R – Rendezvous

My best buddy who lives in Chennai got married in November. His engagement was more of a family affair that was organized by the girl’s family and was held in Kerala. We had decided to skip that, assuming we would anyway attend the wedding. Unexpectedly something really important came up at our end in November…

Q – Quit

Many times during this blogging challenge, I have come so close to quitting. Especially on the days that I haven’t been able to think of a subject to write on, till late in the night. It is always the easier option isn’t it? Of the multiple little voices in my head, one of it, keeps…

P – Passion

Time and again my thoughts keep revolving around the fact that in all these years I haven’t been able to identify what is it that I am passionate about? What is it for which I can stay awake all through the night and work for and not feel tired or worn out? True that I…

O – Obsession

I am obsessive about quite a few things, but what would qualify to closely being a OCD is my need for the kitchen platform to be clean. If I have to cook or do anything around in the kitchen, I need the platform to be clean. Staying with my MIL, who is close to 65…

N – New

From the past couple of years one of my resolutions has been to try something new. As in everything, I know I could have done better, but I am glad for a few things that I have tried in the past year. Usually there are a whole lot of things that I am interested in,…

M – Mondays

This challenge was supposed to have Sundays exempted, because there are 24 alphabets and 4 weeks in April, so you do the math. But I conveniently forget to write a post every Saturday. I wonder why. This adds to the pressure to meet the target on a Sunday. While I am talking about the days,…

L – Love

Love they say is overrated. Is it really? Come to think of it, what is life without love and care? Love in any form – love for your children, love between siblings, among friends, love for your partner. These form the essence of life. It is among these relationships that we exist and evolve. If…

K – Kick

Is what I feel like giving myself right now! I have been thinking all day on what to post from the alphabet and couldn’t find anything suitable! BG is torturing me by giving some abominable suggestions when I asked him for words from K for blogging. The word abominable reminds of just one thing –…

J – Journal

If there are long spans of my absence on the blog, you can be sure I am writing my heart out into the journal. Similarly if I am here blogging, there will hardly be any entries in the journal. I somehow find it tedious to write into both, rather I feel I will be repetitive….

I – Inspire

Read this recently – What-have-you-tried-for-30-days-that-changed-everything  and was really inspired. I have read similar things before, like on zenhabits where the writer practices and encourages you to try out a month of mindfulness, a month of minimalism and many such things. It takes a lot of commitment and constant effort to practice it. It is something that…

H – Heat

The temperatures are soaring day by day and we aren’t even half way through summer. What is it that we have done and doing to our planet? Year after year the rains are failing and rivers and lakes depleting. Imagine the plight of people who have to work on the streets in this summer, the…

G – Guilt

Whether or not we take any other trip, my mind keeps taking these guilt trips from time to time. I keep telling myself that I need to be more relaxed on myself.  I keep reading loads of articles, many of which are on self-forgiveness and self-love. Putting it into practice is far more difficult though….