Just a few days ago I was on my favorite fashion-cum-social networking website & someone mentioned about how everyone should hurry up & make the last memories of 2010. Which got me thinking… do you have all your memories down by year in your head? I have a lot of fun memories from my childhood, but if you ask me exactly which year that happened, I might not be able to tell you 🙁 I have bad memory like that. *sigh* In fact, I can’r really remember what happened at the start of this year & I don’t keep a diary (I have a good reason!!)
But I can remember some stuff- Summer vacations were spent in Goa & Kovalam, which was a nice experience. I decided to continue studying in my beloved college, so I’m pursuing a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree. College wise, this year wasn’t good for me. Waking up at such unearthly hours, new unfamiliar professors, & my friend situation went completely haywire. And it didn’t get much better, either. This year was a terrible year for our country, with a record number of scams. And journalists can’t be trusted either. Anyway, enough of that. I started a style blog, on which I am having way too much fun! And I realized something about myself. I’m too used to being happy, so whenever I feel low/depressed, I find it sort of difficult to handle. There is a Buddhist philosophy that I turn to at times like those: Everything is Cyclical. Good or bad, nothing is permanent. There are times when we are happy, times when we are sad. But it’s not the end of the World. I can honestly say that I have never heard anything so true! If you look deep into your life, you’ll probably find that the philosophy applied everywhere! I think that the philosophy is a manifestation of truth itself.
|Tears for Fears – Songs From The Big Chair
(via my dad’s old CDs)
Musically, I discovered Acid Jazz, Synth pop & New Wave. And I hearby vote for Tears for Fears as
the my best musical discovery of the year, even though the band was only active from 1981-1992. They are fucking awesome!! (I discovered them simultaneously via Psych, my favorite TV show & my dad’s CD collection from the ’80s.
Anyway, so here are my last memories of 2010: Sleeping when I want, waking up when I want, eating when I want, eating as many Paani Puris as I want (Still I can’t have more than two plates!), encountering one particular house lizard one too many times *shudder*, feeling a bit lonely, browsing too many web stores, three or more telephone calls a day to mom, ordering a suitcase-full of stuff from all over the world (No jokes! When all the stuff arrives, it will definitely fill a mid-sized suitcase. In other news, I am broke) & obsessing over the lizard & why the postman hasn’t brought at least some of my stuff yet, etc. That pretty much summed up my December. So as I said, NYE (New Year’s Eve) is almost upon us. This is going to be one of my quietest-ever NYEs, also probably the first one I’m spending alone (I’m not complaining!) I’m probably gonna bring in the New Year eating (not sure what), drinking (7UP. I will get booze when the parents get back) & of course listening to music.
Now for Good Intentions-
Good Intentions is kinda like New Year’s Resolutions, except you are not making a resolution that in best case scenario you will keep for a month & worse case scenario you will break the next day.
I have been meaning to make a list for a week or so, but master procrastinator that I am, I never did! So I’m just going to write what comes to mind (e. e. cummings style)
good intentions for the new year–
1. do random good deeds.
2. don’t get angry easily.
3. swear less.
4. read more books
5. eat more. don’t skip meals even if i’m busy.
6. sleep earlier so i can wake up in the mornings
7. don’t bunk college so much.
8. listen to more music.
9. eat more chocolates & ice cream.
10. take risks. try new things.
11. start volunteering somewhere again on a regular basis.
12. finish more stuff from my 20 before 20 list.
13. see beauty in everything around me.
that’s all that comes to mind at the moment.
And now for the last part of the post, new talk about Project 365. Blog friends will remember how I took it up in June, then tried again in July & finally stopped on September 27th after doing it for 88 days. The support from the blogosphere was overwhelming, & a lot of Indian bloggers started after hearing about it from me. I loved doing it so much, but it got really tiring.
That’s all I have to say for now. So I’m concluding the wrap up. 2010 was a great year, so many memories. And I don’t think I’ll do a specific New Year Wishes post, so I’m going to say it now: