In March I will be completing five years of blogging. So far I have stuck only to writing related topics, never straying even a little distance away. I am sure I must have bored many of you to tears with my non-stop blabbering about writing, story, characters, plots etc. It’s a huge achievement for me that you all have stuck to me inspite of that.
When I am on a blog break, my mind meanders towards many of you all. I wonder if Alex is playing his guitar or visiting his 200th blog of the day, then I think of my crit partner Mark and whether he has had any publisher interest for his MS, whether Lynda is making inroads with her game development, then I think of Rahul and wonder which new destination he has blogged about, or I groan about missing Alka’s latest post or wonder what Rajesh is up to. As most of my blog buddies have become my good friends, they occupy my mind space. We have celebrated each other’s success, groaned at the near misses and generally stuck together through the years.
But this year, I want to do things differently. I want to get to know all of you a little better. And by that I mean getting to know you all not just as a writer or a blogger, but as a person. Honestly, other than your writing interests, I don’t know what keeps you all ticking.
I will start with myself. I have always wanted to try scuba diving, learn to cook different cuisines and learn a new language or two (which I am bad at). I definitely want to travel not just abroad but also in India. There are so many amazing places in India (Hampi, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Goa, Pondicherry, Rishikesh, Coorg). I have only heard about these places, I want to visit them all. I have also been thinking of doing a script writing course. If I get over my fear of needles, I would love a tattoo (a small one). And I would also love to learn baking (my cakes and cookies are just about edible), especially my favourite: brownie. I would also like to try gardening (though I am not much of a green thumb girl).
What about you all? What are things you want to do? Places you want to visit? Learn new things? Maybe streak that hair or go for a new style? I want to know it all.