Thank You 2010!

My earliest blog posts detailed out my (failed) new year resolutions. In fact I hadn’t been able to complete even the list of resolutions either! So this year I’ll stick to one thing that I have always done-stick to my heart.

Hamesha apni dil ki suno…

No matter how foul the game seems to be, how difficult the situation, just trust your heart & things will fall in line. I remember Mom reading out from the paper’s forecast around this time last year-2010 is going to be bad for Virgo’s. I’m glad I didn’t believe that paper!
There are many things I achieved this year. Many hallmarks that I’d like to say I managed just because I followed my heart. When I had declined to join engineering 3yrs back, it was as if I’d decided to grow 2 horns on my head. People gave me pitiful looks and my parents literally build up excuses to explain my ‘eccentric’ behaviour. But then I went & topped in my graduation & the same people were congratulating me!
The same thing happened with the MCA thing. They said I may not clear the entrance test (given my love for maths). But not only did I clear but I also was in rank 4 in women’s quota (some benefit being a girl). And yet again, I was and I am still asked this frustrating question-‘why MCA when you could have done BTech?’ Time will tell…
And the best thing that 2010 gifted me with is my job! Inspite of being initially opposed by everyone, I managed to keep on writing and here I am with a group of 4 writers working with me. No matter what I earn at least now I don’t have to ask Mom for the auto fare!

I made some great friends that I wouldn’t have if I had given in to the general public opinion. I took many decisions bordering on failure & success. I made a few mistakes & enjoyed learning from them. Falling down, laughing hard at myself, rising high, getting back on track…sticking to my heart all the time. 2010 has reinforced the trust I always place in my heart & has gifted me with 365 days of maturity & a cleaner pair of glasses to look at this world.

Thanks 2010

Thank you 2010 for all your gifts & for making me believe in myself!

And I hope 2011 follows your example…*winks!

A very Happy New Year to all my readers! 🙂

Happy 2011

Poke Me Not!

Its exam time again…so what am I doing here? Online & blogging? Not just blogging…I’m texting & active on Facebook as well! Multiple tabs in Firefox rocks, doesn’t it? Multiple time-wasting, the latest trend to hit the youth. Last night I logged into GTalk to ‘relax’ for an hour. 2hours later I was still chatting. Friends came & went, not a moment of boredom. And meanwhile a war of words was being ensued in the comments section of one of my pictures in Facebook. 2am I logged out finally, having just about enough energy to grab the quilt and snore! (hey, I don’t snore ok, that’s just an expression)

It’s a friend of mine who asked me for an article on this topic-is social networking making today’s youth more unsocial?

After last night I decided yes, they did. Not just because I wasted time chatting when I should be studying, but because nowadays I hardly talk to people (and by that I don’t mean voice-chat). Except at meal times, I hardly glance at Mom or Pa. And I just interact with my sister when I yell at her to get outta my room, that’s not exactly socializing is it?

My poor boyfriend is threatening he’ll turn gay if I continue ignoring him (he’s too good to leave me for another gal). And my not-online friends are just the happy faces smiling at me from the contacts list in my phone. All I remember of them is who sends Santa-Banta jokes and who sends Rajnikanth PJ’s!( coming to that, I hate those jokes, man they are called PJ’s for a reason!)

My world is fogged by pokes & messages and comments. As if having an internet connection on PC wasn’t enough I went & bought a smart-phone (E5) and got mobile internet. As if that wasn’t enough, I activated Facebook text alerts too! Now whether am eating, sleeping or whatever I can keep in touch with my friends… you got a new dress? Wow.. ‘like’.. you got dumped? Aww.. so sad ‘ 😦 ‘ you are breathing..? Geez me too .. ‘likes’ . God, I’m even reading forwarded e-mails!

Has my life reduced to this?
Facebooked Brain

Do I buy new dresses, wear them ASAP, click a pic , upload it & eagerly wait for comments? Do I update my status, spending a whole 10minutes on a single line trying to make it witty so I get many ‘likes’? Do I randomly browse people’s albums refusing to log out even if no one is online?

Dont wanna logout?

Am I living my life in reality or virtually? And am I the only one doing so?