The randomness of Life

The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions    

Steve Rivkin

Life is unpredictable! No matter how much you try to organize, no matter how much you plan, at some point, it will all be misplaced again. Then you’ll have to pick up the pieces, you have to start over.

As a person, I’ll say that I prefer to be disciplined and organised in my daily life. I plan my days way ahead, I try to schedule as much as possible. Even after doing all of these organization; there will be days when my physical ability will be completely reduced to zero. And I wouldn’t feel like doing anything at all.

Not all days are sunshine; we all have our share of disappointments. We all witness hurdles in daily life. Sometimes it’s okay to rest for a while.

As long as we are trying to become a better version of ourselves, we’ll have the urge to move forward. Though the TIME is Limited. We all have only 24 hours each day to make something worthy enough. But we can’t be worthy each day, so the key is to become ‘consistent‘.

Whatever you are doing, if you are loving it; you’re already halfway there! Just be consistent. Whatever your reap, you’ll harvest later.

Yes, life will be harsh. It will act as an unpredictable barrier on your way. The roads to your dreams will be full of hiccups, but you must carry on. You push yourself harder each day, just be steady. Your time will come, have faith in yourself.

I’ll be back real soon, till then spread love & kindness to everyone around you.

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Goals for 2020

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Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Another new decade just has begun. The year 2019 is far behind us now. With every time passing, we are more inclined towards the future. Every year many of us take a pledge to start over. We make plans & objectives for another new year.

We make plans because we want to become better than we were yesterday. Most of us make plans and work according to them for only a few days. Suddenly, they lack motivation and stop. Why do we stop? Because we didn’t see any progress.

Everyone is great at making goals, but only a few are persistent to follow them and achieve results.

Every change requires time. Changes are tough when we begin. If it’s not uncomfortable at first, it’s not at all a change! You’ll be stagnant in life if you keep following your daily routine for the rest of your life.

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and so gorgeous at the end.

Robin Sharma

You have to be consistent, you have to follow them day after day. I know it is disappointing when you don’t see any progress at all. But you must stick to your plans, be determined. Work with full concentration to achieve something.

We can have goals. Some may have positive effects in our lives, some may don’t contribute anything at all. So, choose your goals wisely. Both positive and negative decisions can be contributed to action. Be mindful.

There is a Japanese method named as Kaizen. Kaizen means “continuous improvement“. Even if you’re not willing, you must be consistent. Don’t just accept your current situation, there are different ways to improve the status quo. Each day try to improve by 1%, these 1% improvements may seem irrelevant. In the long run, these 1% improvements are going to add up and make a remarkable difference.

How to make goals ?

First of all, every individual is different. We have multiple objectives and wishes. Think attentively about your priorities first.

  • Which are your most significant plans?
  • Make a list of at most 3 or 5 goals you want to achieve this year.
  • Work towards them consistently, if you ever feel demotivated; just look at the list and start working again.
  • Remember, each day just 1% improvement is enough for you.
  • You can also make short-term goals for every 3 or 4 months.
  • Take your time to rest, each of us has a different path. There’s no need to rush.
  • No matter what others are saying, follow your intuition.
  • By the end of 2020, review your progress.

I know it feels overwhelming when we have a lot on our plates. It’s okay to feel stuffed with burdens sometimes. Just don’t make this your permanent situation. Change your strategy if you feel overburdened by responsibilities. Make your schedule and work towards it.

I have also thought and made my goals for 2020. Maybe. There will be minor changes in overtime. Let’s see how much can I improve overtime.

I am sorry for not being active on my blog for the last few months. I’ll try to be better and consistent at writing, there’s a long way ahead. Also, I have been working on my YouTube Channel for the last 3 or 4 months. I hope people are going to be inspired by my post.

Don’t forget to share your views, that matters to me so much. And you may also add up your strategies.

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I’ll be sharing new post soon. Take care friends.

With love, Poulomi ❤

Let her be free to live as herself

We all are told to make our own life decisions. When we are adult, everyone expects you to be responsible for your life choices.

Though you will be judged for your choices numerous times in your life. No matter what others say, you need to keep your heads high. Especially, the girls are criticized more in our society.

Girl, make your own choices because after ten or twenty years only you’re going to remember them.

I don’t know about the situation in other parts of the world, but in India, Women are not safe anymore. The current news headlines make us feel disgusted about the brutal incidents happening daily. I don’t usually speak online about these vicious crimes. But it is the high time that we should make a stand to prevent these inhuman acts.

The authorities, society doesn’t seem to acknowledge. Even if something terrible happens to a lady, people are blaming her dressing style. People are blaming her for going out. As if she was born only to be kept hidden forever.

We are telling her not to go out late at night, but we are not teaching our sons to behave like a gentleman!

Every woman is so easily judged by society for her life choices. When she is standing up for equality; she’s a Feminist! When she is in a live-in relationship; she’s a Slut! When brutal things happen to her; everyone is quite!

Change is not going to happen overnight, change begin from every single responsible citizen.

At first, change your mindset, treat every woman equally and with respect.

I can raise my voice and do my part, but everyone has to take a stand. I am requesting every woman out there to raise their voices against anything wrong. We must take stand for ourselves. The parents should bring up their sons as a responsible human being, teach them moral values and ethics. Teach them that women are also human beings and not just another fragile species.

Even now, I am going to be judged for my post. People will tell me that I am being arrogant, society always looks down upon women like you. I’ll be told not to post something bold like this again.

But anyway, I was responsible when I first started this blog. And I am responsible for this post. It’s my choices, and I would rather make my own choices that following the mediocrity.

Don’t forget to share your views. And I want to hear from people outside of India. Have you guys witnessed these kinds of incidents?

Till then, stay safe. Be happy and spread kindness. Everyone needs that.

You can also mention your view in the comments. Feel free to add your words. Don’t forget to comment and share it. 

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Life is all about:

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As we all know another decade (2010-2019) is on the verge of completion. A brand new decade of 2020 is about to begin in just about one month. We are going to step on a brand new journey of our lives.

As the year of 2019 is going to end, I decided to write something different on my blog this time. Every time I tell about my own experiences. But this post is dedicated to all the people I have in my life at this moment.

Here many of my friends are going to describe their views on life. It’s how they have perceived life, it’s about how they experienced it.

A few days ago I asked a question on my social media account.

Tell me, what is life all about?

Surprisingly, few of my friend have replied me back with wonderful words. Some have described by one word, some have written a whole sentence. And every reply is unique!

Life is all about:

Patience.

Poonam

Life is full of rejections & struggles.

Mainak

My mom provides the best comfort pillow in every worst situation in life.

Arnab

Never be so sure of life because life is unpredictable. So be prepared to face any situation, be happy & stay focused.

Debayan

Life is a roller coaster ride with ups and downs.

Anwesha

Life is casual & enjoyable.

Saptarshi

Every day is a new start.

Tanuja

Life is all about finding calm in the chaos.

Anamika

Only I can stand up for myself.

Rounak

Life is full of struggles. I believe in working hard, I don’t want to sit idle. I believe in earning it and then enjoying it.

Mamoni

Life is to apply science and feel the arts while being accountable to commerce.

Sampurna

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Trip to the Andaman Archipelago: Part 2, Neil & Havelock Island

The Natural Bridge, Neil Island

I am back with the second part of the Andaman travel blog. I am glad that many of the viewers have liked part 1 so much. I just enjoyed the trip with my heart and soul. And I tried to write down the details as much as possible.

If somehow, you haven’t seen the first part of the Andaman Blog, here is the link https://poulomidaslife.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/trip-to-the-andaman-archipelago-part-1/

The Coral reefs of Havelock Island

So, now lets jump into the travel details, in the second part I am going to mention two majestic islands of Andaman. They are-

  1. Havelock Island ( also known as Swaraj Deep)
  2. Neil Island ( also known as Shaheed deep)

Day 4 & 5:

Havelock Island:

It was the 4th day of Andaman trip, last night we came back from visiting Baratang & Jarawa Reserve Forest. It was an unforgettable experience.

For a more picturesque view of Andaman, you may check out my Travel Vlogs on Youtube:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTuHSWHITjkRB5DJlO0WraA

In the morning we reached the ferry ghat to catch our Ship to Havelock Island. It took about 2.5 hours to reach Havelock from Port Blair. The journey was amazing. All throughout my life, I had always been exhausted by travelling in ships. But this time, the story was different.

The Ship was sailing smoothly through the sheer waves of the Bay of Bengal. Sometimes, the waves were turbulent; sometimes they were so calm. Everything in the world felt less significant at that moment. My mind was submerged by the never-ending scenery of the sea. The 2.5 hours felt like 30 minutes or just a little more. And when we reached Havelock Island, I was amused by its beauty.

Havelock Island is part of Andaman Archipelago. It’s known for its dive sites and beaches, like Elephant Beach, with its coral reefs. Crescent-shaped Radhanagar Beach is famous for watching the sunset.

The crytal clear waves of Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock island
Resting on the Radhanagar Beach

The main attraction of Havelock Island is its beaches. The marvellous view of the sea along with the pleasant surroundings will just make you fall in love with the place. We visited the Radhanagar beach, and I just couldn’t stop clicking pictures!

You can watch my Travel Vlog on Havelock Island: https://youtu.be/8wU_zUoRYIU

Scuba Diving at Havelock Island:

Havelock & Neil Islands are famous for their vibrant coral reefs. Tourists from all around the world visit Andaman for its once in a lifetime scuba experience.

ready to dive into the sea

Coral reefs in Andaman are stretched over an area of 11,000 sq km of area, while the Nicobars have about 2,700 sq km under coral reefs. The Andaman Archipelago have fringing reefs around the east coast and barrier reef on the west.

The coral reefs consist of numerous species of marine flora and fauna. I went Scuba Diving at Havelock. And the experience was simply mindblowing. Scuba diving has been the most adventurous experience in my life until now.

going for scuba at havelock

I went for scuba because I wanted to dive into the sea, I wanted to explore the underwater world. Initially, I hadn’t any idea what scuba diving would feel like. Once I dwelled deeper into the sea, everything appeared to be more vibrant & picturesque. The wide variety of flora and fauna just stole my heart.

diving along with the instructor
underwater view, pic courtesy: Island divers, Havelock
pic courtesy: Island Divers, Havelock

We stayed in Havelock for two days. And visited all the beaches. In the evening we took the ship to Neil Island.

Day 6:

Neil island:

Neil Island is now known as the Shaheed Deep. Neil Island is a tiny island surrounded by the coral reefs. Neil means ‘blue‘. Neil Island is covered by a blue coloured sea from all the sides. The water here was crystal clear, the sea looks unrealistic, how someplace can be so beautiful!

Neil Island took one hour from Havelock Island. But the transport medium is only by government ships & private cruises.

If you are tired of the hectic urban lifestyle, and looking for an exotic & serene destination, Neil Island is going to be your ideal place to visit. The comfortable climate with tropical vegetation makes the Neil Island a desirable place to visit. You can spend hours by just walking on those deserted beaches. It will be a great treat for mind and soul.

Neil Island actually looks blue
Lakshmanpur Beach, Neil Island

One can also indulge in water activities like speed boats, banana boats, scuba diving in Neil Island. You won’t be disapointed. In fact, you’ll gain an experience of a lifetime.

Day 7:

Back to Port Blair:

Next day in the morning, we took a ship to get back to Port Blair. The journey through the sea was just unforgettable. I’ll never forget the views I’ve witnessed through this journey.

Sometimes, we just need to let go of all the distractions, just to find ourselves. But all trips come to an end. Now, it was our time to get back to Kolkata.

Day 8:

Flight back to Kolkata, home.

This was my trip to Andaman Archipelago in a brief. No matter, how much I try to put through the words, I just can’t explain my trip completely. It was a journey of a lifetime. I never imagined such an adventure. Scuba Diving is just changed my perspective towards life.

You know, people say that when you go for a trip, you start to change along with the trip. You gain experiences. And when you come back home, you’re not that same person anymore. Right now in my life, I am sure of one thing. “ I love travelling“.

How to plan for Andaman Trip?

Nowadays, there are many travel websites to look for. But try to research about the places before you book your tickets. Try to book flights to Port Blair as the ships will take much longer to reach. Andaman is waiting for you!

So, what are you waiting for? Make your itinerary for Andaman. Book your flights & hotels. And have a trip of a lifetime.

Don’t forget to share your opinions. You can always reach me on social media platforms.

For more details, have a look at my Andaman travel Vlog:

Andaman Vlog 1: https://youtu.be/sLycjCQ0BF8

Andaman Vlog 2: https://youtu.be/A52mpRu-iHU

Andaman Vlog 3: https://youtu.be/zjj-WSEzafk

Andaman Vlog 4: https://youtu.be/8wU_zUoRYIU

Andaman Vlog 5: https://youtu.be/jORHu87m9wg

Scuba Diving Vlog: https://youtu.be/QzlsngzA4qk

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With love, Poulomi 🙂

Lighting up an old Passion

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When we were a child, we had a different vision. We used to believe in miracles. We thought that everything was possible because of magic. At least, I was quite fond of magic.

But circumstances changes, as we grow up. Now its the time to focus on studies, need to get a well-paid job, need to grow a family etc. When we start our work-life, the schedule of life changes completely.

The majority of the people are spending their time doing to and fro to work. People are working constantly for 5 to 6 days a week. The new generation is living their life only on weekends. Sadly, we have only the weekends to cherish the beautiful moments of life. Though most of us are even choosing the mobile over normal life on weekends also.

Do you ever just stop for a moment and think about your passion in your free time? Do you ever remember how you used to enjoy your days as a child? What was your hobby or passion as a child?
Our hobbies say a lot about ourselves. It can describe our mindset on that very moment of our life.

Recently, I read a book on “Ikigai”. Well, many of you must have already heard about Ikigai. It’s a traditional Japanese concept about finding your passion. It’s about what makes you look forward in life. I’ll link the book below on Ikigai by Yukari Mitshuhashi. I have also mentioned her name on my Instagram account.

https://www.amazon.com/Ikigai-Japanese-Art-Meaningful-Life/dp/0857834916

You must give this book a try, it will make you realize what makes you happy in life. Reading about Ikigai just opened my eyes. I had been pushing myself hard to achieve so much at once. But in life, you must go slowly and steadily to achieve something. Let it be happiness, let it be a success, every single thing takes time.

As a human being, it is often hard and confusing to complete all kinds of stuff at a time. Practice makes a person more flexible. But don’t overlook your personal needs to complete all daily tasks.

Make time for yourself in between your busy schedule. No matter even if it’s a single day in a week. Just try, go for it. Invest that time on yourself, look out for the things you like doing, take care of your health, pamper yourself. Do whatever you love doing.

Often we forget what we used to like as a child. Sometimes our passion was deeply rooted in our childhood habits. For example, I used to sing during my schooldays. I even trained for more than twelve years in Indian Classical Music. Somehow, I stopped practising. Maybe because I left Kolkata at that time for my job. And my passion became non-existent for a while. But whenever I heard someone singing, I also started along with that person. You may have different hobbies like photography, poetry, drawing, dancing, travelling etc. You just need to start pursuing it again.

Recently, I again figured out about what I love since childhood, and “Singing” was the first thing which came in my mind. By that time I just finished reading the book on Ikigai. I can’t stop being grateful to that book. Some books just change us, and it arrives at the right moment when you least expect it.

If I can rediscover my passion even after forgetting it for a long time, so do you. From now on, I’ll make sure to practice singing whenever I’ll get time. Because I can be myself for that moment. It makes me happy.

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So go out and rediscover what you love, discover what you haven’t disliked even since your childhood, discover what makes you feel accomplished and worthy. No matter how much you earn, without a hobby or a passion, you’ll feel worthless and bored at times. So, switch off the gadgets for a moment, go out in the outdoors, breath and think with a calm mind. Give it a try for a few weeks, you’ll get an answer from your intuition. You’ll know what you want to do!

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With love, Poulomi 🙂

Trip to The Andaman Archipelago : Part 1

The Marvelous view of the sea at Port Blair
The coral reefs residing just below the sea surface at Havelock Island
Whenever you travel to a new place, does it feel like a change in your perspective? Does it seem like a change in your mindset? Last but not least, you explore the unknown. Wanderlust can be addictive, but it doesn’t harm you when you are travelling to all these amazing destinations!
This time we travelled to the Andaman islands. Andaman was there always in our bucket list. Somehow it never happened earlier, but just as we say, everything has a purpose. Every destination has its significance.

The Andaman Islands create an Archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, between India and Myanmar. Most of the islands of Andaman falls under the Union Territory of India. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are home to the Andamanese people. The aboriginals of the archipelago consist of different tribes like The Jarawa or The Sentinelese. The natives have their heritage. The lifestyle, food habits are completely different from mainland Indians.

Though most of the parts of the archipelago are remains untarnished. Andaman is already famous for its enchanting scenery and vibrant Coral Reefs. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is home to innumerable flora and fauna. The natural vegetation of the Andamans is a tropical rain forest, though you’ll see mangroves on the coast. The marine life here will just blow your mind. Andaman is simply awesome.

The underwater, Scuba Diving view is just surreal
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Lets now dive into the trip. So you need a minimum of 6 to 7 days for Andaman trip. Our trip was of 7 days. And don’t forget the Scuba Diving. It’s a must to explore marine life.

Also don’t forget to check my Andaman Travel Blog Part 2 here: https://poulomidaslife.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/trip-to-the-andaman-archipelago-part-2-neil-havelock-island/

How to reach Andaman?

You can reach Port Blair by Ship or Flight. Ships are available from metro cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Vishakapatnam. But ships take a few days to reach Port Blair. So, Flight will be a wise and time-saving option. Flights are available frequently.

Our Journey:

We took our flight from Kolkata Airport to Port Blair International Airport. It took about 2 hours and 20 minutes approximately. The islands can be seen from the flight, the view is just breath-taking.

Day 1:

We took an early morning flight and reached Port Blair on time. Then we headed towards the hotel, which was near to the airport. Later in the afternoon, we started for the Chiriatapu beach, Corbyn’s Cove beach, Aquarium. The final attraction was the historic Cellular Jail. The light and sound show of the Cellular Jail just brought tears into our eyes. There’s a long and tragic history behind this jail. The Cellular Jail has witnessed numerous freedom fighters and their stories. One of them is Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Cellular Jail is the foremost place to visit in Port Blair.

The historic Cellular Jail, Port Blair
The Sunset Point, Chiriatapu
At the Chiriatapu beach

Day 2:

The next day we went to the Anthropological museum, Ross island and North bay island. The museum was unbelievable. There are so many things to explore about the Andamanese people and their lifestyle. It provides the full picture of how the British discovered the Andaman islands before the independence of India. It’s completely informative.

You need to book a boat to travel to Ross and North Bay islands. Exploring the two islands will take most of your time. But trust me, the view is worth it. Ross Island is presently known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island. Ross Island is famous for the old barracks and bunkers of the British soldiers before the second world war.

ruins of the old barracks, once used by the British soldiers at Ross Island
The scenic view from Ross Island( now Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island)
The picturesque North Bay beach

There are few more beaches and spots to visit in Port Blair like Viper Island, Wandoor beach etc. All the places are equally mindblowing. For more pictures and scenery you can follow my Andaman Vlogs on Youtube:-

Andaman Vlog 1: https://youtu.be/sLycjCQ0BF8

Andaman Vlog 2: https://youtu.be/A52mpRu-iHU

There is another Island named Diglipur in North Andaman. Diglipur is also a famous ecotourism destination and has amazing beaches and mud volcano. Diglipur takes about 12 or 13 hours to reach from Port Blair. So, if you plan is to visit Diglipur, you’ll need 2 more days on the trip.

Day 3:

The third day was reserved for Baratang, Limestone Cave and Jarawa Reserve Forest. The Jarawa Reserve forest is the sacred ground where the ‘Jarawa Tribe’ resides. This place is well protected by the authorities and they are preventing the tribe from extinction.

Baratang Island is located between Middle and South Andaman Islands. It is about 110 kilometres from Port Blair. Baratang Island is a major attraction for its utmost beauty. The Baratang Island trip is considered to be an adventurous trip due to the long ride through the dense Mangrove Forests in Andaman. You’ll have to ride on speedboats for hours and the boat will be travelling through the Mangroves. The whole ambience feels like an adventure movie of Hollywood.

You need to reach the Limestone Cave by speedboats, the cave is situated in a remote island from Baratang. The journey to the cave is mysterious. One has to walk through the old and forbidden rain forests of Andaman. The incredible density and variety of landscapes will make you spellbound. I found the journey more interesting than the destination.

On the way to the Limestone Cave from Baratang
The dense Mangrove Forest of Baratang

I was surprised to see the Limestone Cave in the middle of nowhere. It is astonishing how the cave was created by mother nature.

Inside the cave
The sculptures of the cave

After spending three days in Andaman, I was already obsessed with its beauty. Our next destination was the Havelock and Neil islands. And I was already planning for Scuba Diving in the Havelock Island. I was so excited for this new adventure.

I have travelled to many places in India before. There was something unique about Andaman. The innumerable islands, the colour of the sea, the pleasant breeze, the mesmerizing beauty was unique. Andaman can be the best place for rejuvenating yourself.

In the next part of the travel blog, I’ll be describing our trip to the Havelock and Neil Islands. So readers, be ready.

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With love, Poulomi 🙂

When I look Back

Sometimes it feels so unreal to recapitulate all the journeys I had so far. From college to Pune, from Pune to Mumbai. Then again back to Kolkata from Mumbai. I have come so far in just these last three years.

I still remember the insecure but strong girl who was neglected by most of her peers. I never really spoke about my Pune days, because at times I wanted to forget. There were times when I wanted to quit and come back home. But I didn’t, I just waited to see how it ended. And that’s how my journey started.

I learnt not to listen to those who don’t matter. I learnt to live alone, to depend on myself. When I left Pune, I was worried about my future, I was worried about continuing my job. At times I was so scared to make a move. But my parents always had my back. They were and still are my backbone. Mom and Dad, I am grateful to you two for always having faith in me when even I didn’t.

People laughed at me, some even told me that I would become hopeless, there will be nothing left in my life. I thought it was the end of my patience.

Fortunately, when a door closes, another new door opens. Mumbai gave me more than I had already lost. A new place to live, new friends to cherish. Some people crushed my confidence by being brutal. I was broken so many times. But what can’t break you only makes you stronger. Now I don’t give a hang if someone openly insults me. Earlier, people’s opinions affected me. Later I learnt to take everything casually.

I started to invest in myself. I read more books, I even started blogging. Blogging helped me a lot to get over all the toxicities of my life. I could express all my feelings clearly when I wrote it down. Writing calmed my nerves and I tend to become more peaceful and friendly. And all my flatmates were so generous to me. They taught me to live in the present moment. Worrying only makes the situation worse, and trust me no one ever wants to make things worse.

I wanted to come back to Kolkata after one and half years were passed. After an immense struggle and will power, I came back. I came back to the poeple who love me truly. No matter how much terrible day I face, every night I come back home to my parents. And to me, that is the best feeling in the world. No matter how many insults I get from certain people from outside, I know that I am home. And everything is always working out for me.

All that matters is what you feel about yourself. My mental health and well being is my foremost priority. I spend most of my times doing what I love. Recently, I started vlogging. And things are going smoothly when I engage myself in creative stuff. I love what I am creating and I am grateful to God for giving me the opportunity.

Everything will work out for me at the right time and place. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. I am proud of the journey I’ve made so far. I still have a long way to go, and I am ready for it.

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Seek out your purpose

Our Intuition tells us what’s best for us. How would you ever find your calling if you are too confused in your head?
You are following what the others of your age group are busy doing. Partying, shopping, posting online, showing off gadgets, engaging in inconsiderable relationships because you are the only single person left in the group. These are the trends now. But is it your purpose? Is it what makes you happy? If yes, then go ahead and do what you love doing. Live your life. Make your own choices.
What if it’s no? Have you ever felt like you don’t belong here? You are different from the rest of the people around you. Are people laughing at you because you are odd? Do you ever feel like having different ambitions?

There’s nothing wrong being different than others as long as you know what you want from your life. Bring clarity in your plans and ambitions.

Everyone is different, we have different choices and opinions. Often we feel disheartened when people are laughing at us. Despite being sad about this, change your mindset. Think like, not everyone has similar kind of energy. Some people won’t find you appealing and that’s completely normal.

The only thing that matters is what you feel about yourself. You are the pilot of your life, so make the ride worthy enough.

Now, the question is, how are you going to find out your purpose? Nothing happens overnight. Things take time to occur. Sometimes it may take months or even years to find your true purpose. But the journey is deeply meaningful. You have to go through spiritual, mental and psychological awakening before discovering your purpose.

At first, look out for the things which make you happy genuinely. Look for the things you are passionate about. Most of the time, our purpose is rooted in the things we are passionate about.

Try new stuff, join an online course, start meditating, dive into an adventure, go for travel, start reading a different genre. You won’t find out your purpose unless you try out all the opportunities out there.

The more you’ll dwell into something, the more you’ll find out about your new personalities. There’s always one or more shades of us which were hidden before. Now, you’ve come out of the shell. And you’re amazed to see this new side of yourself.

When people laughed at me for being different among the crowd, I left their company. And I started to read more books. After beginning my job, some colleagues who joined along with me quoted that they found me lunatic and lonely for being single by choice. By that time, I was more focused on building my blog than engaging in late-night flirty conversations with random guys. The best part is, I’ve never regretted my choices. I did what I love doing. I followed my passion.

The more choices I made for myself, the more I discovered myself. I went Scuba Diving because I wanted to dive into the sea. I couldn’t continue to be afraid of the water. I wanted to see the new underwater world. And somehow, I would announce that the world more interesting and more vibrant.

Don’t forget to surprise yourself. Who knows, you might experience something unique. It may seem like losing yourself at times, but it’s just a new beginning.

“At the end of the tunnel, there’s light”

Nothing is permanent. Everything changes with time, make the best use of the present. Create something you love, dance to your favourite songs, take a solo trip, go for a long ride on your bike. Not everyone gets the chance to experience their purpose. Not everyone ever realizes what their soul purpose in life is.

If you already know your purpose, you are few among the luckiest people on earth who can change their life just by manifesting their thoughts.

And if your heart is telling you that you belong somewhere else & you deserve better. Listen to your heart and start to seek out your purpose. Remember, it’s going to be a long ride with hiccups on the road. But you’ll be a new person when you get there. And you’ll be proud of that person.

One year since Mumbai

So, today It’s been exactly one year since I left Mumbai. I went to Mumbai for a job and I stayed there for two years. But now I am back to Kolkata, which is my hometown. I came back one year ago.

Now, these questions may rise, did I left my job? Did I quit?

The answer is, No. I asked for a transfer, and I got it after months of immense struggle. There are so many reasons why I left Mumbai. I was having some health issues, I became extremely homesick, sometimes I was struggling financially, I wasn’t able to eat properly.

Eventually, it made me sick. At one point, I decided that I would take a transfer. But it is always easier said than done. I had to be patient, there were times when I felt completely hopeless. But I never stopped trying.

And one day, the sun rose brighter as all my prayers were already been heard. I came to find out about my transfer approval. It was a long process. I had to pack all my stuff and sent them back to Kolkata from Mumbai. I booked my flight and packed all the stuff. Sometimes, I sit back and try to recapitulate all the things I did in just two weeks. Those two weeks were the most hectic yet most transforming two weeks of my life.

And I came back after months of wait and patience. Now I have completed one year. A lot has changed in this one year, my circumstances changed, the environment changed. I changed as a person.

We become what we think about ourselves. As we start to grow as a person, our circle also starts to change. It’s not that I disliked Mumbai, I have lots of friends there. Some of them adore me. It’s just, after a certain time, I started to face some difficulties. Most of that was related to my health. To save my health, I decided to come back home. And My home is where my parents are.

Now, I am living with mom and dad. I am so happy to be back in my hometown. I get up early every morning and thank god for bringing me back. It wouldn’t have been possible without God’s approval.

I am enjoying the moments with my family members. My friends are also with me. Mumbai gave me lots of friends for life. I am grateful for the experiences and wisdom it provided me. I am glad that I have made such nice friends who will love me no matter what part of the world they’ll live. I have friends who will cheer me up no matter how depressing the situation gets.

Life doesn’t always sail smooth. There are harsh days. Not everyone will accept your vibes. Now I realised that not everyone will want to become your friend. Not everyone will be eager to help you. Here I’ve seen people who’ll sugar coat their words just to intimidate you. People will only try to get the advantage of you. Some people’s existence can only be hurting to your mental health. But you have to let all that go. You have to make peace with yourself. Every event has it’s learning.

That’s why I am glad for all the challenges I’ve faced in my life. Let it be a person or an incident. I am grateful for the people who stayed with me, who believed in me.

I am also grateful to those who left me, who pitied me, who despised me. Because you all remind me that I still have a long way to grow. Your actions prove that I am more capable than I think about myself. Thank you for all the experiences.

When I look back, I can see the long journey I’ve made so far. Though I still have miles to travel. A new chapter is about to begin…

I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.

Joyce Meyer

p.s- This post is completely based on my personal experience.

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