Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hello 2018!

Hiii Guyss!
How has 2018 been treating you so far?  <3 I know I'm a little late to the 'new year, new me' game but better late than never, right?



With starting a new job to moving out of my house, it's been quite a roller coaster for me. Not going to lie, I'm not really enjoying this routine life after chilling at home for over 6 months. It's really hard. But had to get back to the grind some day, didn't I?  Wish I could skip to the part where I'm travelling the world already! *Eye roll*

2017 went by like the blink of an eye. I took me quite a bit to reflect upon how the past year was and it's safe to say, it taught me a hell lot like where to keep my priorities and to be selfish ('cause, why not?).

And as far as 2018 is concerned, I'm really rooting for it to make me realize I really want to do with my life and where my passion truly lies. I know it's okay to feel lost but I guess I'm just tired of that feeling. I'm almost desperate to find some direction.

Honestly, I was even dreading the 9 to 5 corporate job I signed myself up for. I took it up anyway with the hope of finding a niche. Let's see how that goes but so far, I'm doing fine. I guess. Will definitely keep you updated on that. :P





Apart from all this, here's a list of a few goals I'd like to acheive this year -
  • Focusing on the present. For example, starting my day job may not have been one of the most fun decisions I've made but I do want to give it my 100%. Focusing on the present is everything. 
  • Creating unique content. I want to invest all my free time in converting the million ideas I have in my head to reality. I also want to learn how to edit my photos properly - always comes in handy.
  • Getting fit. It's time to accept and take action. Wait for my before and after pictures :P 
  • Being completely independent. This I'd do solely for my parents happiness.
  • Managing time smartly. Currently, I'm juggling between a full time job and running around to create some content and its truly exhausting. I need to figure out where, when and who to invest my precious time on and be more organised. 
  • And lastly, travel. Definitely ticking off a few more states from the map of India this year. 
  • Be more thankful. This reminds me, here's a big shout out to my brother for always getting bullied into taking my pictures. The ones here are some of my favorites from a fun little shoot we did recently. 

 



I apologize if this post sounds something like a rant. I'm just trying to be brutally honest. I take this platform as a space where I can talk to a virtual family about anything and everything. This will definitely sound like a cliche but I'm all about making the best version of myself this year. More importantly, I want to look back at this post at the end of this year and say to myself  'Girl, you got this!'

Feel free to stalk me on my social media :D
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/priyanjalimittal/

Much love,
MYD!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year Post + Life Update

I wanted the first post of the year to be a personal one and with so many new things happening around me a life update seemed apt. As promised on Instagram (if you don't follow me there then click here first - aditi_khare11 :P), I will be posting a lot more about myself on the blog so that we can get to know each other better this year!
                                                                                  
I graduated as a Telecommunications engineer last July and made the best decision to take a break of about 6 months. I always knew that I wanted to pursue my higher studies and enrolling into a college for the Spring 2018 semester was my best choice. It not only gave me ample time to prepare and apply but also gave me a good extended vacation between the two degrees.

To be honest, I didn't actually think that the admission process would be difficult for me because I had a pretty good profile and I thought that I will get admitted in the university of my choice easily but I had forgotten that absolutely nothing comes easy. Out of the 8 universities that I had applied to I was pretty sure I will get one of my top two choices but then the exact opposite happened and I got rejected from both! I was obviously devastated but more than that I was extremely confused as to what to do next. I did get accepted in a few more places after that but I wasn't very interested in going there. After a long wait of 8 weeks I finally got an acceptance from George Mason University and I was ecstatic! I was extremely happy because GMU offers a brilliant course structure in Networking under the Electrical Engineering department. 

After getting an acceptance I thought okay what can be tough now but well then came the visa interview. Anyone who has ever gone to a US Consulate to get a visa approval knows the trauma one goes through there. It's heartbreaking to see people come out of the building crying and howling with a rejected visa and it makes you wonder why you're putting yourself through this in the first place! Anyways I survived the entire process successfully and my visa was granted on 29th December. After all the ups and downs I am finally leaving to GMU for MS in EE on 10th January and I can't tell you guys how excited I am.:D

I have realized how important it is to cherish all the happy moments because no matter how difficult or hopeless anything seems, things do work out in the end. This never ending process was so stressful because I had no plan B but I did get through it. If you are having a hard time with anything just remember that it's a phase and it's going to pass real soon.

Here I am sharing a few happy pictures from some of the shoots that I did in 2017. I may or may not have shared these pictures on their respective posts or social media. Let's make it a point to cherish every little happy memory this year!


Love,
MYD <3