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.
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.