27 Years and My Wasteland of Dreams!

So I gave myself roughly seven months to accomplish a couple of things before I turned 27. Let’s review that list today. I must say, I am pretty disappointed in myself.

1) Travel.
Nope. Did not travel. I went to Chennai once, but that doesn’t count, since it was a “family get-together” kinda trip.
Forget outside Bangalore, I don’t think I even went up to Commercial Street!
But the office is coming to my rescue, and there is a walkathon planned at the end of this month (to Nandi Hills!). If things go my way, I’ll attend it!

2) Saving money to sponsor the education of a child.
The house-loan EMI took up every last penny that I had.

3) Sell the guitar.
Yes, I sold it. It was a traumatic experience. It was like giving up on all my dreams. Selling my guitar reminded me yet again that I am a failure in life.
Ironically, the day I sold my guitar was the same day that a friend (an accomplished singer and guitarist in Bangalore) decided to gift me a beginner’s guitar tutorial book. Kind of like The Gift Of Magi!

4) Finish my β€œproject”.
I scrapped it. I started with another one. But I focused too much on blogging. And the project is just hanging midway.

5) Get some new tattoos.
Got one new tattoo; there was a lot of teeth-gritting and scowls and frowns in the background. I got it done anyway. I liked the artist’s work. Anyone else planning to get a tattoo in Bangalore should definitely check out her work.

6) Chop off my hair.
I did. I got a Marilyn Monroe cut. But my hair grows annoyingly fast!

7) Try and drink more water every day.
LOL. Still trying to! Have a friend in office who forces water down my throat everyday, quite religiously.
I had just one glass today. Kill me now.

8) Lose weight.
Oh yeah, there was this one week quite recently, when I was tensed/angry/depressed/murderous (figuratively, of course!) I lost 3 kilos!!!

9) Learn yoga or pilates.
I did not.

10) Learn to sew and create some designs.
I did not. I checked with two ladies whose names were registered on Justdial. Both said they have stopped giving lessons. Just my luck!

11) Get some insight into the history of my state.
Very little. I did read some things online, but I want to learn more. Plus, I want to learn about my hometown. I am sure there are a lot of historical stories that would interest me.

12) Make some confessions.
Yes, I told several people what I really felt about them. Friends and foes, alike (three cheers for my outspokenness!). But… some things are still unsaid… *Confessions are so much easier on a deathbed*
Interestingly, I also received some confessions! *wink*

13) Go shopping with some friends. And don’t feel guilty.
I went once. Felt guilty and/or under pressure to hurry back. I hurried back.

I answered “yes” to some of these questions. And yet I feel that I have not accomplished anything! Until next November, then!

PS: Did you know Google gives you birthday doodles? πŸ˜€ Here’s mine!


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20 thoughts on “27 Years and My Wasteland of Dreams!

  1. shubham November 11, 2013 / 7:48 PM

    happy birthday …fun to read ..though it was quite personal.. its much like a diary entry with fun and guilt for the reader (for looking in to the diary )


  2. allresourceupdates November 11, 2013 / 8:34 PM

    Many Many Happy Returns of The Day Sree.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    And As for your list goes..It is good to have some failures you see as that will give you the Kick to start them in a more focused way.. πŸ˜€
    Be Positive.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    and Last but no the least I hope you complete all the wish in the list till next November comes and also complete some more in addition this.. πŸ˜€


  3. Indrani November 12, 2013 / 1:16 AM

    What a lovely post, I liked the way you were honest. πŸ™‚
    Happy birthday!


  4. Sreesha Divakaran November 12, 2013 / 3:36 AM

    Thank you.. It wasn't a diary entry, of course. So don't be guilty πŸ˜€ (unless peeking into a dairy gives you a happy sort of guilt; in which case, feel free to feel guilty!) πŸ˜‰


  5. Sreesha Divakaran November 12, 2013 / 3:39 AM

    Thanks, Harsha.. Yes, need to finish this and add some more πŸ™‚


  6. Vineet Digga November 12, 2013 / 4:46 AM

    Hey, Happy Birthday!
    New year, wild possibilities. πŸ™‚


  7. Sreesha Divakaran November 12, 2013 / 5:11 AM

    Hey thanks, Vineet! Me and your blog almost share birthdays!!
    Yup.. Waiting for those possibilities to materialize!


  8. Bhavya Kaushik November 12, 2013 / 5:18 AM

    Such an honest post!
    I hope all your wishes will come true. A very happy birthday!


  9. Sougata Khan November 12, 2013 / 3:19 PM

    Happy Birthday. I hope you can travel now πŸ˜›


  10. Anil Krishnanunni November 12, 2013 / 8:04 PM

    you are taking your blog to new heights πŸ˜€ that's an achievement πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday!


  11. Abhijnan November 14, 2013 / 10:50 AM

    Thanks for the info on the tattoo artist!!! need to get one on my other arm!!


  12. Sreesha Divakaran November 14, 2013 / 4:30 PM

    Yeah, Blore is full of tattoo artists.. The one I got now is my third one, and I really liked her work…


  13. SK Srinivas November 16, 2013 / 3:55 AM

    27 years old, and you think your life is a wasteland of dreams, eh? You have a very long way to go, little one. Try looking back on your life when you turn 50, then you'll know.

    Very nice blogpost, though. Enjoyed reading it. I didn't know Google gave out birthday doodles. That's something I will add to my to-do list for my next birthday.

    Oh, by the way – there is no real advantage in drinking large amounts of water every day. In fact, unless you're in a humid climate and sweat a lot, if you drink more than a liter a day, you might cause yourself some bodily harm. Besides, people do not realise that we ingest water from other sources – like coffee, tea and food. No need to feel guilty if you don't gulp down 8 glasses a day – you're doing the right thing!

    Cheers … Srini.


  14. Sreesha Divakaran November 16, 2013 / 5:25 AM

    Hi Srini! Thanks for dropping by, I loved your comment πŸ™‚
    Yes, I do remember reading that we get water from other sources, but people keep stressing about the 8 glasses.. So I thought maybe that's the right way to go.
    Glad you enjoyed the post! Keep visiting πŸ™‚


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