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Things I… Day 2

Well.. its Day 2 and its a new task.

Things I like and dislike about myself.

This one could be a really long list, there are a whole lot of things to mention here, but for a change instead of being my honest self and mention all of them, which would make me have to think a lot, I’ll try and narrow it down ‘the top 5’

Things I like… about myself

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  1. My ‘according-to-the-situation’ attitude. I wear my heart on my sleeve.
  2. Like the fact that I have an opinion about every damn thing.
  3. Longtime loyal friendships. I never let my friends go. That said, not everyone I talk nicely to is my friend.
  4. My writing skills
  5. ..that I don’t really depend on anyone. I work well within myself.
  6. … that I am HONEST.

Things I dislike… about myself No Dislike Disagree Vote

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  1. The fact that I get too stuck sometimes in life and not very ready to make swift changes.
  2. I make a lot of mistakes
  3. …that I give way too many chances to people.
  4. I dislike the way that I sometimes can’t talk about my emotions and feelings – and keep them all locked up.
  5. I have a mean streak. Oh yes! that’s definitely a THING.

Well! That was easier than I thought… though there are a lot more I can think of…but then I’m not gonna mention all of ’em. I may be honest, certainly not stupid! ๐Ÿ˜

Tomorrow – Task 3: A quote you try to live by. See ya tomorrow.

I, Me & Myself

Now, we’ve got to admit that not all of us are blessed to have special people in our life who we go for movies, dates, spend time with, walks, talk on the phone etc etc etc. (Read: gf’s, bf’s, lovers, FWB etc) so we’re left with ourselves for company.
Thinking of it, it isn’t all that bad an idea too… but when you’re in a relationship with yourself for a long time…it kind of gets booorrrriiinnngg you’d think. Well not really!

Let’s see how spending time with ourselves can be the best thing ever or at least I would want to believe it is so.

NO expectations, NO demands, NO requests. You do what you feel. It’s like almost people expect to see you with another person, as if to say that an individual isn’t capable of doing stuff by himself or walking through life’s journey alone (Read: marriage) or daily activities be it shopping, going for a movie, eating at a restaurant or holidaying by yourself. Even people going for their evening walks feel the need to connect to someone via their phone while they walk.

Its like humans nowadays are incapable of being left alone, they need someone else to be there, virtually or in actual presence. [I’ve always wanted to know when girls go to the bathroom, why do they need company? It’s not like they need help with anything]

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It’s not like we’re have to go through life following the pattern ofย entering intoย Noah’s ark in two’s or two by two.ย 

Doing things alone is fine. You want to go out and enjoy an ice-cream and you’ve got no one for company, so what? still go ahead and do it. Enjoy that ice-cream.ย 

When you’re by yourself, you’ll understand that the things you can do is limitless from sitting on a station platform staring at passengers to playing with your pet at home, there is so much you could do. When we’re left with ourselves, is when we get to know ourselves better & realize what we’re all about, what we like to do and stuff..and that’s how I got to know that maybe writing (or blogging) was my ‘thing’ that made me happy along with other stuff.ย 

Travelling by yourself, could be a whole lot of fun.. and especially when it comes with certain un-expectations of doing something by yourself and meeting people you’ve never met before. You make yourself open to a new adventure.. Developing travel friends, have those heart-to-heart conversation with somebody you connect to, teach, learn, discover and to top it all.. do it all your way, with nobody guiding you every step. You are solely responsible for yourself and you learn new things along the way. Get lost and find yourself, create road maps of your own.. life’s all about discovery.

book n movieWhen by yourself, choose a book over a movie – ALWAYS! Let your imaginations run wild. Its all up to you.. unlike a movie where everything is shown to you and you just watch, with a book you can do so much more. You create everything on your own from what the character looks like to where the scene is happening and what the surroundings look like. Being with yourself (your imagination) takes you to places no 2nd person can ever take you…ย 

That said, blogging works in the same way too.. you can come up with something totally un-expected in a character, story line and make take people to places and situations they would love to find themselves in.. that’s the magic of what writing or reading can do.

…and of course spending time with yourself doesn’t mean using the gadgets that are available to waste your time with (smart phones being the biggest evil here) If you look around the house, they’ll be plenty of stuff to do and if there’s still nothing you can find, try out a new dish, wash your car/bike or simply run up/down the stairs ringing the bells of all the flats on the way, now that sounds fun, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ย Try it out sometime.

Spending some time with yourself is a good idea, besides there is a certain amount of human interaction one person can take in a lifetimeย ๐Ÿ˜›

Over the years…

Got hold of a handful of photographs…tried sequencing them in chronological order..and I came up with this..starting way back from 1984

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The Year: 1983, 1 year old. The Era of black & white photos and colorful lives ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t imagine dad looked like that ๐Ÿ™‚ and my sister’s big black eyes ๐Ÿ˜€ Mom looks the same even now with addition to glasses and maybe a few white hairs here and there which she dyes almost instantly ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Year: 1988, 6 years old..birthday pic ๐Ÿ™‚ growing into a young handsome prince ๐Ÿ™‚ ..those were the days I was learning to smile ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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7 years down the line. The Year 1995. Studio pic…the smile lost somewhere ๐Ÿ™ The highlight was I begun wearing suits and I loved my RED shirt ๐Ÿ˜€

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The Year 2000 – Mumbai, outside some church. Lame attempt to smile..I know! Don’t know what I was thinking there!! Red tie there… ๐Ÿ™‚

And now 2015-16

ย Would you believe I am the same person? I can barely imagine this is the same ME!!

From the days of innocence to… well… a person battered down by life’s expectations.