I moved houses after 12 years. It was a big big task for me. Not just moving houses but leaving behind a city and I loved.
I hear of people moving around all the time. Some people I know have changed houses 4 times in the last 10 years that I’ve known them. I don’t know how they do it. I suppose I’m just the kind of person who likes to feel some sense of attachment. I don’t know.
I can only hope that this will feel like home soon.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
I’ve always loved this quote. Still seems so apt after 30+ years.
Sometimes you need to put your plans on hold to be there for someone else.
It seems like every where I look someone’s thinking about a new idea for an app. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve met three different people who think they will make it big because of the app they are developing. I know there’s an app for almost everything these day. I have to confess I do get really excited when I can use my Apple Pay or find a place on Google Maps. But it got me thinking, how many people are actually successful at this. And even if they are, what are the chances that they make any money out of it.
It’s been ages since I’ve written anything. Not just here, but anywhere. I’ve stopped blogging, stopped journaling, stopped everything I ever did in my spare time. It’s all because it seems that I have no spare time. I’m so overwhelmed with work and life; I have no time for myself or for any of the things that I enjoy doing. I’m even finding it hard to find time to breathe. I think about how my days go by… like one day just rolls into the next and I feel a little lost in between.
There was a time when people called on the mobile or car phone only in an emergency. These days I feel people call with every little thought that pops into their head. To make matters worse, the conversation is never quick. You would think it would be, but it never is. People just don’t know when to stop. I find it hard to cut off people as well mid conversation. It’s not like I am not guilty of that either… talking on incessantly. But it’s only when I know we’ve settled in for a long conversation. Even then, I make an active effort to make sure and ask that I’m not keeping someone from something.
These days I’ve realized that answering every phone call means being disrupted and not being able to get work done. So I try to keep the phone ringer off and call back only when I’m done. Some people are decent, will ring once. Some people keep calling, like I would magically become free in a few seconds and be able to pick the second call. Some people are even stupid enough to send out an email copying the whole world saying, I tried to call but you didn’t answer. I wonder what they’re trying to achieve. Trying to embarrass someone into answering their phone. Or may be, they are just trying to say that they did their part by trying to call. Surely, people don’t think that we stare at our phone all day waiting to pick it up as soon as someone is calling. I’m ranting… it’s just that I wish that people would know when to stop.
I suddenly realized that we’re at the end of January. For some reason I thought we had another week to go.
I also suddently realized that this New Year I didn’t make any resolutions or set any goals. Last year, I did. Although I didn’t regularly keep score, I feel like I accomplished 6 out of the 10 that I had made which is not bad at all. So it’s not like I didn’t achieve anything so I’m giving up this year.
Somehow, it didn’t feel like a new year or a new beginning. It felt like just any other month starting so, it didn’t feel like I needed to do anything special or set any goals for the year.
I guess now that I’ve realized it is the new year… I need to sit and make some goals.