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Action Replay – March, April & May 2015

I cannot believe that I missed 2 months of action replay. Anyway better late than never. Moreover, the past 3 months have been in the same dimension for me.

March, April and May saw me working with new challenges at work. I was scared silly when I was given a very critical project to complete, 6 months into my new career path, but I am glad it happened. I learnt a lot in the process, tried the tips and tricks of the book, discovered some on my own and finally finished the task successfully. It was just an interim task but I was so happy to have done it seamlessly. And it got recognized and now I have been assigned to handle the same task full time. This requires a lot more patience, knowledge and niche skill. I am happy that I have a challenge that I love to confront and hope this it turns out for the good.

Apart from taking on work related challenges, furnishing our new flat has been eating into my time more with each passing day. Man, buying a new home and setting it up for living is no mean task. I can’t even imagine how people construct houses from scratch and set it up. Looking into every detail right from the wood to be used to the hinges and handles, going over the design time and again, supervising the work almost every day to make sure things are done the right way – it’s tiring but when it takes shape, it’s oddly satisfying. After all that hard work, it’s heartening to see the house take shape into our dream home. The bad thing in handling things by ourselves is that we get a lot of free advice, when to move in, what to do, how to do. While some of it are good suggestions, a lot of them are just, well, free advice with no logic whatsoever. So, I have made my mind to take in only the sensible ones and learn by experience. No matter what others say, I have decided that I will set up the house into a home – ready to live in and then move in. Going there and handling patch works is not something I have time for. I will rather take more time to finish all the works before I move in. So whatever others say, I am going to do this my way. Whether it works for me or not is something I am willing to learn by experience. So all the people who offer expert opinions on the entire process of buying a new home and moving in (some without even experiencing it themselves), please don’t. Just don’t.

There’s a lot you learn in life when you do things yourself and I have learnt that big time. That’s the most valuable lesson of my life in these 3 months. True indeed that sometimes, the monotony of handling a household, a hectic job and working for a new home gets to me. There have been times when I felt like I needed a break from everything. At such times, the inspiration and motivation that pushes me to get over this is my loving husband. Venting out to him and analyzing how I can prioritize my tasks helps a lot. Thanks to such wonderful husbands that women of this day are able to breathe a little easier in spite of our hectic schedules.

June’s here already and I can’t believe half of 2015 is gone. I am looking forward to a healthy and challenging part of the year where I get to fit my pieces of the puzzle. So far, the year’s been good and I am grateful for that. All I pray for going forward is the strength to handle anything and good health for us. The rest, I think I can handle. How was your half year? What do you expect this June?

Until later 🙂

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May : The month we grew up

Here goes the month of May 2014, number 4 on the count-down to February 9, 2014:


Dear Adit,

May came to us with a bag of insecurities. We got our housing loan sanctioned and were all ready to take a huge financial step in our life. It brought a lot of changes to our financial outlook, many alterations were made to the budget but you gotta accept that having a house of our own has become a must. We can’t live forever in rented houses and put up with nosy busybodies for owners as we do now! So, I wouldn’t regret that we took the decision in hand and that a big chunk of our earnings are going towards the EMI. Most of the month went in planning the budget, we planned everything to the microscopic level as if we were devising India’s budget. I am really sorry that you had to tone down splurging on your toys gadgets but let’s face it, you have a truck load of them. Since I am not a gadget freak, all of mine is also yours and you have every gadget available in the market. Down to the T. So I guess it is okay if you had to put off some upgrades and also because I know you will itching to indulge once we get our finances settled down a bit. 🙄

The trip to Salem to spend some time with your uncle’s family was a refreshing break from our regular routine. We had a nostalgic afternoon of going through childhood photos of you and your cousins. I had seen your childhood photos before but a few new discoveries were made and I loved going through them with your sister giving me comments on each of them. You were the chubby kid who was ‘showing off’ in each of the photos 😛 I also loved hearing the stories about you when you were too young to remember anything. Remember how I loved the pic where your mom had dressed you up in a frock and had tied up your hair? You were adorable and for some reason you had this huge grin on your face. I cannot fathom what made you that happy. Maybe you loved playing dress-up as a kid 😀

Also, we enjoyed a lot of movies in May, caught up on those we missed and watched new ones. We also started to watch sitcoms shows on ZCafe religiously like “The Good Wife”, “Outsourced” etc. Things picked up at work for me and I got busier by the day. Days were rushing by so fast.

So May in our dictionary is the month that’s famous for learning to take big decisions in life, have insecurities and deal with it.




Until later 🙂