I am under snow! Albertans saw the fierciest blow of nature in these couple of days and for someone who resides in the southern part of this wonderful province I observed it too. It was beyond anyone's imagination, 40 to 50cm of snow and with a chilly, hitting-the-bone wind made it worse. Roads got stuck, transport got abandoned, schools were called off. I just wondered how quickly things change, how devastating one weather can be in a moment. The mother nature probably has more to offer and probably Mr. Claus would be a little to chilly to come accross Alberta. The weather is predicting one of the worst snowfall and down temperature over Alberta, Canada which means more uncleared streets, more stuck traffic and more traffic collision. I went out today to see the condition almost after literally being jailed for couple of days in house and found things are not same. Mother nature didn't seem short of powder to spray all over Lethbridge. The green turned golden grass buried in white snow and the roads got muddy. The high river bridge stands there all lonely with a gloomy background. Traffic lights are bleak, so are the faces of the people on the bus - no one is enjoying it for sure. When I first came here it didn't hit so hard, and I almost gave myself a false assurance of mild winter this time as well. I thought of finishing the winter with a feeling of survived-and-won. But my dream has been shattered in a cruelest possible way. I felt turned down like a fall leaf on the ground and blown away with reality. The sun is also not very keen to make any difference to the weather yet and we are left with another harsh winter to survive and pass.
Yes it never comes like this. The cloud never opens up and no lightning strikes to make us successful suddenly one day. We don't become successful by accident. Most of my topics are related to success, I suddenly realized it now; Is this one thing I am confused about or I saw so many hungry faces for in pursuit for success eventually happiness? I don't know. One thing I can realize is most of us want to see ourselves successful in our life and there is no harm in it. We are here to do something worthwhile, seeing back in later days and wanting to praise ourselves, and pat our back. But the downside of being so success obsessed could be that we overlook bigger opportunities to be happy. Small gestures, small contribution towards someone's life, making them smile does not take a lot of success from us. I have seen so much dog eats dog in this life, so many passionate workers to go dull in their work, so many talents being wasted. Only reason they wanted success, the success defined by others. That's why I wish I could write things for the pursuit of happiness and become a happiness preacher. It would be so fun to put smile on the face that are longing for peace. If my little contribution can make difference to someone else's life, this is what I have been sent for. I wish I had one remote control, pushing it would make people happy and let them do whatever they always have wanted to do in their life. But as I don't see this remote control has been invented yet and scientist have no intention to invent it near future as well, we have to get up and start looking for the meaning of life -the life we have been sent for.
Three months of leisure and hanging out - how does it sound? Believe me it's true and well you will get paid at the same time. I know it sounds almost a dream but that happens and not only once that happened to me three times in a row. My undergraduate University used to give us a break for more than three months in every second semester of the year. This time you would know your result, you would know there is no class, no assignment or exam and you would have full time only to spend the way you would like. And in these months you will be paid the way you were used to. When I got the first time vacation I couldn't even feel that. In my undergrad we had the fastest semester possible. Only 4 months and six subjects did not give us much time to stretch. The day the class started we were like bee busy to get everything done. In between we had to give quizzes, assignments and labs and exams. Now when looking back I feel a little amazed - how did I finish it this way? I guess it's the Parkinson's law and surrounded with like minded friends made it possible. So many times I talked about my undergrad University because I feel this is the place which made me what I am, shaped me up in the core. So many good memories - so many good things to remember. Hours of chilling out, watching movies, listening songs, playing games all the things that make my life worth watching back.
Anyway I started with the vacation so I should be stick to that! So, the vacation came as a blessing to us. It was not mandatory to leave the dormitory during this vacation, so we used to be there, getting free foods three times, watching movies, playing tennis and hanging out - what more could we want for? The same corridor which became a deadzone during exam now turned to a noisy. We used to keep ourselves awake whole night and then go for breakfast in cafeteria. After having breakfast most of us would go for a long snooze. That would last till the lunch time and then the start of the game marathon or movie fiesta. Some of the very serious ones would start doing something with the lessons they had previous semster to make some robots and some would go to programming to brush up but we the 'lazy ones' would not miss the chance to take the shower in laziness and feel good resting. To me this three months of vacation actually made us more productive and made us ready to fight the frenzy 4 months war. Yah I would call it a war cause it almost made us crazy like being in a war. We were like co-fighters fought in that memorable war and survived. Ooh such a memory!
A little heads up
The Blogorama is collection of my daily blog. Whereas category "Things made my life awesome" talks about my past wonderful experiences in an ascending order, "Now in my mind" says the issues I like my opinion on. "Life, in making" is recently started daily log (not so daily!), "Meditation" is something I come back so often, thought that would interest YOU too. Well, that sums it up (almost).
A constant dreamer, believe this is not the end of the world and try to make changes in my own life constantly. Life sometimes went hard and strict-my life's choices would determine whether I have taken them as lessons or punishment.
If you think someone else is the problem and is not letting you do certain things, that implies you perceive yourself a victim. Being victim is letting the person win. If you really want to make a statement: Ignore him.
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