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.
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 “project”.
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? 😀 Here’s mine!
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