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Note to self

I am just waking up from this awesome dream that I was living. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, this time of the year is our busiest. We share our birthdays in the same week and ever since we are together, we have celebrated the entire week instead of just the days. Taking up the 30-day writing challenge was not only poorly timed by yours truly but also poorly executed. I am in the middle of so much right now [Baby P, Happy, Home, Studies, Scrapbook, Digital frame, books, Exam] that taking up a new project that has a specific timeline is not in my best interest. I am going to first finish all the projects (personal and professional) that I have already taken up.

Long story short, you may notice some changes in the blog. I have moved things around a bit to fit my current situation. I do plan to write as and when I can. This month is a bit hectic for me with Baby P’s first birthday and my major test coming up. I will do my best to post daily during the glorious nap-time. I may do a bunch of daily writing challenge prompts here and there too.

You see, this is the biggest problem being an intuitive artist, rigidity, and schedule.

Thanks for being patient with me,

Pooja

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Why I should NOT be taking up this 30-day writing challenge but still am

So, recently I came across this 30-day writing challenge prompt and debated on whether or not I should take it up. I don’t know if you can tell but I am not too comfortable with putting myself ‘out there’ and this prompt is all about that. T-M-I to the core! I should be partially (or totally) narcissistic to actually believe that there are people out there interested in knowing who I am, what I do, and what I like, I am not.  In addition, I am not sure if I have the time to write daily. Now that I think about it, I think I have the time (the golden baby nap time when I usually write my blogs) but I am nervous about missing a day or two, thanks to my intuitive nature. I usually blog, paint, or doodle when I feel like it. My creative juices flow out the minute a plan flows in. I once thought of pre-planning what I write and I can tell you, it was one of my most embarrassing works. the same is with my paintings. Also, this is a “daily challenge”. Daily? There are days when I forget to take a shower, how am I going to remember this? You see this? I am far from being decisive.

But the bright side to this scenario is that I need something like this right now to grasp the flow and have some control on my creative side. I hope this challenge enhances my daily writing habit, my discipline and dedication, and how to be able to let go and still be in control. I started bullet journaling too. There is so much I want to do ever since I had the epiphany of making happiness my goal, not perfection. That’s my mommy mantra too.

So, here is a new challenge. Stay tuned to this label to get a sneak-peak into my world.

Follow me on Instagram to add a face to my name.

Note: I failed at keeping up with the challenge. Courtesy time management, new parenting, baby, dog, academics, and work. Fail!  But I do manage to take prompts from here and there and write at my own pace. 

Cheers!

Until next time,

Spread love and kindness,

Pooja

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Current favorite TV shows

Lately, I have been bed-ridden and apart from my lovely pack of boys, there is something else that had to my rescue – TV. I am not much of a TV person, myself, (we don’t have cable) but there are a few shows that can light me up or intrigue me to a good healthy level of distraction. Here are my favorite shows streaming on Netflix and Amazon (irrespective of their genre): Continue reading “Current favorite TV shows”

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Top 15 ½ culture shocks: India to US edition

I woke up to the US on the first day of 2013. I landed in Los Angeles, my new home and I was filled with mixed emotions. I missed home but at the same time, I was thrilled for a new adventure I put myself into. I go ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ on most thing. So, here are the top 15 ½ culture shocks I observed in my 4 years of staying in and traveling around this beautiful country:

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Every day is not a good day

It is a known fact for all those who ‘know me’ that I am a bit of an organizer myself. I like lists and plans and what I like more than lists is the moment I get to strike tasks off of it. No matter how chaotic my personal life was, I always made sure I had a productive day in terms of my professional life, rather professional development. Sometimes I made it through but sometimes I fell apart like a house of cards. Continue reading “Every day is not a good day”