Unlike the previous months, October was amazing. It was erratically hectic yet amazing. The best thing about this month was that I am finally out of my depressive phase. I am again feeling my usual happy-go-lucky self. Thanks to all of you for your constant support and encouragement. Let me list down the things I did this month.
Inktober: In school, I was my art teacher’s nightmare. I guess it was a mutual relationship where both of us dreaded each other. I always hated the art and craft class and the stitching class. In all the ‘sit and draw’ competitions that my mother used to enthusiastically push me to take part, I used to consistently procure the last position. I still remember that in most of those competitions they used to hang the drawings after the competition and mine used to hang in one corner and most people used to either laugh at them or try hard to suppress their laughter looking at my drawing. After enough humiliation, I stopped taking part. It was such a relief for both me and others. However, later in life when I was in college I once painted a couple of t-shirts and gifted them to a friend and another to my cousin. My friend till date has that as a keepsake. So sweet of him.
My major artwork started after I became a mother. My son loves to do art and craft and in order to keep him busy, I used to do a lot of art and craft stuff with him. However, I had still never thought of majorly drawing anything.
Finally, in October I gathered the courage to take part in the Inktober2018 Challenge. I did a whole lot of drawing and loved every single bit of it. I was also humbled to receive appreciation from many fellow Inktober fellows.
Italian: I made good progress in Italian and now “so scrivere e leggere en Italiano”. I always feel excited before my Italian lesson and literally look forward to it. Hope to be able to write an entire post in Italian soon.
Durga Puja: This is the time of the year when every Bengali from all over the world feels excited. This year initially I was not in a very good mood however as the festival started I couldn’t hold myself back and started enjoying fully. We did a lot of pandal hopping, had some amazing adda session with friends, ate like crazy and had awesome fun during the ‘sindoor khela’.
Food Festival: Durga Puja is the time when we eat like crazy and this time was no exception. So each day in the afternoon I was having ‘bhog prasad’ in the pandal while at night we were indulging in chicken rolls, mutton moghlai, chicken biryani, fish cutlet, egg chop, prawn pakora, followed by mishit doi and rasogolla. It was a food fiesta.
Yellow Lover: This Durga Puja my preferred color was yellow and most of my blogger friends who follow me on social media must have noticed. This year yellow replaced my favourite black and blue. Each day I got dressed in a bright shade of yellow and immediately I felt my mood uplifted. I even put yellow nail paint. Yellow is a bright colour and it always brings joy and sunshine in life.
Lakshmi Puja: Five days after Durga Puja we celebrate Lakshmi Puja. I do it every year but this was the first time that friends and neighbours dropped by to enjoy prasad. Any puja or festival always becomes joyous when others join in. The whole evening was spent on fun and laughter.
No Social Media: This is the second month when I am abstaining from using social media from my mobile. Let me tell you life is beautiful without it. I hope to continue a few more months like this.
How was your October? Please do let me know. Joining Vidya Suri’s Gratitude Circle and Corinne’s #Mondaymusing.
Linking this post to #MondayMusings hosted by dear Corinne.
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