Candid, not Candied

Sunday, 19 February 2012

What Made Me Happy Lately

I am all over the moon!!! And this is why,

No, I did not pre order it on to get this signed copy. In fact, I got to meet her in person...

Preeti Shenoy, one of my favorite authors was in town for her latest book launch; and I did not want to miss it for anything! 

We reached before time, which gave me a chance to talk to Preeti akka fora while... and she is as amazing in person as she sounds on her blog! I got to ask her that one question about her that's been haunting me forever... 

I asked her how she manages to be so positive and how come the same radiates through her blog. Does she have bad days or not? Does she never get upset?

"Its not like I don't have my bad days. I scream too. At such times, I divert my attention by making something - I make cards or I paint or do yoga. Secondly, I do not believe in spreading negativity. If I'm having a bad day, why should I torment others by ranting it out?", she speaks candidly.

Inspiring, isn't it? 

We were also glad to meet her husband, Satish Shenoy, who was a pleasure to talk to. (He writes guest posts on her blog, and they are good reads too!)

During the interactive session, I was curious to know if she faces writer's block, especially when she is doing her Blogathon. Without much ado she says she has a variety to offer - even if her daughter's hugged her during the day, she turns it into a blog post. Again so simple, yet so inspiring! A gesture of love, as small as it may seem, qualifies to be a blogpost. This has certainly given me a boost of enthusiasm for my second run of Blogathon. 

Hereby, I have made some resolutions for my own good. I'm going to put them up on my blog. I believe by having something in writing, makes it more real, more solid. That might just avoid me from shying away from my resolutions. Once the world knows about it, then it becomes a question of honour and I'll have to abide by them. 

:) :) :) :) :)

P.S. My lill baby doll allowed me to enjoy the whole session by sleeping peacefully in her gramma's arms!


  1. Smart your daughter is!! She knows when to sleep peacefully!

    Happy for the book and write a post about it!

    1. I will pass on ur "good girl" to my daughter...perhaps that'll motivate her to sleep during the night! Know what I haven't yet opened the book... I am re reading her first book!

  2. looking forward to the blogathon! Muah! :)

  3. wow! so jealous..
    the launch was on a weekday here, so couldn't make it..:-(
    happy for you, girl!..:-)

    1. I know, I know! :) She was here 4 yrs back too, and I had missed it then. I know how you feel!

  4. For the first time, perhaps you did not mind "Poornima" I guess :D

    1. Siiiigh! I have started to accept the bitter truths of life! :P

  5. I hope i ve not missed your blogathon......


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