Saturday, 14 March 2015

Some People Really Make A Difference...

I still remember that phase in my life, when everything had literally come to a halt. The only thing that was constant was my loneliness. My morning would start with an alarm clock screaming at the top volume, which would be followed by a dull day at the office. The evening would be spent again at home watching the daily soaps. This had become a routine for me. And the worst part was I was not even trying to change my life. It was as if my life had come to a pause and I was still looking at it doing nothing to help myself.

My only friend Riya, knew my condition. It was only she who kept calling me to her home, to visit once and spend some time with her. But, there I was making reasons. Even though it took me just half an hour to reach her house, I had not seen her for more than half a year now. I was not at all ready to come out my cocoon. She kept noticing, how much I had changed in past 2 years. Once a bubbly girl was lost in her own loneliness. She used to complain, that there is a lack of motivation in my life. And once I find it, I would be back to my normal self. I ignored her.

On one Saturday, as usual, I woke up late. It was almost the lunch time when I woke up. I quickly had my shower and went to the nearby supermarket to buy some groceries. And there, my eyes fell on Sanjay. In one flash moment, all the memories were refreshed. My college days were all playing in front of my eyes, as if I was watching a movie.

Sanjay was my senior. He was the life of the college. Wherever he went he spread a wave of positivity. His positivity was the reason for many peoples successes. Even I was the one among many. My bubbly nature in college was all because of him. He was not only my friend, but also was a mentor.

I walked towards him with a surprised expression. As his eyes fell on me, he was even more surprised. We hugged each other and quickly went to the corner of the stores to avoid people dashing us. There I told him about Riya that even she was in the same city. He was even more excited and made the plans to meet her in the evening.

His enthusiasm and cheerfulness gave me no reason to avoid it this time. I spontaneously agreed and asked him to meet me at the same place in the evening. I called Riya and told her that I am coming to her place. Riya was completely excited as well. That evening we 3 spent time together. Every moment of the college was refreshed and relived. It was a complete rejuvenating experience for me where I was shedding all the inhibitions that I had carried from last two years. This was a most needed break for me.

No doubt, spending time together with your loved once truly makes that difference.



This post is written for #together






Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Changes In Life...

The only thing that is constant is anyone's life is change. The best way to check out how much your life has changed is to login to your social networking site. Just a few years back my feed would be flooded with the girls posting their party pictures. And, today the same girls are busy posting either their marriage pics or flaunting the pictures of their babies proudly. 

Today when I look behind, I can see how much my life has been changed. All this change is just because of my one single decision. The decision which not only changed my life, but also made me an independent woman, who is now more confident to take the risk of making bigger decisions in life. 

That life changing decision was to move to the biggest metropolitan city of India, Mumbai. I still remember that day when I had told my parents that I am shifting to Mumbai. Initially they had not believed me. But, later when they learnt that I was very serious about my decision they were scared. Scared because they knew, that it's not so easy for a girl who was born and brought up in a small town, to manage everything alone in a fast paced city like Mumbai. 

But, I had made my mind. I wanted to be independent and live my life on my own terms. I applied for the jobs and shifted to Mumbai at friends paying guest.

No, it was never easy. After facing a lot of rejections in interviews, I had lost hope. But, at that moment I knew, that this was my own decision and so I had no right to back off. I kept trying and trying. And finally one day I got selected. Now I was working in a city and was living on my own terms.

There were times when certain situations came, where I felt very helpless. I felt like leaving everything and going back to my town. But, since this decision was completely mine, I had a thought to face any difficulties myself. And my this attitude kept me going.

Initially, it was difficult even to make friends. As people wouldn't accept me the way I was. Our thinking naturally differed and so it was hard for either of us to understand each other. But, as the time passed,  I slowly made friends. I started hanging out with them and explored a whole new life.

My hard work and loyalty towards work paid off. I got success very soon and I bought a first house in Mumbai. My one decision has made my parents very proud. Today they are happy and trust me and my decisions even more.
Now I can proudly say I am a woman of today who is capable of taking right decisions and survive it without anybodies help.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A Dream Home...

After flying all day long, the bird makes sure to get back to its nest. So are we human beings. Our house always has a special place in our heart. No matter where we stay; the mere imagination of our house is enough to make us miss it. There are so many infinite memories associated with our house, which we carry with us throughout our life.

I had always considered buying a house as a big achievement in one's life. Staying in a rented house would never give the same feeling as staying in one's own house. I remember every single moment of that day, when I had purchased my first house. Though my first home was just a 1 BHK, it was no less than a Villa to me. I remember how I had got the goosebumps the moment I entered it, for the very first time. My excitement was at the peak and I had absolutely no intentions to hide it. All the rooms that I entered, gave me a sense of satisfaction. I had made all the mental notes of each and everything at that moment itself. Which thing would be placed in which corner, what interior decorations that I would make, which wall would be painted in which color, including the color of the curtains, were all decided in that one brief moment. A moment, an unforgettable one! 

That was the moment when I knew what this place meant to me. Every penny that I had saved in these many years, were all spent to buy a house. It was as if I was completed on that day. The dream that I had possessed since such a long time, had finally come true. My past, present and the future all had whirled up in one moment and I had suddenly felt how lucky I was. The house had painted my future beautifully in front of my eyes. I had imagined, having an evening tea, every evening sitting in the balcony, while watching the beautiful view. My imagination had also made me think about my little kids going to school and my greeting them goodbye from the balcony. 

From that day onwards, my attitude towards life had changed completely. Even at work I was more efficient and productive than earlier. This was because of  the peace and positivity that I felt from inside, after beginning my new life in my new house. The satisfaction I got from the house could not be compared with anything. All the minute requirements in the house was taken special care of me. House decoration ideas, which never came in my mind, when I use to stay in a rented house, came and were applied. 

Today, I know, that one moment of buying an own house is responsible to change my present and the future. 



This post is written for #lookup by Housing.com

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bigger Lessons In Smaller Gestures...

Whatever we are today, it is just because someone has guided us in our life. There is always someone or the other behind us for our success as well as for our failures. Today, when I see myself as a self dependent woman, I know who is the reason behind it. I have heard people saying that I am her reflection. Yes! It is my Mom who has taught me how to be independent in life. And, I am really thankful to her for teaching me so many bigger things through her small gestures, which I will carry with me throughout my life.

I still remember that plastic jar, that had a small opening at the top of it, which my mom had given me when I was a kid. It was my first piggy bank. She would give me some coins every day, which I would happily add in the plastic bottle. That small start in life, when I was a kid have taught me how to make savings. Today, I don't have to ask for any financial help from anyone, because, that small habit which I have learnt as a kid, has always kept me with sufficient savings. Only because of that habit, I am also able to make a proper financial management at home.

Not only in terms of finance. My Mom never restricted me from exploring new things. In spite of me being an only daughter, I have never faced any hindrance from exploring new places. Because of which, now I can easily go to any new place and adjust there without any difficulty. She had given me full freedom to make my own decisions. Whether it was choosing my Engineering subjects or it was to make a career decision, she never forced her opinions on me.

Today, I manage both, work and house at the same time. I have not kept any maid for my help. The only fact of being dependent on a maid makes me sick and that's the reason I completely avoid them. I have seen my friends, who are so much dependent on a maid. If one day the maid doesn't come, then  they become completely helpless. But, that's not the same with me. My mom who use to teach me little household work, has made me so much self reliant, that today I am proud to say that I am able to manage both work and house at the same time, effortlessly without taking any bodies help.

My Mother is a single mom. But, despite of all the difficulties that she had faced while bringing me up, she has taught me the right lessons at the right time and have helped me grow as a person. Whatever I am today I owe it to her. 

This post is written for Indiblogger Happy Hour Contest - HDFC Life
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