The Happiness Project

I’m in a really down place right now… Don’t think it could go worse to the point that today I am getting anxiety attacks. So in a gist what’s so wrong in my life right now is that I am in love 🙂 And no, before you guys start booing my guy thinking he gave me pain, it’s not at all that. It’s the typical Indian problems.
So here goes…..

I am in love with this wonderful guy. We actually met one fine weekend at a friend’s beach birthday party, fell in love ( believe it or not) at first sight and we just knew this was some magical collision. Neither one of us had come there expecting anything other than to have a little fun and get away from the boredom of regular life. So the trip of Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram via Chennai was planned. It was by best friend’s birthday and I wasn’t going to say no even though it was a whole bunch of strangers that I had never even heard of before.

So I land in Chennai and get intorduced to a bunch of really nice and varied kinds of people. I met all but one that night. He was the guy I think I was supposed to come there for. You see this friend of mine had time and again asked me to come down for her birthday and it never actually materialised until that year. And my love ( *happywinks*) had shifted to Chennai for work that year. Happy coincidence I must say. It was so damn funny the way we met, never thought things will catapult like that ever!

So the whole gang had reached my friends place bright and early as we had a long drive ahead. And I was the last one to get ready and he was the first to be ready but last to arrive. And it just so happened beautifully that I came out of the washroom and he was somehow standing at the entrance to the room. I swear to God we were starting at each other for a couple of minutes going whoooaa! Finally reality check and we gave each other sheepish smiles, shook hands, introduced and went about our business. But surely that wasn’t the end of things.

The minute we landed in Pondicherry we turned out to be only people not there to get high on anything. While people laughed at us for being goodie goodie, we had the best of times laughing at them while they monkeyed around in their trance states! We started bonding there while keeping our distance! And the night in Pondicherry ended with a lot of scream singing to old 90s hits till our throats we soar. Next up was Mahabs where the real fairy dust was sprinkled all over us!
So in mahabs we got this really lovely little place right which was bang on the beach! And here is where the moonlit beach walks and some red wine did a whole lot of magic. The first time we held hands under the moonlit sky is something we both will never forget. Not to mention listening the alien stories, that we laughed our asses off to, of a friend who was very very high the night before. This was a spectacular night especially since none of us slept as we shared ghost stories all night and waited for the sun to rise.( Did I mention I violated some really big turtles who were lying upside down trying to lay eggs. I thought I was saving them …my bad)

And that weekend gave rise to most romantic one year of my life! Until this year of 2017! So now that we had established we wanted to be together we both realised we are in the age where we need to make things official. My boyfriend especially was really keen as his family wouldn’t let him rest in peace if he said otherwise. But it so happens that my family was in the mood of only the “otherwise” and there began this typical Indian melodrama.

So as the families fought in 2 different directions – one wanting immediate marriage and other wanting to pace it out, we both have been now stretched to last of wits! It’s been a year since this saga started with no end in sight yet! So I have decided to look at the good in life! Because that’s all I got in my hand right now! Until the universe decides to bless me again with that unrequited love I so felt last year! All I had to do then was enjoy the ride and completely trust in the universe. It took care of me as I’m guessing it is doing right now. So for the next weeks until things work in my favour I’m going to write some really endearing stories about all the lovely dear family that is part of my saga! No matter how life is today….I do really love them and they do really really love me!

Love and peace to all!! Hope I help myself get out of this rut with gratitude! 🙂


The Wonder Raise – Not Exactly a Surprise


So in continuation to my initial post about how I manifested my dream job offer, comes this one! So there were many reasons why I decided to not take the chocolate cake with cherry topping. The one that topped the list was that I didn’t feel I had exhausted all learning opportunities that my current job had to offer. So when I decided to stay back I was happy with the opportunities I was getting in my job but the pay in comparison to what I was offered now seemed low. This made me wonder how much more I could have done with that kind of money(I must admit…most of it would have just gone into savings…but quite a bit of it would have been used for my love for travelling). So instead of sulking I decided to manifest! I wrote an increment letter to myself with the exact hike I desired to get. I calculated all aspects of my variables and decided to make it very believable. I photoshoped signatures on it, printed it on on letterhead of my company through my office printer ( I was really scared someone might read it before me, but that was such a “cheap thrill” like rush!)

So with this printed, fake yet believable appraisal letter tucked away nicely in an envelope branded with my company logo and my name, I would travel everywhere. I kept it in any handbag I chose to travel with. Every morning on my way to work I would read the appraisal letter. If I am travelling with someone I would read it on my phone. And this slowly got the belief in me that it is surely and absolutely possible for me to have exactly all those things I had listed out in the letter.

And finally, less than a month later I was called in by my boss to discuss my appraisal. And I opened the letter with such an excitement to see how I had favored in my belief. And to my absolute delight there it was! The exact figure that I had wished as my appraisal. Although the designation came in the next appraisal. But what I really wanted I got immediately 🙂 Keep believing in what you desire! It’s as simple as that!

Next up —> How I welcomed LOVE into my life