What You Do Is Not Easy

Misconception Month – Intensive, not Easy. An article about disparaging ourselves, and giving yourself a little more credit for all the things you do.

“Even a monkey could do it.” Have you ever heard that line? It’s used to indicate how easy a job is. Often, an unfulfilled employee will say it about their own profile. It’s not a very encouraging phrase.

However, what you do requires effort. A monkey cannot do it. If you think about it for a moment, you will realize how absurd that is. And then you will realize the absurdity of other negative statements we make.

The things that you do are not easy, they’re intensive. They take training and patience and fortitude to do. So why is it that it’s so easy for us to think otherwise? Continue reading “What You Do Is Not Easy”

Freedom of Direction

The story of my depression, part 1. When I graduated, I didn’t realize how intimidating freedom is. For the first time, I didn’t have an overarching goal.

I didn’t know that I didn’t want freedom.

Rather, I wasn’t yet ready to handle the magnitude of being free. When I was unshackled from the outer inhibitors of freedom, I was yet to remove the inner ones. Continue reading “Freedom of Direction”

#TalkbackTuesday: Week 4 – Godhuli Shrivastava

#TalkbackTuesday number 4 – with Godhuli Shrivastava, and we talk about transitioning between work and college.

Hi, and welcome to #TalkbackTuesday, which is where I feature people and interview them. It is always inspirational to look into the life of another, and realize it is just as complex and confusing and large as your own.

This week’s short interview is text-only. For this week, I spoke to my friend Godhuli Shrivastava. See below. Continue reading “#TalkbackTuesday: Week 4 – Godhuli Shrivastava”

Monday Muse: My Problem with “Thandaa Khoon”

“Garam Khoon” (hot blood) to describe young people – people who are restless, energetic and/or progressive. “Thandaa khoon” (cold blood) is a term I made up to signify the opposite – old people; or people who have no energy, are placid, or are unmotivated.

Today morning was a back-in-control sort of thing for me, especially considering that the Diwali celebrations just ended. Recently, I’ve started taking a bus to office and today, a guy sitting opposite me (the seats were facing each other) was eyeballing me all trip. Continue reading “Monday Muse: My Problem with “Thandaa Khoon””