It’s hard to believe that not only is the new year here, January is almost half way through! I’ve set myself a couple of goals for this year. The first is to focus more on my fitness, and the second is to explore photography.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the horrific recent rape in Delhi has had a traumatic impact on me, like many other people. In addition to feeling sickened by it, it has also brought to the surface my aggressive side — a side which I thought had well and truly receded. When I was in my 20s, I channeled it into kung fu and kickboxing training for a number of years. (I seem to have inherited my father’s genes as he was into boxing when he was young).
In subsequent years, I’ve mellowed out and been more interested in meditation than fighting. However, I admit that lately, I’ve felt like punching things. As an outlet for it, I went to Total Sports in Dadar (Mumbai) and bought myself a punching stand.
In order to balance it out a bit, at the same time, I finally got around to trying out the Surya Namaskar yoga DVD that my neighbour lent me months ago.
Quite frankly, it’s all been a rather large shock to my body, which wonders what the heck has struck it after years of inaction! Now, I just need to find the motivation to keep all this exercise up.
As far as photography is concerned, more and more professional photographers have been coming into my life lately, and I’ve taken it as a sign that I should become interested in it — at least just from the creative angle. Last year, I went on a one day photography workshop offered by Neville Bulsara Photography, to get a new perspective on how to see things differently. It really opened my eyes to the world. When I was back in Australia recently, I bought a DSLR camera. And now, I’m in the process of figuring out how to get the best from it. There’s a lot to learn!
Wishing everyone a magical and rewarding 2013! What do you all aim to achieve?
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