Weekly Update – 1

It’s been a month since I posted. Everyday I think to myself, I’ll post today. But no, something comes up, or I blank out or my writings do not seem worthy to be changed from Draft to Publish status. And finally the week passes and I’m filled with guilt at not having posted anything for a whole week. Not even a single line or a photo or even a quote. Ang guilt ridden and annoyed, I shut down my device and contemplate. and whoosh, there goes another opportunity to have posted something, to have written down something, penned a line or two.

And that’s how I spent the whole past month, thinking about writing , about crafting a delightfully awesome post that I’d be proud about. A brag worthy post, a paragraph or two that I could read with a satisfied grin. But here’s the realization that came to me. Unless I actually start typing, that’s not going to happen. Besides, more often than not, it’s only five whole minutes of typing later, that my words actually start to flow. The most witty of phrases  (in my mind , at least) come rushing and I get that heady feeling of being able to write.

So, to foster this habit more and combat the lack of words, I have decided to publish a post every week entitled Weekly update in which I’ll list answers to the following questions:

  1. List three awesome things that happened this week.
  2. Mention the one event or concept or person I felt strongly about.

I’ve decided to publish this by Friday 4pm CT , each week. Deadlines spur writing for me like nothing else. Hopefully, I will have published other posts as well. But if not, this is a great idea anyway. To more writing and many successful challenges ahead, here are my answers for the week.

  • List three awesome things that happened this week.

Baby loved the new car. We went to the temple to seek blessings for the new purchase and had a fine time with our friends with a sumptuous dinner and great company. Hubby and I had the most awesome ride in the new car with a lovely scenic route (to the temple), romantic weather and lovely conversation. Since Baby wisely chose to sleep, we got to talk as opposed to sing Old MacDonald and Ten Little Indians the whole way. Not that I mind, but it feels nice to have quiet conversation without pausing for the little one, once in a while.

  • Mention the one event or concept or person I felt strongly about.

I heard about the Ice Bucket and Rice Bucket and The BookBucket Challenges. While some people are totally missing the point of these challenges, I must say that I admire all the people who are sincerely trying to make a difference. It’s applaud worthy how people are trying to rope in more support and help and awareness for noble causes. I myself, am not a wonderful donor or anything which is why I truly admire those who actively contribute for such causes with their time, effort and money. Kudos folks. I’m trying to help out in my own miniscule ways too…

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