Action Replay: February 2016

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It is the end of February and I cannot be more glad. In spite of being the shortest month of the year, it dragged on and on for me. Not in a very good way. The month started off really well with me just back from a great vacation. Even the work at office was not too hectic and I got some much deserved rest. I celebrated the best year of my life and enjoyed falling in love with my home once again. Valentines Day brought with it the most wonderful gift that I could ask for. Cal and I don't believe in this particular day, but we celebrate it nonetheless. The day was pleasant and peaceful and was filled with love. We enjoyed a quiet time in each others company. It was our fifth Valentines together and we sat and looked back at the wonderful memories that we had created.

The second half of the month brought with it a lot of agitation and emotional duress. A period of ill health followed adding to the aforementioned duress. Do you guys believe in negative energy? I do. I believe that some people bring negative energy and chaos into other peoples lives. I have noticed this more than once. Also, I have this weird assumption with my hair. If my hair grows long and I think of cutting it and then decide against it because it looks good, I start to believe that it is the negative energy in my life. As I write this I'm contemplating on whether to cut it or not this weekend. It is growing well and I've been wanting to have waist length hair like forever now. But still, a small part of me wants to get rid of it right away. I have time till the weekend to make my decision.

The highlight of the month was the bloggers meet that I attended. A whole day out with my dear friends is something that provides unadulterated happiness. Blogger meets are awesome. You meet people who are good, bad and weird. Some you hug and embrace while some you look past. Some you ignore and some you want to never let go. Thankfully most of my friends are the ones you never want to let go. We spoke at length and discussed a small number of things and a large number of people. After all what good is meeting friends if you cannot make fun of others. But then again, if you think that you can make fun of others, you should be able to laugh at yourself too. No one gives you the right to laugh at others and expect others not to laugh at you. I love people who can laugh at themselves. That is the first criteria to be a part of my friend's circle and I'm blessed with a wonderfully huge circle.

Reading took a backseat this month. Since my mind was not in the right place, I couldn't focus much on it. I finished 'The Girl On The Train' and took a break from reading. I just watched TV during my free time or enjoyed cooking. Finally, I did pick up 'Mistress' by Anita Nair and I'm halfway through it now. I'm absolutely loving the story within a story concept and I've found a new love for multiple point of view stories. It is really interesting to look at a same situation through different eyes. I cannot wait to complete this one. Three books a month is what I had planned. So I need to complete this one and four other books in March to keep up my target. A book a week will help me get to this in a breeze. Hopefully, my mind will allow it too.

Fifteen posts at least is what I plan for a month on my blog, but this month I could only get it to thirteen. But I did write some posts that I'm proud of. Sponsored posts was something that I wanted to talk about since a while now. Same goes with religion and respect too. Two words that are completely misunderstood these days. I wrote just two poems this month. Doesn't seem like me at all, but my mind was too occupied with unnecessary stuff to churn out rhymed words. Will make up for it in March. I also will complete my long pending fiction series soon. Writing a series is something that I have always failed at. In the recent times at least. Earlier I used to write the entire story and then post parts of it. But of late I write a part as and when an idea crossed my mind. I need to get back to the way I was writing it before. I shall write the whole of 'In Your Words' first and only then put it up here at regular intervals. I need to do justice to my readers as well.

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March looks busy and interesting for now. Work is going to be hectic and I'm not complaining. I've noticed that I'm more active and agile and can multitask better while I'm busy at work. It keeps me energized and active. If I have a slow day at work, then I feel drowsy and bored all day. I hate that! So based on the plan I have for now, March is going to be very busy and exciting. I'm going for twenty posts this month including the completed fiction series. This is to prepare for the A to Z challenge that I have signed up for April. Fingers crossed for me!

How was your February?

24 comments:

  1. You are one of the best things that happened to me thanks to blogging :) You just be you, exactly you. Those who love you will love you, irrespective of anything you do/say. I loved the blogger meet for the exact reasons you mentioned. Sorry to hear about the ill health, darling. Hope you are better now :)

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    1. Ditto! <3

      I'm all fine now my dear, thank you :)

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  2. Sorry to hear about things that did not go well. Your hair - get it cut! Good for a change :)
    Bloggers meet - next time for sure. Let's do another Friday at Starbucks :) That was fun! Happy March and all the best for A to Z! Will see you there too :)

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    1. This weekend hair cut it is! :)

      We'll do it soon, caught up with a lot of work for now.

      Thank you dear Parul!

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  3. I am happy to see your post, Soumya! I am sorry about the reasons for February's downs and hope you feel much better now. Looking forward to "tandem-ing" all through this year with you. You know I love you, right? Hugs!

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    1. Awww thank you for being by my side always :)

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  4. March will be better. Bus you will have to cut your hair :p
    Pleaseeee stay away from such superstitions!!

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    1. Nooooo I don't believe in superstitions. Just the energies bit. I know it exists only in my mind.

      March will be better, yes.

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  5. I have been waiting for you to complete "in your words". I have been stuck with my series forever now. Need to find the urge to write now, I have been in a state of blogger hibernation for over a year already

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  6. When you asked that question - How was your February ? I had no clue. I have been lost all the month..Need to jot down asap my weird feelings

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  7. I made my hubby read your RELIGION wala post :) that was some kickass stuff

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  8. I like short hair on you ;-)
    Longer hair gives me negative energy too. I feel ugly in long hair :-(

    I saw the bloggers meet photos and your shades that grabbed a lot of attention!
    Take care of your health .

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    1. Hubby likes short hair on me too, so I'll be going for it! :)

      Thank you Anita.

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  9. Aw sorry for your not-so-good month Soumya. I have come to believe in negative and positive energies. It would be a shame if you have get your hair cut - the lioness and her mane shouldn't be separated, what say? But you'll look pretty anyway so do what makes you feel good. I do hope March brings with it better things, good health and happier times.

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    1. Awww thank you so much Tulika. I'll be going in for the cut, but will retain my mane and my crown no matter what :)

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  10. Hope you are feeling better now. But glad that you have had enough dose of happiness and love. I so envy all the blogger meets you guys are going to. Sigh!! if only it happened when I was in Bangalore. Wish you a beautiful month ahead.
    BTW try for waist length hair... long wavy hair seems to be in now :)

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    1. I'm fine now dear, thank you :)

      Visit Bangalore, you'll get to meet all awesome people :)

      Waist length hair? Considering the summer this year, I might go bald :P

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  11. Too many things on the plate for the month! I hope you're doing well :) And negativity.. there are so many people around whom it's kind of gets in the air.. and you can feel it in one instance! And I hate such surroundings!
    Blogger meet looks fantastic.. you guys are having a great time together in Bangalore :)
    Your February was wonderful!
    I too have signed up for the A to Z challenge.. thinking about the theme these days.. February gave me a lot and I too have shared it on my blog :)

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you for reading Geet! Off to check how your month went now :)

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  12. I am so sorry to hear that your second part of Feb was bad. I hope you are feeling much better now. I was in Bangalore this month and I wanted to contact you but couldn't. Next time that I am there we will meet up :). I hope you have a much better March. I like short hair on you :).

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    1. Next time, we should meet. Short hair it is :)

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