It’s kind of cool to see what I used to be obsessed with, and what I think of them now
1. Understanding People: I’ve realized that’s not an obsession, that’s a way of life. I want to incorporate that into how I operate, because really if we can do that, I feel like that’s enlightenment right there. (Step aside Buddha).
2. Coffee & Tea: I still think it’s cool, but now I’m just drinking it. I’m in LOVE (no really, if it could propose to me I would marry it) Chai Point Lemon Chai. I’m BFF’s with the sales rep, because I literally order it every day to the office. But learning more about it, if it happens, I’m ok with that. At some point I will get to Coorg and it will be amazing. But now I just find myself drinking tea, asking about it, and enjoying it. Lots and lots of it.
3. Dance: I still love it, but I can barely make it to class. I think I’m going to have to stick to morning dance party’s for 1 in my bedroom for now. Also, seriously, there is no good non-house/EDM music places to go out in Bangalore (and if you know them, please let me know!) so I’m just going to wait until I move to a city with a wider selection of dance music (i.e. music with actual beats and lyrics).
4. Feminist Indian literature: It was cool, for one book (about Kamala Das). And then I started reading other ones, and… I couldn’t get through it. I feel really un-feminist writing that but…I decided to put this one on hold. If I happen to stumble upon one I may read it, but I’m not actively seeking anything out right now.
Visiting really cold places: Ok that sounds strange, but after I visited Copenhagen and, no joke, watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on the airplane (I loved that movie for some reason), I wanted to learn more about people who live in cold places. It just blows my mind that people can live in places with snow and hail and storms. I AM SUCH A CALIFORNIAN! I know I know. But it is so fascinating! Humans are incredible- learning how to build functioning societies despite nature’s challenges. I want to go back and visit Norway and Sweden over the summer (my grandpa is back there and has friends). Also Dublin. Mostly because I think that will be crazy different from anything I know as well. Oh the luck of the Irish
French: I’ve decided to learn French. I started and then when my mom came in December, she basically said that French was useless and I should learn Kannada instead. So I stopped. But of course instead of spending that time learning Kannada, I did nothing (ok ok ok I started watching trashy online TV instead). And then when I had to be in France last week, trying to communicate with doctors, and grocery people and the such, I was kicking myself for not learning. So basically, since I want to be back in Menton in the future, I’m going to become fluent in French. I also think it’s a beautiful language and have been weirdly fascinated with France for a while. So French it is.
Reading Travel Fiction/Non Fiction/Travel Blogs: That’s a thing. I want to learn more about places I haven’t been. And of course look at pretty pictures.