Hey you,

It’s me – the person who probably knows you the best.

You will be 30 soon-yes, it’s more than a year away but a little advance planning has never hurt. It’s also the end of the year when you receive your annual assessment.

You started off the year well – you lost weight, had a healthy glow, the two of you made your home look so pretty. everything was organized. This looked like the year of growing up – didn’t it?

But life is never going to keep it that easy is it? There has to be the But

There came the change at the work place and the words “work life balance” seemed as mythical as the gardens of Babylon. Exercise was screwed up, the kilos piled on, you were exhausted, the organized life took a toss. and it’s all back to square one. The good work done “for you” was wiped off!

But i am so proud of how hard you worked this year – especially in the second half and it has been tough. I was there with you when u shed tears in the bathroom at being denied 12 days leave instead of 10 days! I was there when you were expected to work despite being unwell and there when you were given all the useless gyaan by so-called wise people. I was there when he called up every 15 mins to follow-up on your work.

But boy am i proud of how well you handled him, am i proud of how hard you have worked this year…But babe u need to take a decision and you know it.

So before you turn 30 – yes, it is more than a year away…but then again a little advance planning has never hurt anyone

  • Take a decision on your work – think about your priorities – maybe this role is fantastic but is it worth all that it demands. Take a decision and bear the consequences, don’t be miserable no more
  • Get a little more organized at home. Go grocery shopping else you will order in. Make your home pretty and for chriss sakes…put the goddamn paintings up
  • Exercise – at least some everyday – stop making excuses…at least 15 mins..you owe it to the girl who wants to wear those really cool clothes which are available only in smaller sizes
  • Take the steps at work…some part of your body will thank you
  • Swim – You love it so why not?
  • You are growing old – and yes your skin is well-behaved but stop taking it for granted. Be regular with removing makeup and moisturizing..and yes wear sun screen…ooh ooh is brushing your teeth at night asking for too much
  • Call the grannies more often. You know how happy they sound when you call. and while you are at do call the MIL more often. She is family
  • Eat fruits as a habit, not an obligation. Vege’s will do you good too and do you think you can say goodbye to aerated drinks – pesticides, sugar etc.
  • Pre-pay your home loan
  • Dress up once in a while – it wont kill you
  • Read more
  • Sleep more
  • Blog more and keep it true to you
  • Watch less TV, STOP playing Facebook games and Facebook snooping…in short I am telling you to get a life
  • Laugh and live it up. Be the positive person you are!
  • So here you are – bringing in your last year in the twenties and i am rooting for you girl!

    Love Me

    p.s. This is my fifty post – and i thought i should dedicate it to Me!!! Thank you guys for making blogging such a fun experience for me

    p.p.s In case you were wondering – i was in Sri Lanka and didn’t want my fifty post to be – Bye am off to Sri Lanka.

    42 thoughts on “Hey you,

    1. snippetsnscribbles

      Good to have you back here, NN πŸ™‚

      Congrats on the 50th post – its indeed an achievement to keep the blog alive and kicking πŸ™‚

      And all the best wishes your way for achieving all that you want πŸ™‚

      Now tell us everything about the SL trip πŸ™‚

    2. Pepper

      Oh i’ve been waiting to see an update on your page. What rational planning. Totally agree with you on all your points. They’re essential and applicable to most of us πŸ™‚

      The work life balance bit kinda scared me a bit. Every time we consider moving back to India, we retract cos of this very reason. The work culture fully exploits you 😦 But like you siad, its also about priorities and choices! Good luck πŸ™‚

      1. Nuttie Natters Post author

        Yup the work life balance thing in India is changing but yay…sometimes u get stuck with Idiots like mine and then you have to do brave things like tell them to get lost! πŸ™‚

    3. Bikram

      congrats on the 50th post
      and All the best , all the best wishes your way …

      I am sure you will do great….
      Yes do all that you got a year before u go 30 so a year to go so go get them tiger…. πŸ™‚

      and whats this take some steps at work Well wel lI walk MILES when i am at work.. and my body is not thanking .. it curses when i take those work shoes and armour off πŸ™‚

      he hehe All the bstttttttttt

    4. ajay

      I think I should do an introspective post too. After all, the year is just about to end. Anyway, congratulations on the 50th post! And a very happy b’day and a splendid new year in advance. πŸ˜€

    5. DI

      Awwww! That’s nice! And envy your awesome vaca :P!
      Oh, I think I need to write myself a letter too, have to sort out a lo-ot of things! So thanks for the idea πŸ˜‰

      1. Nuttie Natters Post author

        Yes better get a head start on the To-do list…so that u can make resolutions and break them before new years and then make them all over again…Keeps u entertained as i am finding out πŸ™‚

    6. deviantwave

      Congrats 50 times over πŸ˜› ….. Huggs

      Btw can i just add two more things of the masters degree n the adoption papers lying hayware and make the above list ‘to myself’ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ … it’ll save me a LOT of work u see :mrgreen:

        1. deviantwave

          *hands over Nuttie a pair of glasses* … here babes u need this wear them and look at me .. I AM NOT SKINNY πŸ˜₯ and grown up .. ahem ahem … yes I mean of course … I mean πŸ™„

    7. Scribbler

      lovely list here…lot of it that I can relate to when I made a list for self last year πŸ™‚

      How was your holiday ? I’m sure it was fun..so a travel post on that and post some pictures πŸ™‚

      Happy 50th post and bring them regularly…We love to read you Nuts !!!

      HUGS to you and good luck on the list πŸ™‚

      1. Nuttie Natters Post author

        Faints Nu is here!!!

        Thanks Nu – u made my day…now i really need to get more regular on the blog…i had a fantastic holiday but all i did was sleep, read and eat so i am at a little bit of a loss as to what i write in the post πŸ™‚

    8. zephyr

      that sounds so honest and nice. All the best for your thirties, thirties, thirties….May you always remain 30 even when you are old.

      And congrats on your half century.

      Btw, are you in Sri Lanka or did you post the 50th when there?

      1. Nuttie Natters Post author

        i am back from Sri Lanka…but i wish u could wish me away there πŸ™‚

        Thank u Z…sorry been caught up..not visited u in a bit…

        and i would rather remain 25 – has a better ring than 30.

    9. piyu

      Congrats on the 50th post πŸ™‚ Keep blogging, and we’ll see a century soon!
      Hope you had a lovely time in Sri Lanka – waiting for a post on it now πŸ™‚
      So many of your todo lists are on mine too – exercise, less FB ganes and snooping, less TV, more fruits and veggies. Here is wishing you a fab new year, in which you do almost all of the stuff you just listed πŸ˜€

    10. smartassbride

      lol @ “i didnt want to say am off to sri lanka” πŸ˜€ only you can say such cranky sthings πŸ˜€

      and all the best on your resolutions nut! i wish for them to come true πŸ™‚

    11. S

      I love planning.. or *day dreaming* if u may say so πŸ˜›
      i have plans on ‘things to do’ before i turn 30.. your blog post only gave it a better impetus.. πŸ™‚ may “we” stick to our goals these coming years πŸ™‚


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