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Nov
16

Random Madness…

I’m so swamped at work these days I don’t get the time to think, read, or pursue my hobbies. I realise internet nope social networking is eating into my time – I need to cut down on it. FB time has already gone down and so will Twitter.

My reader items are pending, my daily business journal mails are unread, my books are lying on my shelf, I just skim through my newspaper and never get down to completely reading my bookmarked business articles. I’m kind of beginning to hate this current  me.

But there is something interesting cooking up as well – and I hope I can give it the time I want to. It also means I may do away with my cricket blog – there is no way I can manage 2 blogs and work on a website given the little time I find myself with when I get home.

I miss television – I don’t remember the last time I followed any series on TV religiously – these days I just download the episodes or catch the series much later on DVD. The schedules are getting that crazy.

I was the one who was always in touch with everyone – all my friends and family. Now it is exhausting and overwhelming for me. I’ve cut down on those expectations cause I cannot work on a one-way street.

I’m not a mother yet and there is only so much I can contribute to parenting conversations. I’m thrilled for my friends and cousins who are in a new phase – and their kids are awesome but beyond that I really don’t know what to say.

I’m also seriously, seriously tired of people asking MDH and me when we will have a kid – if it has to happen it will, if not – well not much I can say at this point of time cause somehow my views on not having a kid early and wanting to wait don’t seem to make any sense.

In between all this I’m neglecting my health – I need to get fit – no not thin but fit. Weight-wise I’m perfect – I never thought the skinny me in college would ever get to what I’m today. I love the way I look, I love how I fit into the best clothes and no longer have to hunt for XS sizes. But I’m not fit.  I no longer have the stamina of the teenage me – I realise this every time I’m tired after dancing on 4-5 songs continuously. I’ve hit the dance floor in the past for 5-6 straight hours without bothering to eat or drink.

I wonder why I’m getting so miserable at my personal time management when I’m so bloody good at it at my workplace.

I know I’m just lacking the discipline to do all the stuff I want to and I need to do something about it TODAY!

P.S: In all this random madness my munchkin – my little 1.5 year old niece Ira is keeping me sane – her increasing crazy antics everyday and stories from my Didi have me in splits all the time. My sis is the coolest mom in the world – most new mums need to take a lesson from her on being a mother.

2 comments

  1. Himali says:

    Minal,
    The list is sheer exhausting even for a teenager whose energy levels are skyrocketing :). You still are managing quite a few things. believe me 4-5 songs at a time is a thing of past for me. nowadays i dance while i cook and thats about it…
    so many things to handle and only 24 hours… you will need all the planning, forecasting & management lessons that you learnt during your MBA years.. :))))
    and i understand your frustration about ‘The Question’. It comes to me very often in another (but equally irritating) form – When are you getting married?. My hair dresser lectured me about cryogenically freezing my eggs before ‘its too late’ and i am like.. err.. i am just 26!!
    Just wanted to wish you best of luck for all that you plan to do… 🙂 your list reminded me of mine that i crumpled and threw away 😛 Hopefully me too will start practicing what i just preached about.. 😉

    1. Minal says:

      Himali – Am I wanting to do too much ? Maybe but I did manage to do all this before! Sigh:-( I don’t have many hobbies apart from dancing, cooking and reading – I manage only the middle one for now 🙂

      I was absolutely fine with the question but now that my years of marriage are increasing and everyone around me has done the needful it seems like I’m doing a crime by saying I’m not prepared – oh you will never be prepared and all that jazz I get by random random strangers! Have you been to a doctor – you must! WTF.

      As a personal policy I do not ask people two things – When are you getting married and when are you having a kid – to me those are very very personal issues but nope people think it is their inherent right to advise and interfere even though not asked for!

      Is your hairdresser crazy ? Please enjoy you are too young. I always felt I got married young – so please tell her to shut up and mind her own business.

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