2020 was a difficult year in many ways. But when I look back in retrospect, I see it as a year of learning.
It was the year I learnt I could live away from the city. It was the year I learnt to adapt. It was the year I learnt to let go. But most importantly, it was the year I learnt to incorporate positive changes into my life that led me to become a happier being.
I can’t specifically say what spurred these changes. Maybe because I was in isolation for so long that it gave me an un-interrupted introspective view of my own life. Or maybe because when so much bad happens in the world that it gives you perspective on the important things, that the unnecessary burdens just melt away. OR maybe I was just tired with the monotony of my own existence – that change was inevitable. I don’t know.
I’ve always been a solitary person. Happy in my own company.
Even when I was in the city, when my girlfriends went out on Friday nights, I’d choose to stay home. On those nights alone, I’d spend hours staring out of my bedroom window looking at city lights. Millions of those colorful dots that lit up the whole world. Vertically on buildings, on hoardings, as street lights and in thousands on cars that drove from under me in a golden blur.
Jesus! Christmas is literally 4 days away! If you count Christmas eve, then 3 days.
How did time fly?
In any case, if you’re freaking over the fact that you haven’t bought the perfect Christmas gift for your man yet – and worst still don’t know what to get – then this list of 15 last minute Christmas gifts for men should help you find something.
Shopping for men is so hard, especially if the man in question is impossibly choosy. So, to save time, I took gift suggestions from actual men about what they’d really like at any age as a Christmas gift and drew up this list.
A lot of things have transpired this year. Some good, but many not so good. But as the year draws to a close something spectacular, if not magical is going to happen on the longest night of 2020.
So be ready to watch the night sky light up as the two of the largest planets in our solar system: Jupiter and Saturn unite after 800 years!
As I am neither a seasoned stargazer nor an amateur astronomer – I had a lot of questions about this rare and magnificent celestial phenomenon. So, divided into different questions, I’ve simplified everything you need to know about the Jupiter and Saturn ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020.
While this time is usually marked by cheer and excitement – this year though, the collective sentiment of the world population is not leaning too freely towards celebratory. It’s not just the fear, but perhaps even the uncertainty.
I get it, because I feel it too.
But if there is one reason to revive the merriment within you – even for just a minute – it is to show your gratitude towards those who stood by you through these tough times. And what better way to show your appreciation than through a Christmas gift?