Be what YOU want to Be Feat. The Souled Store

27 January, 2018

Hello all! Hope you are hanging in there well. I wish you are enjoying whatever little winter is left. If you often stop by here, then you know that how much I am inclined towards fashion but only a few people know the crazy art and stationery lover in me. There has never been a time when I left a stationery store empty-handed. A good stationery store is no less than a heaven for me. For years, I had run to art whenever things were not in place. To draw a world of my own, to start everything from the scratch on a white paper, to pour the sorrow of my heart and turning it into a blazing splash; indeed the best escape. For all I knew, it calmed my nerves, it distracted me and it kept me going. Where have I lost those wonderful days? To make everything right, a brush and a paper were enough and now I sit there with all the comfort around me yet still couldn’t make myself comfortable. Grabbing the untamed demons and abandoning them slowly has now become an impossible task. Why? Where all the motivation and zeal go? How couldn’t I hold onto it? With zillion questions in mind, I deep down knew that even if I want to paint again, I was afraid.

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To handle the stress and pressure that goes into reciprocating what my mind says has not been easy. To not to paint like I used to, to not to produce something everybody goes gaga over, to not to be satisfied with my work has taken over my mind. All the things that used to make me happy during my childhood, has now become a race, a race that I don’t know about, a race that might never end, a race with my own demons but here I am still running. Turning joyous part of my days into things was not what I planned about. As we grow up, we don’t realize it but as soon as we spread our wings to fly, we make a silent commitment to not to stop. Responsibilities, paying my own bills, balancing between professional and personal life and endless deadlines, I lost a piece of heart in my childhood. We all have complications in our lives and instead of coping with it; I completely let it take over me. When I sat down, thinking about how to take the pictures of the notebook for The Souled Store, I realized the missing part that I have been forever trying to find.

“Be what you want to be before it’s too late, unless you want to be a ghost, in that case just wait”

The print evoked the child in me for whom not being able to blend two shades of crayon was a nightmare. What is the purpose of my existence, if I don’t create?

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Working all my life, day and night just to afford a life of my own choice and then one fine day saying goodbye to this world. That’s not what the 10 year old Sayanti wanted. She wanted to create something remarkable! Beating behind our phones, thrusting our feeling into a deep dark well and adorning our demons to entertain the world just to fit in is a life called a lie. Sepulchres are occupied by the people who have a list of things they thought they’d do tomorrow. What is the point of it all, if we just pull our bodies off from our spirit slightly each day? For how long I am going to let the terror of failure, of breaking my own heart keep me away from the greatest pleasures of life?
Thank you The Souled Store for reminding me what I am here for, it’s not too late to start. Now each day and every day, I will love a little more, and create a better picture.

Click here to buy this notebook!

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Love,

Sayanti xoxo

Comments (20)

  • Woman

    Kate Sinclair

    29 January, 2018

    I LOVE stationery too!! It's just finding things I need the stationery for!!! Love your photos again and your positivity too xx

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      Yes Kate, I don't like stationery said no one ever :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Victoria

    29 January, 2018

    Great notebook! I love notebooks and planners - I have a small collection building up lol. Great pictures too! x

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      Yes indeed it is. With these laptops and cellphones taking over, it is so hard to find time to actually write down things rather than just type it. This notebook definitely makes me wanna write down things :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Dalene

    30 January, 2018

    Great book that one is..I love that quote, it really impacts!Leaving a positive mark is the best thing one can do and that starts from doing what you have to do before it gets too late!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      Yes the quote is so thought provoking and honestly it made the lost painter inside me resurface again !!

    Reply

  • Woman

    dev debabrata

    30 January, 2018

    The quote just made my day, when finding some self-time in between the chaos at office. To add, Souled Store has great collection of such awesome stuffs, been a customer myself too :-) nice write-up.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      Yes Dev, can totally relate with you on this. And yes, The Souled Store has got really cool merch !!

    Reply

  • Woman

    Pauline

    30 January, 2018

    Oh I love the quote on the notebook! Very nice photos too!! Love it :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      Thank you so much Pauline !!

    Reply

  • Woman

    itshealthymoms

    30 January, 2018

    Hey, I just loved the title of the book and I love to paint too! Your pen stand seems cool.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      30 January, 2018

      For an art lover like me, everything has to be artistic, even if it be a pen stand or the Notebook !!

    Reply

  • Woman

    Ami

    31 January, 2018

    That's such a nice notebook. I always buy notebooks with quotes like that, I feel they motivate me. I can't buy any more notebooks at the moment though unfortunately. Ami xxx

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      11 February, 2018

      Whenever you need more motivation, visit The Souled Store and you will find more such motivational quotes notebooks :)

    Reply

  • Man

    Shell

    31 January, 2018

    Oh my gosh I love the quote on that notebook SO much!! It speaks such total truth!!!!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      11 February, 2018

      Yes Shell!! Every word is indeed true :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Sarmistha

    31 January, 2018

    I am great lover of stationery items too and I have cute diaries and note books that I haven't used for years just because they are too cute to be used! :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      11 February, 2018

      I can understand your struggle. Happens with me all the time :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Dr. K. Lee Banks

    02 February, 2018

    As someone who's approaching 60, I still like the idea of being who I want to be before it's too late! That's why I went back to school as an adult and have earned two graduate degrees over the past decade. I earned my master's degree in education in 2008 and my doctoral degree in education last year, 2017.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      11 February, 2018

      This is indeed inspirational. People should definitely take some inspiration from your story and try to become what they truly want to be before its too late. We have got one life and we should live it to the fullest !! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your story

    Reply