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like we haven’t connected in ages. Of course, my blog kept updating itself
thanks to the schedule and auto-publish functions. Yet, I missed you…
have I been up to? Well, loads really. Life hasn’t been very kind to me in the
past few months (years actually, my saade saati just doesn’t seem to end).
After all the struggle that came with finding a suitable boy and making him my
groom, there remained only about a few hundred things to be sorted. That my
professional life was in tatters did not help one bit, and that I felt totally
lost and miserable most of the time was also equally depressing. My patience
and strength were wearing thin and my faith was shaking…
I did realise after all this trauma, that this is what is my destiny… And then
my lifelong dream came true when I got this done…
a permanent tattoo! Cool, innit? Does it pain? Hell yes. The making bit I mean.
Now of course, it’s a week old and it doesn’t hurt at all. Only scratches. But
at the time of getting the tattoo done, it is a lot worse than what people say.
Ant bite and all that crap is horribly untrue. It pains badly. Especially when
the artist holds your body part (the vibration shocked the living daylights out
of me) and when the tattoo is near a bone. Tending to it is quite tedious, but
well now that it is done with, I can say it is worth it :-)
been reading a lot of stuff too. Losing track actually since I am getting a
whole lot of books to read and review as well as my own choice of books to read
for recreation. I am so tied for time that I do not realise when time passes. I
started Chanakya Chant by Ashwin Sanghi while Ravana is still incomplete. Spicy
Bites of Biryani by Ashwina Garg is still waiting in the wings for its turn. So
are my Readers Digests month on month.
All this while the last book in the
Shiva Trilogy by Amish is released and gracing my dining table. Sorry, my
lovelies… Heartiest apologies.
had to read A Maverick Heart : Between love and life by Ravindra Shukla, but
the experience was so painful (yup, worse than my tattoo!) that I abandoned the
thought (nightmare?) after 60 pages. The book is ostentatious and the editing
is poor but what truly sucks is the story (or the lack of it). Sorry, Ravindra.
You’re a fellow IBMer but I honestly think you ought to stick to Business
Analytics and not delve into the writing territory.
managed to download and watch a few interesting movies in the interim. Special
26 was awesome. What a super climax! Great acting too by Akshay Kumar, Anupam
Kher and Manoj Bajpayee. I wanted to watch Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns but
the film has not been that fortunate yet. Sometime soon, maybe.
movies, books… falling out and making up with friends… trying to deal with life
and all its myriad shades and phases… It’s been a tumultuous time for me, very
trying and tough… Resilience and faith got me through, and I've been fighting God and asking for his grace and mercy alternately.
Can’t wait for it to end. Or is happiness and peace a mirage
that one runs towards but never reaches?
know where I am going, but I am on my way!!
ya later alligator :-) May the good lord be with you.
The year has gone by real fast, as I've undoubtedly mentioned a hundred times before :-)
And I look back to see how I've fared, managed to accomplish a fair bit as a mother and professional, and tried to be a better friend, wife, daughter, etc. Evaluating my success on these criteria is outside the scope of this post, and my head, so let me look at how I'm feeling at the end of it.
Working moms like me, how are you doing?
I often end up feeling like I'm missing on so many things in life choosing to juggle my home and office work. The financial and intellectual independence that my job affords me takes its toll on my social presence and connects. I look at womenfolk in my apartment mingling with each other and talking non stop about issues that I cannot make head or tail of, since their conversation started in the kitty last week and will (hopefully) find a resolution by the kids play date the following week. Try as I might, I can't hold a complete conversation…
Almost a month since my last post, time to say Aloha June! Time's a-flying. Like someone once said, "the hours don't pass, but god knows where the months and years went" - okay, that's not exactly what he/she said, but this was the interpretation. More like "lamhe katt-te nahi, saal beet jaate hai". Work's catching up pace and I'm making up for all the lost and compromised time during my maternity leave and baby-raising tenure. Getting ahead at work is a task in a corporate world where people are forgotten the moment you don't connect with them regularly or do something to catch their attention. I've managed to do that and more, and my rating is proof of my effort. Feeling damn kicked about it, and want to do even better this year for my wonderful employer. I am blessed to be with Hitachi Consulting, and I pretty much plan to stick on unless something really extraordinary comes around. The kind of flexibility and support they've allowe…
Having to deal with idiots is no joke. Look around and you will find them in plenty, at work and outside - no dearth of them at all. Birdbrains, the bunch of them.
( Grrr )
And it's worse when you're having restless nights abounding in nightmares.
Not a mighty chirpy temperament that I'm in, I'm sure you can tell.
So, well. I'm back from my sojourn - first to the north and then down south (like not really down down, but kinda downer than where I generally am). I was thinking that I'd be pleased to be away from the city (and most importantly, routine) during this period. But well, I did get homesick after a while and wanted to return to home-made food and family.
Landing in Pune was a delight, and things are back to normal (too fast for my liking!)
So, for those of who are wondering why I'm getting nightmares...
(You forgot, right? That's all right. Shan't let you go unless I address this.)
So, I met my colleagues from Hyderabad, China and the US…