Chennai Bloggers Club, is a group of likeminded bloggers from Chennai, who write about things close to their heart. It’s quite a fun place to be in, wherein you can interact with people who share the same mindset.
So here are 13 things I will try and avoid doing this year. I’m going to try my best to stand by each of these,
1 I will not procrastinate – ideally the procrastinator in me would have pushed this post to the 19th then 20th and finally given up on posting. So, this year I will not procrastinate and finally forget things.
2 I will not talk until my throat goes dry – this is to give Amma, Adi and my best friends some respite from my incessant chatter.
3 Staying in line with my previous point, I will not talk unnecessarily or say things that could have been avoided. This will save me a lot of trouble and embarrassment later.
4 I will try and stop giggling like school girl and be more lady-like, say cupping my hands over my mouth and laughing very softly. On that note, I will also try and keep my roaring laughter to myself. And if somebody told you deafness runs in my family, you know who is to blame.
5 I will not wait for Amma to prompt me every single time, I will be more proactive, like loading my clothes in the washing machine, washing my coffee tumbler, cleaning the kitchen, keeping my room clean and most importantly, wear a bindi every time I step out of the house. (I’ve considered tattooing a bindi on my forehead).
6 I will not whisper random things like *Oppa Gangnam staaayle* when somebody is doing something very seriously.
7 I will not sing item numbers on moving vehicles / when am at a friend’s place. Added bonus would be, not dancing shamelessly to these tunes.
8 I will not set alarms anymore. I have never woken up to any of these tones; all I have managed to do is wake up the rest of the family and earn their wrath.
9 I will not wake up or disturb people when they are sleeping. I have a very strange habit of running my fingers thru their hair or singing into their ears or generally screaming *ezhundru Anjali ezhundru* when they are fast asleep.
10 I will not over analyse and ruminate over things. When I know, something is beyond my control, I’d rather let go of it than hold on to it for dear life.
11 I will not stop being conscious about my health, hair and skin. Sounds very narcissistic, but I’ve realised the value of taking care of myself, and I don’t intend to stop doing it ever.
12 I will not let anybody take advantage of my goodness or kindness. I will also try and maintain a safe distance from folks who can suck the happiness out of my life.
13 Finally, I will not be too busy or unavailable for the people who make my world a better place to be in. I will not let my zest for living ever diminish.
Thanks a bunch Susan and Gitanjali for reminding me about the contest!