Happy Lust in August


Well well well, its my favorite month of the year. No, I don't intend to be silly and say so only because its my birthday month. August for me has always meant hope and peace. It sure marks a new beginning in my life, as I completed 26 years of my existence on the 8th and stepped into my 27th. And I have achieved all that I wanted to by the time I completed 26. A decent pay package, a concrete idea of an independent business, self security and at last but not the least a man with whom I want to spend the rest of my life. Feels good. Also, this was my last birthday that I spent as a singleton. I'll be a wife next year. Woohoo, still can't believe this is happening. Until last month I've been resting/rusting at home, without any interesting projects available. On August 1st, I joined an awesome project. I changed my stream again and got into something that I exactly wanted. Now you know that the month started off with a bang.

I took a passion to the next level during my break. Cooking and baking. Tarts, cookies, pies, eclairs, pastries, muffins, cakes, chocolates etc. My best till date was the date and walnut muffins, lemon and meringue tart and the red velvet cup cakes. Oh yeah, I'm extremely proud of myself. And chocolate making has already turned into a business which has been giving me some good money. So something good did come out of the break. And 'Masterchef Australia' has been a big inspiration. What's the irony is that I'm not a dessert person at all. As in, I don't have a sweet tooth and do not like to eat sweets. But I do love cooking them for the people around me and nothing satiates my inner self than to see their happy faces with every bite. And Cal's look of appreciation with a proud glint in his eye. That's the added bonus. So yeah, a new alter ego of that of a chef exists in the Lioness.

Having said that about cooking, lets talk about gossip. Oh yeah, the vicious cycle where in you hear something from someone about someone else and then go on to tell that to everyone else. Honestly, not my cup of tea. After thinking for a while I realized why I am not a gossip monger.

~ My life is adventurous enough and it takes most of my time to live it. I don't have the time to ponder into others life. Trust me, I don't even know who my neighbors are.

~ I'm not a bored housewife who has to turn towards the Internet for entertainment. Chatting with random strangers and checking out what who has put on Facebook has never been entertainment for me.

~ I'm not fighting a battle within my beliefs, so that I need to look elsewhere for some news to distract me and the world from the rock bottom I'm hitting.

~ I'm not a lazy person. I'd rather clean my yard instead of checking out the dirt on others.

~ I'm a truly happy person myself and I do not need to see the plight of other people to make myself feel good.

~ My life revolves around me, my work, my cooking, my family, my friends and my boyfriend. That's all that can affect me and that's all that I would let affect me.

Quite some reasons there. And all so true. Seriously, why care about the rest of the world?

August also marks a new chapter in my life. A chapter called 'size small/medium'. I can confidently walk into any fashion store today and pick up a dress of size small/medium knowing that one of it will surely fit me. Good bye to shopping in the kid's section. No kidding, seriously. I have done that for 25 years of my life. I was a size 0 until then, but now I'm a proud size 2. I like the curvier me and I intend to retain the weight and tone my body down to distribute it. No one in my life would have thought that I'd put on weight. I dint either. Today, people say that its because of the peace and the happiness inside me. I cannot disagree. Happiness is all I've known since 2012 started and the lust increases. May the streak continue.

*Fingers Crossed* 
~ Soumya

39 comments:

  1. Well, Congrats congrats and congrats! And Birthday wishes too :) The congratulations were for your achievements so far, you becoming a wife next year and your awesome dessert-making talent :)

    May the lust for happiness and peace continue :) Btw, hats off to the non-gossiping person. I love to see such a person here and there in this world ;)

    Keirthana

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    1. Thank you, thank you and thank you! :)

      Oh yeah its awesome to meet a non-gossiping person. I don't even remember the last time I met one.

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  2. Aaah. :D Nice Nice *Touchwood* Be the same!

    Goodluch and Blessed Be!! :) :) :)

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  3. Wow, that's like a sooperb thing to be, Leo.. Its great to know you've got things figured out for urself.. its an awesome, awesome feeling.. my biggest recollection of a great decision was yesterday night trying to decide if I should watch HBO or Star.. I'm proud to say that after taking the necessary factors into consideration, I proudly n finally decided "HBO" n ended up watching 'WB'.. yes, we Librans r pathetic decision makers..

    But jokes apart, I always admire ppl who push themselves into entrepreneurship by harnessing an innate skill of theirs.. kudos on ur dessert making adventures, lioness.

    Considering that I munch on more gossip than vitamins, I should learn to hide myself from u in this matter :D

    Happy Birthday Soumya (in every sense of the term!)

    Celebrating August.. celebrating u!

    Cheers! :)

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    1. Aww, you're awesome aren't you :)

      Aren't Librans the ones who have a perfectly balanced life? :P

      See, now you are a living proof of the so called myth that women are the gossip queens. Come out of the closet will ya :)

      Thanks Raj, thank you so much. Cheers! :)

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  4. *touchwood a gazillion times*
    its just wonderful how random strangers in the blogworld suddenly become meanigful people in one's life :)
    super compliments on all the wonderful achievements gurll..it feels just wonderful to see someone rocking so much with self-confidence !
    hopefully will get to meet you someday...!
    All the best for everything my lady..!

    cheers !!

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    1. Seriously, I'm looking forward to meet you too. It would be awesome I'm sure.

      Thank you so much love <3

      Cheers!

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  5. I m happy for u...and a bit green...But untill someone isnt a bit jealous of u, u r never in ur heights :)
    I pray u remain the same or if any change, then only for better :)
    wife eh??? Congrats!!! I have 3 yrs before me and then maybe I can say that I turned 26 and established everything I wanted!
    Recipes pleaaase! I suck at desserts..actually everything tht involves cooking!!

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    1. Hahaha, that's true. Every green eyed monster is equal to a proud moment :)

      Thank you my dear, and I'm sure you'll get there within a year and don't have to wait for 3 years. No, no, no. Recipes are my own, would take them to the grave :P. Jokes apart, send me your email, I'd mail them :)

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    2. red.handed89@gmail.com :D :D Let me take them to my grave :P

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    3. Okay Red Velvet cake recipe coming up. Remember the grave promise :)

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  6. If putting on weight signifies peace and happiness, then I must be the happiest person around. :/

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    1. For a person like me to put on weight, it made sense :D

      Applies in different ways to different people, and after Mr.S's entry in your life that could be the case too :)

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    2. Well I was one of those who the whole world believed would never ever put on weight. But I did. It was nothing to do with happiness, but. On the contrary, it was because I was going through a rough patch. I'm a stress-eater. The more depressed I become, the more I eat. I'm less worried these days. Not at all, in fact. So I binge less. As a result, I'm starting to lose a bit of weight. Yay. :)

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    3. Oh ho ho. To each his/her own I guess. I eat more when I'm happy, depression makes me withdraw from everything else. Strange but true.

      As song as you are happy, its fine :). Yay! :D

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  7. reading your happy words made me happy too... God bless u. Have a gr8 life ahead :)

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  8. I've never heard anyone sound as happy and fulfilled with their life. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks and nice to see you back here after long :)

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  9. Heyyy..im back after a long time and its good to know that August have been serving you well..Wowieee
    someone is going to be a wife soon..Enjoy ur single-hood while it lasts :)

    Take care soumya

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    1. Heya long time. I am I am, can't wait. Lived single-hood long enough ;)

      Thanks dear.

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  10. Soumya,

    You made my mouth water with all that talk of cakes, cookies and what not. Hope I do get to taste those sometime. And what sane thoughts about gossip. Hope you do remember to invite me for your wedding.

    Take care

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  11. I agree with Spiff. I am truly happy you are having a good year. Mine is as shitty as it gets. :|

    P.s yummy stuff you be cooking :| I want!

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    1. Oh ho, no worries dear I'm sure it will all get better. I mean if I could have my day in the sun, anyone can. Trust me when I say this :)

      P.S: Meet me, I'll give them to you :)

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  12. Sorry for being the last one to drop "Congratulations" & "Power hugs" to you. So proud of you.
    Hope to see some magic recipes out here! hehehe :P

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    1. Thanks dear :)

      Someday maybe I'll own a cooking blog, never know! ;)

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  13. I like your month. Let us say, the bit on gossip handling has been similar with me too. And yaay, you bake and make chocolates to, high faive!

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  14. First up, hope you had a lovely birthday and hope August is treating you well :)
    I am planning to join a baking class as soon as I'm done with my two semesters !!
    Cooking doesn't intrigue me but I have a partial inclination towards baking.
    And I couldn't agree with you more on the size 0 thingy. Going into the kids section is pretty embarrassing. Worse for me, even my footwear are largely from the kid section. less dandier than a kid's but it belongs there.
    I've been dying to develop some curves but in vain. I posted about it as well sometime ago.
    Happy to hear you have come out of it, while I'm just waiting ever since 13...

    ❤Not Just My Allegories❤

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    1. It is, thank you so much :)

      Join baking, its pleasurable in every form. It was a sudden change and I dint do anything for it. Anyway, I'm not complaining :)

      Welcome here!

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  15. my birthday wishes are with you... :)

    http://apparitionofmine.blogspot.in/

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  16. Hi Soumya,

    Nice post:) i find ma self in you xcept 4 ma favorite sweet,u like to cook it n i luv to eat it. LOL;)

    we share the same fondness for August (as its my birth month as well)

    Cheers!!!!

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    1. Hey August buddy, welcome here! :)

      Thank you :)

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