The Change Award, The Month, and The Hiatus

When I first began to get tagged for awards and such, I used to be super ecstatic. That’s when laziness took over. It’s been the ruling party for so long, but now, the opposition (me, basically) decided to make a move.

Today I’m going to be doing The Change Award, a really neat tag by my good friend Gracie, in celebration of her well-deserved 500 followers! *confetti*

So this time, I’m going to be taking a different angle. Since these questions are rather thought-provoking and I like making things unique, I decided to write my answers in verse. πŸ˜€

The Rules:Β 

  • Link back to me, as well as whoever nominated you (check)
  • Include this:Β I, Gracie Chick of A Light In The Darkness, created this award to highlight the importance of young people taking responsibility for the future of their world. The Change Award also gives them the opportunity to share with others what they believe in.Β (okay, I suppose that does it)
  • Answer the questions below (I’ll get to that)
  • Nominate as many people as you like. (that’ll be at the end)

Okay, guys, let’s plunge right in!

Make a list of the things you want to change about schools.

May learning not imprison us
But rather set us free
May grades not be stamped on us
Like they’re our identity.
May we be taught that what we’re learning
Is really for the good
And the reason to seek knowledge
Is not simply because ‘we should’.

Make a list of the things you want to change about local communities.

May kindness be a weapon
Over society’s constant hate
May people learn to respect opinions
And learn to coordinate
May hearts welcome each other
And love, not lies, be exchanged
And when we look back later
May we beam upon the change.

Make a list of the things you want to change about the world, your world.

I want to seize every joy
And fill it into cartons
And take it to my inner world
And finally care for its gardens
Then I want to pluck their flowers
Before they wither and fall down
And proudly place them atop my head
Like a flower crown.


Now that that’s done, here are my nominees (I have tried not to include the ones already nominated, so there)-

Madi
Arunima
Michele
Rutvi
Rae
Rebekah
Lissa
Clara

I’m sorry if I missed you! If you want to do this, there’s nothing stopping you. πŸ˜‰


Highlights from January

I GOT SO MANY DESIGN ORDERS I ALMOST DROWNED IN THEM

My average bedtime is now 11 pm. I suppose that’s enough said. -_-
So far I’ve had 20+ clients, all in a matter of three months from starting Design Pique Studios, my free web design service! Okay, it’s getting hectic, but sometimes I have to admit that hectic isΒ fun.Β Plus, it’s one of the main reasons I haven’t been around in a while.

Right now, the site’s on hiatus because it’s getting too much for me to do at once, plus I’ve got waaaay too many exams coming up next month. But some new updates to the site since I first created it is a video which you can see on the home screen, plus a Portfolio page for all my projects.

I STARTED ATTENDING ALICIA SOUZA’S DESIGN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Okay, you have NO IDEA how excited I was about this. A couple months back I entered a mentorship program, and I was all over the place when I found out that I got selectedΒ and- maybe you should check out my post on Design Pique in which I talk all about it and drive you mad. That’ll be much easier.

I READ FIVE BOOKS (working on it), AND BOUGHT THREE PHYSICAL ONES

Haha, five books is nothing for some of you, I know. BUT with my crazy life and orders and assignments from my program alongside, that’s saying something.

Also, we bought three books. OH, COME ON. We never buy physical books. My dad always insists on ebooks because they don’t take up too much space. If you want to know what made him change his mind this one time, it’ll be quite a bit of a story.

We were on vacation to Bombay, and then somehow we figured that there was a certain “book street” in Colaba (read more about that here). I had no idea what that meant. Being a curious family, we decided to check it out.

If you’re a book lover, this is one of the reasons you have to visit India.

It was- you guessed it- a completeΒ streetΒ lined with tons and tons of books. Secondhand books. For about half the usual price.

Naturally, I went cuckoo, and so did my dad.

source

MY ART RATE WENT DOWN AND THEN… IT CAME UP

I hardly did any art in January. And, well, this probably doesn’t count as a January highlight, but today I took part in a painting competition in our locality. It was conducted by the husband of a late artist, which made me feel nice about taking part.

There was no theme, and I had no timeΒ to think something good up, and what I ended up with was… this. Excuse that it looks sort of dark.

forest.jpg

Another little detail is there were three age groups and one winner was to be chosen from each, and my painting won in my category. πŸ˜€

I’m not going to talk too much about what my prize was, because I don’t like talking about things like that. But I would like to mention that it included a paintbrush which that late artist used to use, and I will treasure it forever. ❀


The Hiatus

Yep, the worst part.

Orders are too much for my puny being to handle. Plus exams. And then there’s life. This site’s going to be taking a bit of a rest for a few months, but hey,Β a few months!Β I’ll be right back in late March. I may sneak in that occasional post, with updates or something like that, and I will be reading and commenting on your posts, but no consistency.

We all need a break once in a while, hm? πŸ˜‰


Thanks to all of you for reading! See you here again in March, and I hope you have a lovely day!

signoff

46 thoughts on “The Change Award, The Month, and The Hiatus

  1. Your idea for the change award is so good! Your poems are beautiful! I’m jealous I didn’t come up with the idea of doing poems for the questions, and since I haven’t done my post yet, I might just steal the idea . . . XD
    I can’t believe my parents have never taken me to book street when we visited Bombay, I am so mad at them right now. Also, your art is AMAZING!!!!!!! ❀

  2. I LOVE your verse, I LOVE your ideas, I LOVE your writing, I LOVE your portfolio, I LOVE your art, I LOVE YOUUUU! I’m also gonna reeeeeally miss ya, my friend. 😘😘😘😘

  3. your verses!! they’re so moving and beautiful, so much love ❀ ❀ also, thank you so much for the nomination!! hope you have a great time and enjoy your hiatus xD

      1. Thanks, glad you like it! By the way, I’ll be travelling this weekend, so I hope you don’t mind that our work will be postponed to Monday.

      2. Hi! This is pretty late and everything, I’d like you to know I’m terribly sorry about that. 😐
        Anyway, I’m ready to resume now. You get to decide the next stage of the project. What do we make next?

      3. Hi, don’t know if you got my previous message because I didn’t receive any feedback, but the post is updated with the sidebar and button!
        ~Mukta

      4. Oops- I saw your message when I was in school and I didn’t have time to reply, and I totally forgot about it! I’ll check it out now πŸ™‚

  4. I loved your poems. I am just 2 posts old here and getting the hang of it. Love it when I get to read such good work like that of yours.

    I am working on a series now. 5 senses. Pls do drop by and would be glad to hear your views

    1. Hello,
      Thank you so much for your thoughts! I stopped by your blog and found some incredible content, and also followed while I was at it. πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing more!

      1. Hi Mukta,
        What is your username? In order to add you as an admin to upload the design for my blog, I would need this information. Please let me know as soon as possible and thank you so much once again for your help. πŸ™‚
        -Arhan @ Arhan’s Avenue

  5. Your verse in response to those tag questions were beautiful, wow.
    I feel so bad asking you to design my site, since you were already drowning. In my defense, I had no idea. But thanks so much for being willing to do it. πŸ™‚ ❀
    I couldn't imagine having mostly eBooks because physical books have so much more meaning to me. I'm happy that you got to get some last month. THAT ARTWORK IS SO BEAUTIFUL, I love it!!!

    1. I’m glad you like it, my friend. 😊 That’s completely okay!
      I personally enjoy physical books a lot more too. I have mixed feelings for ebooks, still working on my opinion. 😢 Thank you, again!

  6. Hello! It’s Sapphire, and for some odd reason, WordPress isn’t letting me comment on the DPS page, so I had to comment here πŸ˜‰
    I love both the button and the sidebar, and if you could work on the signoff, that would be great!
    Sorry and thanks!

  7. Hi Mukta! I’ve seen you commenting on a few blogs I like and I wanted to invite you to check out my free magazine that I publish! πŸ˜€ You can check it out in my bio or at christslightmagazine.com ! I loved the J.R.R. Tokien art you made btw – so gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Olivia! Thank you, I’ll make sure to subscribe! I’m not Christian myself but I think the idea is really neat, and I’d love to contribute in whichever way possible. 😊

      1. Aww, thanks! I’d love for you to subscribe! Just fill out the subscription form on my site and you’ll be instantly notified of new magazine issues, opportunities to contribute, and new posts on my blog! Thanks so much for being interested! πŸ˜€

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