Billie Joe Armstrong sang Wake me up when September ends.
September is ending and I need to wake up and shape up. What better way than to publicly declare a list of goals so that that little part of you having some amount of self respect ensures that you do at least some of them. I am making myself accountable to the vast world of the internet. Don’t judge me.
1. Lose weight
Exercise. My fingers are refusing to type these words , behave fingers! Yes, i have said the dreaded E word, exercise. The bane to all that is lazy and chubby in my body. I have decided to work out thirty minutes, each morning. I need to become fit and healthy. My body fat is jingling more than any jingle bell at Christmas and it is unhealthy.
So, Shape Up.
2. Study for the next ten days and get a job at ABB.
All of you know about my Aptitude apocalypse at TCS. Well, I want this job at ABB.
“But you want to become a journalist and write, right? What happened? Why this?”
Four years of torturous engineering and no job to show for it? I don’t think so. I want to prove to myself and my parents and all other pesky relatives that I am a writer who can also kick-ass as an engineer.
3. Win the Yeah Write challenge.
Last time I participated, I was in the Top 5. Now, like a shark that has tasted blood in the vast ocean of words, I want that winner’s badge and I want it bad. This might take time as the people participating are just too good. I feel like I am competing with the Agatha Christie-sand J K Rowling-s of the blogging world. Not to worry, its now on the Bucket List and shall be achieved!
So, write. Creatively.
4. Write a LONG post.
I see in my reader “TITLE”, followed by a few lines and then at the bottom in light grey the words “and 1007 more words” and my face forms a perfect O of surprise. I cannot for the life of me find anything to write a thousand words about. Fiction is not my strong point. My daily life is best expressed in a maximum of five hundred words only. My thoughts are concise and because of my science background my writing style can be described best as short and snippy. I want to be able to describe more, write more and maybe show off my amazing vocabulary that forces the reader to select the word, right click to choose “search Google for xxyyxx”. Yes, that’s the dream.
So, write MORE.
5. That’s all I can think about for now.
So, think MORE.
P.S: I searched “a little more” for cool images and for some reason I saw a photo of breasts in the Google gallery. The world gets weirder a little more everyday. So I decided to go with this.