If you were waiting for 5 Things section this weekend, I am sorry to disappoint you. This post is gonna be passably personal, but it is essential to give you context. So, shall we?
(If you don't get the title reference, then you really gotta go back to 2015)
Over the past couple of days, I have been thinking (overthinking rather), analyzing how my mind thinks. I tried paying attention to the things I do intentionally and to the things that I don't, things I can explain and things that I can't.
It's just overthinking you see? but it has led me to some conclusions.
All this while I kept thinking of the roots I come from, how I have grown up and how it has shaped me to the kind of person I am and I think I need to pay attention to that part of my life more closely - the bounty of childhood wonder!
I want to know better about how my mind works without influence.
Working on '5 Things I consumed last week' was a fun ride. I discovered so many new artists, channels, podcasts, writers etc.
To write those 5 Things, I used to go through more than 20 things in a week just to figure out what might intrigue people. There were times when I used to wake up at 4 a.m. on Monday mornings, I have edited it in a bus, in office, in a cab and what not!
Thank you to all those who appreciated it, it means a lot to me!
I slowed down a bit on my book annotations cause life took me by a halt, days went in a flash, new city, lots of things to explore, maintaining connections and the general humdrum of the real world.
I put a halt to them too because I couldn't figure out if it was actually making any impact.
I started taking Mentoring sessions in August and I have taken more than 25 sessions now. Interacting with people and knowing them personally was an absolute delight, rather than replying to them on any social media platform with the least amount of attention and care.
I am taking a break from all this for a while ( I know it's the tackiest thing to announce on social media that I am taking a break from social media) but the amount of interactions I have had with people, I figured an explanation was essential before disappearing out of the blue.
I have a couple of things to focus now, bask in the sun, study and prepare for CA finals, perfect a headstand, build some muscles, listen to long form interviews, podcasts and articles, read more poetry and fiction, think more about the kind of product I want to offer my audience in the long run.
I assure you I will come out with more exciting blogs, recommendations and probably a more perfected product after this hibernation period.
Until then, keep reading :)
Take care and wishing you a Happy New Year!