can make you feel alive yet tear you up so easily!! I have been listening to it on loop since last week. Love it!!!

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What’s your favourite La La Land song? 🙂

Good vibes to all in 2017!

It’s time to bid farewell to one hell of a year! If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will agree with me that this year, we saw a host of well-loved stars pass away, we experienced multiple waves of political and social upheaval and oh well, we also struggled with our very own demons!

I hope 2017 is easy on each one of us. Now neither you nor I can control the external factors, but we sure can promise ourselves to make it a fulfilling year!

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Happy Holidays!

With less than 10 days until Christmas, I am sure the excitement levels of each one of you are at an all-time high! We have finally ushered into that beautiful phase of the year where we are busy with last-minute holiday preparations.

Whether you are traveling, busy setting up the Christmas tree (if it isn’t already!), dining with friends or just staying in with family — I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful time!

I am going to be spending the last two weeks with my family — and when I say ‘family’, I mean my relatives as well! We all are going to the beach and I’m really very excited. I hope it’s as joyful as I think it will be. It’s been awhile since we all got together!

Can’t wait to get my sunnies on!!

Cheers

a.s.