When The Posts Were for No One Ft. Realizations

I have long maintained that my posts are never for someone. And that was true till a while ago. And then it changed a little bit. I met someone who I can attribute at least 4 of my posts to. This was quite a big change for me. Initially I did not want to share those pieces on social media because they seemed more personal and intimate than any of the others I had written for some years. But they are online now, and they don’t look any different than my other posts. Only I would know the difference.

Okay I let in a couple of my friends on the secret too. They were surprised but supporting nonetheless! I make it sound more dire than the situation really is. But it seemed like a crucial milestone to log in the blog. I will not be posting the dates because I remember them anyway. The timestamps have skipped my mind now, which is progress! Haha. Full disclosure: the posts are still abstract, fictional and creative pieces. But the fact that they were born out of emotions after a certain period in time are enough to warrant this whole post!

It was a different time and refreshing experience for me. And to see if it could be discerned from the content of the piece that it was another kind of special. There are happy, fluffy pieces and really dark, heavy poems/haiku that can be attributed to that time. I am glad to report that all of the new pieces are free from the burden of that time or place or person or animal or thing :p Trying to make it light. Thank god it was only those 4 posts and now I’m back to fictionally orchestrated posts. Fancy term for : it came to me like that! One more confession: I cut my nails, voluntarily. To the world it may not seem like a lot. But my friends who understood the enormity of the situation gave me their full reactions. People change their hair as a trans-formative action. For me, it’s nails! Context: I used to be a chronic nail biter. I’ve somehow got over that habit in the last couple of years, so I treasure my natural nails a little bit too much now. Cutting them is a big deal. This post has turned into a life update of sorts.

I don’t know who enjoys reading these random posts, but I’m sure I will fondly look over these later in life (if I live long enough, but that is a topic for another day, haha). Thank you for reading! Hope everyone is keeping busy, staying safe and having fruitful days 🙂

PS. The featured image is from that day, serving as a cool reminder.

Digressing Daily! (Using A 4-Year-Old Draft for Life Updates)

Normally, our lives seem normal, dull and mundane. and every day we pray to god to find some spunk. That is our one truth, what’s normal for us is: praying for the extraordinary.

As confusing as that maybe, I was aiming for the not normal blog beginning. And I think I achieved that. “Sitting at the work desk trying to achieve impossibly set goals, the mind wanders.”

————————

This sentence was written on July 22, 2015. Please see proof below! 😀

Proof
Proof of Laziness 😉

I honestly cannot remember how this post must have started. A small rant for my restless mind maybe, guessing from the first title it had. I tried to work on this draft so many times. Because I usually have so many thoughts stirring up in ye ol’ noggin. (my brain). The fact that I need to explain my words, I believe is an indicator of how out of sync I am. This is the kind of overthinking is what I’m talking about. :p

So here is a life update – I shifted to a new room on the 2nd of September, which is why I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked to. I cleaned the room, put my things away and even had my housewarming last night! These were the invitations I sent out. Everyone loved them and on my Instastories too.

Housewarming Invitation Vintage Sapience
Housewarming Party Invitations

Between the room, and prepping for the party, I didn’t find much time to write. I cooked food almost all day on video call following my mother’s instructions, who is a great cook. It was nothing fancy but the food was devoured by everybody which is a good sign. Everyone had a great time, and I was glad I had friends in a foreign country to share in my happiness. I truly felt warm last night. Here are some pictures:

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-09 at 1.24.24 PM (1)
Flatlay of the Food!

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-09 at 1.24.24 PM
Assorted chocolates for Dessert

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-09 at 1.24.23 PM
A mint plant brought by my friend as a housewarming present.

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-09 at 1.24.24 PM (2)
Snapshot of an Instastory posted by a friend.

I needed to explain my absence before going back to the regularly scheduled programming. I also might have another set of good news, and I will share as soon as I get the green signal from higher forces ;). Not to be too cheesy, but I’ve had a good first week in the new room. I have been happier and more productive and all I can hope for is that it keeps bringing me the good vibes.

This was a mish-mash of all things that have been currently happening in my life and the stuff that I wrote down forever ago (remember the first part of this post? Yeah, me neither. That was Wise-Saloni). But the title is still apt! Which is incredible because I digressed from the main topic so many times. That was the crux of my original post too, and I delivered four years later too. Hope this wasn’t too much of a random post. Hope you guys have a great day. 🙂

Update to my About Page!

I started this blog when I was an engineering student, and that is what it says on my About page. It has been a year since I became an engineer, but I never got around to updating that on the blog. After the graduation, it was all so surreal – I didn’t really feel that I had completed four years of my degree. And consequently, days passed, I started my job and the blog suffered a bit.

I had always thought that when I update my About page, it would be with a lot of pomp and fanfare. That it would be a big deal that I’m finally an engineer. But now, I don’t feel so special. It feels normal because the stress of a job, and building a good life are bigger responsibilities that take over your mind.

I’m rambling, and yet I am thankful for the fact that I have a steady job, and that I can still explore my options because I have my whole life ahead of me. I am a different person than I was, two and a half years ago when I started this blog, Vintage Sapience. It has been a beautiful journey so far, and I cannot wait for life to get more exciting, and filled with more milestones so I could update my About page again and again, every time with a happier heart!

Here is a link to my About page. Please leave comments and suggestions, if any. And following is the Update I have published:

Update: I am an engineer now! I successfully passed my exams (not that my family expected any different). I consciously try to be funny now, although I’ve been known to fail miserably at it. But I can laugh at myself which makes that easier 😉 Being an over thinker is never good, especially when that leads to stress-eating. I am in an extended state of losing weight, loving food and living life. I am still figuring out people, and societal norms. Although, I try to pretend that I am normal, my brain has thirteen tabs open. Eleven, on a good day. In a world that trends on thinking out of the box, I will always be a little bit old-fashioned, in a good way. Which is what inspired the blog name. I’m still writing for the soul, and expecting just a little bit of love in this callous world. Constantly trying to keep it short, and concise because exceeding the word limit is my habit!

Interesting Fact: I used the words “about page” 5 times in this post!

GIF Credits: Shaun, Robotics Engineer

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: