Creations – 2018

This year has been quite a creative one for me. I have mentioned time and again, how my hobbies keep me sane. I remember my childhood days, how distracted I used to be during studies, would feel hungry, thirsty, visit the loo, pester mom and so many other things. But when I sat down, painting…

Travel Diaries – Dubare-Ranganathittu

After two trips consecutively, in months of December and Jan, I’d decided not to plan any travel for a while. With everyone saying, “How can you travel with such a small baby?”, we decided we’ll travel when he is a little older and things are more manageable. Little did we know, things are best managed…

Catching up, yet again!

I can’t call it a writer’s block, because I am not much of a writer. But I have no other term for this zero post, zero journal entry phases that I go through. I just didn’t know what to write about. I wonder if it’s because too much is happening, or too less. If it…

Another difficult Monday

What do you do when that perfect creature you want to be, is killing you? The person who wakes up early in the morning, to get things ready for breakfast and lunch because she doesn’t want to be labeled a lazy DIL, who does nothing at home. This despite having gone late to bed last…

Back to the grind

Two reasons I stopped the prompt challenge that I had taken up on my blog. The first being, I felt I would be repeating myself in the subsequent posts that I was supposed to write. Secondly, I got a twenty day break between my job change and it was completely eaten up taking care of…

I regret…

…having arguments with Dad. …always being on the edge of my percentages. I’ve a 69, 79, 89 (I won’t tell, which one was attained when 😛 ). If I’d only tried a little harder, I could’ve been on the other side. …not getting Dad a smartphone, which was one of his wishes. …some stupid involvement…

Motivates me

When I find notes like these, which I’ve written to myself. These show I got through whatever was bothering me at that moment – Come on! It’s okay! It’s just the first day. You need a lead to proceed on. It will come with time. Things get clearer as you work on them. You can’t…

Drains me

I find confusing situations extremely draining. To add to my woes, I keep facing such situations repeatedly. I would have deliberated over a situation and come to a decision. That process isn’t very easy for me because I tend to think too much. I go over all possible scenarios and think about the pros and…

I’ve achieved

How do we measure our achievements? Marks in school, percentage in college, the college we get into, the job offer attained, the package earned, the hike received, the promotion attained, the awards earned? These are the “general” measures of an achievement. Does having achieved all of this, make me better than the rest? Does being…

I worry…

…about everything under the sun! Not a very good thing I know. When on bench, I worry about not having a project. I get a job; I worry about how I will perform. I worry about the travel it will take, the extra time that I will spend on travel, missing out being with my…

I’ve improved

In my patience levels. Becoming a mother does that to you. All the sleepless nights, the holding and rocking, putting down the child, to be woken up again in another 5 min, helps you improve. 🙂 Initially, I used to get worked up so easily about things I felt I could not deal with. However,…

3 limiting beliefs

The beliefs that I write about below, have limited me over many years. Though I know that I shouldn’t let such thoughts control me, some incidents which work in favor of these beliefs make me think in that direction. All superstitions. Being too positive will result in a negative outcome. Last week, after completing two…