The Versatile Blogger Award (Again)


Hello people!

On 15 February I got nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award for the second time. A thick thank you to Riya of AestheticGraphy for nominating me here! You definitely have to visit her blog, her blog is beautiful and she’s a wonderful soul who takes her time to know her followers well, I know that because she’s a friend. So, without much talk, let me do the award!

The Rules

  1. You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  2.  Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  3. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice (At least)
  4. Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)

Facts About Me

The Nominees

  1. Plucking Of My Heartstrings 
  2. Things To Do With Kids
  3. My Struggling Heart
  4. musicalsoundscapes
  5. SumitOfficial’s Blog
  6. John Coyote
  7. The Catalysts For Change
  8. The Little Mermaid
  9. LifeAsWeHaveNeverKnownIt
  10. Any of my followers I’ve never nominated before (I follow you because you’re amazing, so gladly receive the nomination)

You might have already done the award like me, but it’s the reciprocation that counts…plus you let your nominees know that you appreciate the work they do with their blog…so, please do it.

And Riya, thank you once again 😁

Motivate Yourself


I gave birth to this post whilst taking a shower…

Many a time we find ourselves holding back something which is important just because we don’t feel motivated. Many a time we give ourselves excuses for not doing something, although it hurts us to see ourselves not doing what we are supposed to be doing.

We have passions but we hide them. We have dreams but we don’t pursue them. We don’t put in work. And we end up feeling bad for our lack of action. We feel sorry for ourselves for failing to be extremely passionate about our passions.

“If you want to be somebody in this world, stop giving yourself excuses, motivate yourself and get things going”

Seconds turn into minutes. Minutes into hours. Hours into days. Days into weeks. Weeks into months. Months into years. And we just…waste our lives. We waste our talents and time whilst doing things that don’t actually matter like browsing through our Instagram feed (or whatever keeps you from doing important things) when we could have been writing that song, novel, poem, play or whatever our different passions.

But why is this so? Taking it from me, and other people I’ve ever had this discussion with, I have come to realise that in most cases, we just lack motivation, something to push us into action. We want to feel inspired to do what we love. We know that we are capable and able, but we just…lack motivation! This is natural but then we tend to wait for others to motivate us. The question I have is; who are we waiting for to motivate us and why?

Through this post, I seek to tell you that you have yourself baby, and that’s 100% enough for you to get into action! Isn’t it ridiculous that we admit that we lack motivation and then go about seeking for it somewhere? Doesn’t the very fact that we realise that we lack motivation stand as a motivator for us to start doing something about our passions?

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne W. Dyer

Isn’t it enough to say “I know I have a purpose to fulfil in this life” and then do something about it? Because you and I both know that the purpose we are meant for is not to scroll down through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook timelines – for no reason. I don’t mean to say that doing so is problematic all the time though. It becomes a problem when it prevents and stops you from doing things that really matter.

So having gone through 440 plus words by now, I think you’ve seen that you definitely don’t need no motivation from someone else. You can and have to motivate yourself. Whatever pushes you back, tell that annoying thing that you have a contribution to make to the world. Tell that nasty thing that you live for a purpose. You only have yourself to do that for you so start motivating yourself and working on that dream today. And oh, don’t we only have today since tomorrow is never promised? So start today, don’t give yourself excuses and don’t wait for tomorrow.

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

As for me, when I sing along to John Forte’s ‘Nervous’ I substitute that ‘John’ name for ‘Victor’ in the lines:

“As with all things one day I’ll be gone from here / But not before I tell the world that John was here”

So brethren, what dost thou choose? To lock that passion up and live a purposeless and regrettable life all in the name of ‘lacking motivation’ OR to motivate yourself, put in work, get things done and pour your passion to the thirsty masses out there? The choice is yours, but if you want to be somebody in this world, stop giving yourself excuses, motivate yourself and get things going!

And…only people who love themselves motivate themselves!

That’s it, really.

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Indecisiveness (4 Line Poem)

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Screams one side, “You ought to go on!”

In quandary I’m left; a state of nothingness,

For hostile is the other side which dresses itself in frown,

Caught am I in this condition called indecisiveness!

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Pretty occupied so I scribbled down these four lines, just for the sake of it.

That’s it, really.

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The Blog-aholic Award


So thankful and appreciative am I to DaytonArts for nominating me for The Blog-aholic Award. It really makes me smile when I know someone out there consideres me as worthy of such a recognition. Got this award three days ago, so without wasting much time…

What’s The Award About?

Quoting Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy), the amazing creator of this award;

The Blog-aholic Award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who ‘share and inspire others'”

Rules

  1. Put the above logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their ‘About’ page)
  4. Mention the creator of the award and please provide a link to The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) as I (The Recipe Hunter) would love to meet you
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.
  8. Nominate 5-10 bloggers, or more of you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created

3 Facts About Me

  1. I stopped eating fish, they nauseate me (don’t know why)
  2. I take my time to look and dress good (not like Oscar Wilde though)
  3. I’m addicted to music (can listen to my music all day – without getting bored)

My Best Posts

Apart from the posts on awards, I have three posts:

  1. Loving Thyself
  2. Being Judgemental
  3. The Angel Vs The Devil

In that order (considering likes, views and comments)

My Nominees

  1. wordscan’tfathom
  2. The Inquisitive Writer
  3. Cmoas
  4. AestheticGraphy
  5. Cluster of Stars

Once again, thank you DaytonArts for the award, you’re amazing!

And oh, my nominees, do the award, it’s fun.

The Angel Vs The Demon

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Say there’s a guy who seems to move on faster like a rocket. He’s the kind that says that he never really cares when she leaves! He’s the kind you see posting on social networks and going out with friends and we say “damn, he really doesn’t care about the breakup”. He’s the one people lebel as cold hearted. He’s the one who just…doesn’t care. It’s all “whatever” with him.

But the unexpected truth is that…

he’s the one who cares the most!

When it comes to matters of the heart, fake things often look brighter to hide the reality. On the other hand, original things often look a little or more dimmer. It is the person who seems not to care that really cares the most.

So why acting as if they don’t care?

Why acting as if their lives are better without us?

The answer is as simple as getting money is to Bill Gates. He can’t bear the thought of you being at peace with the way the situation is. He wants to tell you that he’s happy and fine. He wants to tell you that he’s alright.

But…

Deep down his heart runneth deep tears. He’s dying from wanting you to see that he cares.

Just that he can’t openly say that (which is also a problem)

He’s protective of his heart. He builds walls as high as my door knob is to Peter Dinklage. He makes sure he masks his insecure self.

Is this about love only?

No.

It’s about any situation.

“Oh she has such a caring heart for the guy-now-turned-into-a-monster who doesn’t care!”

Really? Is that what you see?

Relook…

This is the guy who’s always been there for her, right? This is the guy who’s shown her out to people in public without exaggerating it, right?  This is the same guy who’s always loved her dearly, right? So he doesn’t care? Really?

There’s an angel inside the demon you see.

So this I say unto you; the people who you may think don’t care are the ones who care the most!

Ain’t judging.

That’s it, really.

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Photo Credit: Sabaku No Gaara

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