Another year passed, a whole set of 365 days or some people tend to count it in seconds which becomes almost uncountable. When 2015 started, I had finally decided to follow the resolutions religiously. To write a number of stories, to go to exercise consistently, to learn a musical instrument etc to name a few. But on large, I missed the mark. Being a person who doesn’t sleep much, who doesn’t spend more time with irrelevant persons in buying the curtains of their homes, I have a lot of time in hand generally.
So, it’s again a new year. Again a path should be decided
- Write, write and write :- Even though, I wrote no more than 4-5 stories in gone year, it would be wrong to say that I didn’t write at all. In fact, I wrote so many facebook posts and so many letters to dear people that I was always writing something or thinking to write. But, there is a difference in just playing the guitar and playing it with innovation and career. Just playing it takes you nowhere, just running 5km a day won’t take you no where. You need to see what you want from it and then work accordingly.
Dancing daily is of no use unless you master an art of Kathak or Break-dance. So, I need to see for what I am writing. And in short, I should resume writing stories, at least 15 this year (Okay, 10).
2. Learn to dance :-
It’s evident, it’s proven and it’s a fact. You can’t escape the dance floor every time. Parties come, gatherings come, music turns on. All start shaking hips and you start shivering finding the nearest corner or coolest excuse.
Actually, I have danced much in past. In fact, sometimes I have danced so rigorously that I overwhelmed all the fellow dancers. But that dance was generally alcohol influenced and I had to hide my face in shame while watching that video next day. Dancing isn’t hard at all, all you have is to loosen yourself a bit and go with the beat. But a person like me, I mean a very much self-conscious person can’t loosen so easily. So I must learn some basic hip shaking rules etc.
3. Exercise :-
1st time in life, I started exercising in 2013; I reached 150 push ups and 100 situp daily with 1 Km of running and other basic stretches. It took no more than 40-50 minutes and benefit I received was immense. Of course, I could feel the tightness of shirt around my arms and shoulders, I also remember the way people looked at me. Some would point out that I am looking better, some others would say that I’ve gained some fitness surely. And those comments were always flattering and it all continued for 6 months.
But then something happened and I stopped doing it. But I can still remember those good days and good things exercise brought to me. I will start it as soon as possible again.
4. Good friend ships :-
I was always the least friendly person of my group, always self-possessed and always putting my work above others. Still, it was me who had most contacts in other cities, who used to get a work done from a person whom I met once or twice.
May be, I am not surrounded by people all the time but certainly, I have quality people who don’t back stab me and are/will be there for me in hour of need. I always have someone whom I can call for a drink, I always have someone to go out on tea. Don’t know how, but I am satisfied with few relations I make, all of them are amazingly reliable. Keep it on.
5. Travel Man, travel :-
It was 2011 and 2012, when I traveled most. with years, I only have disappointed traveler inside me. Reason is simple, there are no persons here who want to travel like a traveler does. They are all who do too much planning, too much costs involved and too little room of fun.
My travel idea is similar to a Faqir, using little resources and exploring what our immediate senses tell us to explore not what we have planned from Internet already. Whatever, Will try to travel some more this year.
6. Read :-
I guess I did enough reading this year. In fact, I read too much. Starting from many novels of Premchand, I read The Kite runner. Then 12 years a slave and then Pride and prejudice. I also read The notebook and I also did read An accidental prime minister by Sanjay Baru. I read Nehru’s discovery of India and so did I read train to Pakistan. I did read Abhigyan shakuntlam and Mudra-rakshas. I did read ramayan and many poetry books. I am sure that I have missed at least 10 names from books which I read this year and not to mention daily wikipedia pages.
However, this must be continued for all the years to live as life is short and there are too many pending books to read.
And that’s all. It’ll be enough If I did all these things, only partially though.