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Category: ADIT & ME (page 3 of 7)

October : A birthday month

Here goes the month of October 2014 in our anniversary year, the 9th on the list:)

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Dear Adit,

October brought my birthday and strangely I wasn’t too much excited. I don’t know where all my kiddish excitement went and when all the maturity came in. However, you did take me by surprise by smuggling a cake and other gifts. I can understand how difficult it would have been for you to do that since it’s only the 2 of us at home and nothing misses my eye πŸ˜‰ Well, the reason is I am always cleaning something and hence am all over the place most times. The party wasn’t much because it was just the two of us, but there’s something incredibly beautiful and romantic about two people in love, cuddled together on the couch at midnight. munching on the cake sleepily. Not being party people, we’d take this any day over a noisy and tiring party. I loved the Fastrack watch that you gifted me, it was just so us- simple yet fashionable. Durable too! πŸ˜€

Diwali came real close to birthday and we had our first Diwali together at my parents’ place. Remember how the neighbor kids were so excited about the crackers and were trying to convince us to join them. Although we are not the kind who enjoy crackers and loud noises, it sure was something to see that 1000W smile on their faces when we gifted some colorful crackers to them.

Your sister’s wedding happened in the beginning of this month but we couldn’t help out more because we had had a tiring week and felt lost in the even huger crowd that turned up. I was already on notice period and it was a god send that her wedding was on a holiday since I couldn’t take off from work. October was a month of festivities with the wedding, my birthday, our Diwali all crowding us and most of all, your birthday was coming up in November and I had to think of gifts. Almost all my gifts are hand-made and hence it takes a long time to decide and finish it. You didn’t know but by October I had started making the gift πŸ˜‰

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

September : The turn around the corner

Here goes the month of September 2014 in our first anniversary year πŸ™‚

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Dear Adit,

By September the turn around the corner was visible to us. You started getting some prospects in terms of career change which gave you a direction. My career decisions were made but we had to wait for it to materialize from the employer’s side. All the insecurities that come with a job change, all the discussions back and forth if it was worth it.. Oh my God! It seemed never ending. Finally we decided not to make a bigger deal out of it than it already was and left it at that. I had to go through a lot of struggle emotionally and socially to cut chords with my then employer to set foot on the change. The experience was really tiring and I was already thanking my stars for getting me out of it in one piece.

You were also trying your hands at freelancing in these months but then got almost scalded because of an extremely absurd client. We have only ourselves to thank for handling it maturely and getting out of it pretty much fine. That put you off freelancing a bit although I would say these must be the stepping stones rather than discouraging factors. Anyway you are too busy now to try that out, but I hope the bad experience won’t prevent you from doing what you want to do in the future.

We were thinking of buying a Kindle for a while but it never materialized. September saw us almost buying the Kindle but we got out at the last minute – once I hadn’t brought the vouchers along and the other time when the model we wanted was not in stock. We were mad at Croma because they let us explore all the models, saw us arriving at that model, explained every nook and corner of it but when we chose one, they said it was not in stock. This happened in 2 different Croma stores and we thought perhaps something is stopping us from buying a Kindle. Too exhausted to try further, we dropped it there. Who knew you’d surprise me by making a mental note to gift it for our anniversary? πŸ˜€ Thanks a ton for that! I love it!

Β September taught us a lot career-wise and to be career wise πŸ™‚

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

August : The beginning of another ride

Here goes the month of August 2014, the 7th of the count-down towards our anniversary:

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Dear Adit,

August brought another family function and this time, there was more drama in the air. It was your uncle’s 60th and there was a grand celebration for that. This time I met a lot of relatives from your maternal side and again the routine of introductions, questions about kids and the future and all that jazz happened. We also met the fiancΓ©e of our best friend, had a good time getting to know her and taking her out for dinner. That’s when I realized we were doing grown up stuff like having people over and playing host. We were doing a lot of it already but the realization sunk in August. Was it just me? Or did you feel so too?

We had this big festival ‘Varalakshmi Vratham’ in August and I was a newbie to that too. We had a different version of the same thing in December in my family. I was really unable to fast till the pooja but thankfully with your aunt’s guidance, we finished it earlier than it would have been otherwise.

Then came along the biggest surprise of all. The call for my job change. I had switched companies too often (both by choice and by destiny) and was in no idea of switching again at that time. But this call was my dream job. I had been trying to nail it ever since I finished college but it didn’t work out because they were looking for more experienced candidates then. Now that I had the required the experience & an opportunity came along and I was so torn. I knew that switching again would put a dent on my resume in case of stability but I also knew I would never forgive myself if I let this chance pass by. After a lot of discussions and encouragement from you, I decided to go for it. In the coming months, everything worked out well. I can’t thank you enough for all the support you gave me, all the reassurances when I felt low.

So August marked the beginning of another ride that was about to start, just that we didn’t know it yet πŸ˜‰

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

July : Uneventful

Here goes the month of July 2014, number 6 in the series:

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Dear Adit,

July was the uneventful month for us with nothing major going on. You had to go for our school mate’s wedding alone since I couldn’t take off from work. Every time you had to leave me alone, you made a big fuss about how I had to be alone and if I will be okay. All this knowing fully well, that I am very comfortable being alone πŸ˜› I am a person who enjoys some ‘me’ time and I am not a scared cat either to be afraid of staying alone in the house. You knew it, yet you asked me multiple times if I wanted to go over to any of our relatives’ places in Bangalore. Perhaps you were suspicious of me skipping [the much-hated] rice and veggies for lunch and deduced correctly that I will just eat Dosa 3 meals a day if left to myself. Well, that’s what I did in the end. πŸ˜€

Other trivia like switching internet service providers and making a big deal of it, fights over how you were making me late for work in the morning happened. One more aspect to July was with this month started the spiritual fest in our home. There were a lot of rituals and poojas to be done according to the customs of your family. Though I didn’t have much inclination towards religious festivities, I respected your beliefs and decided to do it. Trouble was it involved long preparations and procedures to be followed and reading them from the book and doing them didn’t turn out to be ideal. Anyway I did the best I could.

Is that all that happened in July, the month seems very uneventful but then maybe I was too busy with the work-home-work routine and you were breaking your head over looking out for a career change as planned in June.

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

June : One with the family

Here goes the month of June 2014, fifth in line in the series of letters to my hubby for our anniversary:

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Dear Adit,

June was a month for family time. Your cousin had a sudden engagement and we rushed there happily. It was an arranged love marriage and first of the kind that I was seeing up close. There were a lot of relatives there who I didn’t know and a lot more who didn’t know me. That was the first family function I was attending after our wedding and hence I was put on spotlight. It made me very nervous, awkward and uncomfortable at the same time. I plunged into doing the chores, helping your aunt and welcoming everyone to make the jitters go away and it helped a little. That was the first time I wore a silk saree after the wedding. I tried and tried and eventually your sister had to help me after finishing with hers!

On the down side, I had to miss my long-awaited get-together with my college friends since we had to rush to Salem at the last minute. I was so looking forward to meeting everybody since I hadn’t been able to attend most of the previous meet-ups. Anyway, I had to prioritize and that’s what I did. Everybody in your family started praising me for helping out at the engagement but I just did what I wanted to. It was my SIL’s engagement after all, she was your only little sister.

Also, you had started thinking about a job change, about leaving your comfort zone of 4 years. I knew you were getting restless with the job because it had gotten stagnant but then again the work culture was something that was rare. So I didn’t push you, I wanted you to figure out what you wanted and how to go about it. I was happy when you eventually decided that career is more important than comfort at this age. Although the change that you wanted came a few months down the line, this marked the beginning.

June meant family time to us and we enjoyed it to the best.

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

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