So another year is bidding adieu and a new one is almost on our doorstep. Here is my year roundup!
My 2015 started with the count down at Burj Khalifa. Shivering under a sweat shirt at the Al Nahda exit I welcomed new year in another country. Straight a week after Burj Kahlifa fire works I landed back in India & got settled. My 2015 was a mixed up salad of good and bad where good over weighed as always. Now let’s take a ride!
#LOVE YOUR JOB or FIND A JOB YOU LOVE
In January I was blessed with the second innings in my career. After 1+ years struggling as a Junior Architect, I stepped into a leading firm as Architect (Archie) cum Interior Designer (ID). For me, Archie & ID was my forte and dream job. In these 2+ years of career I realized that it’s not the money we got paid really matters; it’s the satisfaction we gain from our job. Till today I love my profession better than anything; my designs, drawings even it’s kicking my ass off! 😉 I remember what my photographer buddy said one day; ‘My friends may be gaining more, but I m happy with my camera and world around me.’
Strategy #1 : To all the still-confused people out there, choose what you love! Go with your heart! That will make you happy till the end! Follow the passion.. 🙂
#RESPONSIBILITY OVER DOZED & COOKING PROGRESSED
To got released from the starving menu of hostel, me & my friends roamed around Cochin for almost 3 months to find a place to reside. By the end of October it happened & we shifted to a 2BHK on first floor. The transformation of we four girls to four ladies was sudden. We woke up at 5.30 am & ran to the kitchen. We cooked every stuffs & nailed it before 8 am in the morning. We made menus for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Cross checking every locks before sleep, every lights off, LPG regulator off, windows closed, make sure of water level in the tank, change the shot bulb, monthly expenditure. We ran out of time and thanked our mothers every day before sleep for managing all these alone for us for the past years.
On a lazy morning we woke up & found our LPG cylinder running out of fuel. That’s the first crisis we faced there. We managed the day with bread & jam from the nearby shop. Now we have an additional electric cooker to manage the sudden problem. Every day we are getting more stronger & responsible. Caring each other & going on hopefully! 🙂
Strategy #2 : Adjust to the little faults. This will make your days more happy. Understand each other well & if you are staying alone or planning to, always have a back up plan. (A spare bulb, knife & every little necessary things.. 😉 )
#TAKE INITIATIVE & LET OFF YOUR EGO!
My Boss & me share an extra ordinary bond. He is my best friend when we are out of our work desk & he is not-so-cool Boss when we are in Office. Last day while we were talking about random things, he reminded me of his dream about one of his old friend with whom he fought 2 and half years back. There is no contact between them till then. I was eager to know their story of fight & got totally disturbed in finding that they both made faults. Even his friend did the major wrong; he also did a bit in ruining such a wonderful relation. I compelled him to call his friend. He straightly uttered a NO as a response. I tried my best to convince him. It was right after his marriage they fought and now he have a kid. May be his friend got married or so. I tried to make him convince saying all this & in the end he said okay. It was a 5 minutes call and I was overwhelmingly watching the melting of ice between them. I felt myself proud on making them call again and I felt more happiness when I saw my boss smiling after the call. 🙂
Strategy #3 : Go now, take your phone & make a call to your old friend. It’s our ego which makes us stay back. Take initiative & smile. Let the ego fly off!!
#MONEY DOES’NT MATTERS but YES! MONEY MATTERS 😉
Yes! I am earning, I am spending & I am saving (less happens.. 😛 ) But, once I faced a time when money can’t do anything & all I need was someone who can lend me shoulder. Of course I have so many. I have over 400 contacts in my phone. And one day when I had a 1000 bucks need, these contacts never helped me. Someone else did. Money always matters; but money is not everything. Money can buy things, but it can’t buy relations.
Strategy #4 : Don’t let money roll over your relations. People are as valuable as money. But, money really matters.. 😉 Save something! Donate something!
#WRITE, READ, SING 🙂
Yaay!! This is my 43rd post this year on WordPress and I believe that’s really a big hike. I almost completed 3 notepads scribbling my heart out & my phone memory almost went full cause of unedited drafts. This year I made a tremendous growth as a writer only because of the support by my friends all around. My writer friend once told me ‘Write out every day. Practice makes everything.’ And he was absolutely right!
Books!! I am a book addict who thinks a book is the best companion of man. 25 ain’t a good count. But in these 12 months I managed almost two books every month amidst my busy schedule. I read hundreds of short stories & all credits to the people around blog sphere.
Songs!! This year I never made a public appearance, but still the year was really a musical treat by me to my friends & family!
Strategy #5 : Whoever you are, whatever you are, choose something that can make you feel lighter. Try it out! Float around! 🙂 Practice can make changes. Polish the skills & Publish it. 🙂 All the best!
#LONG DRIVES ❤
This year I made too many short & long drives. From beaches to mountains. Water falls to shopping malls. Temples, Churches, Mosques. Journeys are always a great experience. Every short journey can make you grow stronger. Make you feel the freedom. Enjoy it!
Strategy #6 : Take a long drive. If you can, do it alone. Feel the freedom! Definitely it will change you! 🙂 There is a lot more life out there. 🙂
#FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS (MARK OR ERASE)
Count on your stars! My year of departures. More wet eyes on airports. The year that made clear that daily conversation is not necessary in sincere relations. The year I got so many new friends & made me realize that how much stronger are the old ones. The year I filtered my contacts again & found whom I really care about.
Strategy #7 : Think about yourself! Make yourself happy & erase all the unwanted. Wipe off the bad memories & negative people from your life.
And at last, BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY NO! No more troubles!! Two more days!! 🙂
Have a wonderful NEW YEAR ahead!
I wish it to be same as 2015.. And looking forward to 2016 with my open smile.. eeee 🙂
Stay blessed!! 🙂
Pic courtesy : Shot with my LUMIA520 & Nikon P520
I’m sharing my #TalesOf2015 with BlogAdda.