Musings Over Coffee
If we were having coffee I would tell you about all the things I am excited about in the second half of 2018. And, all the things that I am worried about; also the things I experienced in the past six months.
Coming back to Bhubaneswar- home sweet home from Hyderabad after long was awesome. There's no place as good as home. Then the first few months went by with exams and preparations. But after March I spent a lot of time just being. Reading, writing, blogging, and visiting friends and family.
I really got to do things that I had always hoped and wished for. A vacation. At home. With parents. I read numerous novels and short stories. I caught up with my mother tongue. Read two Oriya novels. I wrote a fair bit for my blog. I actively participated in writing festivals, blogging challenges, and volunteered for writing community online programs. It was so much fun. I won vouchers too. Splurged a few times on novels. I also cooked quite a bit, helped my mother around the kitchen, attended many weddings, visited my relatives, had that 'once in a blue moon' family trip and loved the feel of just being. Of course, there was a career related worry of what the future would bring which had me studying a bit initially, but thanks to the universe things are now finally sorted.
It was a beautiful part of my life, which I will cherish forever. These six months.
As I begin my new life at Dehradun preparing myself for college and academics, I hope my stay here too will be a memorable one. I also hope to write for my blog regularly, at least once a week. The scenic beauty here is very inviting, though getting adjusted to the locale will take time. New life brings in new adventures, friends, challenges, and perspectives. I am open to all these experiences that life has to bestow.
So often it happens that we forget what we had once wished for, that we don't realize when it gets fulfilled. The universe does listen to our deepest desires and dreams. In 2017 I had wanted a long vacation, a short termed carefree life at home. And I now realize that I did get that. I also wanted to actually live in the mountains, amidst trees, with good company and have an awesome view from the terrace. I can see that materializing in these two years now. I feel blessed. Calm. And grateful.
How's your life coming along?