January was a tornado of great food and random conversations (family came to stay with me) but well-disciplined and focused (if you know me at all, you'll know why this is both funny and super impressive) - I absolutely slayed my resolutions throughout the month with pretty decent progress. February was truly a goddamn blur, it has passed by before I could say bananahammock and I didn't do jackshit, except eat half a kilo of pretzels at one go (I stopped only when my friends confiscated the bag). Fell off the resolution bandwagon (predictably), but SURPRISE SURPRISE, I'm back on track!
I set myself an 18 in 2018, and I did think about sharing it over here for accountability. But then, I didn't want to jinx it (I have a history of doing that). I'll probably post it in December with a progress (if any) + lessons + roundup, and that will have to do.
Finished my 101 in 1001 as well. Or rather, the time ran out on that party. I wanted to do a roundup but then it'd be too long a post and I'd fall asleep just trying to write it. Updated the page with my wins and losses; the biggest two lessons I have from that experiment is 1) I have come a long way in these 1001 days (in a way I hadn't realized), and 2) I set myself some really pointless goals. I know what NOT to do the next time I make any sort of list.
I've been reading like a fiend; probably the realization that 100 books in in 365 days is probably a not very wise number considering the sheer amount of other stuff I need to get done in the same 365 days. A huge life upheaval is looming large and woe me, for I have set myself very lofty tasks. Hit me on Goodreads if you want a peek into what I'm reading, mostly just serial killer stuff, from the looks of it :O It's a phase, I think. Don't ask. But one thing I AM consciously doing is not picking up anything with less than 3.5 rating, NO patience to deal with crap (as opposed to last year). The worst one I've read yet is still a solid 3 and that makes me happy :)
My Instagram game is getting on like donkey kong; I'm in the process of trying to theme it AND attempting a #Project365. Go see! And tell me what you think about it?
March is here; I don't remember the last time the beginning of a month was so blah and a tax season being as brutal. Some stuff happening on the work front that is messing with my head and I hope I shake this off before I get back to office on Monday. If I don't, well, God save my writers. And if I do, God save my soul. I've realized there is no winning this game.
Book - Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (still gives me slight shudders)
Song - Udd Gaye (Thank God for AIB for finding RitViz)
Website/Channel - Penn Money (not necessarily a January favorite, I've been subscribed since she probably started, but Lavanya Mohan's financial advice is stellar. Also, I've had a crush on her since her Coconut Chutney days)
Movie - The Hitman's Bodyguard (this was such a hilarious movie, Reynolds and Jackson are an epic couple)
Book - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
(he was my favorite author at one point, I remembered why)
Song - This weird little one, CANNOT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD.
I heard it first on Banjaran Meher's clip, she so good *drooool*
Website/Channel - Soulpancake
(I want to discuss this further, so I'll write a post)
TV Show - Designated Survivor
Though Keifer Sutherland's heart and mine broke at the same time.
That's it for now, then.
Sup March, don't be fuckall, okay?
Did I mention I'm in a very blah de funk*? Send some hugs, okay?