What's the meaning of life? Don't ask, You define it :)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Only in the last post a few days ago, i mentioned about going trekking in the Himalayas. The plan is on. Going with a friend, probably next April....ya i know its far away but its Himalayas you see, not just a hill around the corner :) I talked to Mandar about how i want to go alone without him this time because i have kind of grown to be dependent on him unknowingly. I want to explore this on my own, struggle a little and that's exactly what i shared with him. In response to my proposal, this guy goes,  "you are not dependent on me as you do big things on your own, like your global travels. you depend on me to plan your trips within the town coz you don't have time for small things darling. go ahead, enjoy your trip". Such a sweetheart he is! Love this man to the core!

And my lovely sisi darling thought this would be just one more of those things on the bucket list and was pretty surprised to hear that i am actually planning it.  Many a times we just say things, we just wish, we just want! But things don't really happen unless we mean them and we DO something to make them happen. When i read the book about a girl traveling to Himalayas, it looked like a distant dream but now that i am actually investing time to find the right package to go next year, its totally a reality. This gap between "wishing" and "doing" is mostly psychological that twists & turns the perception of this distance. Its like how the time in our dreams stretches out of proportion, every minute feels like ages and once you come to senses, you are almost tired after the lonngg dreamy night. Once you are over this mental block mental distance block, transforming your wishes into reality is not a big deal anymore.

I am emphasizing and believing in this even more after meeting a friend recently who has quit his job in one of the top tier social media companies at the age of 45 to pursue his passion for writing, theater and much more. Having a plan is not the toughest part but giving up the huge salary and sticking to the plan, sure is! I admire him and his decision only gives me courage that plans are not just to be made, they are to be followed :) In one of the organizational workshops that i had taken years ago, they concluded me in 2 categories, "leader" and "doer". I don't know if both go well together :) but the second one is undoubtedly true. I take pride in being a "doer" and will continue to do so.

On a separate note...i have a similar plan...Retire at 40, write novels and open a book-cafe which will also have a small flower shop on the side. Oh and a few other things which i will keep for later, ciao :)

I was told i was dangerous! I asked why? They said "because you don't need anyone." That's when i smiled :)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

All the compartments in my brain are almost blocked because there is just so much to take-in, so much to process and so much to deliver-out. And the time? Where is it? Its like the clock is ticking at a completely different pace which is faster, bolder and looking at me, almost teasing & tickling...asking me to keep up with its constant revolution. A few years ago Mandar started putting every little personal thing on the calendar and inviting me to the events (an event could be grocery shopping :P), i used to see his meeting invitations and smirk thinking to myself,  "really, a meeting invite between a husband and a wife, this guy really is one of a kind!" But now, its almost necessary as we cannot keep up with so much going around. Duhh, lets stop cribbing and start blogging now!

Saw a post from my bestie yesterday about leaving her kid with husband and just taking a day off  enjoying being a lone traveler. I went back in time and recalled the days when i have done the same.  The beauty and peace of traveling alone is unique. The learning, the exploring, the challenges, the reading, the coffee, the writing is an experience to cherish when you are with yourself.
There is so  much bandwidth to think, think deeper, think about things you adore and clear your mind. The positive and vibrant spirit of meeting random people, out of which some may just click and you may stay in touch for a lifetime whereas others may simply sip a coffee along and become a small part of your big story.

I have shared my deepest secret with the most random person knowing for sure that i may not see him again and it just doesn't matter. Its about being free, about liberating yourself from relationships, closed-ones, care, worry, stress and all those emotions that guard your boundaries.

Friends have asked me before if it is boring to travel alone....boring? No way! If i am honest, i have thoroughly enjoyed it, letting my hair loose, putting the worries off my chest, finding a way to get closer to my own soul, exploring my own depth, sucking in the freedom and redeeming myself from wherever i may have wandered because of all that we deal with, Every.Single.Day.

On that note, being inspired from the most recent books that i have read,  a new item has been added to my bucket list..."Going backpacking in the Himalayas, with a friend or alone".

Before signing off... I have been following this FB page, "peaceful warrior". A few new favorites for you to enjoy!

Ciao and happy happy Friday! Have a terrific weekend!