Float above it all

Ello sparkles!!!So sorry for being such a bad blogger lately. Medical entrance coaching …college…books…exams have later occupied most of my time. The remaining time I indulge in sleeping🙈. Well a girls got to have her beauty sleep right? Besides I look like a dead zombie 99% of the time. DO NOT let the insta feed fool you. But right now I’m having the best relax mee time ever. Chilling by the beach in goa. A road trip that has taken all my troubles away. 
Goa is my happy place.

I have been there like 10 times but still when my dad asks me where I want to go I always choose the sea..sand and shore. There’s something about the way the waves come in and go out … about reading a good book by the beach and swimming in the sea that gives me lot of peace. I love to float in the water and think about nothing. Just go blank and switch off for a while. I still remember the first time I felt that. I was 8 years old and we were staying in a fabulous hotel in Goa. I didn’t know how to swim back then but that didn’t stop me from wanting to swim. It was the first vacation we took after my brother’s passing away. A vacation that my family of three desperately needed to fill a void that death had caused. 

I went swimming and this old American couple taught me to float on water. They said that if you don’t know how to swim that’s completely ok. All you need to do is think about nothing and the water will do the rest. 10 years later even now when I float thats what I do. Think about nothing else and let the water do the rest. The peace that I get when I am above it all but still in contact with the cool water is beyond words. I have now realised that I could use this even when I’m back home. And no you don’t need a pool to find peace. 

In life you might not always know what to do or how to go about. Like me you might not know to swim. But sometimes you need to think about nothing and let life do the rest. We are constantly fighting to win but what if we just take a moment to breathe slowly and then notice that the answer was right in front of us. You might not always know the answer God knows you are not google. But you always know how to get away from it all. 

Close your eyes for a little while my sparkles and see how easy it is to float above it all. Just breathe a bit and see if life gives you an answer. It may not solve all your troubles but it will definitely show you a new path to peace

Lots of love 

Sparklingly yours 

-N💎

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Great Expectations 

Ello sparkles !!Today morning I woke up expecting there to be pancakes for breakfast instead of boring plain cereal. Last night I wished the day had been better. Next week I may wish for a calm nights sleep . Now I expect my friends to be next to me. In simpler words these are expectations. 

When people have huge expectations from us it feels like a huge deal. When we expect things from others it feels more normal. We all have expectations some little , some large. We all are expected to do certain duties. Live a certain life a certain way. 

Trust me being a daughter of a well known father comes with great expectations. I’m expected to be always happy , friendly and kind. And sometimes it can get to you. But to balance it i get to have great experiences too

But I’ll give u a perspective that helps me. Think of a shelf at a certain height. If the shelf is at your height you can easily put an object in. If it’s a bit higher you can tip ur toes to reach it. But if it’s too high there is no point in trying. 

You know when to stop trying when you see the height of the shelf. In the same way. People will always have expectations for you. If it’s your cup of tea go for it. Pat yourself cause you did a great job. If it’s a bit demanding give it all your strength. Tip your toes. You will eventually conquer your quests. But if the expectations are set too high ignore it. When you know that it’s set at an unfair height you know that there’s no point in bringing yourself down for it. 

We all have different heights. In the same way we all have different capacities, different strengths, varied weaknesses. And expectation that someone has for you comes with a certain bar of potential that they think you have. If you can work hard enough to cross it well and good. But if you can’t, what’s the point in loosing your mind on an expectation that wasn’t sane in the first place. 
So give yourself a chance. 

Expectations are supposed to make you rise and shine better, not to dull your sparkle. Use it as a fuel to ur rocket and not as an explosive to your dreams
All the love 

Sparklinglyyours 

-N 
Dedicated to a great reader and an even closer friend Bliss who wanted me to write on this topic. Thank u for all the support and love sweetie ❤️