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Sunday, January 7, 2018
My five wishes for 2018
This prompt too by BlogAdda like the previous one had me
reflecting. I have stopped making New year resolutions from a long time because
other priorities take over and I have had to shelve them. So planning in
advance maybe good but most of it never happens.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans by woody
Allen remains my favourite quote.
However a wish list is different I suppose but not really…
Anyway when I sat down to make my wish list for 2018 I
realized there were many wishes waiting to be fulfilled. And I recalled the
couplet by Mirza Ghalib in Urdu,
“Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe
Bohat niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle”
Well here are my 5 wish lists for 2018 which I am hoping to
Yes, it is my mother tongue but apart from
speaking Urdu – Daccani Urdu as Hyderabadi Urdu is called I could never learn
reading and writing the language. I did try several times but I never went
beyond the alphabets..Aalif; Bay; Tey; Say; …
So this year I am going to learn to read,
write and even speak the language using better words. Urdu is a poetic language
and poetry interests me. And now I am
going to read Urdu poetry as well once I learn to read fluently which has been my wish form quiet a long time now.
This wish is actually on my bucket list as
well. And this year I am going to fulfill it no matter what. Come summer and I
will enroll for swimming lessons even if it is once or twice a week because
that is the only time I can afford.
3. Talking of time..this year it is going to
about time I guess. So my next wish is Read
Reading is my hobby I say but I am not
getting enough time to read and still have 9 unread books in the shelf and 2
downloaded from kindle. So now I am going to squeeze time and read these books
because I know it will not stop at 9 because I will buy m ore books as and when
I see a interesting book.
Not enough will power here. But I will gather
my will power drag myself out of the bed half an early in the mornings and
exercise. I have been advised to exercise but what I do every day is just
stretching for about 5 minutes. But now I will follow the complete regimen
and exercise for half an hour. And I know it will become a habit. I used to do
this stuff for 70 minutes earlier when I was younger. So at this age 30 minutes
should be enough. I wish to have a toned body as I used to have before...well with 30 minutes I hope it will be possible
– somewhere – anywhere:
Yes, this year I have to travel someplace.
Actually there are so many places and so many people I have been planning and
planning to visit but never actually doing it. So this year I will travel to at
least one place. Maybe take that trek to the Himalayas or the flower valley
which again is on my bucket list or maybe visit my friend up north in Allahabad
or down south in Chennai or just go to a tourist spot out of Hyderabad. I wish
to travel for the sake of travelling like I used to before.
I hope this year I will fulfill me
my wishes. Cheers!!! What are your wishes? I'd like to know.