1. Break-up with iPhone: We are so dependent on our phones these days. At least I am – severely guilty. Everything from reading after the light goes off till early hours of the day (I do two-timing with books – paperbacks during the day and iBooks at night), instantaneous chatting (ugh, I hate whatsapp), clicking pictures rather than actually enjoying the moment, planning my day with the Calendar app and not using my very expensive Filofax (on which I spent a solid 4 months online hunt), to-do lists, having a list of places I wanna visit, bookmarking restaurants to visit on Zomato etc etc. I hate this life. I’m honestly a pen and paper girl. But I cheat myself and get lazy to invest all those efforts, of writing it down, scheduling, and planning it out. I need to do that more and spend as little time on my phone as possible. At least that way, I won’t be needing my power bank this often *sigh* !
  2. Read: I know I’m reading like crazy these days, but I like this version of myself better. I feel like I know so much more. Reading is often considered as a hobby that people with less or no social life do. Nope, anyone can go hang out. But reading is a habit that has to be cultivated and to actually honestly ENJOY reading, you need to love it. I’m a public library member and used to borrow books before, every now and then. But now I have started building my library. I love reading fresh books and the smell of new books. I’m hoping to get a huge book-case soon. (Long term goal: Have a Library room with all of my books! Ahhh <3)
  3. Learn Hindi: I’m embarrassed to admit that this has been in my Yearly Goals for nearly 7-8 years. Ouch. Let’s not talk much about this. I just really wanna learn. Guess the 5-7 books that I purchased aren’t helping (other than lying prettily in my shelf). I should invest in some serious classes! :/
  4. Anger Management: Okay. I’m sincerely a short-tempered person. I get offended easily, hurt easily, angry easily, cry easily and hold grudges for a remarkably long time. Even simple things that others would take so lightly would piss me off and I’ll keep hating on that person till they do something overly sweet that cancels out the hate. I really need to work on that. :/
  5. Get Social: No. I’m not talking social media. I’m on every single social media that made the cut. And I join ASAP cause I need my username! 😀 The kinda social I wanna be is with people. You are mostly likely to find me in my room with my book or watching a particularly gory episode of Game of Thrones or drooling over Harvey Specter on my laptop. That is not exactly nice is it? At least not always. I want to go out more. Learn to talk on phone calls (I’m incapable of telephone conversations). So basically, learn to communicate more and not find innovative ways to end conversations and avoid eye-contact ! :/

I’m working on these already. What about you? 🙂


11 thoughts on “#Goals

  1. I think I can actually help you on no 4, I have my own probs with anger management but that is now in the past.. ( at least i think it is)
    With No 5, I would say its good spending quality time with yourself..with once in a while going out with friends or talking to perfect strangers on the beach side..in the process making new friends. Blogging is cool too…it would be cool if blogging also had a talking app attached to it 🙂

    1. Honestly riiiight? I’d like to think I’ve improved., but who am I kidding. Nope. A tad bit on the anger mgmnt though. But socializing out of social media .. Nightmare ?

  2. Hey Sharu!

    I’m a long time reader, first time commenter from New Zealand 🙂 I absolutely love your blog and you were one of the reasons I started my own blog 🙂

    When I read your blog this morning I couldn’t help but notice how similar our goals are so here if my version of your goals, I have completed some and are working on the others 🙂

    Goal One: I too am a pen to paper kind of girl but I was attached to my phone and felt lost without it. I say lost because my phone screen internally cracked so I can’t even switch it on 🙁 I lost everything on it so it took a while to get to used to using my iPad to go online, my iPod for music and brick phone to text. But in losing my phone I find I have a lot of free time because I am not obsessively checking my news feed and snapchats 🙂

    Goal Two: I got my job as a librarian partly because of my love for books but I haven’t read a book in so long because of my unforgiving schedule with school, work and having a life 🙂 So I guess this has been one on my list for a while like your Hindi 🙂

    Goal Three: So no one in my family really speaks Hindi but my mum can read and write and my dad loves Kajol so Hindi movies have been around in our household but the subtitles were always on 🙂 I guess I learned hind because of my friends, it was kind of a necessity to keep up with their conversations 🙂 I learnt through watching so many different Hindi serials that I have lost track of how many I have ever watch but ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doom’ is my all time favorite till date 🙂 I improved by practicing with my friends and listening to lots of Hindi songs 🙂 But in the moment I too find it hard to put sentences together 🙂

    Goal Four: Anger management is a big one for me too (hence the smartphonelessness) so let me know how you go 🙂

    Goal Five: I find that I just have months of no new social interactions so I like to volunteer for charities or take workshops because I can work on myself and meet like-minded people at the same time 🙂

    So I guess that’s a lot from me 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing! 

    1. Whoa!! I’m so so happy that you created a blog after reading mine. I feel genuinely happy girl :)) !! Thank you so much for your support. I always think this is a space in Internet where I can just rant my heart out – nothing more! Glad it has people who like it ❤️❤️ <3

      And yes!! Our goals are so very similar. Please keep me posted on how you are doing with reading and anger management:) I hope I detach myself from my phone too. Charities and workshops sound like a GOOD way of distraction+socialising. Will keep that in mind 🙂

      Thank you so much for your comment and responses ! 🙂 much love x

  3. Point # 5 is a goal I need to work on myself. I am the exact same way. Sigh. The social troubles of our time and age. 🙁

  4. I thought when you said when you wanted to break up with iPhone, that you wanted to get into a relationship with Android or Windows Phone. But turned out you pretty much wanted to be done with all phones 😛 😛

    Books are awesome, home library is a must have in future!

    I’m a Hyderabadi and my Hindi is not up to mark. Can you believe it? Me, neither. -_- But it’s great that you at least have an intention of learning Hindi. I thought every one in Tamil Nadu has a grudge against it.

    Point 4: Yes you have to try to work on it. Power to you.

    Point 5: I’m an introvert so this is pretty much lost on me. 🙂

    1. Yes I’m a Tamilian and yessss I wanna learn Hindi so bad!! ? my broken Hindi is so pathetic.. I don’t know to join words :S I ll be like.. Tumara kaam what baje kadham? :/ 😛 I’m sure you’re way better ! 😀

      1. I didn’t get what you were trying to say in that sentence 😛 So can you sit through a Hindi movie and understand at least some of the dialog? I guess your Hindi is like my Tamil. I know the words, but I dunno how to weave them.

  5. I can’t do the first. Not interested in iPhone, so never had a relationship with one to break up with 😛

    I’m on a reading rut at the moment. Have to get back to it. I keep reminding myself to, but forget somehow.

    Interesting. I thought your mother tongue was Hindi 😀 Hehe. Don’t know why.

    Staying away from that fourth point 😛 * Worried you might explode and cuss in the reply *

    I do go out with friends and interact other than social media, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to do it often 😀

    I don’t have a list to work on at the moment. So was fun replying to yours instead 😉

    1. Read Leo. You are already so wise with words, reading would suit you 🙂
      You thought I’m a Hindi girl ? Haha. That is nice to know that actually. I’d never have known 😀
      I wont cuss at you yaarrrr 😀 Good for you, that you are already social ! So what, you even talk poetically ? 😀 *seriously?*

      I’m so glad you responded ! 🙂 Felt so nice to read 🙂 Thanks!!

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