Nowhere 2

Here is the second part of my fictional postย NOWHEREย on the blog PEPPRBOOK ๐Ÿ™‚

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Little Things ๐Ÿ˜Š

I am happy to share this beautiful Christmas star I hung on my balcony with the help of my best friend ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ I am super happy to do this little thing which brought the Christmas spirit in me ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚

In the last few months, I changed or achieved different perspectives especially how to react to the crisis points. Any situations of crisis increase the stress right at the instance of hearing or recognizing them. The very response would be “Oh my God why is this happening with me all the time? ” That states our very basic instinct of looking at the worst or zooming the negative aspects of every such situation. This way slowly causes shifting our entire method of thought processing and we almost forget to see or appreciate the good things happening in our life. I too was totally in such a way of thinking ๐Ÿค” I was hoarding so many situations and never felt in peace with myself.

I did take a sudden break and some unknown things made me think in an opposite way. Finding the positive things in all the hardships or crisis or extreme instances of tension in my life. It was an analysis of my past. I found how much stronger and better I became from all those situations and I felt grateful for such experiences and people who were the reasons behind it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚ Also I began to find time for the little things which made me happy. It could be just smiling at the unknown children or wishing ‘good morning’ to the elderly lady who comes to clean our lab everyday morning. I got back to reading books which included stories, novels, memories, travelogues, essays. I was finding many reasons to feel joy and my joy increases with the start of meditation ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ I found a perfect app for it which even has deep sleep meditation and I got deep sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด I began to practice gratitude ๐Ÿ™ Everyday in the morning I so write in my gratitude journal ๐Ÿ““ What about you? Do you express gratitude?

Coming Back ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

After a huge gap, i decided to write. It’s time to get back to my platform where I have things to convey to YOU. So where was I? When did I leave? What did I do while I wasn’t writing? Technically I was present in the WP but wasn’t attempting anything productive. Yeah, but I did keep on posting few of my random instagram quotes with possible translation. I was grounding myself and was on a searching mission. Searching for topics which I should be writing. I was/am on a learning process. I was reading more, listening & discussing more. I was on a receptive mode to know more about transforming myself so that my writings should hold a quality & reflect a purpose. This doesn’t mean that I won’t attempt any fictional ideas, surely I’ll. I wanted to convert my blog to be a more meaningful platform. The things which I would like to convey had to be personally implemented & experienced by myself for the authenticity of purpose. Few months back, I had started a blog category “SELF CARE: MIND, BODY & SOUL”. While hunting materials for that I was unknowingly imbibing many new ideas & better things which could simplify life. Even now I am learning. My views about many things changed and that made things look better and easy.

Our count down has already began for 2018 and many of us would have already come up with their new year resolutions. Are you waiting for the 1st of Jan to begin them or have you already started? ( I would like to hear your resolutions). Though I have been a person who doesn’t accept book suggestions, I changed that habit instead started writing down them, search them & add them “to buy list. Some of them I already got and finished reading. Thanks to the good friends who helped me choose those wonderful books. My reading quality is slowly improving ๐Ÿ™‚ As per of new routine, I wish to do my blog writing homework done on weekends and will also continue my “Wordly Wednesday” category on every Wednesday which introduce new words which I come across.

I was making a routine for many new things that I am finding time to do those which I really find joy in doing. This includes meditation, gratitude journal, keeping expense records, daily journaling, daily quotes, reducing plastic use, minimising the production of waste, bringing sustainability & eco-friendly approaches to my daily chores etc.

So to start any of this, I had to cross my personal hurdles. I had to stop procrastination, resist the resistance to writing & reading and last but not the least I had to DECLUTTER. That was the biggest and toughest tasks. I already began the process & still not achieved 100%. I can find and feel a tremendous difference now itself. Now I am never going back to the mess and hence I should start writing about my choices/decisions/ ways/ steps of my path. In some way at some point, my mere blog write up could spark/hold an inspiration to someone ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ I’ll be writing about it ( though I am not sure about how to organize step by step my writing method) in the upcoming days ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚Hope you could also find it implemented in life.

Thank you for sharing your valuable time for reading my write up๐Ÿ˜Š Also sharing an internet image which could be worth reading ๐Ÿ“–

Fear

Does the process of writing down my deep rooted fears into paper could be named as literary? If so by attempting such method of writing, I am on a journey from my fear to life; a life journey to attain strength and reinforced soul.

Five days

Disclaimer: This post could be pretty long and hence read only if you have spare time ๐Ÿค“

โ€œNew girl in the cityโ€ is a pretty popular title and hence i decided not to opt it for my last five days in this city. Hyderabad, a city which holds lot of historical monuments and legends of several dynasties. I donโ€™t know much about the history and also couldnโ€™t do a homework nor attempting to put forward any of those here. I was here on an official purpose for some sample analysis and i was travelling to this city for the first time. I was lucky enough to have one of my senior colleague to be on the same journey and hence we had a lot of good time.

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more than a daytime travel in train to reach here. Though I had a book and many Kindle ebooks ready, I decided to bug my friend since she was going back to her hometown in West Bengal after her Ph.D. thesis submission. We had a lot more in common to discuss and we were nonstop blabbering ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†Due to my lack of ground work about this city, i ended up with my failed prejudice regarding the weather. The night journey made it very clear that its almost impossible for me to spend another night without much precautions. Always check for the climate/season in your destination prior to travel. That was my first take home moral from the trip. Throughput the journey we made sure not to dump any waste other than in waste bin.

We reached next morning at Secundarabad where my friend kept her luggage and accompanied me to my destined research institute. I had no idea about the traveling methods of this place. Infact she had been here and roamed to several archaeological spots all alone ( i do admire her for that). We got refreshed from my room in guest house and she waited for me in the institute campus till i finished my preliminary round of meeting with the Scientist in charge. Itโ€™s an agriculture research institute- ICAR- CRIDA ( Central institute for dryland agriculture). The campus is very much admirable with full of trees and birds.

My analysis decided to start on monday onwards and hence we were free after lunch. We decided to see Charminar: a 16 century mosque.

There were so many jewelry shops in several lanes next to it. Hyderabad is very famous for the pearls. Instead of regular pearls, I decided to pick glass bead chains and customised a lengthier ones in two colors. The maroon red and particular sea green/ turquoise green color๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡

We had hardly 2.30hrs since my friend had to catch train. So decided to have a quick visit at the Salar Jung Museum which is one of the largest museums with so many historical artefacts sourced by the Salar Jung family.

I was just attempting a panoramic view (i know its flop). These are some of the pics which i got. If you ask me whether i did justice to the historical facts or legends at the museum, i must confess i was in hurry and didnโ€™t do a good grasping of the facts. After she left me after helping me get back to the guest house. I was back early to room and after an hour of acclimatisation to the new room. I realised the real problem i had to face the cold night. Google map helped me to find out the nearest jockey showroom and i was on a walk to find out the shop after 7.40pm. It was a timid decision whether to struggle or to go out on my own to find the shop for fetching some thermal clothes. Finally with the headset and map on, i went in search of the shop. After an hour, i was back into my room with enough clothes and fruits for the next three days.

Since I had already started a book (birthday gift ) โ€œForty rules of love by Elif Shafakโ€ i decided to continue with it. Itโ€™s a book about Rumi ๐Ÿ–ค

Sunday: I didnโ€™t wanted to brood inside the room and hence decided to visit my friends working at another institute INCOIS, which was almost 1.30hr distant from my location. Now the question was how am i going to travel? I donโ€™t know how to read or speak telugu. I was on my own and i decided to try Uber Cabs. In another 10mins, i was in the cab starting a journey across this city. I was happy to find the cab driver : a warm hearted person and it was easy for me to ask questions and he was good in conversation. He was into pearl jewelry business and later turned to this field. He was very much helpful and patient enough to find me the location of my friends ๐Ÿ˜Š

By 12.30pm i was with my friends and i had such a good time with them. We had homemade beef, brown rice, beetroot curry and wine ๐Ÿท We were nine of altogether and had a very time with chitchat topics ranging from past to present ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚

I got back to room before 7 and slept with less reading ๐Ÿ“– I got early and had my groceries for making coffee. I began my Monday morning with coffee and book.

Monday and Tuesday went fully in sample analysis. I was lucky to find very cordial people. By the end of Tuesday, I had to decide what should i gift them for their kind help. Here the people are really nice though i didnโ€™t know the language even the lady who came for cleaning the lab talked to me and smiled at me. I am becoming very much particular in avoiding plastics or any showpiece items since its of no use (personal opinion). I wanted to give them something better and i got out again on a twilight walk to find out the plant nursery.

I bought two jasmine flower plants and could also fetch two terracotta plant pots. I felt so happy finally to get them as a gift for the good hearted people who helped me. I hope this plant brings joy to their life too ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

Wednesday: Itโ€™s my last day in the city and i was happy to give the plants to them. Just finished my formalities and did some computation works. All of a sudden i decided to do this blog post since its been far too long that i havenโ€™t done any write ups. Hence this is my few day experience in a new city ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

My heartfelt gratitude for whoever has survived after reading this lengthyposts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š Itโ€™s time for me to get back to Goa and have shift in mood for the next season of happiness ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

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