trying to write without a topic|| Thoughts on a rainy day|| Book slumps and reading again.

Correction, rainy days, not day, because, IT WON’T STOP.

My exams got over and it felt like my Boards got over. I was dancing yesterday and my friends literally had to tell me stop. “It was only the first exam, we get it.”

The entire day, I was in. When I could go and cycle alone or maybe listen to music and walk. But no. It wouldn’t stop raining. Rains are very ✨idealistic for writer’s- don’t get me wrong- but like, staying in the whole day is weird. It got so chilly, I have to wear cardigans and sweaters already.

The perfect thing I did was read. Read till my eyes felt sore. And I think I had my fastest read yet, 450 pages in 1.5 day. I feel so proud. My gracious friend from school let me borrow Fangirl and wow. I just liked how authentic the book was.

(Again, shoutout to my ⭐awesome⭐ friend for letting me borrow this book and letting me click cute pictures with her book. She didn’t say anything about the last part, but I had to do it. Thank you!)

Also feel free to look at all the self help book abundance we have at home in the picture.

But, picture yourself on a cold, chilly, rainy day, when days are dull. You’re sipping on coffee mixed with chocolate. Bitter yet sweet. And you’re reading this book. That, that, is comfort. That was this book. Comfort. It made me feel as if I was wrapped with a warm blanket that took me away from this world.

Books are like that sometimes. It’s like you meet a stranger but is like an old friend you recognize instantly and comforts you by giving you their warmth. I romanticize too much, but books are like that. They are like that, far from reality, utopian and ideal.

Not my picture but wish it was-😭😭

I feel a book that does that is so special. On so many levels. And when you finish it, you feel hollow. That is the endgame. You’ve read a good book.

I don’t even know why I’m doing this, whole book appreciation post. But sometimes, it’s like the only thing I feel I am connected to, materialistically. And no matter how many times I talk about books, it never stops being new to me.

So with all the exams preparations, I didn’t read for a whole month. Now I’m a free bird~

Also, can you love something but hate it at the same time? I love monsoons, but I hate them. Yes you get to be at home all day, but no, you have to stay at home all day. Those are two different statements that don’t sit well together. It’s a complicated feeling.

I had a writer’s block, past SO many weeks. I kind of feel guilty for not writing and doing what I love. I’ve been neglecting things on the internet. But truth be spoken, I definitely did not think of how I’d manage school and blogging. I thought I could pull it off, but I cannot. I’m still in that gray area, figuring out how to make things work. It’ll take months. But I have hope because this blog, is my safe space. I will not give up on this.

I’ve also stopped reading posts by other bloggers here on WordPress, and I feel kind of sad for not doing so. I’ll try to catch up with things step-by-step.

As for you readers, I would really love to chat with you guys! I’ll try to reply to your comments as much as I can!

To all my high schooler friends out there- How’s school treating you? All bookworms- What was the last book you’ve read?

Eager to know what you all have to say~

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

Wanting a life reset *so* bad + yay it’s June!

Hey people, welcome back to my blog! My vacations are finally ending 😭 and it’s gonna be hard getting back to the school routine. Today’s post is gonna be all about, a life reset.

Do you ever wish if only our life had a reset button? I do that, like everyday. My life status is always in like a deep pit of mess and despair. I do so many things, and by many, possibly a hundred. I’ve got so many projects going on, after a while of trying to tackle ALL of them, I take a step back.

I realize-

Number one, what crap have I gotten myself into?

Number two, how do I finish all this??

Basically I’m the type who does gazillion projects at once, and gets things done on time. But the process is a little…crazy? I get myself to a burnout stage doing all that stuff, all at once. I mentally suffocate myself trying to be that all-achiever and multi-tasking girl.

If you relate to that, we’re in the same boat. You, my friend, need a reset like I did.

Clean up your mess

So once realization takes over, the first thing I do is clean things up. Virtually and literally. All those things on the checklist, you cannot cancel them and leave them hanging on the thread. Finish all the current projects, and do nothing new for a while.

Then I go on a declutter mode. Is it just me, or is decluttering  ACTUALLY pretty relaxing?

Once everything on the plate is done, there’s actual time left for yourself. I like using this time to clean my room, maybe my shelf, wardrobe too, if I feel productive. Trashing away things you don’t need anymore, is the perfect way to reset.

This was me, I like decluttering because it frees up space for positivity and I feel good about it. You could find your groove, something that helps clear up your mind.

Change of routine

I like picking up a new daily routine. It’s nice to change a few things in your day, for the good, of course. Instead of waking up at 7 AM, maybe you could wake up at 6 AM? You’ve got an extra hour on your hands, that gives you more room for energizing things to do. Maybe workout more, or perhaps go for a cycle ride in the evening alone?

During my exams this February, instead of studying 2PM till 6PM, I went for a run between 5PM and 6PM. Then extended my study till 7PM. There’s a break, a difference a routine. It makes things feel less boring, and more exciting and new.

Style change

Changing up your style is really cool, if you want to reset. Like a 2.0 version of yourself? I like to try different combinations than I usually wear, and generally after I clean out my wardrobe, I find all these *hidden outfits* at the back of my shelf. I don’t insist on buying new dresses, instead different combinations with the dresses you already have. I spend a week on Pinterest looking for style options and different combinations, hairstyles. Anything that is different from what I usually look like.

(I said style change and NOT wardrobe change. Be more sustainable, don’t hoard clothes, it’s not good for your pocket AND the environment. )

Affirmations

Positive affirmations help. A life reset gives a feeling of being, reborn (sounds like some superhero dialogue, but okay). I come across such stuff on the internet, like affirming quotes that energize you from within. I like reading such things, they just give you a new slice of life.

Expose yourself to positivity

Coming out of a mess is never too late. At least you’ve taken initiative. Expose yourself to positive things, that don’t make you feel guilty about being on a break. Surround yourself with good people. Control what you see on the internet.

I personally love seeing Pinterest pins about productivity, health goals and self-care. Exposing yourself to such things gradually takes you in such a state of mind.

So that is all for this post! Remember, you are your priority, don’t burnout yourself! Take good care, be productive and remember to relax. I hope your life reset goes well~

Also guys, happy june~~ it’s already half of 2022! Plus its birthday month, so see me smiling ear to ear. My birthday’s in four days, and is it normal not having any excitement? I feel I’m getting too old, I wish I could tell myself “yo stop growing now” 😭😭😭

I hope this month is gonna be great for all of us, and hopefully my blog too 🙈.

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

Just an opinion: Episode 4, A.K.A. Friend appreciation post || “What if we lived in a world where everyone had a circle of friends that supported them…”||

Hello everyone, how are you guys doing? Good, I hope. If you aren’t, you have a girl who’s cheering on you even now! (hint- that’s me.)

So, I received today’s one liner from Maggie. Maggie runs a Personal blog, where she posts about photography, lifestyle, and tips for almost everything! I really love reading her optimism filled posts! Please visit her blog!

maggie’s doodles is a creative lifestyle site featuring photography, life inspiration, doodles, and fun projects!

Maggies, author of Maggie’s Doodles!

Here’s what Maggie’s liner says:

What if we lived in a world where everyone had a circle of friends that supported them, checked in on them, and made sure they’re doing well?

*Before we begin, I’ve noticed some of you readers have been confused as to who wrote what, This isn’t a guest post. All the content is written by me (Divi), where I write my opinion regarding their statements. *

Umm yes, this is true and I agree hundred percent.

I know a kid in school who’s always alone, who doesn’t have friends around, and before in our lower grades, I heard he used to be bullied a lot. I didn’t know a lot then, so naturally, I never reported that.

On the last day of ninth grade, which was recently, I was clicking pictures with my group of friends. The feeling was incomparable. I’d been with them since kindergarten, and 11 years later, I saw my best friends with me. I felt safe. Then I saw that kid, he was near a tree, he was sitting alone amidst a huge crowd.

See I’m not a saintly person. I didn’t go and talk to him, I just walked away like I didn’t care. But I tried to feel like he did. When so many teenagers are with their friends and having their own thing going on, and you’re all alone, how would you feel?

My friends always keep checking on me, and they genuinely congratulate me or console me caringly. It’s hard to imagine when someone so special is just, absent, in your life. That kid had absolutely no friends, there would be nobody to console him when he got hit, there would be nobody to congratulate him on getting good grades.

We all need friends. They’d crack jokes to make you laugh, they would never make you feel alone and their sole mission is to see you happy. Outside my family, I don’t think anyone else checks up on me more than my friends do. When I was sick, they messaged everyday, and gave their support. They also did make fun of me on my birthday though.

Seeing lone people just somehow shatters me so much, because there is absolutely no one for them to talk to. There’s no one for them to speak their mind or just have a companion to walk home.

There are so many people like that, who don’t have a healthy group of friends. They’re all around us. Take that step forward and talk to them. I once did that to a new girl at school, and now she’s relatively better, she became a good friend of mine. It felt so good, not only for her, but for me too. It’s just this sort of satisfaction I cannot explain.

Go on and be someone’s cause of euphoria today :-D

Signing off,

Divi!

Just an opinion!- A blog series @TheNameIsDivi!

This series is a blog series where I share my opinions on one-liners that I got from my readers a while ago. To fill in your entry please do do here. To learn more about the series, please read this post.

Read all previous episodes of the series here-Just an opinion !

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.

sarahseeandersen | Book memes, Sarah's scribbles, Book nerd
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!

Re-Blogged- GUEST POST: MY PERFECT DAY! — BrainStorms

I’ve been featured on Nabeeha Jameel’s Brainstorms Blog! She is so gracious to let me write on her blog! Also, this is my very first collaboration, so I’m glad that it was with her.

You could read the post here:

GUEST POST: MY PERFECT DAY! — BrainStorms

Take a look at Nabeeha’s very wonderful blog too!

~Divi.

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.

Book Review (Something like it)- A study in scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.

You know what? Book reviews are not my thing. I’ve never ever written a book review, not even for school projects. But now, I realized I was running out of ideas on what I could write my next blog post about. So I was like, “Okay, let’s do a book review.”

But this is what bloggers do. When we’re out of ideas, we try borrow someone else’s idea. At least ME.

I’m this type of girl who reads book reviews just for the sake of reading the review. Very rarely do I get motivated to actually read ’em. I’ve had such instances from many book bloggers, though. So today, I’ll try to write a convincing book review.

How the heck did I get hooked onto this book?

You remember my birthday gift? The Sherlock Holmes collection? I just picked out this book and started reading.

Quit bragging, Divi.

Okay, okay.

How I feel about this book-

Let’s jump to the story. First of all, this book is very iconic. The previous week I had read The Hound of the Baskervilles and to be honest, it did not strike me that deeply. However A study in Scarlet (referred to as ASiS henceforth, as I’m tired of typing the whole name), is very, very gripping. I sat to read this book for a week and I got half of it done. I sat another 2 hours and got the other half done. So that explains a lot about the climaxing of the book.

This is the very first time Sherlock Holmes is introduced to his long time companion Dr. John .H. Watson. It’s pretty vague and uncomfortable because Sherlock ‘deduces’ anything and everything about that particular person instantly. It’s pretty overwhelming in the start but soon, us readers catch up to Sherlock’s wits.

Storyline/Plot-

The story has two parts, the first one being the part where Sherlock and Watson get the case and the former identifies the Culprit/accused/murderer(is that a SPOILER?). The second part is the back story or what you’d call in a movie, a ‘flashback’. This doesn’t have any significant plot twists, unlike The Hound of the Baskervilles, but the story just does well on its own.

Characters (only the obvious ones)-

I won’t spoil anything but the significant Characters are:

1. Sherlock– Obviously. He is a detective residing in 221B Baker street, obvious again. He basically calls himself a ‘consultant’ detective. He does have a huge head and is VERY egoistic. But he wears it all very modestly. Also, he is a sarcasm enthusiast.

2. Dr. Watson– Perhaps my favorite character in the book. Dr. Watson is an army doctor who came back from Afghanistan and has to share the residence with Sherlock. In fact, the story is narrated from his point of view, so the way the way he chronicled the events are very impressive, considering he’s a doctor. He is very humble, skillful and witty. I feel this poor man is over shadowed by Sherlock and should be a little more considered.

3. Tobias Gregson– He’s a detective. Not as great as Sherlock though. Just a considerable detective.

4. Lestrade– Another detective. Now this guy, I pretty like him. Because he is a bit humble than Gregson’s pride. He is the person who puts forth the case to sherlock, when these detectives couldn’t crack the case. He’s smart too. He knows which points are necessary and which are crap. I’m also not sure about what this guy’s first name is.

Those are the characters I can describe, without giving out spoilers.

My opinions that nobody asked for-

  • The language is pretty old. it was written in the 19th century, for god’s sake, Divi!
  • The chemistry between all characters was very well set up.
  • It makes us want to read more to find out what happens. Or to be precise, why it happens.
  • Dr. Watson is underrated.
  • Sherlock’s humor is very sarcastic.
  • Dr. Watson is underrated. Just mentioning it again so that you wouldn’t forget it.
  • And, I think this story is fittingly narrated by Dr. Watson, because if it were narrated by Sherlock, we would be lost in his complex mind. And he wouldn’t even waste time in chronicling his adventures :)

So if you’d ask me what I’d rate it—–

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4 stars! I would have loved to read some plot twists but I think it was great! But the writing part, marvelous.

*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!*

Anyways, Question for you! Have you read any Sherlock Book or have you seen the TV series or the movies? Let’s chat in the comments!

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!