The colour wheel has been arranged in a harmony, to suit the nature of colours and to please the eyes, just like the shades of life. We all know life in primary colours, there’s childhood, full of wonder and rapt. Then comes adulthood, time of passion and ambition. At last, comes old age, where the light starts to dim and the sound starts to fade. Is this all? No.
What makes life, life, are the secondary and tertiary colours, the colours you don’t know of or don’t think about.
My favourite colour is Lavender, it is grayish purple or pinkish magenta or pale bluish indigo. For me, it is a feeling, lavender is hope or happiness or just life.
My Lavender can be your teal or turquoise or cardinal. Life is made of myriad shades, so live it in Myriad Shades, do not get stuck in the Red and Green and Blue. Live before you run out of shades.
I greeted the New Year with all the positivity I could find in me and planned the heck out of it. It’s only been a week and I have already read a book and have watched five movies. The New Year always brings a great promise, a promise that the dreams will come true and things will be exactly the way I wish them to be. I know it isn’t true or even healthy to believe, nevertheless, this is my reflex. I am one of those people who hardly stay awake after ten O’clock, but, there is something glamorous about the New Year’s Eve.
So, this year, for the very first time, I experienced the cliched moment of striking the clock twelve and feeling Utopia can very well be earth, with my friends. We weren’t in a club, soaked in liquor but in bed, discussing the spiritual realm.
The possibility of souls being trapped in purgatory or possibly they don’t or can’t leave because there is no afterlife, everything is here and now, no there and later. The possession of the human body and the extent of its destruction. There are so many strands being tied around our neck, I don’t understand why we choose to add to it. Anyway, there were a lot more to our skull session than just, spiritual realm.
And soon the yackety-yak turned into yawning and, the New Year was here.
Humans, even the predictable ones do not love the idea of monotony. We all crave change, a clean slate, a fresh start that a NEW YEAR brings. Another chance to try for things we want, we need, we wish.
But, is it enough? Just having a New Year. Making a resolutions’ list, only to disregard it. Isn’t it so much comfortable to just go back to the old habits, feeling somewhat accomplished because we tried.
I watched a TED TALK the other day where the speaker said that the major problem with current living Humans is that we are okay with just trying. We do not strive to accomplish or to be the best. We believe it is healthier to be easy on ourselves but in this process, we forget to give our everything, to try with every ounce of energy we have, only because trying is enough.
At first, I thought that he is being unreasonable because the thought of accepting that I am also one of these Humans was not something I wanted to entertain but as I kept on watching and he kept on explaining, I was in the category he wanted me. It didn’t lead to an epiphany, but it was definitely a pinch from reality.
A pinch to wake me enough to start making changes, slowly. Today I start blogging again, I do not remember why I stopped, but It doesn’t matter anymore.
So, this year I am not just going to make resolutions, I am going to make a life I want. Because I don’t want life to be a ‘Moo Point.’
An armour it is, to survive this world.
The world where humans live, not humanity.
But I see those who are different, want to change.
Make the species mean something, again.
Books are not just stories, some are filled with life,
Some are with lessons or with the light to change your life.
Some breath music, some live music.
Even silence is music, the music whimsical.
Places can make you different, can change you.
Some stay with you, in memories or every day.
Finding one that makes you shiver, is a miracle.
Miracle worth holding on to.
Thirst to Be Better
Live, don’t just be,
Live in a way so serene, that your yesterday smiles and the tomorrow be
something, make your name not just a name but a name behind names.
I have recently developed a little too much interest in coffee. I have always liked coffee but now I am into trying different kinds of coffee so I thought why not share this interest of mine with you people. Today I tried a twix frappuccino from Starbucks and what’s different about this drink is that it is not available on their menu. It is a customised drink and is perfect for whipped cream and caramel syrup lovers. It is the sweetest coffee I have ever had and I liked it, it looks charming which is just another plus.
Base drink: Caramel Frappuccino
- 1-2 pumps of caramel syrup
- 1-2 pumps of hazelnut syrup
- Java chips
- Drizzle the cup with mocha and caramel for proper twix effect.
If you do not have a sweet tooth then this drink is not for you.
I don’t have a crazy busy schedule so I get a lot of time to just be at home and write. Even though I am taking three courses simultaneously I easily get 3 to 4 days in a week to just unwind, work on this blog and do the things I love.
I am a morning person, I don’t like to sleep in so my days are usually pretty long and I get more than 12 hours to get my work done which is a satisfying amount of time.
But sometimes I have zero motivation to do anything and since I am going to be at home the whole day I just want to stay in my comfortable bed and watch youtube videos or read blogs. But it is not the most productive activity and after a while, it adds to my boredom. So I have jotted down 3 things that make my day as fruitful as possible and I am pretty sure it is going to help you too if you have similar problems. Let’s take a look.
As I’ve mentioned above I love watching creative videos and reading blogs. So what I do is instead of just reading the blogs and watching the videos I make notes while I do it. I write whatever I find interesting or anything that will help me grow. So this way I am not just entertaining myself but I am also learning something new which is the ultimate goal isn’t it.
I am a person who overthinks everything, overanalyzes everything which is a huge problem. So to overcome that instead of just being sad after judging everything I really like to dig up a solution. The best way to do it is to go on internet and type in whatever you want to know because there is an 110 percent chance that somebody has already found a solution to what you think is an unanswerable question. Or just talk to somebody because no two people usually have the same opinion on something and they can end up providing you a whole new perspective.
And the last thing that helps me be creative or constructive is when I make something. It can be as simple as making a cup of coffee or making a poster or just doodling. Because you need to start somewhere, you cannot come up with a world-changing concept on the first attempt or maybe you can and if you can I respect you a lot. But for people like me, it takes a few tries so what I do is I will make that cup of coffee so amazing that it is Instagram-worthy and it usually ends up giving me an idea to write something or learn something new.
So you see inspiration can come from anywhere and anytime, you just need to welcome it with open arms. These are the few things that have helped me be whatever I am today *a very small blogger and someone who is way too obsessed with her Instagram*. And I hope they help you too to be creative and passionate and hope they make you try something new.
Until next time keep on exploring and stay awesome.
I know it is my second post and yes I am already complaining but the struggle is real. I am all inspired to write and to create pictures that are good but the obstacles are just way too many. I always wanted to write or do anything visually creative and I wanted to start a blog before it was an ‘it’ thing. I used to work as a professional content writer *did it only almost for a year* but wasn’t really satisfied with it maybe because there were restrictions and set boundaries which are obvious, you cannot write a travelogue or poem or journals for an educational website *yeah, it was an educational website* because it just won’t make sense. So, I left my job as I wanted to continue my studies but between leaving my job and starting my classes I had a two months break. It was fun in the beginning I finally got to relax and catch up on things I liked but it slowly started to become frustrating and I started getting annoyed by everything and everyone. That was the time I thought that why haven’t I started a blog yet I have been wanting to do it for so long now. So, I brainstormed names for the blog and then signed up and then customised my site and it was finally up. I was so happy and then I started writing articles for the blog. Just when I was done with my first article which you probably have read and if not then go, check it out. It finally dawned on me that why I was avoiding starting a blog.
I do not like getting my pictures clicked but I don’t want to use some random images from google, I wanna use my own. It is my blog and I want it to reflect my personality so naturally, I want the subject of the pictures to be me or something I like or feel connected to. So, for the sake of me, I decided to give it a try but then there was another problem.
You need a photographer to click pictures obviously but finding a person with enough time is hard and for me, it was really hard. All my friends were busy with their classes and my family members with their work. So, I waited and waited and finally one of my friends was free enough to do the task for me *shout out to Vatsla who clicked the pictures for my first blog post*. She was ready with the camera and we found the location we wanted and it was time to pose. Just when I was getting in the zone I realised I had another problem.
Without even realising, I caught the attention of people who had nothing to do with me or the thing I was doing. They were just standing there and staring like I wasn’t already awkward enough. They just stood there without blinking but somehow my friend managed to make me comfortable and in no time we were having fun. All the awkwardness was gone, I was not feeling nervous anymore and that’s when I realised that It is worth it.
In the end, I was glad that I did it and when I finally uploaded the post I was relieved and a little bit proud. I could see myself actually happy in those pictures and it was exactly what I wanted because no matter how and what I wrote I was not able to put my feelings completely into the article but the pictures did it for me and I finally understood the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And I know that things do get a little harder before they get better and now I know that they definitely get better. I hope each and every one of you is having a good time and if you are not don’t worry you are just at that awkward stage right now, scared of the camera but soon without even realising you’ll move on into an amazing time. Oh and check out CollegeDekho the website I used to work for, my articles are still up.