The first month of the year is over already. I know its not the best use of the blog space that wordpress has so generously provided to me and countless others like me to share a part of ourselves with the world, but, I am still going to use some bandwidth to write about the progress on my goals for the year that I very ambitiously put up on my blog. This is to hold myself accountable in the public domain, and believe it or not, its not easy. So, go easy on me for now, people 🙂
Read more books – I did manage to read four books as desired and am on my fifth, but frankly, I am a little disappointed with myself on this front. Here is a glimpse of my reading list –
Daughter of Destiny
Chronicles of a death foretold
Many Lives Many Masters
Crime and Punishment (Currently reading)
Watch more movies – I watched some good movies over this month. These were –
Wings of Desire
The usual Suspects
The American Beauty
Blog more often – This is my fourth post of the month! (Hurray for somehow managing to write these) But again, there is so much I want to write on. The initial wait and procrastination of switching on the laptop and starting to put your thoughts across is the major put off for me here. Any suggestions on how to drive yourself to put in words what you know and want to be known, are heartily welcome!
Travel more – January passed with me being in Delhi (home sweet home), Mumbai (the naval dockyard and Colaba stay), Dehradun (Wildlife Institute of India), Jim Corbett National Park (Field visit) and I am writing this from Gwalior. So, I guess, these count!?
Getting fit – I ran a grand total of three kilometres in the entire month. #EpicFail. I guess this is something that I am doing really bad at!
All in all, the books, movies and travel are giving me more than enough material to blog on and getting fit would just have to be more prioritised.
That’s all for now! Back to the year, marching ahead to a brand new month!
Sometimes, you come across a story which is hopelessly romantic; which talks of the love despite class and age and family and health. A story which holds you close, to experience the raggedness of breath and trembling of hands, arising out of passion or pity, one cannot fathom. And then you know, that Love, truly, has no bounds. It can’t be explained, experienced or justified in any one particular way.
Such a story is “Love in the Time of Cholera”; spanning 53 years, 7 months, 11 days and nights. It keeps pulling you inside, to discover the beauty and pain of its being. The story of a young boy and girl, trying to weave their emotions in a coherent whole through surreptitious glances and clandestine letters. The story of their not yet existing but nevertheless blossoming love affair being discovered and the story of trying to separate their destinies. The story of wait, agony, lust, want, passion manifesting so differently in the two parties so as to leave each other as well as the readers confounded. The story of domesticity. The story of a couple. The story of domestic squabbles. The story of love. The story of Love in the Time of Cholera.
And when all these stories, all these threads, hanging around out of so many different places come together to tie the knot so vehemently desired by so many, you know, that the writer has suffered tirelessly to make it happen this particular way.
Definitely Recommended. Especially for hopeless romantics!
Visit Goa (I can’t believe I have never been there yet!) – Still not done!! 😦
Take a class – and not a virtual one – Not one, but so many! I got to study Law, Public Administration, History, Economics, Political Science and Constitutional Law, Management and Punjabi at the foundation course!
Cook (and eat 😛 ) at least five different cuisines – Eating part was easily done. As for cooking, let us see if the following counts 🙂 In order – Chinese (Chilly Paneer), Continental (Omelette), Italian (Pizza and Pasta) and India (Poha) Cooked some more too, but don’t have pics 😦
An adventure sport that I haven’t done yet – that excludes Bungee, White water rafting, Burma Bridge, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Tire Climbing – Did river rafting, rock climbing that I have done before. Rappelling was the new one.
Be healthy and lose weight – the most common resolution – yet the most difficult one – Managed to lose some kilos and a few inches, thanks to the PT and all the running around in the hills at FC
Go on a few dates with my husband, not the regular movie and dinner kinds – Happened at a few times but ye dil manage more! 😀
Set up a mini library – Work in Progress
All in all, I am glad at all that I did and look forward to another fruitful year!
Thank you everyone for helping me in some way or the other. And thanks to all those who were kind enough to stop by my posts, read and leave there valuable comments. I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.