Monday, January 30, 2012

Daydreaming

As a rule, all my Monday morning blues disappear when I spend 10 minutes in office, reading mails and planning my day. Just in case, the start-of-the-week day blues start peeping their head post lunch time (yawn) I indulge in a little day dreaming.

There are several things that I can think of at such times such as -
  • Having a vacation in Goa with my better half (husband, in case anyone doesn't know I am married :P)
  • Thinking about what I can make for dinner ( After being a little lazy, food is my next big weakness). I can imagine all the goodies that I can make at home or even plan to go out and eat, and zap! 10-20 mins have gone by :). I am craving for fish today and wish I can eat simple fried fish today!
  • I can imagine myself having a good time in Nashik with my friends. 
  • I can also imagine working from home for the rest of the week and enjoying work at its own pace. 
Well these are some of the things that I can dream off...without even much needed winks of sleep.

Do you indulge in daydreaming? 


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Can I run a successful business?

Well depends if I have the following:
Idea
Hard Work
Innovation
Hard Work
Creative Imagination
Hard Work
Finance management skills
Hard Work
People management skills
Hard Work
Iron Will, Determination, Patience and all those admirable qualities
Hard Work

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My foray in the world of make up!

I love to do makeup! I am not great at it, especially since my daily regime consists only of a Kohl. Yet, inspired from our all girls trip to Mahableshwar, I decided to buy my first eyeshadow :). I am going to attend a couple of functions in the next few days and intend to sparkle for them a little bit :)

So I went and got a Chambor eye shadow in the shades of blue (as I would be wearing blue sarees for the functions) and here is an evidence of my first attempt :)


Any comments are welcome!
PS: Please ignore the overgrown eyebrows :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Silence on the blog - On Not Blogging

If anyone is ever wondering why I haven't written any new posts in the last few weeks, then I want to assure you that I am very much here and in a pink of my health. I am doing a couple of things lately, like starting a new group blog (more details will come soon), reading books, and work commitments; not that I have run out of topics to write :)
In fact, there are couple of things running in my head such as our All Girls Trip to Mahableshwar, my friends getting married, new Technical writing commitments that I have, a new blog that 2 of my friends and I have started on topics dear to us and so on....

So till then, this will be a short break until I resume blogging once more with more zest and rigour. :)

Thanks people.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Thought for the day: “-You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet

The complete quote is uttered by Calvin and it runs like this:

“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. -What mood is that? -Last-minute panic.”



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On the other side of the grass

This is the only title that struck me after reading The girl like met.  This blog post by Madhusha, a blogger talks about a girl’s mentality when her parents want to find an ideal match for her! Many of my closest friends are going thru the same phase – parents asking if you are involved with anyone (heaving a sigh of relief when you say No),  and telling you that you are already 25 and now is the best time to settle down! (As if marriage really helps anyone settle down). 

We girls have almost the same reply –“I am not yet ready for a marriage” (this is irrespective of our age, where we work, whom we like etc. etc.)

If at all we agree to the match making process (or fiasco, or drama, or whatever), the next level of disagreements between us and our parents can be legendary. God forbid if ever our expectations of a life partner match with our parent’s dreams for our life – I am ready to lose anything on this! We disagree on almost everything, the boy’s looks, salary, lifestyle, hobbies and interests, the family, the family name, the place they stay, the city-town they live, their food habits and so on and on and on. After all the process (I do not want to go in details as everyone is thoroughly aware of it!) we finally find our dream partner! If luck is in your favor, you and your parents both like the guy – for maybe completely different reasons ;), yet you are now engaged! Whew…did I just describe the most tedious, longish, boring process? Well thank God, I didn’t go thru much of this and finally I am on the other side of the lawn – the married life side.

So now let me tell you exactly where I stand. I am married for the last 1.5 years and live with just my husband in Pune. I am a working woman, with my own career ambitions, aspirations and dreams. I entered married life with the same gullible eyes that any newly married bride imagines. Fortunately, I got a wonderful husband who knew what it was to live away from family. His understanding and patience were crucially required in the initial days. I was too dazed with all sorts of things that I was supposed to do – cook, clean, manage a house; make new relations, act, smile and talk after thinking twice; etc etc. Here I do want to thank god for giving me a life partner who understood my plight and helped me in almost everything I did. From managing my own cupboard to managing our house, his contribution is equal and important. Today, after a year and a half spending in marital bliss, I have a few observations, I won’t call it words of advice because I am not so old yet J, but maybe just lessons learnt in married life.
For all my girl friends who are confused and bewildered today, here are a few things that would make you look forward to marriage and commitment
  • · Respect your partner; that goes without saying, but what do I mean by respect. Even when you are having your meanest of fights, never hit below the belt. Some things cannot be forgiven no matter what!
  • Have patience
  • Make eye contact; seems silly, right? Trust me, talking looking in to each other’s eyes makes a big difference.
  • He also comes from a different world, is making adjustments as well – so try to understand him too sometimes – don’t just claim all the time that you have left your home, family, friends for him :P
  •  Don’t think marriage is an end of life. There are so many things you can enjoy as a couple. Having somebody with whom you can share every moment, every thought and expression can be one of the most wonderful things that can happen in your life.
  •  Express yourself. Talk it out. Never sleep without sorting a fight. It helps a lot when you resolve differences before going to sleep J
  • If you are living just the two of you, well and good, but even with a bog joint family, always keep some time special for both of you.
Phew! these are the things that are utmost important as per me to have a healthy relation after marriage. There are too many things that can be written on what works and what doesn’t. Each relation is unique and everyone has to decide what works best for them.

Start thinking like a couple and then you won’t feel afraid of commitment !

UPDATE: On more or less the same lines, one of my dear friends has written a blog, you may also read that one at Turning point.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Thought for the day: “God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can hear twice as much as we speak”

New year, new week and a new idea of my take on the thoughts that I like.

Today's thought for the day is  “God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can hear twice as much as we speak” :)

Maybe this is particularly applicable to me. I talk, talk, talk and talk all the time. This is only the case with people I really know and am comfortable with. I take some time to open up with a person. But once I am friends with someone, then no one can stop the blabberhead in me :).

In 2012, I should take this thought to my heart and actually start listening more. So many times it happens that we do not allow somebody in front of us to talk, express their views, thoughts, emotions, opinions etc. How happy and better will this world be if instead of talking all the way, we start listening to people. We listen to our spouse or kids, our mom, dad, our friends, relatives, even people around us.

Listening is healing they say. What more can we do for a grieving friend that to listen to his emotions. Give an ear to a lonely parent, ailing grand mother, or an exited 4 year old. The benefits of listening are emotional health (not just yours), inner peace and tranquility. I am sure we would also feel happy when we share someone's happiness; or calm when we help a disturbed friend relax just by being there with her and listening to her.

I hope this year I stay true to this line of wisdom and hear twice as much than I speak :)



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