30 Jun 2011

The Small Victories...


A day becomes awesome when a lot of good things that you have been waiting for happen, all together.



Flashback: From when I was a wee li’l thing I have been the type who gets hyper-excited about almost everything. Case of Illustration: Ma says we are going out to get chicken for the dogs and I’m already out, cap on and sneakers tied, even before she completes the sentence. You get the point.

The good part about such enthusiasm is that it’s almost laughably, foolishly easy to make me happy – you point a puppy/kitten/fields of flowers/chocolate bar out to me and I’ll gurgle contentedly for the rest of the day. I manage to pry happiness from almost everything (that makes me a very low-maintenance girlfriend. N, are you listening?:P) And the bad part? The disappointments. When even that small thing you wanted so bad and expected to get, is just out of reach. And the stupidly sensitive fool that I am, I bawl my eyes out every time, even now (ashamed as I am to admit it).

People say disappointment makes us cynical. I demand to differ. Though I have been disappointed n number of times, some big-some small- some life-altering, this enthusiasm to take on life and all it has to offer hasn’t dulled yet and even at times when the prospects seemed bleak and the future, uncertain, I never stopped dreaming about how I’ll make it big.

Not IF I make it big, WHEN I make it big (stupid, daydreaming Arian that I am:P)

When life handed me a big, fat lemon, I sat in a corner, had a good cry and then got up and made lemonade. Dozens of awards slipping away, positions denied, coveted objects deprived of and so much more. But, with the help of the amazing people I have in my life, I moved on to realize that they didn’t matter THAT much after all.

And it is because of those disappointments that I learnt to cherish even the smallest of victories.
Victories like people telling me that they love the way I write and that they look forward to seeing my updates on their dashboard (Anu Krishnan, I’ll always remember you for that), being recognized for my blog, the n number of likes and comments, a followers list that is growing every day; I can only say thank you from the deep crevasses of my wee li’l heart and hope that you all understand what a huge deal it is for me and how much it all means.

These small victories help me go on. Put one foot in front of the other even when nothing else seems worth it. They make me believe in who I am, what I can do. That I can reach out for my dream, catch it and hold onto it tight.

Cut To Present: Getting back to the point (I know, finally. Thank you so much for putting up with the senti rambling), today was awesome because I had two of those small victories and they have made me happier than ever.

1) ‘Love on the Rocks’ arrived (details on why). Solid proof that the Adda people think I am capable of a little more that utter nonsense. I hope I do justice to it. (Is it unforgivably wrong that I loved the bubble wrap as much as the book itself?)

The set, complete with a hand-written poem and autograph,
a letter from Adda and a couple of bookmarks.
2) I got a job as a freelance writer. Not at all a big affair but something that I have been wanting for a long time now. I can’t say much more than WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! (I know, juvenile. But I’m not ready to grow up just yet.)

Anyway, though I’m hardly living the dream, I have enough to keep me going on full steam for the near future and I’m happy being a happy person. Ultimately, isn’t that what all of us want from life?

Cheers! :)

P.S: Chandana, wish you a very, very, very happy birthday girl:) God Bless... And to all the beautiful and 'epic' (:P) things due to you in the years to come! <3
(I tried inboxing you, failed :|)


P.P.S: Spaceman Spiff's blog is a read you'll never forget, especially if you are a Mallu:D. Head over and make sure you go through the archives with a fine tooth-and-comb as well!



16 comments:

  1. I agree with you 100%. I think people who have been through a LOT of changes or disappointments or ups and downs in life are the one's who enjoy small victories the most! When you've been through so much, all you can think of is to go up from that point, not go down! Not sure if its true in EVERY case, although its true for me!

    Cant wait for the review.. am sure you'll do a great job! And of course Adda ppl believe you can do it.. your writing skills are flawless!
    And yay! Congrats on the job! I did content writing a couple of times so i think freelancing will also be great for you! :)

    And lastly Thank you much for the wishes! :)

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  2. Awwww..is all I can say at the moment. Thank you so much.:)
    (A two-sentence-comment from me. Mark today's date in the calendar. :/)

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  3. I bet that i am one of those few readers who can interpret that B.U.P.O stands for Bharathiar University Post Office :P

    And success shouldn't be unfamiliar to you - for you were MY junior at school :D

    I took note of the fact that "Lemonade" actually was a hyperlink. #PayAttentionToDetail ;)

    Ok, coming to the point - Nice post :)

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  4. I so know what it is like to be easily pleased and refusing point-blank to look at anything other than the brighter side!

    PS:Do not take me to be the kind of person who comments only if thy name is mentioned, it's lack of time that prevented me from doin the same:)

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  5. WEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    So happy for you girl! Small things in life so matter because at some point of life they seem big to us. Small gestures from people are cherished as big events by us. They dnt get it but we do.

    You hav a beautiful concept of looking at life and i hope you dnt allow anyone to fiddle with it not even yourself.

    Real happy about ur job. It is a big thing and not at all juvenile! Very happy for u..

    Keep bloggin and keeping us updated.WEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    So happy for you girl! Small things in life so matter because at some point of life they seem big to us. Small gestures from people are cherished as big events by us. They dnt get it but we do.

    You hav a beautiful concept of looking at life and i hope you dnt allow anyone to fiddle with it not even yourself.

    Real happy about ur job. It is a big thing and not at all juvenile! Very happy for u..

    Keep bloggin and keeping us updated.

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  6. @ Chandana, it's true for me as well. When we start finding pleasure in small things, well, everything else seems better and brighter, na?

    Aww, really? Thank you so much:) I wish I had as much confidence in my writing skills:D And you HAFTA give me pointers on the freelancing part; I'm so lost o_O

    Entirely my pleasure, hope you had a good one.

    @ Spaceman Spiff, THAT'S why it rained today:P Most melcow..

    @ Ashwin, how insightful.. it DOES help with the recognition process that you live here too :P

    Was that about your being my senior and somehow influencing my success or about my success alone?:P Speaking of which, how much of me do you actually remember from school?

    You tweet too much, have I told you that?:D
    The point: thank you:D

    @ Anu, no offense taken:D the mention was genuine.

    @ Red Handed, you are sunshine to me and my blog:) thanks for that.

    I won't ever:) I learnt my lesson about changing for others the hard way...
    P.S: I cant stop thinking about your eyes, is that their natural color?

    xx

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  7. Congrats on the new job babes...enjoy!!
    And you know what's your small victories...? Every post you write coz' you entice our thoughts and we fall in line to think like you and accept the truth that belongs in place!!

    Anything small, even trivial, if alters your attitude to happiness, that shows the level of goodness and peace in you..Glad to know one many like you exists!! God bless you:)

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  8. A tag waiting for you here, lady.
    http://divyathemostuseful.blogspot.com/2011/06/tag-time.html

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  9. Too good. You have a genuine gift for writing.
    Keep up the good work .You got a follower here

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  10. @ Fiducia, you are wonderful:) Period.

    @ Spaceman Spiff, Ooooh, interesting:) Coming up soon!

    @ Nia, really?:) thanksmuch girl... Make that double thanksmuch :))

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  11. Hey Congo ! :) And that was such a good read. Let me not fail to say again " We have so much in common" ( I keep saying this , Don't I ? )

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  12. @ anjLi, :D thanks *soullie* says it all doesn't it..

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  13. Hey Congo ! :) And that was such a good read. Let me not fail to say again " We have so much in common" ( I keep saying this , Don't I ? )

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  14. A tag waiting for you here, lady.
    http://divyathemostuseful.blogspot.com/2011/06/tag-time.html

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  15. Awwww..is all I can say at the moment. Thank you so much.:)
    (A two-sentence-comment from me. Mark today's date in the calendar. :/)

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