Make a list. A #HappyList.

Result day is near. Everyone, including me, is freaking out and having meltdowns. Oh, such nerve wracking days! Most of my time is spent trying not to think about results, frantically calling friends and ranting when I realise it’s not working and then eventually drowning in my tears.

So here’s my #HappyList that I’ve decided to cross off instead:

  • Watch a new series ๐Ÿ’ป.
  • Re-watch another series ๐Ÿ’ป.
  • Watch movies ๐Ÿ“บ.
  • Read lots of books ๐Ÿ“š.
  • Read a fanfiction ๐Ÿ“–.
  • Watch anime series ๐ŸŽŒ.
  • Or Netflix ๐Ÿ’ป.
  • Troll trough memes + Instagram ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  • Cat videos ๐Ÿ˜น.
  • Jam to music ๐ŸŽง.
  • Eat good food ๐Ÿฒ.
  • Water plants + talk to them ๐ŸŒฟ.
  • Take long baths ๐Ÿ›€.
  • Eat ice-creams ๐Ÿฆ.
  • Make people laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  • Hold hands while walking๐Ÿ‘ซ.
  • Go to pet stores ๐ŸŒ.
  • Do photography ๐Ÿ“ท.
  • Drawing + colouring ๐ŸŽจ.
  • Rainy days are rare. GET OUTSIDE ๐ŸŒˆ.
  • Pet dogs ๐Ÿ•.
  • Watch sunsets ๐ŸŒ‡.
  • Take pictures of nature ๐ŸŒธ.
  • Hug Mom โค.
  • Write a story ๐Ÿ“.
  • FRIDAY ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  • Think positively ๐Ÿ”ฏ.
  • Sing along to the radio ๐Ÿ“ป.
  • Talk to my bestfriend who isn’tโ€‹ on speaking terms with me ๐Ÿ’”.
  • Daydream alot ๐Ÿ’ญ.
  • Drink freshly-squeezed lemonade ๐Ÿน.
  • Share good beer with great friends ๐Ÿป.
  • Sleep with the windows open on cool nights ๐Ÿƒ.
  • Play video games with my idiotic brother ๐ŸŽฎ.

Make your own #HappyList or write about the things that make you happy in the comments. 

So until my fate is decided, au revoir, prends soin de toi.

How I’m celebrating holi this year.

Music. That’s all I hear today. I woke up to blaring music and wondered what was so happy about this holi. Living on the 16th floor doesn’t make the music any softer (ugh). I ate my breakfast bobbing my head to the beats. I danced to the music later, in my room, only to have mum glare at me. I wondered what was so happy about this holi. 

Wondering why I’m so bummed about holi this year? Let me explain.

You see, holi is one of my favourite festival. I believe that it is not only the festival of colours, but also the festival of love, equality and all things good. This is the only festival where anyone can get crazy drunk and no one will bat an eyelid. It’s the best thing ever. And my building committee goes all out on holi. There’s rain dance, unlimited powdered colour to throw on people, a buffet of sorts AND unlimited alcohol (who doesn’t love it?) And bhang, the drink with marijuana is customary (how did I forget it!?). Getting drunk and dancing with your friends till you drop is so much fun.

Guess who is missing out on all that fun this year? That’s right, me! How nice, right?

And guess why? Board exams are going on and mum insists that I should be studying instead of having fun (as if I can study with all this music blasting from the speakers). And the worst part of this? My whole family is down. Except for me. I can see people dancing and having fun through my balcony, but I feel like a creeper when looking at them. Oh, fun! 

So here’s me, sitting on my bed, eating lots of snack and having no alcohol, staring at the wall, wishing you all a happy holi while wondering what’s so happy about it this year.