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Ash. Spiritual. Happy in my own way. Writes Random Stuff. Ice Cream. Night owl. Ice Cream, again.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Potpourri of My Life!

I'm writing this because someone asked me how I was feeling and I realized I was feeling all this at the same time. Trust human beings to complicate the most simplest of simple questions. 


I'm happy!
I'm getting to do something that I've always wanted and it all happened by luck. Speak about being at the right place at the right time. 

I'm (slightly) worried!
I've been trying to do something for a while, despite my best efforts and despite taking help from an expert I'm not able to make much progress. Giving up seems easier and the thought has occurred to me many times, but somehow I'm pushing myself to keep going. I celebrate even the smallest achievements but I'm not sure when I'll give it up. So tough to stay motivated when you don't see results. I'm slightly worried!

I'm proud!
Yes, I'm proud of myself (not haughty). I completed my 4th 10k run at the Dream Runners Half Marathon 2015. Not the best run, but enjoyed running it. I think I'll run again just for the medal. Aren't they getting fancier day by day! :-)

I'm nostalgic!
I've been doing something for 2 years. At a high-level it's the same routine, but at a low-level the work involved was interesting and not monotonous. Moreover it took me to the most amazing work location one could've asked for. And now things are changing. I'll miss the people and the comforts of the workplace. I felt so comfortable, the open spaces made me feel at peace. Didn't they rightly say that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Sigh!

I’m excited
After years of travelling to school, college and office by vans and buses, I finally finally finally get to ride to work. Earlier I used to spend almost 4 hours in travel, and now it’ll be reduced to about 1.5 hours. As Ross said, ‘I’ve been given the gift of time’. I feel like I have more time now. I’m beginning to like this already.

I wanted to include a few more things, but they weren't as overpowering as these. 

Anyway, how are you feeling?


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quotes Challenge #1 - The Problem with Being Strong!

I like quotes. There is something about those words, which have been spoken from experiences. When you can relate to the quote, it feels amazing that years back someone had similar experiences about it. So, when I saw posts on the Quotes challenge, I naturally decided to take it up.

One of my favorite quotes, that I’ve come across till date,

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I don’t know how exactly it happened, I’m a strong independent person (to an extent). People whom I’ve known have told me this very many times and even asked me how I became the person I am today. As much as I like to talk, I’m very bad at answering things that happen without my conscious effort. I tell them it’s probably got to do with the genes, the upbringing, the environment, exposure and all that. I’ve never really given it too much of a though myself, to be honest.

Sometimes I’ve wondered if I was being a hypocrite and putting up a bold front to justify my persona.  Only then I realize that it’s an option that I chose and inadvertently it became a habit. I have very clearly defined lives – My life, Life with Family, Life at Work, Life with Friends and so on. So if there was a problem with any one, I had my way of taking care of things with the help of people from my other lives.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

What is your dream career?

"Twenty years from now you would be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones that you did do"

Mark Twain's words have had a great impact on me. I happened to read this a few years back and the words remain intact in my mind.

The other day I told my Mom I wanted to learn to play the keyboard. She gave a sarcastic look and continued with her work. In her defence, her reaction is justified as I'd told her I wanted to learn music the previous week, and the week before that I said I wanted to learn to make terracotta jewellery and the week before that... You get the drift!

My name in Sanskrit means a horse and I was born in the Chinese year of horse. So there is a considerable influence of horse in my life. Just like a horse, I get distracted easily. If something doesn't hold my attention for long I don't think twice before giving it up. I'd rather try something new and fail in that attempt rather than doing something which doesn't challenge/stimulate me. So that’s how I took up activities like painting, dancing, yoga, Zumba, marathon, swimming, baking, driving and a few other activities. I have given up a lot after getting bored.
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