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What I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival

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I don’t know how often you see someone who is as hyper about things as I am – especially when it comes to attending, organising or being a part of various festivals. Having said that, it should come as no surprise to you therefore, that I was a regular attendee of the Under 25 Summit in Bangalore, held between 05 and 08 January… yup, that’s right of 2017.

If you don’t know about this or have never heard of it, I’d recommend going to their website (I’m not dumb – I’ll link it below) and figuring out how awesome they are. That most of the people involved are well-known in the college I attend, has nothing to do with how unique my experience was. But nonetheless, if you Don’t know about these folks, believe me, it’s high time you did (after reading my article, duh?!?)

People go to events for different reasons – for fun, to network, to meet new people… or even just to bunk college. And as you may guess, I won’t deny that I went for all of the aforementioned reasons.  But little did I know what I was in for when I was Literally there – at the several venues where the programs of the summit were being held. So without further ado, here is what I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival…. the Under 25 Summit.

  1. Expect the Unexpected

    There are some things in life that you JUST cannot prepare yourself for… and by that, I mean things like sitting four feet away from a stage where some of the BIGGEST achievers in the nation (and by that I mean people who have international recognitions for their expertise) and writing a post-card to your future self {That’s gonna be my next post – don’t worry} in a digital world where the art of writing by itself is on the verge of extinction. Needless to say, you gotta jump in with both feet and having done it myself, I can proudly say “I am Under 25” (which B T W, is the catch-phrase of the event).

  2. NETWORK. Network. Net…you get the point

    Now, don’t get me wrong when I say this, but having moved around quite a bit when I was much younger, I’m someone who usually has no problem making acquaintances with people. I suppose that explains why at the end of this summit, I have a friend who is a professional golf player and YouTuber, a girl whom I made friends with when we screamed profanities (yup – the WORST kind) at a workshop we attended, friends who are at least 5 years elder to me – and of course, numerous others – all of whom I can’t and obviously don’t want to mention here XD

    The point of telling you that? Just to remind you how EPIC it feels to make new friends and get to know the different kinds of amazing people there are on the planet. That’s all!

  3. You’ll NEVER know where or when you find inspiration!

    I’m pretty sure you saw this coming, but I KNOW a lot of people who take H O U R S just deciding what to wear – a k a ME. But the four days I was a part of the U25 for (PS – that’s what we’re calling it henceforth here, ok?), I swear the clothes I was in was the least of my worries. While I wore a range of bizarre apparel (surprise!!! 😛 ) I found SO much of inspiration for trying out different ways to permute and combine the clothing and accessories I already own, that I have enough content to be posting out here for a good two months. There – you’re welcome. 😀

  4. And Last but Not the Least

I know the alignment is all wonky here, but I simply HAD to do it for the emphasis (guilty!)

The biggest lesson I learnt at the U25 – is simply that we are all always so caught up in the process of achieving our goals; goals set for us either by a psyche influenced by others or others themselves… and whether we like it or not, we get into a constant drone of things that make us feel lost over a period of time. That said, what I inferred out of this realisation that there are SOOO many people out there who:

a) Are Just like us

b) Need someone Just like us – in various projects, initiatives and endeavours that could potentially make the world a better place, for ALL of us. And if we can have fun along the way, then there should be no (and by that I mean simply NO) reason why we shouldn’t be doing what we love doing – for the constructive progress of the larger picture.

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Having said a whole bunch of stuff and a great set of four SUPERB days at the U25 this year, I can say with certainty that I had a hella lotta fun and learnt a hella bunch of stuff I didn’t know {Spoken Poetry, anyone?}. There are more subtle things I learnt too, but that’s a chat for another day.

Hope you liked this post folks! If you did, or agree with any of the lessons I learnt at the Under 25 Summit 2017, leave me a like and in the comments let me know what you’ve gotten to learn at the events you have attended. Until next time with a new adventure!

Love,

YourEverydayFashion Blog ❤

 

 

 

Smile a Little More maybe? :)

Hello there!

What I have to say to you today is something that came out of a very random conversation with someone today. I thought it was important to share this with all my readers, because it was something that made me think too. Therefore, here goes….

Given the festive season and the number of people we all have to interact with on a daily basis, one of the casual topics we are often engaged in, starts with – “So, what do you do with your spare time?”

Now, whether you like it or not, you do come up with a list of things you do. And in my case, when I mention the phrase “Fashion Blogger” I usually get a whole range of reactions, from joy to excitement to judgement. Well, this time though, the person I was conversing with immediately went “Oh wow! Can you tell me the quickest way to become pretty?”

Obviously, I got out of the conversation – but somehow, the question got me thinking…. Why is it that people feel the need for an instant solution to “look pretty”, as the asker put it. But even worse, what can I, as a person – tell them in response to this?

Well, I realised that the person who asked me this is just another person who has just forgotten to smile over time. Sure there are a lot of things you can do and a lot of methods you can adopt, to become more attractive in society’s view. But what makes the difference? A lot of little things, but most importantly, your smile.

So, I suppose my answer here is simple – No matter what you look like; no matter what you’re wearing; no matter where you are; no matter whom you’re with.. flashing a genuine smile, internally and, or externally – is indeed the best way to look “prettier”, instantly. Not going into too much detail about the ‘benefits of smiling’ (because I know a lot of people have already written and spoken about that!) here’s hoping that you find more reasons to smile more often.

Until we meet again!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

What Travelling Taught me

Hey guys!!!!!

Look – no long drawn explainations needed. I’ve been caught up. I really hope you’ve been doing well and without any ado, here is what I learnt while travelling 🙂

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1.You can never have enough tissues

Now, I know what you’re thinking – well, everyone knows that! But wait… the reason I’m saying this is because I’ve been in a few sticky situations already and it was a little too nasty to be true. Have a good stock of tissue – the normal kind and even wet tissues if youre willing. If nothing else, just bring them back but you will thank me and all your stars if you ever come across a situation or someone in a situation where those little pieces of paper or cloth can be life saving.

2. Get a map of the place before-hand

I know this is a little weird, but knowing exactly what the closest locations to the place where you are going to be accomodated, is a HUGE bonus that really helped me, especially while travelling alone. Using Google Maps and trying to have a fair idea of the locale can come in super-handy, as I learnt the hard way.

3. Look up people who blog or youtube about or from the place

The very fact that you are reading this is enough to know that you’re the kind that isn’t averse to blogs (or that I know you and am forcing you to read this – which I’m sure has a very “logical” explanation 😀 ) – which means that you can really get first-hand experiences and deets about the place you’re travelling to, from all the wonderful travel-bloggers we have all around us.

4. Know the dresscode

If you are travelling to a place which has a culture of taking dresscodes or certain styles of dressing seriously, knowing a little bit about the pros and cons of certain apparel or attire, will definitely go a long way in helping you stay in the good books of your host city or country.

5. Carry snacks to sustain yourself for a short while

While I hail from a place where going on a trip without food enough to sustain you for a week (even if your trip is only for a couple of days) is a thought most steer clear from, I know there are a lot of people who take a tad bit of time to get used to the “food-shock” as I like to call it, on going to a new place. So brace yourself and don’t regret!

6. Goggles are your besties

Even in the harshest winters, how hard can it be to keep a pair of shades in your carry-on purse?
The benefits, however, include: 1. Swag during impromtu photo-sessions 2. Looking glamourous, effortlessly, even indoors 3. Hiding dark-circles from the previous night’s adventures 4. Maybe a little protection from the sun – sometimes?

7. Some of the best times you’ve had are COMPLETELY unplanned

No explanation needed – but if you haven’t tried going on a completely impulsive walk in the middle of the night with a group of friends, you ARE missing out on Quite a bit, my friend!

8. Have atleast one person know of your whereabouts at all times

From the perspective of safety as well as having someone to call just in case you land up in trouble, keeping just one Reliable person aware of what you’re upto and where, is lets just say – Imperative.

9. Don’t forget to have a good time 😀

I know a lot of us travel for business, work, education and a whole lot of other reasons…. But no matter what the reason and where you’re off to – no matter how stressful the situation or how challenging the difficulty, remember to breathe, let go, enjoy the momnet and have fun. After all, that’s what you’ll look back at and smile about!

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And….. that’s it for now, folks! Hope you liked what I’ve written. If you did, give me a like down there and subscribe to the blog via email notifications or follow me on WordPress.

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Until next time, stay you & stay  fashionable!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog  ❤

I’m Back :D

Aloha! 

If you know anything about this blog, I owe you an apology for having (POOF!) disappeared a while ago. But if you are new to this blog and this is the first post you’re reading, Namaste!!

A lot of things have happened, but this post is just a precursor to my main post. I seriously promise that I shall be a good blogger henceforth and that you, dear reader, shall not be disappointed. Amen.

 

Until I get back,

See ya! (^_^)

 

YourEverydayFashionBlog