I keep complaining that I don't have any topics to write about. But, if only I dug into my head and list out all my pet peeves, I can live off it for a year, at least. I am using "live off" loosely here, because no one is paying me for writing about my peeves. I just have enough content for a year.

So, one of my pet peeves is things not happening organically. I really miss the good ol' days ( I am talking 2010-ish, I know we have all lived a thousand years in this age of social media and instant opinions) when organic just meant growing plants without using chemicals and artificial fertilizers.

Let's talk about now. With social media, you are more aware of how other people's lives are. You know what they eat for breakfast, how their kitchen looks like etc. Speaking of kitchen, I am sure we are all "aware" of the now over-done scandinavian look for the house. White walls, minimal furniture, aesthetically done walls and such. Along with this came the problem of uniformity. Every influencer's kitchen, living room began to merge and started looking very similar. And the amount of time all of us (ok, I won't drag you), I spend on social media, I got used to seeing these unrealistically clean, aesthetically-messy kitchen. Pre-social media, people would have to look up design magazines to get inspired by. And, not a lot of people would do that and the interior decor would be mostly organic.

So, when I was watching a video of a couple of Indian decently-famous people doing a zoom interview, where they were also cooking a dish together, I saw their gorgeous, messy, organic, real kitchens. It was so refreshing to see, that it inspired me to write. Yup, that's how starved I was to see a real house/kitchen, with the mismatched re-used spice bottles, wires running across, sinks with some unwashed dishes etc. Ah, a real kitchen. Sometimes, in the world of social media, we forget that our uniqueness is what makes us, us.

Do you also sometimes miss seeing real kitchens and living rooms ?

Of impromptu picnics and dead blogs

They say, dance like no one's watching, to encourage you to dance freely. I am going to apply that to writing as well. Write like no one is reading, and in my case, that is literally what it is. It is nice to see the word literally being used in the right sense. You are welcome. As I said, I used to have readers, some disappeared from the blogosphere, some moved on to Instagram and got used to reading and writing long captions, and some just gave up on me because of my inconsistent posts. I don't blame them either. I am tired of my inconsistency too.

The point of all that rambling was to say that I am finally sitting in front of my laptop and I have decided to write more. Let us not get super excited, because we are talking about me here. The person who hasn't written anything new in over a year.

Last Sunday, the husband and I decided to go to a park and picnic. Ok, fine, it was more of me nagging him and him saying fine, whatever. And I put together a picnic basket in under 20 minutes, and efficiently too because we didn't have to turn around even once because I had forgotten something as important as a picnic blanket. Although, a second blanket would have definitely helped, because one of us had grass stains on one half of their shorts, because the blanket did not fit both of us. But besides that, it was a fun day to just lie on the grass (literally!) and stare at the sky and forget for a bit about what is going on in the world.

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