Of people, places, and plots! 🦋
What does it feel like not having to set your alarm for the next day? What does it feel like being happy on a Sunday night? What does it feel like to have all the time for yourself?
Oh yes. It feels nice. It feels splendid. But, not all at once. Life is about the black and white, the fall and rise, the good and bad, and the bitter and sweet.
Leaving a place can give as much as feeling and more than that as when of entering that place. A place is made, not of bricks and mortars, but of people and stories. It gives us a lifetime experience and a journey to take and cherish for the years to come.
Yes. Coming to the backdrop of this post, this is about my second chapter of jobs and joes! A chapter that started on a clueless note, but with a lot of hopes indeed. What I was when I entered this place is totes, totes, different from the person that I’m today. Whatever I’m today, a big, bigger, and biggest part of me owes to this place. For the type of nurturing it had given, for the type of tuning that has happened, and for the class of people it has introduced, all I ever feel is incredibly grateful.
All these days, I thought it was a place of work, a place that I head to everyday, just to get my pay check and meet the bills. But no. It is something beyond that boundary line. It has been a place of abode. It has been a place of ritual. It has become a part of my life, of something that today, or even after thirty years down the line, when I look back, will give me a lot of fondness and happiness, that I’ve survived ’em all, like a Bawse! :’)
When we talk about places, we don’t talk about place alone. But about the people and the plots. What is so special about the people, you ask? I’m honoured to answer that. This bunch of people, whom I wish to call my favourite, whom I would resort to at my low times, are the ones who made sure things are all fine whenever I was a little off track. More than colleagues, they have been the comrades. They have been the warriors I can trust to take along with, to any battlefield.
Okay then. We all love to read and jump into conclusions, right? Lemme not disappoint this vintage. These are some of my top seven picks that I’d personally like to summarise (Not precisely in that order though!).
1. Each moment is a blessing in disguise.
Were you never sad or have you never had Monday blues, you ask me? Oh well. The answer would be “HELL NO!”. Each and every Monday has seen the cry baby in me, wanting to get sick with the most ever randomly possible reason! But that doesn’t count. Know why? It’s those moments of reassurance, of perseverance, of believing in myself, that has made me write this gratuitous post today.
2. Solutions are all around you! You go, girl! Go for it! Now.
Yes. It is that each and every problem on earth comes attached with a solution. You don’t have to find it per se. Just look beyond the realm of reality. Don’t get confined within the problem, rather conquer it. Conquer it through your passion and espouse it with compassion. During times of bitter, be a believer of blessings. At times of sweet, be a happiness powerhouse.
3. Good things come with time.
The older it is, the better it is. This doesn’t go for wine alone, but for signs too. Signs of uneasiness, discomfort, and coming out of your comfort zone. To combat the inner pain, to work with your apprehensions, and to deal with your prejudice, is more of a run-of-the-mill situation. But the speciality lies in the essence of it to understand that there are things out of your control and which doesn’t require your time, energy or focus. Once this is done, the next step would be the acceptance. To accept things as they come and to believe in the better.
4. Be a glow-getter!
What does it take to be a glow-getter? Is this the only place to do it? Nay. It’s about your mind. It all starts from there. No matter where, no matter what, no matter why, if you put your heart and soul into something, be 273637253819% sure that the universe will give it to you. But while you constantly work towards it, also make it a point to spread that vibe a little wide, only to create a path. A path to hope.
5. Choose gratitude. Always.
Even now, I don’t know what I’d be doing if not for the stint’s learnings in me. It has beaten up the best in me, only to make me wiser. At the respective points in time, all I would have felt is saturated regret, and now, it is all sumptuous gratitude. Yes. Life is in the dots that (you) connect.
6. Unlearn and unfold.
Learn to unlearn the things you cannot deal with anymore. But also, unfold to take up new beginnings and go past the horizon. Know your worth and know to walk away with a smile when things fall apart. When you’re made to wait, you’re growing. Growing to be the person you’re mean to be. Growth is painful, but there’s no diamond without dirt.
7. All love, no hate.
Love your life, love where it has got you today, because it’s the destined place you gotta be. Love your people, love them with all your heart, since they connect and keep you in pace on the linear equation of time. With love, all you can achieve is happiness, and all else shall disintegrate.
Every milestone of our lives has only one primal objective. To make us a better person inside out. To understand this, takes maturity and to realise this, takes acceptance. Accept things as they come your way and never try to amend the original form. Hustle the hindrances, create opportunities outta the obstacles, and embrace the equilibrium of life. For, to embrace is to evolve.
My happy bunch! :’) ❤️