Action Replay - November

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Another month gets drowned in work, work and more work. Finally I completed the work that was to go in December and have a couple of days to relax now. The past month was so hectic that I do not recall how the days swept by. Just like October, this month too only revolved around work. I was always a workaholic and I like being drowned in responsibilities. But this time I too was over worked. Somehow things went great and I was given an award for my contributions. I was so happy. It always is good to have your hard work appreciated and recognized. My role changed too and I'm more than thrilled. Work is something that I have never ever complained about. Cal always appreciates my focus towards work and never complains about the extra hours that I had to put in. He understands how much it means to me. Having a husband who respects you and your work is so important. I'm blessed in every possible way, just by having him in my life.

Apart from the achievements on the work front, the other bigger highlight was a victory in the #WhatTheBlack activity of Blogadda. I won an Ipad, and this was my first big victory ever. Of course I have won a lot of vouchers and other gifts, but this one was huge. Not because of the apple product I won, but because the post I wrote was the closest to my heart. It was my genuine feelings in the post. Winning is always a feel good factor and it sure is a huge motivation to continue to write. But somewhere I miss writing for myself. I remember writing random irrational posts just to vent out my feelings. I hardly find time to do it these days. I have no time to just sit and think about a prompt and pen down my thoughts. I see a prompt somewhere and then thoughts flow and I write. I need to write a fiction series soon. I have an idea brewing in my mind for a long time now, but I am yet to find the time to put it into words.

Last month I watched two movies back to back. To awesome, creative and exceptional movies. 'Gone Girl' and 'Interstellar'. The former was such a beautiful concept of human emotion that I felt the need to read the book to devour the story in writing. For me, any day, it is a book over a movie. I loved the movie and I'm sure I'd go crazy over the book. It is now in my 'To Read' list. The latter I did not understand like all other Nolan movies. I remember watching 'Memento' back to back, rewinding and forwarding to make sense out of it. After the fifth time, I kinda figured it out. And I'm still not sure if I have figured it out right. 'The Prestige' is my favorite movie of all times. What a story and what characters. That is the first time I fell in love with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale at the same time. Much before Wolverine and Batman. This movie is something that I would never get bored of watching. 'Inception' haunted my dreams for a long long time until I got it out of my system by watching it as many times as I could to make some sense of it. 'Interstellar' only made sense to me after I read its wiki. A bit too far fetched but stellar none the less. I even saw 'Penguins Of Madagascar' and now I have a new found love for animated movies. I hadn't watched any of them before. Can you believe it?

I had promised to write atleast twenty posts in November and with great difficulty I managed sixteen. Well, atleast it is not in single digits. Since most of my work is done, I have some time off in December and I hope I would be able to write more this time. Atleast I need to beat the score of the previous month if not inching towards a particular number. I suddenly have a lot of ideas in my mind and I'm itching to give life to them. So you will be seeing a lot of new poems, stories and rants this month. Along with a few contest posts that I can resonate with. Some contests are peculiar and weird and does not make any sense to me. The prize at times is alluring but you do not find the motivation to write for it as you cannot relate to the topic at all. I stay away from such contests as I want to be able to justify myself as to why I am writing this one.

Speaking about justification, I just hate the whole concept of it. I do something and if I have to justify it to someone, it pisses the living day lights outa me. Why cannot people see and understand things the way they are. Someone wants you to explain everything to them, including how, why and when. It is so annoying and all you want to do is slap them hard. More so when the matter at hand does not concern them at all. Even at my work place I am not asked to justify the things I do. But when a few people no matter who they are ask me something, I see red. And then there are those people who poke their noses into everything that is not their business. Why do some people want to have a say in everything you do? Is that the only way they feel worthy of themselves? Well too bad, but I do not give a tiny rat's ass. I shall do want I want to do, no matter what. And unless they are in my shoes, I do not see why they should bother giving their unsolicited opinion.

Ah the rant just started, so I guess I am back in full form!! :D

Now enough about me, tell me how was your November?

10 comments:

  1. Congrats once more on the win, Soum :) I still remember that yours was one of the best posts I read that time. Fiction series... Do that fast please? Waiting eagerly to read more of your stories! And yes, the only person to whom you are justifiable is yourself. Keep writing xoxo

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  2. Your November seems pretty good :) congrats on winning that contest!

    After Gone Girl I felt the need to read it as well :)

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    1. Thank you my dear! Oh yeah, the book seems to be too good :)

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  3. Congrats Leo! And what a November you have had. I had a pretty entertaining one with me changing domains at work and guess what, I get to write more in this role :) I am so eager to read your fiction series, please put them up fast, pretty please?

    Justifications? Hah! Never do that for a lioness doesn't justify herself ever except to herself. Keep roaring!

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    1. Thank you so much for these words Kay!

      Hahaha, you bet! :)

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  4. Congrats on winning WhatTheBlack! Sixteen is not easy, I know it ! Kudos on that. May your new year be happier than ever !

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    1. Thank you Anita! I hope that is how it is for you too :)

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  5. Wow...Congo. For all the awards and progression in job. :D
    20 posts in a month is a big challenge. You must be a hardcore workaholic. I am still struggling to manage. :( Any tips how to?

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