10 Of My Favourite Feelings

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Thank you Saumya for nominating me for 10 OF MY FAVOURITE FEELINGS tag. I found it really interesting and different. It will actually give me chance to think about what makes me joyful and happy.

I had posted one article sometime back called 10 Little joys of Life which is kind of similar, but, since there are so many joys of life, why not 10 more! 😉

The Rules

List out 10 of your favourite feelings! It’s honestly just that simple!

My List

Here are list of 10 things I enjoy doing!

Shopping

I just love shopping! It is like a therapy to me. When I shop for something, I feel great. I even enjoy grocery shopping or just accompanying someone for their shopping. Does that sound weird? 😬

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Chatting with my sisters

I have two younger sisters and we three together make a gang. We love chatting with each other and sharing even the tiniest details of our life. It is just an unmatched feeling of happiness. It is an amazing feeling to know that we are always there for each other no matter what.

P.S. If you have watched “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” this “OH MY GOD” from Janice was just hilarious 🤣

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Watching the waves by the beach

I love beaches! I can literally live there. Watching those waves over and over again, It just gives me a sense of calmness and a soothing feeling. I like to lay down and chill, watch everything that is going around. Sometimes, walking and chasing the wave, then running back.

P.S. Little embarrassing to admit, but, I do not know how to swim.

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Road trip rush

Road trips were big part of my life growing up. I remember my dad had a little scooter on which my mom, dad and my sisters, all 5 of us would sit and go to my grandmother’s house. (ya! 5 people and 1 scooter) It was so much fun!

Even today I just get so excited if there is a road trip planned. That preparation before the trip, those mid way stops, fav music in the car, just great!!

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Playing with a toddler

I adore kids! They are the sweetest. Love watching their reaction, the amusement with which they look at things, the way they want to grab everything that’s reachable. It is just so adorable and cute to watch.

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Having a girls night with my girlfriends

Who doesn’t like a little get away with your gang? There is always so much to share and so much to talk about. Whenever I get chance I try to catchup with my friends and take a day off!

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Eating together

I am someone who hates eating alone. I really don’t know the reason why, but I do. I just need someone to talk to while eating, if not talking, just being there. My husband and I always eat together. I guess it is just a healthy practice and gives us some quality time.

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Binge watching movies or a Series

I have been a movie junkie since childhood. Of course when I was young, I wasn’t allowed to binge watch, but once I went to college and was living on my own, the “binging” habit started. If I like a series I just cannot leave it in between, I have to complete it.

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Star gazing

This one is special! Do you also like watching the stars? (that is if we get to see it in the sky)

Recently, after demise of my grandmother, I visited our village for the very first time. It was the occasion to give her our final good bye. I remember her telling me when I was young, that after people die, they become stars!

That day, after her funeral, everyone decided to spend the night in the village. I sat outside the house in a chair and looked up the sky, it was like a blanket of twinkles! One was shining the brightest, I believe that was her.

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Hugs and Snuggles

I am a sucker for hugs and snuggles!! It just feels so comforting and safe and secure. I just cannot let go. 🙂

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This was so much fun to do! So many good memories came back while writing this post.

I nominate few bloggers to participate in the tag. This will be a fun activity to re-live some happy moments and spread positivity around! 🙂 Don’t forget to pingback to this post. I would love to know what make you feel happy.

Bharath

Anushka

Rishabh

Anisha

Radhika

Sumit

SnowHeart

Vincent Ehindero


By the way, did you relate to any of the points I shared above?

The F Word

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What are you thinking? I think I know what.

But, hold your thoughts!

I am talking about Feminism. The second F word that a lot of people are not comfortable using.

My friends call me a Feminist, is it something to be ashamed of? I don’t think so. I have absolutely no problem in being called a feminist.

I have problem with people not knowing the meaning of feminism and making judgments about it! Or randomly using feminist as word to put down someone or end an argument. This is what I have problem with.

To be honest I do not expect everyone to know about it as well, that is absolutely fine. But, if you do not know about it, why use it? and if you are using the word, why not spend 10 minutes of your life to read about it and understand its actual meaning?

I have heard some random assumptions about the whole concept of feminism and before you assume, women are included in making those assumptions. When I hear those I gasp. I would love to share few assumptions that I have heard about Feminism or feminists.

Myths About Feminism

  • Feminism means giving more importance to women than men.
  • Feminism sees men in low light and Feminists hate Men.
  • Feminism means that physically women are stronger than Men.
  • Feminism is female bias.
  • Feminists are always Women, a Men can not be Feminist – Why? because the word has “Femme” in it, which means woman.

There are many more! All related to one thing that makes Feminism a negative stereotype which it is absolutely not.

What Exactly Feminism Means?

Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that aim to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes.

OR

The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

This explanation itself is enough to break all the above myths.

Feminism does not mean treating Women superior than men

In fact, it’s exactly the opposite, it means treating both equally. Feminism has always been about equal rights. Equal right to work, to vote, to treat, to study, to drive etc.

Feminists do not hate Men

I love Men 🙂 and I am a feminist. Why would a feminist hate men? Feminism is not about hating anyone, feminism is about giving equal chance to everyone.

However, there are a lot of myths around this. If anyone calls out sexism, that is considered as un cool and that you hate men.We need to make this very clear that it is not about just men or just women, it is about both the sexes coming together and making this world a better and equal place to live. 🙂 Checkout this article that explains this point in more detail.

Feminism does not mean Women are stronger than men

Who told you that? No! It nowhere talks about the appearance or the body. Men and women naturally have different body types, no one can debate that.

If a female body is meant to carry a baby, it will. If men are strong enough to lift a heavy box, they will. No one is contesting that. No one is questioning anyones physical ability or appearance.

All we are contesting is getting equal opportunities at work place or at home. Being treated with equal respect, whether we are home makers or working women. Being given equal study opportunities regardless of the sex.

Feminism is not female bias.

Female bias is the last thing feminism stands for. We do not want to make a world where after 20 years Men are fighting for equal opportunities like women are today. Obviously not!

Feminism is not female bias, it only and only talks about EQUALITY.

Men can also be a Feminist

Why do you think only women have to be feminists? In fact we need more men to be feminist, because that is the only way society will start treating women as equals.

A man who cares about his sister or mother or girlfriend or wife or daughter would definitely want them to have equal shot at everything in life. No one should be deprived of any opportunity just because they belong to a certain Sex.

There are plenty of men who are proudly participating to bring this change of equality. One of few being the famous actor, director, singer, producer Farhan Akhtar has started the initiative called “The Real Mard“.

Why Feminism is misconstrued?

I agree that a lot of people who advocate feminism do not always advocate it the right way. But that should not take away the whole meaning of the concept.

When you have two bars out of which one is lower than the other, the only way to make them equal is by raising the smaller bar not by degrading or pushing the higher bar down. This is very important to understand.

The reason why a lot of people see feminism as negative is because they think it is doing the latter, pushing the higher bar down. If someone is doing that, it is wrong! Feminism means the former, pulling the lower bar up. So there is absolutely nothing negative about this word or the concept.

Conclusion

Feminism was never and will never be about demeaning any cast, sex or gender. It has always been about equality. Giving Men and Women equal social, political, personal and economical stature.

This is not about hating but about giving and loving. Feminism can never be complete without both men and women coming together to make a change for better! We are in it together! It is not a fight among us, but a fight together against inequality.

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.

Gloria Steinem

I really hope that I was able to make this F word a little less scary to you. Let me know in the comment section below!

I don’t know

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Every time I want to give up

someone inside me

One Month Milestone

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I completed one month today on WordPress. 🎉

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When it all started

I started blogging on 6th of April 2020, exactly a month back. Never thought I could make it so far! (yeah even 1 month) This is so overwhelming!! Writing was something I always wanted to do, but never ever tried it, until last month.

In the beginning, I had second thoughts that maybe no one would care. But I did it any way because I wanted to and thank god for that!!

Contrary to my expectation, I got so much love and acceptance by this community. So much positivity that I never expected.

5 things I learnt in this one month:

✍ To write better

Ⓦ To use WordPress

🌏 There is still so much positivity around the world

❤ There are plenty of people who care about what you have to say.

👫 You can make friends while reading some cool stuff!

The Awards

I was nominated five times in one month for three blogger awards. This is unbelievable! I didn’t post anything about it (sorry guys! I know we have to follow some rules and answer some questions) but I would really like to thank all five bloggers who nominated me. 🙏🏻

  • Thank you Alliediltz for nominating me for the Liebster Award ! You are a brave woman and I wish the best for you! More power and positivity to you! 🙂 Checkout her new blog called Now Begins Life
  • Thank you Macrine for nominating me for the Liebster Award ! Macrine is an amazing writer, I love reading her posts! Checkout her amazing blog called Thought Overflow
  • Thank you Anushka for nominating me for the Liebster Award, it means a lot! Anushka is an amazingly talented girl. I love reading her poems, they are like a piece of art to be honest 🙂 Checkout her amazing poems at pilllow_thoughts.

  • Thank you SnowHeart for nominating me for Vincent Ehindero Award! SnowHeart is a poet who never fails to impress. I just adore her poems ❤Do checkout her blog called WordSnow Heart

  • This one just came in last night 🙂 Thank you Anisha for nominating me for “Real Neat Blog Award “. I am so flattered ❤Anisha has a cool blog herself called Crazy Nerds. Her blogs are super entertaining and fun to read. Do check it out.

A Big Thank You

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers, for all your likes, all your comments, all your feedback and the support. It means a lot to me. 🙂 🙏🏻

Words cannot define the happiness and the gratitude I feel towards each one of you guys! Thanks again!! This gives me motivation to keep writing, keep posting. 🙂

Looking forward to an amazing journey together!!

I love Mr. Bean

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Have you watched Mr. Bean? I am sure most of you have watched it. Whatever comic characters I have watched till now, I love the character of Mr. Bean the most. The character of Mr. Bean is played by British actor Rowan Atkinson. He deserves all the praise for portraying the character of Mr. Bean … Continue reading I love Mr. Bean

When I feel low

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Today I am feeling low. It is not very uncommon for me when I feel low. This feeling has become a part of my life. I feel low when people around me upset me and don’t listen to me, when I have a bad day, when I get angry, when things don’t happen the way … Continue reading When I feel low