New Blog, New Blog Design and Life Updates!

Hey guys,

This is something I had on my mind since the past week. I got to know about a challenge and wanted to do it. I battled the idea of making a new blog and having a new page included in my book blog itself. Finally new blog won the battle. Experimenting With Life, yup, that’s my new personal blog. ❀ You can read how I got to making a new blog in my introductory postΒ hereΒ πŸ˜€

Then I decided to give my book blog a new look and mind you, I am bad at making decisions. I couldn’t decide on the theme and ended up using somewhat similar theme to my previous one. (Trying out new things in safe zone. πŸ˜› ) I added a few pages and still have some work to do. I haven’t got used to my new theme. What do you guys feel about it?

I made a Twitter account today because the author I wanted to send a message on how much I
enjoyed a book didn’t have a website neither did she have a valid Goodreads account. So, in the spur of the moment I made a twitter account. I never thought I would make one because I never quite felt for it. Anyways, the handle I created in that stupid moment is @dimplebookfeels I know that’s stupid but sigh!

I finally completed a goal today. Read all about it here-

Source: Challenge Accomplished: Write a letter to myself to be opened after the 1001 days.

After all this and yeah, after typing out 5 reviews and posting one from them in the morning, I thought that I should make this announcement today too. Some good came out of my not-going-to-college fever. I again took a leave today. Sigh!

My exams start on Friday and will last till Wednesday and I have 3 books to read before Monday. Quite twisted schedule, ehh? But I am quite enjoying today’s day, I haven’t had a peaceful day like today since my college started. How was your day?

Head over to my new blog and if you feel like you might enjoy my list, join me in having fun because I love sharing little events and stupid things that I do. ❀ πŸ˜›

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Rain… my nostalgia !!

It has been raining for 3 days now. Having vacations while it is raining seems like a total waste to me. I love going to college in rain. Walking in the water, dodging the puddles, jumping out of the way of vehicles spraying water and yeah, cursing the mud are the things I look forward too. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

As this year, my college will be starting late, I dread missing all this. 😦 If I miss it this year, I am going to be damn pissed the whole year. It’s one of the things I have become accustomed to, an irresistible love for the rain. ❀

Whenever it rains I become nostalgic, I’ve no idea, why?

A slide show of memory starts, me as a child sitting and staring out of the window, thinking about the future or the weirdest one being the first day of my new school, that was my 5th grade, I still have no clue why do I remember it while it is raining, It wasn’t like it was raining that day but still I do.

I remember the first day of my diploma college, how nervous I was, how much excited for the new journey I was going to take. I remember the time my best friend took me to a lake and I ate corn while it rained, we took a walk and made fun of the couples then had ice-cream sundae which was named ‘choco-smooch’ to our utter astonishment. The ice-cream place had the perfect view to the lake. The sitting area had bamboo chairs and tables and gave view to the complete lake and the mountains behind and then it rained. Oh. My. God. That scene! ❀ ❀ ❀ Β I could have died of excitement on seeing such a beautiful sight.

I always wanted to experience a scenery like that in person, till that time it was only movies that privileged me with the sights. Doesn’t matter I was eating a weird named ice-cream sundae (delicious, I must admit πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ ). That was also the first time I and my best friend clicked pictures. In the 3 years time we have known each other that is the only time we clicked pictures together.

Then I remember the time I and my 2 friends bunked college and went to the same lake, triple seat, enjoying the ride in the rain and singing songs aloud all the way and although completely drenched, had two ice-cream sundaes.

I remember the first time I visited a waterfall. We had to kind of trek to reach the place. And, man, it was worth it. To be honest, the view of the waterfall while you tried to mind your footing was breathtakingly beautiful. ❀ ❀  

I remember staring out of the windows in between the lectures and immensely being filled with a serene feeling. Watching the raindrops swaying with the wind always gave me goosebumps(Okay, okay, the chilly wind caused the goosebumps but it felt good. πŸ˜€ )

I remember dad staying home and all 4 of us playing carrom, uno and many such games and having tea while laughing our guts out and fighting over the games. Β Β 

Not only do I get flashbacks, I also think about the future. Everything but the present matters, rain has the power to make me time travel, leaving the shell of me in this world while my soul wanders to places I have always wanted to visit.

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Lying cuddled up in the bed, lights off, windows open and listening to the rain while reading a good book (under reading lamp, of course) and feeling the breeze has the power to make you believe like everything is perfect although you most probably might be going through a shitty situation but for the time being you are at peace. That feeling! ❀

Many people despise rain because of how wet everything becomes and ah… the mud! But for me it89u9LBis a feeling that I can’t express. I am always too optimistic, too happy and too ebullient. No issue has the power to fill me with any of the negative feelings against the positivity rain fills me in. πŸ™‚

 

 

The reason I feel nostalgic in rain is because all the experiences I want to have are in some way or the other related to the rain. If I think about the memories I see a flashback of, then they are all my first time experiences of things. I feel the nervousness, the happiness of those memories and relive those moments.

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So, while it is still raining and I don’t get to go to college, I will utilize the time to read. I have read many books this month and will keep continuing till I get a reason to step out of the house. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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The pleasures of walking !!

When I was younger, I liked using vehicles more than using my own feet. How nice it would feel reaching places with next to no effort. If you used public transport then you just had to reach for the vehicle and if your parents drove you around even that effort wasn’t needed.

β€œWhy walk when you can ride” was my motto. I dreaded the times I had to walk but now when I look back I have enjoyed walking since the start but never really realized it unless walking started seeming like a privilege.

Now-a-days I prefer walking anytime I get the chance. I am always early to places so I always have an option of walking. I realized how much I have started loving walking, I started walking even in afternoons, in the harsh summer afternoon without any means of protection, no sunscreen, no goggles but sometimes I cover my head with stole. Although it protects from the direct heat but with that sweat decides accompanying me for the walk.

I never think of the route actually and always get shocked when my legs turn right or left as if they are programmed with the correct route, I even manage to cross the road without seriously thinking about it. Here I am walking on the left lane and the next moment I am crossing the road. It amuses me how we are indulged deep in our thoughts to even notice that we have reached our destination.

It’s like you keep a file to download and while it is being downloaded you watch a movie. You know that there is an activity going on in the background but you choose not to pay attention to it. The same happens when we walk. We know the directions, we are aware of the surroundings, we check the road before crossing yet we fantasize or have serious thoughts that are the center of our attention for that instance. No matter how long you have walked, you will never be tired if you are accompanied by your thoughts. I, as a matter of fact, always feel kind of disappointed when such walks end.

the peaceful country side walks

the busy city lane walks

As I start nearing my destination, reality kicks in and I realize the self-finding walk is about to end and always plan that someday I will go on a long walk alone, doesn’t matter if it’s the peaceful country side or the busy city lane. But on second thoughts, I shun the idea every time because you can’t plan such serene moments… they just happen. These walks in the busy schedule are the time you get for yourself, the purity of these walks can’t be defined in words. Some feelings are so divine that you sometimes question your lifestyle. But if it wasn’t for this lifestyle I wouldn’t have ever learnt to appreciate small things like going on a walk.

Walks for me are one of the ways for disconnecting myself from the world while still being a part of it. My physical entity is present but my soul wanders to far away lands, to lands I dare not visit in this world; I have conversations that are too controversial; I think about my dreams, the dreams that I am scared to discuss with any of the people I know; I justify my ignorance to ignorant people; I rant about people who have done me wrong (saying some bad words in mind ain’t gonna be hurting anyone, so why not?); I motivate myself with words which seem to be coming from a wise person to a struggling soul. Eventually my walks turn out to be the time I connect with myself, I get to know myself more, explain myself the righteousness of my acts, look deep inside the reasons of my decisions and in the end feel content with my life and my choices.

I am not talking about the daily walks you take after having dinner or for work but the once in a while walks. Daily walks are routines that we follow, so the thoughts we have are either planned or are of something that won’t matter in a few years span. You think about how your day went, how irritating people were, how much you need to go on a vacation and all those negativity lined things in the daily walks but the walks you take randomly help you discover yourself, the thoughts you have can prove to be life changing and it will surely be beneficial in the upcoming years.

Walking helps clear my head, like people take power naps, I take power walks. While I am studying or surfing the net, cleaning my room or listening to songs… I prefer walking. Strolling in the house is the break I take from whatever I am doing, it helps me start things afresh.

Walking while listening to music !

Walking while eating !

Walking while reading !

Walking and talking is a pretty deadly combination for me. That are two of the things I love and if you combine them then Gosh, I feel like I am the most peaceful person alive. I even stroll while talking on phones, I just love it !! ❀

Walking has thought me that these little pleasures are what counts in life… these just happen, you can’t plan them. Planning makes things mechanical and the feelings are not meant to be mechanical.

For a girl who started taking her first steps in seven months, walking has to be dear…!! πŸ˜‰

P.s. Happy walking !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€