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Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there's no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, may start to die.
One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken sincerely as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?
Its ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in a couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, enjoy with your friends, fall in love, little fights with your loved ones. We are people, not programmed devices.
Don't be serious. Be sincere.
Chetan Bhagat
at Symbiosis

You grow everyday - mentally, physically, emotionally.
I am stronger now. I don't hurt as easily as I used to earlier.
I am coiling back into my shell slowly and willingly, but there are some experiences for company now, which makes me a different person, a better person, a secure person. They make all the difference between what I was five years ago and what I am now. Between the insecure, suspicious, overbearing me and the secure, independent, friendly me.

I know I haven't shared things here since a long time and have stopped reading and commenting on people's blogs. I have no reasons.
There is always someone you hate or love without any reason. You'd be tongue-tied if someone asked you to explain abput it. Then there are times when you don't feel like being around certain people and doing certain things. You draw yourself away from those things and people. You create enough distance to be comfortable. This may be read by some as attitude or rudenss but others, who have felt this way, will know how it feels, and would know is temporary and would know you still love them. But sometimes you just need your own space.

I'm coming back. Little by little. 
Just stay tuned.


- Sugar Cube - said…
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- Sugar Cube - said…
I know how it feels. Why do you even need to explain anyone if its only temporary ? :)

Its good to be stronger. We all just have to learn to be.

welcome back!
Poulomi said…
Welcome back :)
Maryam said…
UjjwalRaaj said…
Wow...I so needed this right now. For a second I had the urge to type a very cynical viewpoint..but yeah...maybe it's just the admission season that's getting to me.

Welcome back.

Best wishes! =)
Niyati Gandhi said…
I totally get it :)
My friends from home always complain about me not calling them from college. But they'll see me in 50 days.
And in college. I need space.
Come back.
even if it's virtual you :D
Scribblers Inc said…
Welcome back...I have been trying the same to do to my blog for a while now...and life too. Getting back, one thought at a time.

Scribblers Inc.

P.S.- Totally awesome line on top of what I am writing. Lays to waste, whatever I write. Wait a minit, lays to waste? :/

I am a freelance journalist working on a story about Facebook addiction. I chanced upon your comment on your friend Sush's blog post about the same topic (blog: halfglassfull. I left her my email address and leaving it here... I would love to talk to you, because you said something about trying to quit but that you couldn't.

Would really be glad to hear from you, my id is wordswithaarthi @ gmail .... just drop me a line and I will respond with questions or my number and we can chat.

skepter93 said…
superb work on the blog..ur blog is extremely awsome......:)m jus new to the blog thing..thanx 4 visitin ma blog...ill keep updatin ma articles and well not to forget jus if u hav any suggestions..u r welcum 2 say them..
Whuaat? said…
Stay tuned, we will :)

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