Monday Musings, Year End, and Merry Christmas

It’s 25th of December. I know it can be read on the top of the post as well, but it’s a special day. It’s Christmas. The days are going to be longer from now (although I know the hours are going to be the same). Mostly because I have time to write again, this day is indeed special. The past few months, in fact, the whole year has been pretty bad in terms of writing. I have been uninspired, and work has totally eaten up my brain (That’s not really an excuse and hence is after an “and”). I know the time for things can be made up, but I am being honest when I tell you I must have slept at least 17 times while writing– my laptop cover on, with my head on keyboard. I was myself bored with the stuff that what I wrote.

I had plans for November, but they are still in my mind only. Not a word on paper and now, the year is on its last leg. I just don’t know where the time flew. That is an old rant now, I guess. So let us come to the real purpose of this post. Before I start making the new year resolutions, I do need to look back on the things that I wanted to do. I might have failed in almost everything, but a clean slate is how I want to start a new year. This is like my year in review in general:

1) My first off-the-chart resolution was to write 750 words daily. I don’t even want to go back to see how many words I wrote–it was that bad. Let us not even talk about the things these 750 words include. The number of times the word “coffee” is mentioned there exceeds the count of days during which I finished my 750 words. (There is a “coffee-worthy” story to it, which I will share once I have pasted back my broken heart and dreams and have written few more “coffee” journals.)

2) My second resolution was to watch a lot of series and movies to inspire myself. I think I did good in that department, and my idea book is filled with the ideas. Now if I can only find the tools to utilize those ideas.

3) Podcasts are now an on-and-off-affair. I have realized that the relationship between me and podcasts is going to be rocky. So, they are no more in my resolution list, although I am still open to listening to good episodes. My favorite will be “Modern Love” for the details it covers. But they cannot be a regular thing in my current scenario.

4) Last and the most important thing on my list has been reading. I have done plenty of that in the past year, especially the past two months. With all the workload that I had, reading had been my only solace. These were not short stories or even poems (there were only a few in between at times) but full-fledged novels. My Kindle is brimming with them. Soon, I need to make the list of the novels–the unreviewed ones and the unread ones– for my 2018 to be in order. I don’t want to be caught unawares again by the next year.

5) Lastly, my health– my knee had been a mess for past 8 months. Before that, it was my foot which was to be rested (Don’t ask– it was a bad time for my legs). But now, I am more or less healed and am undergoing strength training,

This is for the resolutions–secret and non-secret ones too. But there is something else I fell in love with last year. Bullet journaling and fountain pens <3. I like the idea of bullet journaling my week, my month, and my year. I fell in love with planners. I just loved the monthly spreads and the weekly spreads I discovered. They look too shiny. (Let me whisper a secret: I have already purchased next year’s journals too! *grin*).

Also, my love for Korean dramas still continue. I did not watch that many dramas like the previous year, but I did watch a few. I have another favorite drama: Because This is Our First Life. I have another favorite pair of eyes too (Can’t help it. Lee Min Ki is adorable, and his eyes are the stuff of dreams.)

I did travel a lot, and that’s another reason for not making the time for writing. 2017 must have been the year when I could make out time for quite a lot of travels– all thanks to consecutive holidays.

That’s 2017 for me in nutshell. Not too happening, but not too benign either. Thank you, 2017, for being a year of me (and “Woori”). I hope it has been a good year for you too.

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