my TALES of 2015!

Tada!
So another year is bidding adieu and a new one is almost on our doorstep. Here is my year roundup!
My 2015 started with the count down at Burj Khalifa. Shivering under a sweat shirt at the Al Nahda exit I welcomed new year in another country. Straight a week after Burj Kahlifa fire works I landed back in IndiaΒ & got settled. My 2015 was a mixed up salad of good and bad where good over weighedΒ as always. Now let’s take a ride!

#LOVE YOUR JOB or FIND A JOB YOU LOVEWP_20150425_004
In January I was blessed with the second innings in my career. After 1+ years struggling as a Junior Architect, I stepped into a leading firm as Architect (Archie) cum Interior Designer (ID). For me, Archie & ID was my forte and dream job. In these 2+ years of career I realized that it’s not the money we got paid really matters; it’s the satisfaction weΒ gain from our job. Till today I love my profession better than anything; my designs, drawings even it’s kicking my ass off! πŸ˜‰ I remember what my photographer buddy said one day; ‘My friends may be gaining more, but I m happy with my camera and world around me.’
Strategy #1 : To all the still-confused people out there, choose what you love! Go with your heart! That will make you happy till the end! Follow the passion.. πŸ™‚

#RESPONSIBILITY OVER DOZED & COOKING PROGRESSEDWP_20151110_003
To got released from the starving menu of hostel, me & my friends roamed around Cochin for almost 3 months to find a place to reside. By the end of October it happened & we shifted to a 2BHK on first floor. The transformation of we four girls toΒ four ladies was sudden. We woke up at 5.30 am & ran to the kitchen. We cooked every stuffs & nailed it before 8 am in the morning. We made menus for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Cross checking every locks before sleep, every lights off, LPG regulator off, windows closed, make sure of water level in the tank, change the shot bulb, monthly expenditure. We ran out of time and thanked our mothers every day before sleep for managing all these alone for us for the past years.
On a lazy morning we woke up & found our LPG cylinder running out of fuel. That’s the first crisis we faced there. We managed the day with bread & jam from the nearby shop. Now we have an additional electric cooker to manage the sudden problem. Every day we are getting more stronger & responsible. Caring each other & going on hopefully! πŸ™‚
Strategy #2 : Adjust to the little faults. This will make your days more happy. Understand each other well & if you are staying alone or planning to, always have a back up plan. (A spare bulb, knife & every little necessary things.. πŸ˜‰ )

#TAKE INITIATIVE & LET OFF YOUR EGO!
My Boss & me share an extra ordinary bond. He is my best friend when we are out of our work desk & he is not-so-cool Boss when we are in Office. Last day while we were talking about random things, he reminded me of his dream about one of his old friend with whom he fought 2 and half years back. There is no contact between them till then. I was eager to know their story of fight & got totally disturbed in finding that they both made faults. Even his friend did the major wrong; he also did a bit in ruining such a wonderful relation. I compelled him to call his friend. He straightly uttered a NO as a response. I tried my best to convince him. It was right after his marriage they fought and now he have a kid. May be his friend got married or so. I tried to make him convince saying all this & in the end he said okay. It was a 5 minutes call and I was overwhelmingly watching the melting of ice between them. I felt myself proud on making them call again and I felt more happiness when I saw my boss smiling after the call. πŸ™‚
Strategy #3 : Go now, take your phone & make a call to your old friend. It’s our ego which makes us stay back. Take initiative & smile. Let the ego fly off!!

#MONEY DOES’NT MATTERS but YES! MONEY MATTERS πŸ˜‰
Yes! I am earning, I am spending & I am saving (less happens.. πŸ˜› ) But, once I faced a time when money can’t do anything & all I need was someone who can lend me shoulder. Of course I have so many. I have over 400 contacts in my phone. And one day when I had a 1000 bucks need, these contacts never helped me. Someone else did. Money always matters; but money is not everything. Money can buy things, but it can’t buy relations.
Strategy #4 : Don’t let money roll over your relations. People are as valuable as money. But, money really matters.. πŸ˜‰ Save something! Donate something!Β 

#WRITE, READ, SING πŸ™‚WP_20151107_003
Yaay!! This is my 43rd post this year on WordPress and I believe that’s really a big hike. I almost completed 3 notepads scribbling my heart out & my phone memory almost went full cause of unedited drafts. This year I made a tremendous growth as a writer only becauseΒ of the support by my friends all around. My writer friend once told me ‘Write out every day. Practice makes everything.’ And he was absolutely right!
Books!! I am a book addict who thinks a book is the best companion of man. 25 ain’t a good count. But in these 12 months I managed almost two booksΒ everyΒ month amidst my busy schedule. I read hundreds of short stories & all credits to the people around blog sphere.
Songs!! This year I never made a public appearance, but still the year was reallyΒ a musical treat by me to my friends & family!Β 
Strategy #5 : Whoever you are, whatever you are, choose something that can make you feel lighter. Try it out! Float around! πŸ™‚ Practice can make changes. Polish the skills & Publish it. πŸ™‚ All the best!

#LONG DRIVES ❀Picture 840
This year I made too many short & long drives. From beaches to mountains. Water falls to shopping malls. Temples, Churches, Mosques. Journeys are always a great experience. Every short journey can make you grow stronger. Make you feel the freedom. Enjoy it!
Strategy #6 : Take a long drive. If you can, do it alone. Feel the freedom! Definitely it will change you! πŸ™‚ There is a lot more life out there. πŸ™‚

#FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS (MARK OR ERASE)
Count on your stars! My year of departures. More wet eyes on airports. The year that made clear that daily conversation is not necessary in sincere relations. The year I got so many new friends & made me realize that how much stronger are the old ones. The year IΒ filtered my contacts again & found whom I really care about.
Strategy #7 : Think about yourself! Make yourself happy & erase all the unwanted. Wipe off the bad memories & negative people from your life.Β 

And at last, BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY NO! No more troubles!! Two more days!! πŸ™‚
Have a wonderful NEW YEAR ahead!
I wish it to be same as 2015.. And looking forward to 2016 with my open smile.. eeee πŸ™‚
Stay blessed!! πŸ™‚

Pic courtesy : Shot with my LUMIA520 & Nikon P520

I’m sharingΒ my #TalesOf2015 with BlogAdda.

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36 thoughts on “my TALES of 2015!

  1. You may have been out of WP from a long time πŸ˜‰ But you just nailed it with this post of yours πŸ˜‰ I think this gonna be your last for 2015 πŸ˜‰ I loved every bit of your advice because it was practical πŸ™‚ came from experience and it was real πŸ™‚ which when applied do wonders in our life ❀ May your pen is showered with million of words and you keep writing like this forever πŸ™‚ Happy new year in advance honey πŸ™‚ Thanks for motivating me πŸ˜‰ I too need to write a post for myself πŸ˜‰

    • Awww.. ❀ Neerja.. This year is a wonderful one for me.. πŸ™‚ I got so many wonderful people like you from WP and from the writer world.. πŸ˜‰ And that's what making me write like this!! Love You dear.. ❀ Happy New Year to you too.. ❀ Thanks for the tremendous support you are giving me here and everywhere.. πŸ™‚ That means a lot.. πŸ™‚ Go ahead!! Keep on writing & have so many memorable years ahead!! πŸ™‚

  2. Awww…you write so well nimz πŸ™‚ Loved your summary. I was thinking I can never help someone patch up with someone else. After reading the post, i got to try πŸ˜› sadly, people have left me though i havent made any ego issues intentionally.

    b/w where r u frm kerala?

    • Hey Sana.. ❀ Happy to meet you!! Even if it's their ego, lets break the ice.. Give a ring.. That will be a wonderful experience.. Trust me.. πŸ™‚
      Thank You for the words dear.. Glad that you loved my writing!!

      btw.. I got from your blog that you are from Thrissur.. Same.. πŸ™‚ M from Thrissur.. Now at Cochin for sake of job!! πŸ™‚ Keep on writing..
      Happy New Year!! ❀

  3. I loved strategy 3.. yes let go of ego pick up thay fone and say hello to a friend.. Life is too short ..let by gone be bygones. .

    Money matters a lot.. It does .. life’s experiences teaches one that..

    All the best for the new year here’s wishing all your wishes comes true. . And may 2016 is more fantabulous. …

  4. A wonderful and inspirational post, Nimika πŸ˜πŸ’‹ ❀ 2015 certainly seemed like a rollercoaster for you πŸ˜‰ I am especially impressed by the way you and your friends live together and cook. I've always dreamed about what it would be like to stay like that with friends πŸ˜‰ 2016 will be vibrant, blessed and joyful for you ❀ Have a blast, my dear sister. Have an enjoyable year ahead ❀

    • Thank You!! πŸ™‚ First shot is my office.. Second and third in my new apartment.. (Hope you are asking it cause of the dishes served.. πŸ˜› ) Fourth is at Palakkad.. πŸ™‚

      • My bad πŸ˜€ The second and third shots didn’t load at that time, and so by the second photo, I meant the fourth πŸ˜€
        Palakkad? Nice πŸ™‚

        • Yeah, Palakkad.. Its a canal bridge made by British.. Years back.. πŸ™‚ Background for so many Malayalam movie songs.. πŸ™‚ You may recognize it if you see the other side.. πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats on a great job ! I loved the thinking of your photographer friend πŸ™‚ and thank you for sharing. .other was insightful 😊😊

  6. your 2015 seem like such a great year of your life!! You grew up better, you got more experiences in life and you became more responsible since you live away from home! How cool is that! Keep blogging πŸ™‚

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