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.