Thoughts in the time of a Pandemic

As I sit from the comfort of my bed with my husband lying next to me, at my parents’ place, cannot help but think of the innumerable businesses (personal & professional) that are rendered helpless. (My husband works in travel & tourism industry, by the way). Above all this gloom related to Corona however is the worry of a family member being critically ill. Just like a million questions & thoughts are going through everybody’s heads at this time, I decided to pen down my own:

  1. Topmost in my wishes & hopes remain my family member’s recovery. Please pray for my mamaji’s recovery if you are reading this.
  2. Is there any hope for the weakest in our society in the times of this crisis? Other than donating, not cutting salaries of your house helps, what significant difference can one make?
  3. If you haven’t already, do read this article & share your thoughts in the comments. Would love to understand the article more properly should anyone care to help me. 🙂
  4. How scary it must be to be in a hospital right now as a patient or accompanying them, not to mention our front fighters. We owe them big time.
  5. I see so many quarantine & chill or making most of these times kind of posts on Instagram all the time. I enjoy them so much, seeing people paint, cook & a lot of other fun things, BUT SERIOUSLY PEOPLE HOW DO Y’ALL HAVE THIS TIME? IS YOUR WORK FROM HOME NOTHING LIKE MINE? I am literally dreading Monday in 10 mins just like I would have without the lockdown.
  6. I am reading less than regular. Before you read the next sentence, can you guess why? Because turns out most of my reading happened in commute. Oh, well. Its nothing short of an interesting revelation for me. 🙂
  7. Am I ever going to write my wedding posts on this blog like I always intended to when I was far away from getting married & all? Its almost going to be a year and I never thought that I’ll not jot down much about my wedding here until I realized that’s exactly what I have done so far. However, I do know its not laziness. It’s something else, a mixed bag of few things – it’s too personal & I have always struggled with writing personal stuff, I want to make sure its articulated correctly, I am scared of people who know me in real life reading it (don’t know why though, they anyway know the stuff right?).
  8. Take care. Stay at home, in whatever way home has manifested itself for you & be safe. 🙂

On taking up space

These days I have begun to make a note of things I would later write on, on the blog. This is one topic I thought of really long ago when I noticed it in a colleague. I have been meaning to write about it since then.

Be warned that this may not go anywhere by the end, I expect interactive comments which actually may help me align my thoughts. 🙂

So, as I was saying, some people (as in their personality) take up a lot of space. They don’t realize how much they are invading the general public space of a social setting (does that make sense?) & how much they might be invading someone’s personal space. Now I sit here & wonder that if this feels uncomfortable to me, someone who is not even a quiet or introverted person around, then just how much more uncomfortable would it be making the shy/introvert people. I see that people are habitual of talking loudly, coming too close while talking or question others without realizing their rudeness. Now if you talk to someone at work about me, you may feel that even I tend to get rude with people, e.g. when I am chasing for something since long, or when i detect lies, but that’s that. I am so conscious of being in someone else’s space physically at work. So, I definitely do not come close while talking etc.

Now where am I going with this? As I said, nowhere really. I would actually like your thoughts to help me get somewhere. But my key point remains that if some of us are so conscious about our work behaviour, then why do some others do not even give a flying f*ck about the invasion they may be causing!

284 | Better Late than Never

Spending so much of my downtime (rather the time when I shouldn’t be browsing WordPress) made me realize just how much I love reading some of the blogs out here. I have read & re-read far too many of their posts, top contenders of this position of my favourite blogs include A Dash of Pepper & A Splash of my Life.

Anyway, this post isn’t about them, but about me. 😛 Just how important this space is to keep me feeling happy. Therefore, trying my best yet again to clock in as many days of 2019 left as possible here.

Does anyone suggest A to Z challenge? Sounds fun to me if one is not too pressed for time/effort to think of a relevant topic everyday!

38 | Rains

Just now, as I sit in the bedroom listening to splitter-splatter of raindrops in my balcony and around, I wish I could curl up with you, a good book and some hot snacks & beverage. 🙂

So much for always saying that I don’t understand what’s so romantic about rains really!

5 | Perils of a Long Distance

I sit, you sit,

You call, I repeat.

Tick, tock,

on the clock,

The former early sleeper,

doesn’t go to sleep.

These are times we need each other,

Nothing less than you would do.

They say distances make the hearts grow fonder,

Do you also miss our walks, I ponder.

 

But it is what it is,

difficult but our own bliss.

 

1 | New Year Resolution

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Hello there! Welcome to the year 2019!

I am very excited as there are a lot of new things happening in my life which will materialize in 2019, so really looking forward to that. (And to new year in general).

But, amidst all this, what remains unchanged is my itch to be consistent on the blog (which I never manage to fulfill). So, I have only one new year resolution – to blog every day in this year. A lot is happening so this seems like a difficult resolution to keep especially in this year, however, I am going to try with all sincerity.

Let’s see how this goes. 🙂

Now, tell me your resolution?

Or, or, what you are doing today?