The Best Is Yet To Be

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2014 was one of the best year of my life. I’ve had some super happy moments, some happy tears, some beautiful memories and a professional kick start to my passion. But the best thing about this year was the lessons I learnt. I made major blunders, and those turned into the best lessons of life for me.

So today, on the last day of this beautiful year, I sit back with a cup of chamomile tea, and look back at the super awesome memories I had in 2014.

This year started with a brilliant holiday in Gujarat; I got my first photography assignment; I cleared all my exams with a decent score; had a humongous fight with my best friend; learnt not to make rash decisions; bought a new camera; my cousin got engaged; we had a tiny new buddle of joy added to our family tree; my parents celebrated their 25th anniversary; and I had the most fun experience of doing a pre wedding shoot with a couple who is now like family to me.

Even though I had my fair share of drama and depression this year as well, but overall I’ve realized that when you just let everything go and not try to plan or control every freaking aspect of your life, you tend to be more prepared for any surprise that life might throw at you.

So this year, I’ve decided not to make any resolutions of try and plan the entire year in advance. I’ll take anything that life brings me and make the best of it.

I mean yes, I’ll make plans and everything, but I won’t be heartbroken on something that didn’t happen.

I promise to myself that from now on I won’t stop being crazy just because it makes people think I’m…well crazy!

This year I’ll make peace with the freaky me, because I know that no matter what, the best is yet to be.

Happy new year everybody! 😀

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The Existential Crisis

At the prime age of 23, I find myself in the midst of an existential crisis.

I recently realized that my life had been going on the same way for the past few years. Get up in the morning, get dressed, rush to work, come back home in the evening, switch on the TV, eat my dinner and fall asleep at a reasonable hour so that I can begin this entire cycle again the next day.

Except for the Sunday’s which is my day off, I have absolutely nothing new in my life. And even on the Sundays’ I tend to go the same places week after week with the same people.

It’s like I’m stuck somewhere and I’m going round and round in circles.

When did my life become so predictable?

I remember back in high school when I didn’t know what surprise would come my way next hour. The world was my playground and I had the chance to dance my way to happiness.

Though I have nothing to be sad about, I still find myself gloomy at the fact that whatever my plans had been for my future, they kind of got lost in the game of life.

I mean I’m a graduate. I’m working with my dad while studying to be a lawyer. I have a group of friends who love me.  And there is no crisis of sorts in my life.

Wasn’t this supposed to make me happy?

This was what I thought I wanted when I was in high school. A good degree, a good job and my closest friends around me. Then how come today, when I have all this am I not feeling happy?

All my life I’ve made bucket lists. Things I wanted to do at so and so time. Some of those things were checked out but some still are waiting for me to give them the time they deserve.

But I’ve realized that checking off things does not give you happiness. It does make you happy, but I believe happiness is something completely different from just being happy. Happiness should come from within and give you that warm glow from within.

Because forty years down the line, when you would have earned enough money for your retirement and your kids are settled in life and you are living in that house you always wanted to build, you won’t be saying that ‘Yes, I’ve done everything I wrote down in my bucket list and now I’m happy.”

Something would be missing then and that would make you wonder whether in the race to check off everything from the list, did you miss out the small things that used to make you happy?

I know my definition of happiness has changed over the years and it would again go through drastic changes In the future. But as of now, to be blessed enough to have a healthy life with a good future in sight while being surrounded by some very loving people is certainly a pretty damn good thing.

 

Why I Think ‘Friends’ Is The Best Sitcom Ever

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After watching endless new sitcoms and TV shows I come back to ‘Friends’ when ever I feel low. There is something so awesome about this sitcom that even after so many years it still remains the favourite among so many people. And that is probably because of the following reasons-

1. The Characters

All the characters in the show seemed so real that you could actually relate them to your own life. Their stories, their lives, ups and downs, everything. The issues seemed genuine and even today they seem so real.

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2. They still make you laugh

An entire new generation grew up after that show but it still manages to make you laugh even though you’v watched the episodes like a million times and you know all the lines by heart. 

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3. The dialogues

‘How you doin?’, ‘Unagi’, ‘I Know!’,They have been used time and again by so many people. Hats off to the creative team for that! My favourite is

“YOUR TOMBSTONE COULD SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO SAY. IT COULD SAY, ROSS GELLER, GOOD AT MARRIAGE. MINE IS GOING TO SAY- PHOEBE BUFFAY, BURIED ALIVE” -PHOEBE

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4. The story had real life issues-

This is one show that actually dealt with real life issues. Phoebe did not settle down until the last season because her father left her and her mother killed herself, showing that she had serious trust issues. Chandler had commitment issues because of his parents divorce.

They all touched a cord in our heart by facing the same problem that we all face in our day to day lives.

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5. It still evokes the same emotions-

I still cry when Chandler talks to the girl from Ohio to convince her to let them adopt her baby. And when in the last episode they all give up their keys. I also can’t stop laughing when phoebe dances for chandler and when joey appear in that lipstick advertisement. 

I know all these episodes by heart but every time I watch it I feel as if I’m watching it for the first time.

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6. The story line was not predictable-

You never knew what twist or turn would come up in the next episode and that always kept you glued to the TV screen. 

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