Photo dump of pictures since february~ ||Photo post #7

Hey everyone! One day, I was scrolling through Pinterest and found this pin which was a video called “photo dump”. Strangely it was so cool. Like irrespective of the photo quality, it’s like those pictures are telling sort a story of, well, your life. So I thought I’d do it in a post!

Since February, I haven’t shared many pictures on the blog, heck I haven’t even written properly. There’s quite a few, so sit back and… enjoy, I guess?

Also, since I like Polaroids a lot and obviously cannot have them in real life, here is me putting pictures into digital Polaroids.

This was on my profile for a while and then I have this swiftie friend who texts and tells me that the road in the picture looks like the one from All too well! Just imagine sticking those letters here-

This was at school, and those blossoms were near school. That was the first time I saw blossoms in real life. So I got of my bicycle and took a picture. Later, I got to know, those weren’t blossoms. 🤧😭😭

I don’t know what flowers these are, but I found them in a lot of places across the city. They’re gorgeous, aren’t they?

This is a flower I’d like to call… our fruit of 5 years of hard work?

Journal pictures~ Bet you were waiting for them???

So I was influenced by paintings for a while so I scrapped few ideas off Pinterest. I tried my best 😭👐

This was the day ninth grade got over, me and my friends went out for lunch. Plans got delayed and we ended up eating pizza, at 4pm.

No, I did not buy Song of Achilles, but I would’ve if I had the chance. I just took a picture, well, because I like to show off. 🙃

I guess I was writing an essay for school? Looks pretty important though.

What’s a photo post without, sky pictures!

I posted this on my status and captioned it with “Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place”. It wasn’t autumn though, it was just a good old almond tree shedding leaves in February.

I really wish I had instagram, just to show off like ” #I’m on a vacation #an expensive holiday in the tropics that you can’t afford” 😂💪 Well it’s just trees near my aunt’s home.

Before you go like- “What the heck is a Kalanchoe?”- it’s a plant. It bloomed pretty well, but the plant recently died. It bloomed only once, and that too were the flowers it already had when we bought it from the nursery. #RIP. (it’s not only pet owners who do that, us plant lovers do such things too)

So, umm, that is all?

I don’t know what happened, I just became a very boring writer? I hate those captions I wrote for the photos. It feels like I ran out of things to say. *sobs in writers block*

But I’ll work and think harder for new content! Till then,

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

Yes, I still exist! || A life update.

*opens her drafts after weeks*

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! I know it’s been a while. Today I chose to crack my knuckles and finally begin writing a blog post.

So where was I all this time? Nowhere new, just same old home, and school. I was preoccupied for a while, with all the “new-school-year” crap, and things got real now. I always thought managing a blog and school will not change despite offline school, but no, I’ve successfully managed to fail at that.

Credits to owner. Via Pinterest.

No that does not mean that I’ll stop writing. It just *motivated* me to be more extracurricular and that life, isn’t only school.

Quick question- How much do I like Tenth grade?

Umm…

*scratches her head*

Out of 10 maybe a 6. Tenth grade is nice, right now, because I’m just one month in. But I think it is stressful, about how much you need to study. And peer pressure about how much you need to study JUST because you’re in tenth grade. I find it difficult to manage hundred things once right now, I was an expert at it once. So ninth graders going into tenth, take notes, you need to be good at multitasking. (Wow, I’m giving advice already.)

One important thing I’ve been wanting to say for a while was that, no matter how busy you are, never neglect time for yourself. Overworking only brings ruin (why does that sound so evil-) for you in the long run. Take care of yourself!

Also, I guess I finally came out of my book reading slump.

Credits to owner. Via Pinterest.

I’ve read quite a few books in a while, but apart from that I also think I finally found my mystery novels groove. With Agatha Christie. I’m just disappointed why I didn’t read her books, and why I was prioritizing reading Conan Doyle. I don’t think I’ve read those many plot twists in Sherlock Holmes, frankly speaking, they’re way too predictable and I sometimes find myself “obliged” to read them. A reason why I don’t like Conan Doyle. (I’ll save the dislike for another post.) I stan Agatha Christie. I also I think I became a fan of Colleen Hoover’s books.

What else is interesting? Can I say I don’t know? All I’ve done lately is eat, study, binge watch Slayy Point (why didn’t I watch their channel before???) and try to be a more determined person. Past few weeks were like so lazy and dispassionate. I felt to less creative. Okay, brace yourself for my melodrama- I felt old.

Credits to owner. Via Pinterest.

I don’t know if I’m right about this but I always associate being old with something negative. Old is non-creative, old is not fresh, old is stale (wait but isn’t it already?). And lately I’m not liking this word, because I feel old, I don’t feel young or the jumpy, hyper-excited person I usually am (my opinion, no hate towards being old). Nobody noticed this because I didn’t show, because I try to be jumpy, in hopes that it will make me feel jumpy. Kind of like fake it till you make it situation.

Then I realized. That I had a freaking blog, on which I am supposed to write and post freely.

I’m being melodramatic again, but I felt better while reflecting and writing this post. I was on the verge of killing my creativity, but happily, I’m back to blogging! I think I’ll feel non-old now.

So after a long time….

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

Reviewing myself for the past year: 2021 edition

The pandemic has done good and bad to me. I wouldn’t write about my so-called vulnerability again, I’ve bored you enough with that previously. I’ve changed so much as a person, my friends who’ve met me now after 2 years ask me- “Are you sure you are you?”

You know, 2021 is almost over, and remember one of my first posts on the blog? I spoke about how I changed that year. This would be the second version of that.

A little by little, new changes kept adding up and sometimes, they pulled out a chunk of me or added three new more chunks extra (literally, too). The pandemic also exposed me to different things, like internet culture, aesthetics, *memes*, pop culture and even fandom culture.

I’ve become socially anxious. My friends called me, “that extrovert girl”, but I don’t totally live up to that. So the social anxiety slowly came by. The First step being less people-interaction (thank you, lockdown). Then came the texting period, where I began texting people. Then I only texted people.

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gif via GIPHY, CTTO.

Realizing that I was being too much of an in-the-corner-with-zero-social-interaction person, I began doing phone calls. But that too was only when the other person called me.

I hesitate to go to someone’s house to give something like a dish my mother made. You know, the typical Indian household thing where you need to give back the neighbor’s box with some food item you made, just because you cannot return something empty? I cannot get myself to do that. Not because I deem it a lowly thing to do (which it isn’t), but because I have zero knowledge about how to behave with Indian aunties or neighbors. Even if my parents taught me manners well.

Now since I am back at school, things are getting tougher. I do not know how to react to people I haven’t spoken with for around 2 years, but were friends of mine back then. It’s awkward. Plus, it gets hard to recognize people who’ve either doubled in length or in breadth.

Also, I‘ve become a bit of a perfectionist. Not a bit maybe. A lot, so much that it might be toxic.

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same, buddy, same. (via Tenor, CTTO)

My school assignments needs to be perfect, so to achieve that unattainable perfection, I spend a whole day to finish a small assignment. My mother says I take things too seriously because of that. I think that the partial reason of this cringe perfectionism is high expectations from myself.

I’ve been trying to decrease that. I’m slowly understanding that things aren’t meant to be perfect. And even though my peers have high expectations from me, they aren’t as high as the standards I set for myself. Self acceptance would get me out of it.

I’ve become more of a realist. I’ve been an optimist, whose encouraging people even if it’s practically and really impossible for that to happen. But this time, I think I’ve changed for the better. Living in the practicality is what I want, I’m going closer to being that person.

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Via Giphy, CTTO.

I speak too fast. Don’t know if this qualifies, but I used to be a very “clear” speaker, now I just rush faster than a Japanese Bullet train. My brain is thinking too fast, I’m not able to put it into words at a normal human pace. Yeah I know, my brain’s faster than normal brains. (Truth? No, it isn’t.)

The pandemic either changed me, or brought out my real colors. But I have this vision, a prospective, about who I am supposed to be. I want to be THAT confident, stubborn, independent chick who enjoys herself and is practical. I don’t know how close I am to that goal, but let’s say… halfway through?

And before I end today, I have a message for you. Or more, a reader and a blog pal does. I promised Harshita that there’d be a shoutout for a beautiful comment she wrote on a blog post of mine (read it if you’d like here).

All body sizes are not beautiful. No they are not. Beauty is something the society, we, created as a way to obtain the validity. It makes you think you are only valid if you have a pretty face and a curved body

All body sizes aren’t beautiful

But they are valid

We sometimes label people ‘looks’ based on their look. I mean, it can be a mental condition or it could be from birth or it might be in the genes et cetera. We create this idea of people in our heads without getting to know them.

Body positivity is really important. Every one should feel this validity with their own skin. You are not obliged to change yourself *cough* torture yourself *cough* for [the ]convenience of others.

Harshita/Aashi Rath @ words on fleek

So with that message, we end here. Namaste.

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

How my previous week went, Why leaving school might be more of a dilemma than nostalgia and some pictures.

Heya everyone!

I’m finally feeling the pressure of a high schooler. This was the busiest week I’ve had yet! Honestly, that’s the most subtle way I can possibly put it into.

My assignments have bombarded my entire to do list.

I’m physically strained due to dance practises back at school.

I haven’t had a peaceful moment.

I’m horribly exhausted.

I haven’t been able to read any book(!!!).

And for the first time in my life, I’m not exaggerating.

I don’t know how I even managed everything.

I’ve begun journaling though. It’s nice to reflect upon a day that went by.

It all went by so quickly. Also considering the fact that I was ACTUALLY at school for 4 days(for a program we’re having for the 15th of August). It’s been a really long time since I stepped onto the school ground and see some ACTUAL people who weren’t my family. It’s all so surreal, makes it difficult to digest the fact that I’d be at this wonderful place for only another 1 year (maybe more, if I chose to do my grade 11 and 12 there).

If we count our time at school as a kid, we’ve spent majority of our years there. And then growing up, we make it a part of our life journey. It’s funny how we don’t want to go to school as a little child, and when you’re a little older, you don’t want to leave it.

The reason why I think leaving school is a little more of a dilemma than nostalgia is because of the confusion you encounter. Confusion to move forward and leave a safe place. I mean safe place, because school kept us safe from the grief of growing up.

Growing up isn’t sad, but then not realizing where all that time went is. It’s all very confusing. I cannot even think about it.

But on the brighter side, there is some excitement about the future too. After all, the world is our playground! Thinking of playground, here’s our school playground. Our gorgeous playground.

…and this beautiful tree.

I also seem to have a thing for purple flowers. This little thing was creeping through the window grill.

And that’s a shoe, I guess?

And what’s even better is that I took these pictures during the golden hour. This little sapling is coming through the cracks of the bricks.

And this is my friend who is tired after a long day.

And this picture to end this post.

After that optimistic, philosophical chit-chat, I think I’d rather get back to my reality. There are still assignments that await me, ahem-

I know this post was short, but you at least got them pictures!

And, I almost forgot, the question-of-the-post:

How did your week go? Was it busy or were you at peace?

Type down your answers in the comments!

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi <3

P.S. ‘Tis the 25th Post!

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A walk in the park: A photo post#1

Florals on a cloudy Sunday: Photo post #2

Hey!

I’m going a bit off the schedule and sharing a non-Saturday post, I was so excited to show them to you! It kind of suddenly came to me that I should do a floral photoshoot. Or something like it. We (my sister and I) originally wanted to make a flower bouquet, but then we realised that we simply didn’t know how to do it. So we ended up clicking ton of pictures and then eventually, deleting many.

So we began with flower hunting. We didn’t find many because we went in the evening and the morning crowd looted everything. This is the best we found.

And then we tried a few floral arrangements. Not that pretty, of course.

Bougainvillea sure is beautiful all the time, ain’t it?

My favorite picture, this one right here.

I don’t know why this picture is here, but fine, let’s go with it!

Now, there, that’s a puzzling sight. Flowers into a badminton racket, Divya is out of her mind! Trust me, we couldn’t find anything better. Though I’m still sure people in the park were giving us weird looks.

How were the pictures? On second thoughts, I think they’re a bit cheesy, but that’s just me. I never like anything I do.

Do you second guess things you do, too?

Let’s see what answers you’ll give me!

On a positive note, I hope everyone is doing very well out there. May you stand strong in these difficult time.

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

View the first photo post that appeared in June : A walk in the park: A photo post.

Blog diaries #2: Arbitrary concerns about appreciation, myself and happiness.

Today, on a whim, I got myself to post this finally. Another addition to the blog diaries series!

I’m a very practical person who doesn’t usually believe in, practise, read or write philosophy. I’ve had enmity with philosophical things since a really long time, for reasons unknown. But then, this blog-diary entry is an exception. I’ve jotted down a few things I’ve been going through currently, the realisations I’ve had (I always realise things everyday. Whether good or bad, that’s the question) and how I think I’m become very self-absorbed. Most importantly, I’ve emphasized upon how I fail to observe and appreciate little things.

I’ve put in some sweat in this, so you better like it!

Or else you meet death.

*If you’re reading this from the WordPress-reader, you might want to view this on the original site, as this contains graphics that are best-viewed on the blog itself! read it here. *

So…How was it? It’s not that cohesive, but I hope you got the whole point of it!

Why I started the series:

The main motive of making these blog diary entries is not only to write but to make something visually appealing. This becomes like a periodic graphic design project.

Another reason is that, maintaining a journal in real life is a lot of work. I’m like the laziest person ever, so you know, it gets difficult and a bit of frenzy when it comes to maintaining a journal of sorts. Nevertheless, I’ve made one last attempt at maintaining a journal(in real life) and update it regularly. Let’s see how it goes.

So I made a journal, which is electronic and public (Not the point of the journal, exactly). But heck, at least I get to do self reflections once in a while.

I hope I get to do another entry soon, but not very soon. These things TAKE TIME.

Anyways, I really wish you like it. If you do, why not just leave a comment? Thinking of comments, The-Question-of-the-Post:

Do you maintain a Journal or a Diary? You got some tips?

Share your thoughts with other readers here. I’d drop by to read your views too!

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

View the first Blog-Diary entry, here: Blog Diaries: A birthday post, June the Tenth, 2021.

My readers asked questions and here are the answers!

Correction. I begged them to ask me questions.

Ah, I love answering questions. It makes me feel smarter in a way. I kind of begged my readers i.e. you, to ask me questions and I’m going to answer them. These are the questions I’ve received via mail, comments, forms and even texts! Hopefully we’ll get to know each other better and share some laughs!

*I wouldn’t be pin pointing names, you already know what your questions are!*

On second thoughts, this collage I made is very geometrical. Is it nice?

Questions about me!

Which book character embodies your personality?

Ummm…hard one. I think a mix between Sarah from Sarah’s scribbles and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter series. Sarah is basically me- Lazy, bookish, relatable, awkward; and Hermione is a geek for everything. That just translates as: Divi.

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An instance where Sarah is relatable.

Would you rather eat pizza or ice cream as the only food for eternity?

My tongue would soon die because of ice cream; sweet foods are tricky. Pizza, always.

Which show could you watch for your entire life?

Wouldn’t that become boring after a while? But then, if I have to pick between what I’ve seen, somewhat a mix between ‘The falcon and the winter soldier’ and ‘Loki’ (The marvel fangirl side of me wakes up-). I know, I know. But I cannot PICK!

I’d be happy to watch Young Sheldon too.

Do you have any hidden/secret talents or hobbies you’ve never told anyone about?

I shoot out webs from my arms.

Haha, interesting. But nope, I’m not the girl who keeps secrets. I do keep others’ secrets silenced, but I don’t actually have some secret talents. I’d love to have some though!

Who is your role model?

No one, actually. Setting up standards on someone else’s success story is not very ‘you’ centric. At least in my opinion. I’d like to set an example for myself, I’d try to be a better version of myself.

Which song is currently running in your mind?

It’s kind of odd. The time I am writing this answer, I’m busy humming Safety Net by Ariana Grande and TY Dolla Sign.

I mean it’s kind of obvious, I’m always humming Ariana Grande music.

School Questions!

what’s your favorite subject in school?

Math at the moment. These favorites keep on changing once in a while. But currently, I’m enjoying math!!


What’s your least fav subject?

Currently, it’s geography. I DO NOT like it. It’s sometimes hard to visualise or memorise where the northern plains are or where the western ghats are (I don’t remember it at the moment, despite having an exam the previous week-).

Just kidding.

BUT YOU GET MY POINT.

what grade are you ?

I’m in 9th grade right now, and it’s a roller coaster.

What is your favorite and least favorite part of school right now?

Least favorite part is obviously getting stuck at home and schooling. There is no favorite part about online school at the moment :c

Book questions!

 Has any book ever made you cry? If yes, then which is that book?

The fault in our stars! Oh boy, I was sobbing so silently over fictional characters. It has got a sad ending which got me in tears. My friend had got that book for Christmas once and when she read it, she was geeking out all about it. I wouldn’t blame her. So recently, I gave the book some time. I must say, I’m profoundly impressed. 

It’s pretty hard for someone to make us laugh or cry. And definitely, this book was heartbreaking.

Which is your all time favourite book?

“One cannot simply have a favorite book.”

ME.

Ah, my favorite book keeps on changing. Right now, it’s A Study in Scarlet, because I’m very much into Sherlock right now. But if you ask an all time favorite, it is “Mahashweta” by Sudha Murty. That book has deeply touched me. I really wish that I could read it without knowing the plot again. I recommend you to read it!

Which is that book which made you laugh horribly?

I don’t read a lot of humor books, but there is a character called Leo Valdez (where are my fellow demigods?) and then there is the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. They are… quite something. I haven’t laughed horribly, but there are some instances that are just so funny. There are some sad things that happen too, though :c

What is your favourite place to read a book?

I could happily live in a small cottage that always smells like cake, somewhere in a forest, and read tons of books there. In real life, something like, on a couch or a bed, left undisturbed.

Has any book ever changed your life? If yes, which is that book and how did it change your life?

Nope, never been there. I’m not all jumpy about self help books.

That is it, lovely people! Thank you so much for sending these questions on my way. Hopefully you know me better.

Anyways, I was featured on Brainstorms blog by Nabeeha Jameel, so in case you didn’t check it from yesterday’s re-blog, you should give it a look…

I bid adieu, till we meet again.

Not so daintily loving you,

Divi.

P.S : It also seems like I had a Six month Bloggiversary this July 4!! I didn’t even check! I hit publish on the very first post of this blog. I mean, my first post is so lame! I wish I had written it *well*. Anyways, its been LONG, though I began posting like only 2 months back. The blog also hit 1000 views at the beginning of the month, currently we’re at 1389 , I think. It also got 200 likes, and now its at 220 or something. And damn, 50 followers! Not to brag, but thank youuuuuuuuuuu! <3

*That was too long for a PS.*

It’s my turn to ask you a question- What’s the most random thing you can think of when you see this question? Whatever you’re thinking, type it down in the comments and send it!

My exams got over + Random chit-chat?

I’m not always up to the mood of chit chat but I guess I’m feeling good, since my exams got over?

Disclaimer- Read at your own risk, I may not make sense in this post. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. That’s a Taylor Swift reference.

Hey-llo! I hope everyone is doing perfectly fine.

Reminds me of Taylor Swift.

I’ve been so pumped up lately, due to nervousness and excitement. But also a bit of grief, because I couldn’t post on the blog.

*Silent sobs*

I was “busy” in the examination preparation (I never noticed, but these two words rhyme?) so, you know, I wasn’t free. But I must say, my examinations were marvelous. We gotta work hard to get something right? It’s not always “I want it, I got it” mood. {Why am I making pop references over and over again?}

“I’M GETTING AN A GRADE IN ALL THE SUBJECTS!!!”

Since today is a hello-to-the-readers-after-not-posting-for-a-week post, I’ll just say some random things and say things that make no sense, but bear with me, I’m very jittery because of the hyper-excitement due to the end of exams. I’ll list down a few things I want to do this month and basically just end the post.

I couldn’t get graphics done, so a random photo collage for you :)

To-do:

-Attend school, obviously.

-Listen to a lot of music

-Post a few more times

-Do a random-things photoshoot.

-Re-watch Harry Potter (Lol XD)

-Read at least 3 books!

-Take a walk alone.

-Not bake a cake again.

The last point’s gotten a tinge of irritation to it. I’m irritated by cake.

please forgive my doodling skills! (if that’s what you call a doodle XD)

I’ve eaten so much of cake, I’m going to put on some flab. Last month was all messy and cake-y , my goal this month is not to bake a cake again. (Bake and cake. Why are all things rhyming today-) I’m this person who bakes a cake when I’m bored. I don’t even change flavors, it’s either vanilla…or vanilla.

Mini-Reviews:

I want to quickly review a few things, so,ahem-

1. Loki:

The best series I ever saw. God has blessed my eyes with this. Got a great amount of action but there is a lot of character development, which I appreciate. There is still one episode, the finale, left out. It’ll be out this wednesday!

I didn’t put the original poster because it was dramatic-
2. SOUR album:

I never got a chance to review this album, and I’m late! But this album has all emotions ransacked and jammed into it. It’s a very heartfelt album, you should try listening to it. Or maybe not. Your wish.

Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle:
I already used this picture, lol!

Awesome! I loved the plot twists and the setting of the story. It makes for a great stand alone Sherlock Chronicle.

Music I’ve been listening to-

Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran:

Do not try to change my mind. This song is fabulous. I haven’t heard a “GREAT” Ed Sheeran song in a while, this was a wonderful comeback.

Astronomy by Conan Gray:

Conan Gray is basically a perfectionist. This song is very mystical in its very own way. It’s kind of surreal but gives such wonderful vibes when we listen to it.

Solar Power by Lorde:

I never heard Lorde before, and she has a nice…voice. The song has this Moana-ish feel, with those beaches and people dancing. It’s a nice summery song.

pov by Ariana Grande:

I’m fangirling too much about Ariana Grande but let us face it, she’s worth it. This song is marvelous and so nice! *Proud Arianator grin*

Renegade by Big Red machine and Taylor Swift:

You’re probably wondering why this song wasn’t mentioned yet. Here it is. It’s really nice, listening to more Taylor Swift music. It always is nice.

Next week, I’ll be publishing the Q and A post, So I’ll be accepting questions about almost anything till the coming Friday! You could drop a message here or in the comments!

Anyways, I have a small little poll for you.

Not-so-daintily-loving you,

Divi.

Bye-Bye, Extrovert! : Why I chose to become an Ambivert

Am I an ambivert or am I an ambivert?

Heyaaaaa! I hope you’re alright. You noticed I didn’t post this Saturday right?

Got Busy In My Exam Study, You See.

Let me compensate it today, lovelies.

I was previously very proud of being an extrovert. But honestly, being anything has NEGATIVES. Be an introvert, you’re not the socializing type. Be an extrovert, you’re TOO much of the socializing type.

Ah world, can you just stop?

I had a very bizarre mindset towards introverts, always thought that they were so quiet and mum about everything! Haha, they have a good reason to be.

As I met newer people every year (Ha! The new kid in the class), I understood more about them. Some open up and some are very shush about their life. I thought it was absurd. They were just afraid of being judged, I think.

Coming to the stereotypically “Confident” extroverts. You know, being one previously, I can tell you a thing about that. Extroverts are more “liked” (I don’t know, are they?) because they’re always ready to talk. And who doesn’t like talking? They cannot stand being quiet and alone. Because they like attention? Or because they like people?

Opened White Book
I’d rather read a book than talk to shitty people. Deal with it.

I chose to be an ambivert. Yes, by choice, people.

I am not the shy type. I am VERY outspoken. But I don’t know what got into me, the pandemic has changed me, as I told you before. Or maybe it’s teenage. Either way, it’s not a big deal. I’ve become more self-aware.

I used to be like, “Hey, you’re in my class!” or “Hey, I met you during that event. We spoke for… two minutes.” . I know, I was very cheesy.

After sorting out my priorities (Why does that remind me of Hermione Granger?), I’ve come to an understanding that:

  • I basically like talking;
  • but I don’t like talking with just “anyone“.
  • Especially idiots.
  • I’m more of a deep conversation person.
  • I only like people who are like me.
  • I’m actually a bit shy.
  • And I hate people who aren’t interested in anything I like.
Woman Jumping Wearing Green Backpack
That’s totally how I’d jump. Just a whacky, little, curious bean, that’s what I am.

Revelations.

Why actually think of becoming an ambivert when everything is just alright in your life?

  • Extroverts like me generally cannot live without people: We need people around us to live. Being alone, solitude, the likes- a huge no-no.
  • I make others a bit irritated- Constantly being bugged by a person about some random crap is SO IRRITATING. Haha, you have no idea. I simply don’t know how and when to shut up.
  • I can be too open- I lose control over my emotions and just share way too many things with people. I guess it’s time to learn that some things are meant to be discussed with myself and myself only.

Did I place enough arguments in front of you?

That folks, is why I don’t want to be an extrovert anymore. You know, I’m just sick of it. I want to live in my small little world and do what I like. That’s it. Mission “Be an ambivert” begins today!

Farewell, extrovert!

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

*Questions welcome! I'm kinda planning to do a Q and A post soon (or maybe later, who knows), so if y'all have any questions, literally any thing, about me, blogging, school life- drop a message, here! Looking forward to answering and writing!*

P.S.- Oh I almost forgot. I was way too lazy to photograph anything for the post (also, time did not cooperate. But that’s normal :| ), so I borrowed pictures from pexels.com. Mentioning it because I clearly, don’t wanna be sued :)

Now I have something to discuss. I wanna know what type of a person you are; An extrovert, An ambivert or an introvert? Let’s chat in the comments!

Penning down my normal day in a post: Blogging and School edition

Hello! How is everyone!

Last week, one of my dear friend and blogger had emailed me about a very specific type of a post. Coincidentally, I was already working on a post like that. It was nice to know that my readers and I think quite similarly! You can read my friend’s blog here.

Anyways, today, should we do another blog-diary entry?

Nah, I think we’re doing it too often.

Today I’m feeling super-duper lazy to edit any graphics or images for a diary post, so regular post it is! (If you’d like me to do a diary post soon, let me know!)

15th of June.

7:00 AM: Can you believe it? Exactly on 7. My biological clock must be a genius or something. Today I was SUPER LAZY (as I told you already), so I skipped exercise. But the calories, they never skip anything. I had a 60 minute head start for school to begin, half of which I spent in wondering if a chicken came first or an egg.

8:00 AM: Math Class! I was IMMERSED in today’s lecture. The thing with math is that you won’t understand it if you DON’T WANT to understand it. Just for the sake of doing something never got us anywhere, did it? Anyways, we had two consecutive math classes, so my back surely had a BAD TIME!

After that I had my breakfast and edited my brand new profile picture!

And I had another language lecture and a few assignments to complete.

11:45 AM: I drew a few diagrams for my cell-organelles assignment that is due at the end of this month. But then, I subsequently began drafting a new blog post (Which happens to be this very post). And then I realize, “Goddamn, what happened to my assignment!”. So I begin researching again.

The notes in the book are unfiltered. None of them made into the final post, unfortunately..

12:30 PM: And I got bored. So I chilled out with some music.

I absolutely love this song! I’m always humming and jamming to this.

1:20- ish PM: I had some food. Obviously I have to stay alive. After that me and my sister saw some cartoon and then, off to the next part of the day!

2:00 PM: This is where the fun part of the day begins. By Fun, I mean things that make my day, a day. I prepare my “Checklist of the day”. Basically, this is just a piece of paper where I write my goals and the agenda of the day.

I caught up on my left out assignment and yay, I finished it. :-D

3:14 ish: I did some chores. Me and my sister have this eternally ongoing chore of doing laundry. I do my part quite responsibly. It’s my sister Miss lazybones who escapes from doing her part. I spent the next half an hour reminding her that she had some chores to do.

3:45 PM: *Crossing out a few more things out of the checklist* I begin “Study-part 2”. I’m sorry! That’s all I did! It sure seems pretty boring but 9th grade, is a total mess. The one thing interesting now was updating my post, with all I did till now. And now since I had come to wordpress, I read a few posts out here.

4:30 PM: I got up and flexed out my hands. They got sick of writing so many notes, poor little things. I checked my texts and replied to them. I listened to some music again…ahhhhhhhh.

5:00 PM: I tried doing an illustration. Or whatever its called. I was trying out my new watercolor pens and they’re GOOD. I had some fun here and there, until it was time for tea. In my case, milk. Me and my sister made a quick snack and we talked about how our day was going. Of course, nothing serious.

DO WE BOTH SEEM LIKE KIDS WHO TALK PHILOSOPHY?

No! It was some cuckoo theories and cracking jokes about each other.

Photo by Adrianna Calvo on Pexels.com

5:30 PM: *Blog Post editing*. Today is my blog posting day. Every tuesday, I get the thoughts in my brain and on the pages of my notebooks into the digital draft. Gives me a sense of completing half of the work. A 20 minutes at this work and then I’m off to reading this book I’m halfway through.

6:18 PM: *Closing of the day* My dad always says that we must close all the work that is pending by the end of the day, it gives us a sense of satisfaction. He isn’t wrong. I cleaned my desk and made my bed and kept everything ready for the next day. I don’t do this everyday, but I realized that I gotta be a *Decent girl*, so that I’m presentable in this post. Here we are.

I watched television. I wouldn’t want to mention any timings for this because, I clearly don’t remember! I had my dinner too, soon. (Yeah, we have television meals at night.) Anyways, it was getting late. Tomorrow I’m gonna have to come and edit the draft of the post and schedule it.

*A work well done.*

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

P.S. Thanks for reading this! My examinations are up next month, I might disappear for a few weeks. I don’t want my grades to drop, at all! So I’ll post less frequently, or maybe not post at all. But stay with me, okay? I know you would.

*Sending you a hug!*

An award tag – the aesthete blogger award!

Whoa. I mean totally whoa.

It’s been an exciting week, but lord, never expected something like this.

This award is quite special, because its my first one! *Screaming on the inside *

First of all, Lot’s of love to Maggie, the lovely person who nominated me. She is a wonderful blogger who has a wonderful and an exciting blog. I cannot describe someone else’s blog, for only the person who made it can describe it truly and passionately and my explanations, are just mere assumptions and compliments. Head straight to her blog, here!

Beautiful logo, right!

This award was created by Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal, and it has been reaching more and more bloggers everyday!

rules:

  • Display the original logo on your post.
  • List the rules, of course.
  • Thank the person who nominated you!
  • Mention the creator (Ashmita @ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
  • Tell me something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favourite form of creativity?
  • Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
  • Ask your nominees 4 questions.
  • Share something you created. (can be anything!)
  • And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

Tell me something about this world that you admire

People! Positive people, of course. Humans are the reason why we have this world. I admire people because they have brains a heart. A heart to give another chance. Also, people are the reason we have books, movies and food. Aliens didn’t write Harry Potter, the oceans didn’t create the superhero movies (To be precise, Marvel) and the volcanoes never made food. Bad examples, but you get my point.

What is your favorite form of creativity?

Writing, as of now. I’m so obsessed with writing. The reason why blogging isn’t the answer is because, it’s not my first priority. Writing is my first love (and eternal too), hence my favorite. I get to express things that I may not be able to in real life. Also to beat some sense into people. But mostly expressing myself.

Something you created?

Haha, the entire blog that you’re reading right now.

Now, my nominees are:

Evin @ A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Nabeeha @ BrainStorms

Grace @ Graceful Rags

Maya @ Pretty Little Scribbles

Maith @ Jovial Pages

Aadhya @ Adya’s Diary

Sep @ Bookishly Yours

I bet most of my nominees already got tagged for this thing, but I can’t seem to know many people out here!! Anyways, my questions!

  • Which book’s lead character do you wish that you could be in real life, and why?
  • What would you define as your perfect life? (Haha, no philosophy class, okay?)
  • Where do you envision your blog to be 2 months from now?
  • Are you guilty of doing something silly? (How about you confess it?)

Wheeeeeeee! Thanks for the award and Luck to all my nominees! And hey, no pressure, only if you’re interested. If anyone else wants me to tag them in this award, I’m happy to! Drop a message in the comments or here.

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

A walk in the park: A photo post.

Hello!

A few days back, my mother, sister and I went to a park after like, a really long time! We live in a housing society and it has this beautiful club house adjoined with a park. It’s this wonderful place that screams “Good vibes live here!”. The breeze, the grass and the trees make me want to live there forever.

The place is very photogenic, or can I say, instagrammable? (For the record, I don’t use instagram; I came across the word somewhere on the internet)

It has this unique aesthetic that couldn’t stop me from clicking a few pictures.

The grass was freshly watered, which made the perfect effect for this picture.

Hey look, there’s me, in a shadow.

This is my most favorite place to sit! The plants and the creepers cling to the slabs of concrete and creates this canopy over your head. Its so calm and serene.

Me and my worn out shoes!

Ah, when sunlight comes through, you can see the Tyndall effect show up so gorgeously.

These small little leaf-lings were so cute!

A clear sky (almost).

Wild berries?

I hope you liked reading seeing this post! And check out my recent posts!

If you really like what I write (or create), be sure to leave a comment and maybe follow, too? I’ll surely reply!

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

Blog Diaries: A birthday post, June the Tenth, 2021.

I write down so many things, not in a diary, but in my mind. This year I thought, “Now that I have a blog, maybe I can write down things like a diary?”. I turned 14 this tenth of June and it was such a perfect day, I don’t want to forget it. I think I can do a post series called “Blog-diaries” from now on.

Well, well! Peek into my blog-diary!

*If you’re reading this from the WordPress-reader, you might want to view this on the original site, as this contains graphics that are best-viewed on the blog itself! read it here. *

Apparently, my friends had elaborately planned out this prank. Who knew my friends were so interesting?

Today is the 12th! It finally arrived!!

I hope you liked what I did with my blog-diary entry. I certainly did go out-of-the-zone for this post, but writing and editing all of this was really fun for me! I hope I get to do more Blog-diary posts in future!

Psst…one announcement though. In case you didn’t catch the post of a “blog title change”, view it now! In a nutshell, the blog’s name is gonna be changed to “The Name is Divi: tales of a not-so-dainty mind”. Read the full post here.

Bye!

A Very Important announcement: Blog Title Change

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

My lovely friends and readers, how are you! I’ve gotten busier, busier, busier and even more busier lately. What can I say, school has begun after summer break and as much as I was excited for school, I’ve gotten a bit, pre-occupied. Assignments, home works, tests- the list doesn’t end! Anyways, one of the things on this list was that I was working on the blog’s new logo.

Oh wait. I haven’t told you.

I began this blog with such sheer uncertainty, I put my own name for the blog. I thought, then, that I could post anything if I had a broad categorized name that didn’t define my blog niche or confine me to create only one type of content. So I just put up my name.

But oh, it’s costing me things.

My name is big, its not that catchy like them other fancy blogs out here. So- okay, I’ll just put it out.

“The Name Is Divi- Tales of a not-so-dainty mind.”

How is it, in your opinion?

I think it defines myself in a very crisp way; not dainty at all, actually wild. I don’t even need to change my URL. Ah, sweet!

And I promise you, no more changes at all.

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

P.S. I won’t change the site name that soon. Maybe in a week or so. Till everyone gets the word that there’s gonna be a change!