Monday, January 7, 2013

A Challenge, You Say?

There is a Book Challenge going on, and I found some on the list interesting. There are many books I have read on the list, so I definitely want to try out those that I have never heard of. Who knows, I might find my next favorite book in there. 

Go check it out! And did I mention, the challenge is open the whole year? Plenty time to improve the quality of your reading material. :D

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Down The Rabbit Hole

My friend (who writes for absolutely inspiring travel blog here 'Anupama'), asked me yesterday if I had posted anything new on my blog. Of course, you know the answer to that. It is not that I am not in the blogging mood - I have wanted to write here a million times. But, I am going through a particularly depressing phase right now... all dark and grey and bleak and dreary and other words that elicit nothing but grief from the depths of my mind...All too miserable and all too personal. Maybe a time will come when I will look back and laugh at it, but right now my troubles are mine.

I have also been feeling a little lost in my studies. Sometimes it is direction I am lacking, and often it is focus. I wonder if a lack of ambition is at the back of it all - I mean, sure I do aspire to finish my studies and get a job and etc etc etc... but then that's it. I like what I am doing, I like that it is a topic close to my heart, and I love that it is my work. So not dis-interested, but then not too ambitious either. Is that wrong? I don't know. Maybe it will make sense soon.

I will look beyond this stubborn wall of narrow-mindedness... I will not focus on all the troubles that my studies have sprung on us - financial, emotional, physical... I will just have to find it in me that last ounce of determination that will help me get through this and do justice to all that we have put in, to the best of my abilities.

I have to. There is no other option. I am no quitter.

There are good things waiting for us at the other side of this phase.

What truly inspires you?

Faith. Hope. Ambition. Strength. Determination. No one can truly teach you how to hang on to these. We each have to find our own way out of life's many alleys of despair.

Monday, August 20, 2012

What Do You Do...

when faced with an absurdly boring Monday?

Now, hear me out. I do detest being functional on this day after two days of being dysfunctional, however, by midday my day is off to a good start.

Except today. Today might be the most boring Monday I have ever encountered. I am tired after two days of inactivity. The neurons in my brain refuse to fire and are instead interested in all the meaningless gossip the websites spew at me.

The people I want to talk to are unavailable, the people I need to talk to are unresponsive and the people I have no interest in talking to are undeniably persistent.

A whole day at work, and I have nothing to claim 'done'. Argh. I find myself wanting to go home and start over.


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