It has been so long I have written here and interacted. I write and delete and then procrastinate, pondering if anyone will read again?
Wonder if I will write content that will bring value to someone.
I have been wondering if anyone wants to listen to what I was up to and why the silence. Do you want to know the books I have read and what I loved or did not about it? I am unsure.
I type this, cozily sitting in my room with a blanket over me and a hot cup of water. The weather is gloomy, and the skies are dark. It could pour any time now. Every time self-doubt gets better of me, I remind myself that I am doing this for myself. I also finally decided to write and hit publish, because I owed it to those warm messages I get from kind people who motivate, inspire me, and remind me how my words/ opinion helped them.
I have three updates, and I would love to read your updates. Promise?
The Naughty Devil
I had big travel plans the last year, and life decided otherwise when I found out we were pregnant with travel restrictions. Next month our little princess will be turning one. We have named her Dheetya, meaning: Answer to prayers. Hence, all the silence. It has been a difficult and yet a beautiful journey. Our naughty little one is tapping the screen, trying to help me write by tapping the keyboard, giving me a heart-melting toothless grin.
Full-Time Job & Freelancing
I quit my high paying job with no plans but started freelancing while on the job. I am unsure if I will go back or continue the freelancing life. But at the time I quit, I was sure I wanted to. To give time to do things I loved, for the sake of my mental and physical health, and to explore certain things. For now, I am happy writing, creating infographics, and helping people/brands reach their right audience.
Vegan, Minimalism, and Sustainability
For the past few months, I have been on the path of being a vegan. I have my reasons, which I will write about in a different post.
I am a big-time hoarder, and for the past two years, I have been trying to declutter, reduce, reuse, and recycle. I will be sharing my experiences, but over time, because I am still a work in progress and indulge at times.
The pandemic has put traveling into the back seat. But I have begun to see this as an opportunity to work on myself, spend time with the family, keep fit, and be travel-ready when it is possible.
Also, the pandemic has increased the work at home, sanitizing all the items, repeatedly cleaning the house. With no house help, I am viewing cleaning as an opportunity to keep fit, and cooking has been such a therapeutic affair these days.
Also, the views I have these days are outside my window and from the terrace filled with plants.
I know it is a tad bit late to ask, but how are you all doing and surviving this pandemic?
What is keeping you sane?
Can’t believe that Dheetya will be one already! Time does fly. Love this update from you and hope this is the start of a lot more writing from you. Hugs!
Yes, Corinne! Thank you so much for always being there and encouraging.
Love and hugs <3
Hi Ramya. Good to hear from you!
As a blogger myself I totally feel you when you ask what value your writing can bring. And you rightly said it’s for yourself, at least firstly it is for yourself. I believe writing brings value when people can connect with the words and the emotions they stir. This post does a good job of it. I liked your conversant writing – simple, easy flowing and unpretentious.
Hi Pratima!Thank you so much for your insights and your kind words. Encourages me to keep writing.