Gah! Yesterday was so HARD. I just couldn’t seem to pull myself out of bed in the morning. I felt lethargic and weirdly meh. So I stayed home and had a bit of a duvet day being lazy with the cats. All four of us were sprawled across different areas of the bed moving in and out of peaceful slumber. That didn’t last too long though, for me anyway, it wasn’t long before the office was missing me and my phone started ringing. So what was meant to be a restful day, stayed a stressful day, albeit in bed. I finally pried myself out of bed at around 5pm, had a cuppa tea, brushed my teeth – I had already showered and changed around noon – and tried to face the day, only to end up on the couch! I thought if I go to bed early, I’d feel better today, but even though I tried, it was half past twelve, or thereabouts, before I finally drifted off, only to be awoken by the melodious singing of my phone’s alarm. My head still hurt and I felt dizzy and a little nauseous but I thought I’d better get to work. I’m a bit of a professional like that. You see, I’m meeting my friends for dinner tonight – hopefully I’ll be able to stomach it – and it would look really bad if I pulled a sickie and was then seen out dining in fancy clothes, looking perfectly well! So here I am… at work, feeling a little ill, picking at pomegranate and delicious oranges and sipping on green tea. Any way, that’s enough of my sob story for the day! Here are some quotes about life and change. 2015 is coming and we’ve only got a month left in 2014. Let’s make it count and think about what we can change in 2015 to make our lives healthier, happier, more productive and more impactful on others. Also, with all this hatred and intolerance in the world, what can we do that shows love, tolerance and acceptance? Aren’t we all human before we’re anything else? Isn’t all that matters in the kind of people we are and what’s in our hearts? Shouldn’t our caring, generous, loving, accepting natures be more important than what God (if any) we believe in, what nationality we were born into or how much money we make/have? I think so…
So it’s been just under a hundred days since I last blogged. Fear not, I’m still alive! I’ve just had some major life changes going on. Amazing ones at that! I went from being a miss to missus – married the love of my life. Now forever mine :) The wedding, as it creeped closer, was only adding to my stress & nausea. Preparations, families, events, coordinating, communication (and miscommunication) had everyone involved in a perpetual state of frustration and stressed-outedness! However, as the big day(s) grew closer (a desi wedding consists of a whole week of celebrations!) a certain air of nonchalance almost started to make its way into my days. I didn’t care how many dances there were and whether or not people bungled up the steps, I didn’t care who could or couldn’t make it, the colours and arrangements of the flowers no longer took my fancy, my clothes were still important, but most important were me and him. The fact that in mere moments we would be husband and wife made butterflies explode in my stomach and my heart sing! I couldn’t wait.
So that happened. In a colourful array of celebration after celebration mine & i were united as one. We frolicked in our togetherness, went on a fabulous honeymoon and then suddenly, back to life. Setting up a new place, giving it those homey touches that make it mine (and yours and ours), looking for work (having moved cities) but all went swell and now i’m a working wifey woman! :) Never have I been so happy. HE makes me so happy. The fact that everyday I wake up to a cuddle bug who tells me how much he loves me makes me smile. I miss him the moment he leaves from home and can’t wait for his return. I miss him throughout the day – perhaps more than I did when we were just dating. I hope this feeling never fades. I hope the happiness lasts forever.
We’re both still surprised every now and then that we’re married. We can’t believe we made it. We can’t believe how lucky we are to be together; with our true loves, soulmates. That’s all I’ve got to share with you for now. I’ll be back to posting (daily) quotes – though it may be a while before I get into routine.
Have a wonderful week :) stay blessed!
What is a soulmate? Perhaps something different to each of us. When do we pick our soulmate to be our lifelong partner, our spouse, the other half that’s supposed to complete us? What traits or qualities should we look for? Should they give in to our wants and desires – I for instance am an animal lover, I’ve had cats, dogs, rabbits, chicks, terrapins and fish… a house without pets – real pets that interact, like cats and dogs – to me is missing something. Perhaps I should pick someone who wouldn’t be averse to me having somewhat of a personal zoo at home. I love big cats, tigers especially… or is that not a practical reason to ‘go’ for someone? Is it financial stability and a comfortable life that one is able to provide that makes them look appealing to a woman? Is it love and tenderness? After all – that can only do so much for you. Should one marry into a family where they are not loved or respected? Should one go for someone who is married to his career and has no time or attention for a relationship, let alone a marriage? Doctors are charming with their medical lingo but unless you’re getting it on in the on call room they’re often too busy for a wife and kids! Sometimes the same is true for ambitious investment banking types… their fast paced lives leave little room for a misses. Oh well – only time will tell what does and doesn’t make a soul-mate and/or spouse… till then…
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
I read this and it made me smile. because I know what she’s talking about. the friends that never stuck around and those that did. friends I haven’t spoken to in months or years but can start back up just where we left off. boys who seemed like everything at the time but looking back – they were nothing. those who fought for me and those who didn’t. the one that is my soul mate – finally found.