Busy-ness is bliss?

This post happens about 20 days later after the last one. I’m actually surprised the gap isn’t wider, for Third Year or Majors year has completely taken over my time!

I had taken up a freelance writing job, but had to leave it because I could not manage it all. My academics include anew psychological experiment every two weeks (and believe me, the two weeks are not enough to prepare!), group calculations of these findings, making notes, studying, conducting research, submitting project proposals (that will eventually culminate into projects, hopefully!), attending lectures, and lastly, travelling to and fro to college! What? It takes up quite some time, the travelling. Besides, it’s tiring.

So, my 10k per month job went down the drain. But, not only that, I have to make other sacrifices too! I hardly paint these days and the ink in my calligraphy pens has dried due to lack of use. The blog receives less attention. In fact, so does social networking in general. Except Twitter, because it is convenient to access on the move.

And being social with anyone except those in college has taken a back seat. I really hope my friends outside college will understand.

But then, would I be comfortable not working so hard in an important academic year? I have chosen to study something I love and dedication is probably not questioned on those grounds. But I have to deal with a lot of people these days, whose general level of pea-brain-ness appals and disappoints me. Besides that is the fact that, perhaps I need better time management.

Also, not all is lost. For example, even though slowly, I did complete the painting for my room, “The Royal Escape“. I am also able to try some new fonts each weekend.

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Another good thing that’s happening these days is that I’m catching up on my reading. In trains or during meals, it’s easier to read a book as compared to my other hobbies. Since I haven’t gotten time to update my playlist, music is a second priority now (I still have 818 unassorted tracks on the phone though 😀 )

And lastly, I do get new insight regarding psychology each day. I will have a career in this field someday, and this is definitely a start. Besides, this hectic year will be over before I know it. And there is also the College trip to Kashmir. Maybe I will enjoy it all the more because of the being busy for so long? Who knows, maybe busy-ness is bliss!?

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My Burrow

As I’d predicted, the new post IS from the new place. We have shifted and settled here, and after a month of being here, things are finally running regularly. It’s a good building, good neighbourhood (with a huge ass garden) and everything is just right. But the best part is my room!

It’s the smallest in the entire apartment, but big enough for me. I have an easel on which I have put a canvas, and am currently working on a painting called The Royal Escape where a princess is escaping from her castle. I haven’t decided if there is a lover yet, whom she runs away with. My mum, of course, drew parallels and asked me if was going to follow suit :\ But I told her, I was happy in my snug little burrow and don’t plan to go anywhere! 😀

Then, I’ve a neat bookcase where all my novels have now found a new home! Classics on the lower shelf, contemporary on the upper, and so on. There are times when I just sit and stare at the row of books. Such warmth and pleasure I feel!

There is of course, the jhula, facing the window. I had it in my old place too, but it was in the hall. Now, it’s more of a personal thing. When I’m talking to people on the phone or reading, that’s where I sit. I can’t wait for it to rain, so that I may lean against the edge of the jhula and watch the water wash away moments for hours.

The home internet started working yesterday, so, the lappy (in my room, this too!) can be used to access social networks and blogs. The least required piece of furniture is the dressing table since I use the mirror only once or twice a day. But, oh well!

In all, I love my room!

More than the individual material comforts, I enjoy the space. I can read, write, paint, blog, or talk to friends in peace. Another complementary effect of this is that when I’m out of the room, with mum, we both enjoy this time together. It helps me realize the value of her time, and she realizes mine. The space issue we were having for the last few months is sorted.

Laslty, the best part about the room, is that when annoying relatives arrive, after a few minutes of polite, compulsory conversation, I can shut myself in the room and pretend to study! xD

I’m loving my new found freedom of being restricted in four walls of my own! Some ironic feeling, that!

The aforementioned room! Snug, isn’t it? ^_^ –

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