I know; February doesn’t have 30 days. I decided to give it two extra so that I can continue having 30-day challenges instead of monthly challenges-the last day of January and the first day of March. That leaves 30 days in March for that month’s challenge. If it doesn’t make sense, don’t bother. It’s not important. … Continue reading February’s 30-Day Challenge and Some Thoughts on Writing
There are so many reasons I’m grateful that I studied psychology in school, one of them being that it helped me discover who I was and why I was that way. The thing that stands out most is my introversion. When I first took the Myers-Briggs personality test, I was classified as an INFJ and … Continue reading The Diary of An Introvert
Yes, I’m giving up again. This time, it’s two things. Let’s talk about the major one first: a degree in writing. No, I’m not giving up on my education. I’m giving up on this particular degree I was so insistent upon having. I knew since Class 10 that I was going to get a degree … Continue reading Giving Up, Part Four
My grandmother, who’s currently traveling around West Bengal with my grandfather, yesterday informed me that my Mili had died. “When?” I asked. “Yesterday or the day before.” She’d called my Uncle back home and he told her that Mili had breathed her last. Thanks to my narcissist aunt, our family had to split last year. … Continue reading An Incomplete Obituary for Mili
Expect a lot of posts about reading and writing this year because I’m neck-deep in a flood of words. Words to read. Words I’m writing. Words not yet written. I had a lot to say about them, but I didn’t want to bombard your feed with endless posts on writing and reading, so I’ll just … Continue reading How to Be a Literary Citizen
Today was supposed to be a good writing day. It was supposed to be productive. I was supposed to be DOING things because 2019 is all about doing things instead of planning or dreaming about them. But it ended up being about something else, something that my sleepless mind decided to deliberate upon out-of-the-blue, making … Continue reading Does this make any sense?
So at the beginning of December, I’d declared that my 30-day challenge for the month would be to learn cooking. For three days, everything went well – I made some sweet potatoes that were, well, sweet, a surprisingly tasty paneer dish, and a very disappointing sweet pea soup. But after that, I fell terribly sick … Continue reading 30-Day Challenges: A Month of Writing Experiments (and December reflections)