#Welcome2021BlogHop with @TheSaffronStoryteller aka Swarnali Nath
2020.. A year of so much hope and aspiration.. Robust job prospect, bulls-eye sales target followed by an increment to live a little more affluent life, dreams sparkling all across, Travel plans all set for one whole year… Shopping bucket getting longer with each month.. Oh!! And getting that highly desired tight core at the Gym.. Did I mention ‘supposed to be’ at the very beginning?? Okay then, Year 2020 was ‘supposed to be’ a year to make the dreams more dynamic…
But then.. the big thick rainbow bubble just vanished.. Time was beyond our reach but it started running fast, so fast even our realisation failed to get along.. the real world became so unknown with every day as it passed by.. Borders closed, work came to a halt, salary cut to pepper corn sizes, job insecurities and the hope for better-days-ahead future became so obsolete. Life went upside down leaving us static at some arbitrary centre point!!
If nothing has been going right so far.. then what rays of hope one should have from tomorrow, from the days lying ahead, apart from simply crosschecking the calendar one day after the other without any memory to cherish!! With a deep-long ‘Sigh’ I wanted to think of something, anything.. some plan.. some idea!!
Then A realisation bore on.. Just ONE.. ‘I am still breathing! Long and synchronised ones!’ ‘That means I am still inhaling and another good news, exhaling after a pause as well.’ Simple equation.. I am still living, that means life is still on, there’s more to see.. good or horrible.. that I will know only on time.. But there’s more moments to witness and record.. Sooo philosophical eh!! Or maybe so typically Karan Joharishly Bollywood like!! Ok let’s cut this monotony of mule-headed moaning.. Let’s throw some gold here.. so that my words can shine on them like a rainbow!! Another philosophy!! Well May be!!
Okay.. before I get into the ‘ray of sunshine’.. let’s get you some ‘mere’ bizarre facts.
I spoke of getting the perfect abs right? No matter how difficult squats I would pull up, increase the number of crunches, do one-hand push ups (and giving up to the old school two hand right after trying with one hand and falling on the floor saving my nose somehow), I realised that my bulging tummy is never going to shrink inside to flaunt it at the beaches of Bali!! Which reminds me, when will I be able to #travel next??!! 😦
So I gave up that muscle crushing, sweat dripping work-out to something more relaxing and supple one.. thanks to YouTube for that.. Also, I wonder how that stinky charcoal water-pool is doing, where I became a swimmer last year for the second time.
And hell broke loose on ‘The Lady of the house’, she was at the slipping edge of giving up her job; the members of the house (consisting of 3 crucial adults including the lady herself) as a result, were.. actually to consider it’s still continuing, eating the same food for 2 days at a row, there’s a big RED warning for no special request till we are going out of the house as per normal schedule and giving her peaceful afternoons back to her!! Hallelujah!!
Challenge accepted ‘owner of the kitchen’ and in everyway Boss of the house!! There won’t be any request, there will be taking control of the kitchen (temporarily by all means of-course).. And I started searching my own request on internet and making them by myself for the family.. how’s that huh!!
Learning to live at minimum expense, dominating that quench of monthly online branded shopping to only and only extreme necessity, 24/7 at home, hardly meeting any outsiders, no home-delivery of mouth watering pan-fried momos, no tikhi pani puri for months, trying everything in an easier-healthier way at the inadequate home kitchen, surfing youtube for ‘at home’ recipes, no savings for a year, no Saturday outing with mum, only listening to the couple’s complaints over each other, showing red eyes to the head of the family to wash hands and sanitize the purse-phone every time he comes home from the world at large.. oh, the new lipsticks are still intact as it’s the colour of the masks that I am more concerned of now.. so you see in a way it hasn’t been that bad ehh!!
Good-sad, difficult to complicated, impatient to happiness, there’s everything but at different moments of life.. and there’s surprises as well, loads of them but surely unknown to us till ‘it’s time’.. And that is what we call ‘Life’. So it’s not for this brand new year but the days ahead even when this year will also bid us sayonara; my point is, learn to embrace, get used to of the difficulty and instead of accepting, try to look for positivity to make a change. It’s like you need some time to adjust your vision while in the darkness.
I am doing it, hunting my way towards the light and I know that the road will come soon.. hopefully, or may be there will be some riddled twist on the path once again!! But as long as my arteries are functioning, there will be some or the other stories to live in.
So, lets make a silent pledge.. Let’s just Live in this moment!!