Running carefree with naked feet, Reaching for mangoes up in the trees, Endless summer days of fun, Spent in the lap of the sun. Hours spent in glee with friends both imaginary and real, Board games, hopscotch, badminton and dolls, Trips to the beach on moonlit nights, And ice cream treats to beat the heat. … Continue reading Who Stole my Childhood?
"Almost all your blogs talk about work," my daughter declared a few weeks ago. I mildly protested but then it struck me that she was right. The years since I started blogging have been devoted to finding work, finding my passion, quitting jobs, moving and trying to find work again. At times I was under … Continue reading Coming Full Circle
Maybe it's the dwindling hormones that announce the advent of menopause. Maybe it's the overcast skies that are a regular feature of this part of the world. Maybe it's my inability to get a decent job. Dang it! I blame all of the above for pushing me into this limbo. Winter blues hit me bad … Continue reading On the Brink of a Mid-life Crisis
I have spent a few years using the law of attraction and know for sure that it works. But I have not been able to break it down to a science because it works in mysterious ways that defy definition. The first step in manifesting anything is to ask. Get really clear about what you … Continue reading Manifesting Dilemmas : Be Clear or Stay Open to Possibilities?
I remember a time when I hated sitting around doing nothing. My days had to be packed with things to do, places to go, people to meet or I felt like I would go crazy. And somewhere along the way I had to make peace with having too much time and too little to do. … Continue reading The Forgotten Art of Simplicity
I was recently writing an article about genetics and came across the nature versus nurture theory. I've heard of it before but never applied it to my life, until now. You see I have been fighting nature and possibly nurture all my life. My Dad and I have a lot in common. We are both quiet … Continue reading Nature or Nurture: My Genes Revealed
I am ready to throw a tantrum. Summer is over. Kids are back in school. I'm still home and unemployed. Feels like I just retreated back into my shell. The kids didn't complain though. They got up at 6.30 instead of 8.30 like it was the most natural thing to do! But every year I'm miserable … Continue reading The End of a Lazy Summer
When do normal people retire? Typically after their kids leave the nest and they have hit a certain age. For me retirement came at the ripe old age of 30! Yes 30! After being a full time mom for several years and spending every breathing moment with my toddlers, they suddenly left me for prospective … Continue reading My Involuntary Retirement Years…
This one is for all you unemployed and underemployed people out there. Even all the homemakers and stay-at-home moms. I was there and I know what it feels like. Sending out countless applications that get sucked into the cyber space blackhole. Shamelessly asking friends to find work for you. Begging your spouse to forward your resume … Continue reading The Work you Do…
Time waits for no man and yet we spend our lifetimes waiting for something to come along so we can finally live our lives the way we imagined it. Time becomes our enemy, robs us of peace, health and happiness and keeps us prisoners of hope. The clock ticks on incessantly - each tick taking … Continue reading The Illusion of Time