Every year I wait for two days – my birthday and Christmas – and April being my birth month, is pretty much a month long countdown to my most awaited day, making this one of my favorite months.
So when it rolls around every year, I spend every single day as a celebration – shop more than any other month, go out more frequently, treat myself and my family, reflect, plan the year ahead – and make it the most memorable month of the year.
Without much ado, Hello April, I’m sure you’ll be lovely (if I have anything to do with it)!
Bookpress 15- A little book of Life
Book 15 of the year was an unexpected find when I visited my brother today. A tiny hardcover called – A little book of Life by the brilliant Ruskin Bond.
It has to be said that Ruskin Bond is soon becoming one of my favorite writers (maybe of all time). His love for the mountains, his flair with words, the stories he tells. I am here for it.
This book is a true gem. One which took me about an hour-and-a-half to finish, but it stayed in my mind long after I had put it down. It made me re-visit many of my favorite pages and click pictures which I could share on social media, so friends of mine who don’t read could also get a chance to soak in the beauty that is this book. I absolutely loved this book, so much so, that I immediately placed an order for my very own copy, so I could always go back and re-read this anytime I needed it.
EVERYONE should read this, and maybe even find a notebook and start your own compilation of thought provoking words. I remember doing this when I was a teenager. Maybe I’ll start another one soon.
Till next time, be inspired.
It sometimes surprises me how much we change during the course of our lives. After all, we are all always changing. Our preferences, our hopes and dreams, our priorities, our appearances, fashion choices. Everything. In the last decade alone, I have experienced several full-circle moments. One phase seamlessly cascading into the next. Revealing itself only one day at a time.
When I reflect on the past choices and priorities I proudly held on to, I can’t help but smile about my obvious naiveté. I used to place so much expectations on things I wanted (or at least thought I did), obsessed, and drove myself crazy, followed by the inevitable disappointment and heartbreak. Other people and their opinions were given more importance than it deserved. Its amazing how life evolves, and we with it. Things we once loved seem silly and childish, no matter how much they meant to us at the time. Its a glorious thing, really, this Life. You can’t help but love it.
Keep evolving. Keep rising.
Good vibes only.
Black and white photos much like our memories have a tendency of appearing flawless. Which is why we tend to be nostalgic about exes, even when in reality the relationship (so to say) was pretty toxic, and you probably dodged a massive bullet. Same is the case with the way we see things once we decide to part ways. Today decisions were made which will forever change my life, much like most decisions. But some of them have a bigger impact, and are sometimes scarier to make.
Life, after all, is rarely (if ever) black and white. Life is full color, full of cracks on the concrete, complicated people, bad lessons, good memories, and everything in between. So instead of chasing an impossible standard of flawless, I’ll choose to savor life exactly as it comes, flaws and all. But that doesn’t mean my photos can’t be pretty!
Until next time.