Since May started with a vacation, it was a relaxing month to begin with. Cal and I came back all refreshed and rejuvenated. We love travelling and Goa is a place that we visit atleast once a year. Travelling is something that gives us immense peace and is something that we indulge in as often as we can. Travelling with Cal is a wonderful experience as he is the best ever travel buddy you can ask for. Both of us are no nonsense people and are very local. We do not like to stay in resorts or five star hotels, as we are out most of the time. We like to explore the hidden places in a city and create memories. Cal being a vegetarian finds it difficult to find some good veg food in Goa. But he goes out of his way to make sure that I get my full of sea food.
After a wonderful vacation we came back to the regular grind of work. And our latest passion, gardening. There are so many things that we have wanted to do together but were unable to do so before. But now we are more than making up for it. When our first hibiscus plant yielded a flower, both of us went crazy with joy. It was a bright orange flower and it stood out in our balcony. The next week, we got ourselves another hibiscus with white flowers. It yielded beautifully as well. Now we have five varieties of hibiscus in white, orange, red, pink and yellow and they are our pride. Everyday atleast one flower blooms and welcomes us every morning. We use it during our puja everyday and have become self reliant in terms of flowers at least. We plan to put in our seeds for tomato, chillies and ladies finger this weekend. Gardening is highly addictive and we cannot get enough of plants. This new hobby is something that we both are immensely enjoying.
Another thing that we are now taking up is fitness. Earlier we used to end up eating out very often and had put on loads of weight. But once we shifted to our own place, I have put in an unsaid rule that food now shall be fresh, healthy and home made only. We even go for walks every morning and work out at home. Not following any strict diet though. We eat healthy and in limited portions. It is working beautifully for us. Both of us have begun to lose weight and we look much better and healthier now. My health has miraculously improved after we came here and I cannot be more happier. My battle with PCOD seems to be ending and yes, I am winning.
Work was pretty hectic this month, but I maintained my sanity throughout and came out with flying colors. This stressful schedule lasted until two days ago. With just 17 posts during May and 5 in June, writing took a back seat. Usually it would have affected me a lot but this time I did not even have the time to care. Another hobby that has taken a complete back seat is reading. I started 'The Cuckoo's Calling' eons ago, but haven't got past the first 150 pages yet. The story is mind blowing, but lack of time is preventing me from picking it up again. A friend pointed out that J.K Rowling and I must have been enemies last birth as I haven't got past the first two pages of the Harry Potter series either. But the main reason I want to finish off this book is so that I can start with 'Rebecca' soon after it. I hate leaving books unfinished and shall not rest until I have finished a book I started. 'Lolita' still stares back at me from the corner of my book shelf. Hopefully by this year I get to complete that book.
Now for the most important announcement. From now on 'Fashion And Beauty' will no longer be featured on LOL. Although I enjoyed doing fashion, beauty and style posts here, I think this place deserves more of poetry, fiction and my rants. And since I want to write more about fashion and beauty as well, I am starting a new blog solely for that. This was the idea initially, since I bought my own domain and all that. And since Life Of Leo was all about my life I thought fashion, style and beauty should be a part of it too. But I am not comfortable with it anymore. I want to write creative stuff and about fashion as often as I can and having them at the same place will clash and will become way too much to handle. A new fashion blog was the best idea that I could come up with. After six years I have started a new blog and I am so excited. Now all I have to do is set it up and customize it. I am all thrilled. You will hear the details soon.
But no matter how many blogs I own, this one will always remain my favorite. My first child. LOL has made it to the directory of the best Indian blogs for the third consecutive year and I am so proud of myself. I need to make more time to write more now. It has been long since I wrote a piece of fiction and I am dying to do so. I had a couple of ideas in my mind for a series, but none of them materialized on print. I shall write something soon. Very soon. We are halfway through June and I just have five posts until now. Such a shame. I shall try to have a post everyday from today so that I somehow mange to touch twenty posts a month. But then again, I do not want to write because I have to put up something. I just hope some good ideas flow and I get some good content to write about.
So, that was all about May and my ideas for June. What's your plan?