Malum consilium quod mutari non potest ;)

Hey! πŸ™‚ Well, I hadn’t expected to be back so soon. But I am! πŸ™‚ With lots to talk about. Obviously!

So, I’m back in Kerala. It’s been around 5 days since I got here yet it feels like I’ve been here for a long time now. I’m staying with my cousin and sister. It’s a relief having them here…helps me get over the occasional bouts of loneliness Β that hit me. We went out on a couple of nights. I had my first experience of shopping for foodstuff by myself (with the cousin). We had to think of what all we would need for the week, stay within the budget and make sensible buys. It was interesting…and fun, in some ways. πŸ™‚ After the first couple of days of eating out, we have been trying to cook stuff at home. And, even though it may not be as good as what mom used to make back at home, we seem to be doing fine for now. πŸ™‚

There has been a huge change in my plans. Yes, I’m still planning to work…no change there. But in a different place. A city nearer to home but far away (way better, that is) in terms of lifestyle. And during the past couple of days, I’ve been busy job-hunting. I’m supposed to be disturbed by the sudden twist…but to be honest, I’m excited. The new plan, if everything goes fine, would mean double the experiences I’d have had with the previous plan. The idea is this: my cousins suggested that instead of moving off to a completely new place in a completely different state, I could work in a place over here (in Kerala) for a few months. That way, I’d get a taste of how it is to live by myself and will be better able to handle things when I go to a new place. Makes sense. And since it involves more places, more opportunities and more of everything, I thought I would give it a try. When else would I get to do this? So, I’m surprisingly very happy about the change in plans… πŸ™‚ Looking forward to it.

And, that’s about what I’ve been upto. I’ve missed blogging…I’ve missed putting my thoughts into words and letting it out over here. Yesterday, when I opened up the WordPress homepage, it felt so awesome and I couldn’t stop smiling. It felt like I was back in a space where I belong…after a very long time (even though I keep reminding myself it’s just been 5 days or so!). I have a lot of catching up to do, I’ll get to that, eventually. πŸ™‚

Never Plan Too Much!

Never plan too much about anything. I think that’s something I should have learnt long back. But seems like I’m still in the process of accepting it as a valuable lesson for life. Guess what? I’m at Merlin’s place right now. I didn’t want to go home, so came over to her place. On the way, she mentioned about how this must be like a second home to me, considering the many times I’ve been here. πŸ™‚ And yes, it is so much like a second home to me. Even though her relatives may not be very familiar with me, I’m more than comfortable with her family; I feel so much at home over here. So, it’s no wonder that I seem to have words pouring out of my ‘fingers’…

Well, so…I have this super-bad headache. Don’t know why. But to add to it, there are a couple of issues that have come up. Like some plans being ruined, guess I mentioned that yesterday. I’m all muddled up right now because of the issues running around in my head. It bugs me like hell when things go wrong, like way too wrong. I can accept some deviations, some unexpected surprises/shocks…but not too much of it. I just hope I find some way out of this mess. There’s so many places I need to go to/be at, which includes my exams, vacating from the hostel,Β  a cousin’s marriage and an important interview!! And I’m trying hard to squeeze in everything as best as I can. It just gets to my nerves when dates get rescheduled and I have to change the whole plan…especially when I don’t have enough time for anything to be postponed.

By the way, I’ll be going home soon…and when I say home, I mean ‘home’…like home home! That’s Ras-Al-Khaimah (an Emirate in UAE, not very fast-paced like Dubai but beautiful and awesome enough for my taste). That is the place I call home, in the true sense of the word. And I’ll be flying off to RAK soon, probably by the end of this month. πŸ˜€ I think that is the only thing I’m happy about, right now. Like, really happy…like, my only spot of sunshine! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to it! I can’t wait to get there…I can already feel the familiar heat of April, the smell of the desert all around, see the barren trees everywhere… (inspite of seeing so many lush green trees out here, I still miss the sight of those bare, dry trees for some reason…probably because they symbolize home, for me). So, the thought of being back there, with my family, in a place where I belong, is what drives me on right now. πŸ™‚

So, I guess I’ll just pull myself together and go on, trusting that whatever happens will be for good! Good day to you all! πŸ™‚

P.S: These are a couple of photos I loved, from the day out with friends.

LOVE this pic! πŸ™‚

 

We were laughing at some random stupid comment...and this was clicked unexpectedly...Yet this happens to be my top fav, because of the wide smiles on everyone's face! πŸ™‚