Contiki European Discovery | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

Fun, Travel

 

 

I did Contiki European Discovery in Dec 2019. It was 12 days trip and we covered 9 countries in total. The above video is a glimpse of those 12 amazing days. I was travelling alone but I met so many new people in these 12 days who I can call my travel buddies now. If given a chance, I would love to live these 12 days again!! If you have been to Europe or/and did a Contiki trip, do share your experiences and stories with me. I would absolutely love to hear them all.

If want to know more about the Contiki Europe that I did itinerary, please click on the link below, it has details like full itinerary, cost, etc
https://www.contiki.com/nz/en/destinations/europe/tours/european-discovery-winter-until-march2020-110

You can also watch my Instagram Highlights Albums of these countries which includes a lot more moments which weren’t covered in this video.
Links are below:

NETHERLAND:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE4MDE2NzM4NzM4MjYxMzAx?igshid=pmuq7xh6jul0&story_media_id=2208010199230138429

GERMANY:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODU2MzI3MzEwNzE0MzE4?igshid=kkisx4yso2ai&story_media_id=2208968879157022113

AUSTRIA:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODU2MzI3MzEwNzE0MzE4?igshid=kkisx4yso2ai&story_media_id=2208968879157022113

ITALY:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODU3MTM3MDYxNjg1MDI1?igshid=dlv5p9uqojkc&story_media_id=2210268517965330502

SWITZERLAND:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE4MDk4MTc3OTkyMTE5NjIw?igshid=hpheu9htfn06&story_media_id=2210857799281200910

FRANCE:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODQ2MDExMjYxODYyMDUw?igshid=a9kyo2c6mwv6&story_media_id=2213868043829514218

UNITED KINGDOM:
https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTIwNjk2NjI3MzY3NjA1?igshid=bxsf1l9xb3gb&story_media_id=2214534802219897351

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Show Self-Love

Life, Self Love and Self Worth, Thoughts

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Show love… and most importantly, SHOW SELF-LOVE! Let them call it self-obsession, but never let your self-love go down because of them. Self-love means you can be happy with just yourself, it means you don’t allow any person or any event control your emotions, it gives you encouragement to be healthy emotionally, mentally and physically. 🥰
Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it is sanity. 😌

 

Signing off.

Take care and remember to be the reason of your own smile too.

Love you.

#FariKaGyaan

Un-Relationships in 2020s for late 20s.

Life, Love and Relationships

Everyone is doing great in their professional life. All of us are doing pretty decent in our career. We have a great social circle too, we meet for brunches and dinners, watch movies, have chai, do shots, go to clubbing together… like mostly everything and anything under the sun. We enjoy our life at work and outside work. But once we reach home after work/ party, we enter our nicely arranged room and look for a person. Someone in whose arms we can get wrapped into. Someone to talk about his/her day and share about our day. Laugh on silly jokes and laugh louder when either of us snort. Someone with whom you can share that last Chamomile tea of the day. Someone who promise to sing lullaby to you before you sleep on alternate nights, and the other alternates you sing to them. Someone you wish the last Goodnight of the night and first Goodmorning of the day. Someone for whom you make coffee (if he likes coffee), while he makes you honey-lemon-ginger-in-warm-water (because you like honey-lemon-ginger). Someone you can kiss and say good-day before both leaves for work. At work, we work or may be sometime send funny live moments of this Earth. After work, we socialize as per we feel like and then come back to home, a home which is a person, not a room. We all want that, don’t we? Then where does the problem lies? If it’s that simple, why are we still sitting in our room alone?

 

I think I know the answer too. Based on my experiences and some close friends’ experience, I can confirm most people from my generation are suffering from trust or/and commitment issues. Our hearts were broken, and we were shattered. We were shattered, and while collecting the pieces of our heart, we kept that smiling face on. When we tried to express that we are broken, we were judged too quickly and were given names. Then we entered this cocoon from where we want to come out but not sure for whom. We are afraid… afraid to be broken twice in a row… for some people, thrice in a row because we showed the courage by leaving the cocoon the first time, but looks like we were fooled twice. Hence, major trust issues.

 

Let’s come to commitment issues, which also exist in quite a number, in some form or the other. We all want to be committed to a person and wants the other person to be committed to us, but the definition of “commitment” is different for everyone. One wants just the loyalty, the other wants physical presence with it too. One wants freedom, the other wants no-space. One wants three kinds of life – professional, social and personal, while the other understand only two – professional and personal. One wants to communicate when something bothers, the other wants to keep it in the heart.
I believe all these definitions are right for a particular kind of situation, but the moment we choose the wrong definition for a situation, we get hurt or hurt the other person. All previous moments of pain and hurt, plays like a sad movie in front of us and from inside we are falling on our knees and it’s getting too hard to breath. Still we look straight into the other person’s eyes because you don’t want to look weak. We hide our pain, and eventually distances increase… distance not only between two people but also between our own heart and mind.

 

In the world of broken hearts and confused minds, we are constantly searching for the one whose heart fits well with our heart and complete the puzzle, but our mind is too scared to show or acknowledge our broken pieces to see what the puzzle looks like.

 

Acknowledge What You Feel

Life, Self Love and Self Worth, Thoughts

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Always be true.. specially to yourself. Acknowledge each emotion that you feel and be honest about it. Don’t fake it. Don’t control it. Don’t be scared of it. Life is a place where you feel freely. Don’t limit yourself on the bases of some not-so-pleasant experiences. Learn from them. Learn from your failures and move on, don’t dwell on them. And learning doesn’t mean that you stop yourself from feeling that emotion or stop visiting that place which caused you hurt the last time, learning means you know when things aren’t feeling correct and you act/react in a better way. The moment you start being honest to yourself about your emotions & feelings and don’t control them, that’s the moment you live freely. The moment you live freely is the moment you are the best version of yourself. 😌⭐️
Also don’t forget to spread happiness, it’s the best kind of gift you give to yourself. 💕

 

Signing off.

Take care and remember to be the reason of your own smile too.

Love you.

 

#FariKaGyaan

Stop Seeking Validation from Others

Life, Thoughts

About a year and a half, I was not doing well.. emotionally. I was feeling broken and felt betrayed. The pain was to an extent where I was diagnosed through depression. One thing you should know about people who have been through depression and anxiety, that even through they come out of it, it’s fairly easy for them to get into it again, but then they come out of it again by giving them examples of their past self. They become their own idol. These beautiful humans are heroes who survive storms and start spreading smiles again. 🙂

Below is the video that when I was trying to come out of depression and then a wrote a few words. I shared it on my Instagram then, and now I am sharing it with you all here on WordPress.

 

It’s okay to feel broken, to feel sad, to feel like it’s the end of the world. But always make sure a part of you remember that it’s never the end of the world. It might be end of that chapter but never the end of the book.

Everyone who plays a character in your story doesn’t always had to add a positive vibe to your story, whether it’s your friend, partner, relative, colleague, etc. Even if a character which may have started as a good role in your story, it doesn’t mean that he/she will always plays a good role in your story. That’s something we need to accept.
People will judge you for your emotions, your struggles, your heartbreaks, your failures and to make it worse some people will start comparing your struggle to their struggle in order to make it look like what you are going through is nothing (and I personally find that the most idiotic thing one can ever do). However, all these judgement of these xyz people will fail the moment you will stop to get validation from anyone. I have been in a place where whatever I was thinking and understanding, I wanted someone to validate it for me. Someone to confirm if I am right or not. And I am not proud of that part of me, because I was so caught up in self-doubt that I was asking another human to validate my emotions, instincts and understandings. Nobody knows your story more than you, and if you have a clear conscience then that all should matter. By clear conscience it doesn’t mean you have done nothing wrong in life and have always be 100% correct. We all are humans and having flaws is an integral part of being a human. By clear conscience, I mean never do wrong with a bad intention and if god forbids something still goes wrong from your side then accept and apologies for the same. Even if that wrong doing was a reaction to a wrong action of the other person. Two wrongs can never be right, but you can always accept your mistake and move out of their sight in order to let them take their own time to realise. Then try to train your mind in such a way that no matter how horrible the situation gets, your don’t lose your calm.  I have observed that people in today’s world are too caught up in their narrow mind of limited dictionary of life. If a person fails to understand your position in your story, simply accept that it’s not his/her job to understand it on the first place. Let him/her judge you or gossip about you, it should not matter to you. Getting validation from someone who is not you, is also wrong. Stop doing wrong to yourself. Start treating yourself right first, and the world will fall into its place automatically.

 

Signing off.

Take care and remember to be the reason of your own smile too.

Love you.

 

#FariKaGyaan