Published by Aparna on 02 Jul 2012 at 12:15 pm
Written yesterday night….
My baby is asleep. My husband is in Singapore. Here I am in my in-laws place lying next to my sleeping baby and pondering about life.
Sahana – my life completely revolves around her these days. She recently turned 6 months old. Though it would be clichéd to say that I can’t believe six months has already passed, time indeed does seems to have flown by! It has been such a pleasurable and overwhelming journey so far. Every moment of my life is so much fun these days.
I am now on a long break from work. I have been on leave since December. Not that I enjoyed all the work that I did. In fact, there have been several moments when I wanted to quit the job. Nevertheless, I have been with the same company for the last six years and now when I am on a break, I do miss my job to some extent! I do miss the rushing to work everyday morning and spending hours in front of the computer. Forget the work as such, I am attached to my work place and the campus even more! It is where I got many good friends and where I have spent several hours happily chatting with them.
I hardly step out of the house these days! There was Sanjay’s kutcheri happening after several months yesterday and I obviously couldn’t go for it. I was going for a walk regularly till a few weeks back. But that has also stopped now and there are moments when I wish I could go out somewhere. It is high time I resumed the walk!
It’s said, ‘Life is what happens while you’re busy planning’ – How true that is! A couple of years back, when I got engaged, little did I expect that my life would change so much. Of course, becoming a mother has been such a huge change, one that has changed my life forever, but another change that I never expected I would have to embrace so soon was moving out of Madras! Back then, to be married to a marine engineer based out of Madras and who didn’t have plans of moving to any other place right away, I was happy that my dream of continuing to be in Madras wasn’t disturbed. All you readers, more than anybody else, know how much I am attached to the city! But now, in less than a couple of months, I will be moving to Singapore!
Of course, I’ll be back in Madras in a few years and getting to know a new place will be an exciting experience. But along with motherhood and the long break from work, this wasn’t another change that I thought would happen simultaneously. As I am all set to don the role of a homemaker, I thought I should come out of the hibernation to let you all know what’s going on in my life.
A few days back, I saw a very beautiful sunset from the terrace of my house. I was seeing a sunset/sunrise after a very long time. Seeing the silhouette of a dish antenna and the crimson-red sun and the sky painted with hues of pink and orange forming the backdrop, even as I was enjoying the sight, I thought how had it been a few years back, the first thing that I would have done was to write a blog post on it and how my blog is lying in a sorry state now. Now that I have written this post, I have yet again started harbouring hopes of resurrecting my blog!