Hi, I am Arushi, a young adult who is trying to become the best kind of adult, one day at a time. Over on my blog you'll find posts about my myriad interests: books, movies, TV Shows, travel and even mythology! I am also often grappling with the highs and lows of adulthood and the idea of “growing up”. (And you’re welcome to join me on my (mis)adventures!)
Imagine this. You read a great book and it is now one of your favourites. Once you’re done with it, you looked it up. You find that there’s a movie(or TV show, just assume I said TV show even if I don’t say it explicitly here on out) based on it and excitedly you clear your schedule and decide to watch it. Things can only go two ways from here.
This world wonder is quite different from the ‘wonders’ we have discussed till now in that it is not exactly a singular ‘wonder’ but more of an amalgamation of many ‘wonders’ if you will. It comprises many important UNESCO world heritage sites and is one that I’m so excited about because I absolutely enjoyed my visit there and I really just want to geek out about it. (Also I might as well warn you right now because there will be lots of geeking out and fact spouting, so you know, proceed with caution) Without further ado, let’s get on with talking about the world’s smallest sovereign state, home to the Pope(and some of the most culturally significant art and architecture in the world), the Vatican city-state, within the city of Rome, Italy.
Let’s talk about all the jobs I have wanted to have today. When I was 5 years old and anyone asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always said, without skipping a beat, “A pilot!” I’d promise to take them around the world on the aeroplanes I flew, I was absolutely certain and I just knew I had made my decision. Then, one day, I watched a movie with my family in which, a plane crashed and the pilot died. The next morning, I knew only one thing: I did not want to become a pilot.
When I was a teenager, which is basically, the majority of the 2010s, I and everyone around me was obsessed with consuming books, movies and tv shows set in dystopias. Think Panem from The Hunger Games, the post-World War 3 Illéa in the Selection, the alternate universe ‘Chicago’ in Divergent, the post solar flare world of The Maze Runner, or the setting of countless Zombie movies. What was with that? Why was everyone in the 2010s into reading about a world that was ending? Why was every girl I know having a zombie apocalypse phase? Why were we, as a generation so interested in consuming fiction set in a world in chaos?
This world wonder is a dreamy place straight out of your imagination; what you would think of if I asked you to picture a quaint town from a fairy tale. This natural wonder is none other than the largest, most powerful waterfall in Europe and one of the oldest waterfalls in the world, the Rheinfall or as we know it, the Rhine Falls.
FOMO or the Fear of Missing Out is defined as social anxiety stemmed from the belief that others might be having fun while you are not present. It is usually attributed to social media, and in better, less stressful times has to do with wanting to live a life as happening as everyone else’s seems. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic though, what I am talking about is very different but is still, per se, fear of missing out. This unprecedented circumstance has brought with itself a myriad of fears and anxieties that all sit and chitchat under the “FOMO” umbrella.
I have always been fascinated by space and all things celestial. I mean, who isn’t? Who can stop themselves from staring at the beauty of a sky full of stars or a pale hanging full moon? Who can avoid having their mind be absolutely blown when they first learn about the nine(Now, eight) planets of various colours and sizes? When you hear that we are going around the sun and not the other way around? Unbelievable! Life as you know it is completely changed. Well, it is, if you’re me.
Romantic Comedies. Rom-Coms. Considered a sub-genre of comedy that focuses more on romance, but in my opinion, deserves way more credit than that. Rom-Coms remain one of the most universally likeable films and are as a genre, quite open and accepting. Yes, it has its tropes and cliche’s but which genre doesn’t? The important thing to remember is that we all like ’em. That’s how they became a cliche, in the first place, is it not? Here are my top 5 Rom-Com Recommendations, in no particular order.
I’m just going to say it: 2020 was A LOT. We all had our own issues to get through and had a rough year. I thought it would be good to look back at the longest year ever and draw closure from it. Then I had the idea of going through the alphabet with one word for each letter to capture what it was like living in 2020 and it was kismet. So, without further ado, I present, the A-Z of 2020; the emotions of living through ‘unprecedented times’!
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a human in possession of the Pride and Prejudice novel must be in a state of obsession. “ Take it from me, I am living proof. Be warned that this post will just be me singing praises and raving about how magnificent a story Pride and Prejudice is. This entire post could just be me going “eeeeee”, for a thousand words and the point of the post would be exactly the same but I’ll spare you and try to put forth in a coherent manner, exactly why this 200-year-old novel is the best book I have read recently and my new favourite book.
Chick flicks, for the uninitiated, are a slang term for the film genre that is considered especially catered to women,i.e., literally ‘flicks’ for ‘chicks’. I identify as both a chick flick fanatic and a chick, so here's bringing you my current top 5 Chick Flick recommendations, a.k.a. a perfect starting place if you're new to the genre, and classics you can't miss if you are already a fan.
"There's no way we'll ever beat the algorithm if we have to base everything we post and when we posy it off if what works best for everybody else. It takes the natural feel out of things when scheduling is involved because I start to feel like I have to post something even when I have nothing to post." In this post I'm talking about the difficulties I (emphasis on "I") have as a content creator. I know I'm not even close to the only one facing [these] difficulties when it comes to this so I hope you enjoy my blog post.
Do you feel the need to stay on a social media platform just because you think it helps you connect with people and be sociable? Well, you can be sociable without social media. Read on to explore a new perspective on the social aspect of our lives.
In many of my posts, I have said that talking about how you are feeling can help you, can save you. I say it not because I have read it somewhere or heard someone say it. I say it because I have a first hand experience with how it feels. I know exactly the difference between not venting out and venting out, first hand.
Anxiety. A word I usually refrain from writing or even talking about, not because I am ashamed of it but simply because I can never string my thoughts together and fathom words to do justice to it. And yet, here I am making another attempt to write about anxiety.
The seaside town of St Ives has long been one the top tourist destinations in the UK. Known for its stunning surf beaches, quaint independent shops and vibrant art scene, it’s one of Cornwall’s best holiday locations. In this St Ives travel guide, discover some of the most beautiful walking trails, wildlife spots, restaurants and day trips as well as where to get your ice cream and Cornish pasty fix.
For many of us, therapy is something that we will have experienced or will need in our life at some point. However, there is a stigma attached, causing people to be embarrassed to talk about it or even consider the idea, but why is this? Talking therapies can be one of the most useful things to help with your struggles, whatever they may be. I look at the differences and similarities between therapy, counseling and coaching, which may help you decide if you've been thinking about seeking help.
Hello! It's been over a month since I last posted, but I'm back, ready to continue to try and help with breaking the stigma of mental health, conveniently lined up with Mental Health Awareness Week. I figured that to kick off the week I'd share with you what my experiences with mental health struggles have been like and why I'm now an advocate for it. So, I'll try and keep it short, but here's a revisit to my struggles with anxiety, depression, grief and burnout.