Struggling to survive a dangerous tide called ‘Social Networking’!!!

I was born yesterday in the modern world of social networking!! I am yet to be re- born on the professional network, though seems like I’m kinda dead there..Not linked in yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

But here I am, very much alive!! Rocking n ticking, loving every minute of my life, though there’s no one who says – ‘LIKE’ for that..

I don’t really love books & I hate to read faces, so dunno how I’m gonna fare getting along facebook..I’ve successfully stayed away from it since the time I’ve seen people swaying in this tide….so why did I give up yesterday?

Not cuz I can’t do without it, but cuz I wanna survive n still continue to keep up my spirits, without being hooked on to this whirlpool! Yup, I get to reconnect with so many people, meet the faces that got lost in my run for time n money. All those beautiful people, with whom loads of fun-time has been spent!!

So hmmm yes I’m kinda there, with lots of skepticism in my mind about my journey in this socially networked world, where dining in some cool place doesn’t go unnoticed, where connecting or reconnecting with new people can’t be missed by others, where everything that’s on one’s mind is out there on the status. And where the number of hits on ‘LIKE’ matter more than few words of actual voice chat..

Hmmm, I guess I’m not gonna be liked by others.. But who cares!!

I love myself enough – for me to stop caring about the number of followers my blog has, though I would like my voice to reach across the globe, irrespective of likes or dislikes..

My loved ones send me loads of love- in their thoughts, in their words & in their intentions.. Some just by me being in their presence..

I have tons of gratitude in my heart & loads of beauty within.

And I wanna thank all you beautiful people,those with whom I’ve connected, those with whom I’m yet to connect & those who I may never even know, in-spite of existing in the same beautiful world..

Keep spreading your beauty, cuz it does reach me & it does make this world a beautiful place..

Signing off!!

Shraddha (Still kinda struggling to survive after diving into this tide)

 

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Exploring the explorer within :)

God bless the arrogant auto rickshaw guy, who was quite adamant about charging me a bomb for a super short distance. Thanks to his attitude, I decided to walk up some part of the distance,ย in spiteย of the scorching heat.

Actually the explorer in me,was jumping for joy, as I walked through a familiar road.

To give a backdrop, my sister in Pune stays near to the college where I had finished my post grad studies. Yesterday, I was at her place & today I had to catch a bus,back to Mumbai, where I stay. So I’d made my mind this morning,to simply get an auto rickshaw to reach the bus stop, cuz the heat was really ON!!!!

And I’ve mentioned the rest…

So passing through the road, that’s right in front of my ex- college, lol, I just observed how things have changed now. I had studied there almost 5 years back & now things are totally different. The road that was once, so narrow that at a time barely 2 cars could go simultaneously, had now more than doubled & there was a lot more choice of snacks & beverages in the form of diverse stalls, bang opposite to my college gate…

As I walked ahead, I observed a tree that had beautiful pink flowers..These flowers looked quite like a poor man’s orchid.

I felt so awesome simply observing that here I was, exploring a familiar road, as though I’ve never been here before. I noticed n took a second to observe my feet, that were getting tanned in the scorching heat. I observed my shadow on one of the rocks around a pool of water. Felt so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Was listening to a punjabi song & was observing the guitar strumming pattern!! Felt ecstatic ๐Ÿ™‚ Immediately changed my status on Whatsapp to – Exploring the explorer within. Got into a non-A/C bus which was jampacked n had a special seat for me, the last row middle seat ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharing the pics of the beautiful yet simple, experience that encouraged me to explore more n more with an increased sense of being mindful:)

Signing off – With gratitude in my heart ๐Ÿ™‚

 

In Love with Life, again n again :)

  
When I turn around n I see mom waving,
leaving all her work aside, n standing by the window,

to wave out to me

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I’m really low and depressed,

feeling sad, n a warm, secure hug

drops by me, while I look at him in his eyes

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When a Saturday night, means,either a movie

or TBBT Marathon, very much at home

with my hubby n Addu n loadsa popcorn n ice tea

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I’m running late, no cabs around,

loads of traffic for company,n yet

I’m at peace with 2 tiny musical plugs in my ears

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When a weekly shuttle to a nearby city

seems like a perfect weekday get away

with me, nature n music- partying aloud

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I am totally me, saying ‘NO’ to stuff I hate

n suddenly I trick myself, shouting a victorious ‘YES’

n realize, it wasn’t all that bad, how I thought it was

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When my wardrobe’s falling out, with

my room less n more a mess, n I wonder

what’s up with me? n I stop giving it a darn

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I keep thanking the giver

n bore my readers with my gratitude list

n still can’t stop myself from sharing it

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When my hubby’s work starts pissing me off

n his work life imbalance, gets to my head

n I taunt ‘MEAN’ at him, feeling sorry later n then make up ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I realize, I’m super lucky, to have been blessed

with a beautiful family, n loved ones all around

who accept me as I am, n love me for that

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I’m really worked up with a lot of thrash in my head

n I have, apart from an awesome soulmate,

an amazing place to share it all out,

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When my family, my work, my passion, my blog,

matters to me a lot more than a ‘sour job’ that rained cash

n I feel glad I had loadsa support, to kick it off me,

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When my life, looks too good to be true

n I thank the giver for blessing me time n again

n I remember the price I’ve paid to get here

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

When I wonder – Did I ever love my life so much before?

Or is this a new beginning of love for life that I’ve found?

And all that comes to my mind is a Teddy Bear Thanks to the giver ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve fallen in love with life- Once Again!!

 

Thank you GOD for blessing me every single minute of my life ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers

Shraddha

Turned 29 on 29th – The Best Birthday I’ve ever had!!

I’m 29 – I feel like my birthdate today ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday, for the first and the last time in my life, I felt what it means to be ‘my birthdate’ ๐Ÿ™‚ย I could feel what it feels to be ’29’.

On the threshold of a new decade, I feel totally new & in love with my life!! I’ve never felt this way, so contented & happy with myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always underrated all that I have, was going to have or stuff that I already had, but yesterday everything was perfect..

My bank balance has always been dropping as soon as it rises so I’ve never felt what it feels to accumulate a ‘lot’ of greenery in an unseen, imaginary space known as a Bank Account, but what I really know is God’s always been so gracious and so so very loving, that I’ve always n I mean it, ALWAYS had whatever I’ve really needed.

So what’s so special about yesterday?

~ It’s the first time, I’ve been HAPPILY WORKING on my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Ta Da- I’ve finally found the job I Love

~ It’s the first time, I can feel my life being whole & complete, in an awesome balance. I have my family, my work, my ‘ME TIME’ & the peace of mind n contentment that I’ve always desired for.

~ It’s the first time when,ย the only reason to start my day early was ME!!!!!!ย Can you believe that. A lazybug like me now loves to wake up before the alarm rings @ 7.20 & I absolutely love the way my day unwraps itself. Its my way of life now ๐Ÿ™‚

~ I find it easier now to accept some of my emotions and feelings & deal with them on my own, rather than picking up a fight with a loved one over something that’s not a priority.. Just realized, these emotions are like a tide, they rock you and recede finally, leaving you with whatever you choose – Something good to be grateful for or something lacking to be complaining about..

~ It’s the first time, when I felt, spending my day beautifully was all that mattered. Din’t need a cake or someone to loudly sing or gifts, or some surprises or whatever else. Though I had all the above things yesterday, internally, I felt perfectly okay without them ๐Ÿ™‚

~ It’s the first time I felt progress ๐Ÿ™‚ As a Coach, the last few weeks have been different for me. I can actually see how my self-development plan is radiating through me ๐Ÿ™‚ Absolutely love it ๐Ÿ™‚ & I got an amazing complement on my Coaching Skills from my coach – Shakti ๐Ÿ™‚ It really made my day!!

What else? Messages from all loved ones, 4 hours of travel with a headache, ‘Cudn’t – Play- Music- Cuz- My- Iphone- Was- Down- On- Battery’, tolerating a super boring movie n getting its stupid songs fixed into my mind till today -LOL!!

Whatever it was, I had a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks Addu ๐Ÿ™‚

Signing off!! (with ton loads of thanks on my lips, to the almighty for making life so beautiful)

Not Blunders, but Lessons Learned :)

Why should we blame ourselves or anyone for something that din’t work out or for something that wentย wrong!!

So WHAT?ย So what if we messed things up a bit or even goofed up big time!!ย We have one life that we get to live, don’t we? Or is it like our morning sandwich. Sheeesh!! I hated it this morning, let me try another oneย tomorrow!

Whether we like it or not, it’s the one life we have! The more we love it, the better it gets!

Sometimes, the part of our life that’s bothering us, keeps us from enjoying the rest of the part, that we are in love with!! And I guess, its more about perfection. Everyone craves to have a life that’s perfect, or at least struggles to make it so.

Lol, being human is the most imperfect thing & mistakes are its part and parcel. And its easiest to accept it that way.

Mistakes or even blunders, are the easiest and fastest way to learn, if seen from one side. From the other side, they are those heavy loads, very unpleasant n painful, that we wanna off load onto some other human being asap ๐Ÿ™‚ If we don’t find the other being, we start carrying them around, making our life as heavy and unpleasant.

So, here’s an awesome song – Lessons Learned by Carrie Underwood, that just says all that I wanna say, so very easily ๐Ÿ™‚

Am sure you all will enjoy it!!

Cheers,

Shraddha

I am an ARTIST because…

I AM AN ARTIST n Thank God for that ๐Ÿ™‚

I am an ARTIST because…

That’s the one and only one way, I feel most comfortable existing!!

I am an ARTIST because…

Creativity is one of the greatest gift I have received, without which my life would be simply INCOMPLETE..

I am an ARTIST because…

being an ARTIST is like having beautiful wings that allow me to fly to whichever place I want to be on this earth or beyond

I am an ARTIST because…

it gives me a good nights sleep and it gives me the peace of mind,of living a life completely aligned to my deepest values

I am an ARTIST because…

it allows me to break all rules, make new rules and break them too and yet live a life full of satisfaction and contentment

I am an ARTIST because…

spontaneity is like oxygen for me & creativity is like food for my soul

I am an ARTIST because…

there is no other way for me to exist

I am an ARTIST because…

I AM AN ARTIST!!

Thanks Cristian Mihai for asking me this question!! This effort is not intended towards winning your August Giveawayย rather the question was so very compelling me to write my answer n by doing so,ย I feel so much more in love with my life ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much!!