30 Years down the lane..

SO MANY THINGS DONE AND MANY DEARLY AWAITED TO BE..  Having known myself more than ever feels so liberating.. I would rate myself as more rational and less emotional..

Turning 30 could be a dilemma, even though I was really happy I was also kind of sad. Exactly I can’t figure out why but this is how i feel.. I’m no longer in my 20’s.. The next phase doesn’t feel like mine either. Transition is difficult. My 20’s were spent exploring creativity, sense of purpose, the world within me.. I pursued my higher studies, wrote competitive exams, got married, had a baby.. Those were the intense years of my life.. 20’s owes me a lot.

I’m not a killjoy, however I do love celebrating b’day, anniversaries, and other milestones of near & dear ones and self. It is always fun to get together and have a good time, whatever the excuse.

Marking the grand entrance into this new decade of 30’s I shall celebrate with perfect sentiments.. Now looking forward to what this next decade has in store for me..

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Back in my days..

Are you different at the age of 18 or 30 or 60? Well that I leave up to you to introspect..

I believe one remains the same, age is but a state of mind.I don’t value the arbitrary day of the year to mark progress. Its just that the roles to be played in different ages are not unitary in standard. Every stage is unique in it’s own ways. Every stage has it’s own valuable lessons to be learnt. Back in my days, we played outside, not online. Parents called out our names, not on cellphones, we took sticks to be swords, pebbles to be diamonds. Recalling our yesterdays  Rs 10 felt like Rs 100, now Rs 100 feel like Rs 10.  When we are kids, we seldom think about future. I don’t miss childhood, I miss the ways i took pleasure in small things. Memories forms a large part of who i am today, and how i turned out to be the one.

I am still the ages I have been.. A CHILD, AN ADOLESCENT, AN ADULT and these are still a part of me and will always be. I am not trapped in any of these ages.YES, I AM STILL GROWING UP!!! 🙂

InToLife..

Past is rich in terms of memories. I can recollect my father telling me “everything you want is available, just out of your comfort zone, life ain’t bed of roses”. Well a wise man correctly said, “experience is a comb, which life gives you after you loose your hair”. It is now that I realise the meaning of what i was reminded every now and then.

Life is never tough or easy. Its our take, how we assume things to be like. Life exists only in the present moments, the past and future floats just in our imagination. The obstacles that lie in your path, may be imaginary, even if they are real you should not let it overtake you and blur your vision. They are the test of our true character, cause it brings the real person out of you.

Find something new (it could be a new hobby or interest), never cease learning (about self, other people, and the world at large), give your best and cradle yourself in the hands of destiny. Don’t just rush into something, you might be trying to force the issue. Sit back and accept the outcome. Nothing takes place before its designated time.

 

Life as a fauji spouse be like.. O’LIVE IT GREEN!!

“THERE ARE PLACES YET TO VISIT, PEOPLE STILL TO BEFRIEND AND HEARTS WAITING TO BE WON!!!”

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There is no doubts ladies are pampered a lot in armed forces. Its always “ladies first”. But along this respect granted to us, wives also generally fulfill a major social role. Senior ladies are like mentors to young wives, also they create a comfortable home like atmosphere.
Being a fauji spouse, I have enjoyed a nomadic existence almost across the length and breadth of the country, courtesy all the extensive traveling my hubby has to do. Moving to a new place give us a new boost, each new posting teaches us something new. We really come from margins to mainstreams, broadening our horizons.  all of a sudden our oft-worn clothes becomes new in new place, without a second thought to it. Moving into a new place provides us the opprtuity of exploring a new place, meeting new people. An experience all the more enjoyable!!!
Packing & Unpacking is another tiring affair, to say the least. I remember my daughter was just a month old when our posting came. I literally turned into a super woman to pack stuff. From needle to crockery to clothes and fragile items. With an infant it was no less than a challenge for me. And when husband is attending some course its all the more like living in make shift arrangements. But thanks to the House Keeping Cell, things made far better and easy for us.  Even if I feel like cribbing I would just not as I don’t feel like disturbing him with all this cause I’m very well aware of the fact that he is a soldier first and then a family man only next.
It is all such things that gives life its much needed excitement and spice. I have left my heart at so many places!!!

Know your inner best..

Hello Everyone..

There are those times when you get mixed feelings, bouts of self doubts, butterflies in your stomach, blood bountifully rushing though your veins, happens with me quiet often (apparently, not surprising though)!!! Often we find yourself unable to remain present in a given situation.

The real essence lies in standing on your grounds with conviction and going by ur gut feeling. Speak up for your beliefs. Realising selfworth, the sooner the better.

CLOSE YOUR DAY LIKE YOU CLOSE A FILE AND ARCHIVE IT. SWEEP OUT THE NEGATIVITY AND EMBRACE AND ACCEPT THE PRESENT OF TODAY!!!

DOYANG

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Doyang Dam

As my husband got posted to Nagaland, i got to see North-East, an unusual journey like never before. North-East in its true sense is a virgin beauty. we enclaved admist the lush green forest,  Our major tenure was at DOYANG. its a small place with a vry small population. The major attraction to this place is DOYANG RIVER, Angamis tribe from where this river originates also call it dzu or dzulu. Its a spectacular to be at doyang dam, and stand bedazzled.

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Doyang hydroelectric station.

 

Amur Falcons was the least talked species of bird until recently. Every year from oct to nov a large number of falcons arrive in the northeast, especially Nagaland for roosting from Mongolia enroute their final destionation to South Africa. They travel upto 22,000 kms a year.  Nagas emotionally adopt the falcons to be THE PRIDE OF NAGALAND. I really consider myself lucky to witness them flocking beacause this migratory stop-over and roost is believed to be by far the largest and the most spectacular of any species of falcon ever seen.

 

 

For me, I found all this quiet enchanting, faraway from the hustle and bustle of city life into the peace and tranquility.