Strangers Breed Homesickness

Most of my friends were really happy after reading the previous post. Maybe I should write more of those – happy, chirpy posts.

Just now, while chatting with Ann, she asked me why I wasn’t posting anything. I told her I didn’t know what to write and I didn’t want to post nonsense. She, being far cleverer than me, pointed out that our mind is never devoid of thoughts, that all I had to do was pick one, write about it. And then, it struck me – she is right! There are such a lot of thoughts in my head. Now, when I sat down to blog, all the thoughts came rushing into my mind. And I don’t know what to write about.

Ann was telling me about how I used to post everyday, once upon a time…and how she used to love it. Well, I miss those times, too. Those were times when I used to stay back at the college lab until 8pm just so that I could blog in peace. Times when I couldn’t go a single day without blogging (which was kinda bad on you readers, since you had to read all the bullshit I came up with).

I think I’ve gone down a notch in terms of confidence, because you need a hell lot of confidence to write shit and publish it for the whole world to see. And now, when I think of doing that, I hear this voice in my head pulling me back, telling me I should not do anything that could make my readers hate me. You know what? I’m done listening to the stupid voice. Because, more than pleasing readers, I’m here to write, find happiness in it and just be myself. So, I took a decision. I’m not going to try too hard to please anyone, I’m just going to write/blog and be happy. Makes sense, right? ย ๐Ÿ™‚

There are times when I miss college very badly. More than the place, I miss the experience of having familiar faces all around. I knew people, they knew me. There’s a certain sense of comfort when you’re surrounded by people you know, finding some familiar faces everywhere. Like there’s always someone or the other you can go to, you are not alone (unless you want to be). That’s something I miss about college.

Over here, I see so many strangers while walking to and from work. I meet so many strangers at work. Strangers I’m getting closer to. But strangers, nonetheless. And it gets really distressing, sometimes. You don’t know if you can open up, trust or be yourself with someone. After a certain point, you get tired of being careful, and wish you could let your guard down. You long to see a face you know, a face that would beam with recognition on seeing you. I’m going through that phase right now. The initial excitement of being at a new place, meeting new people and all that has subsided (begun to, actually), giving way to the homesickness that I had been ignoring all this while.

I miss people, being around people I know. I miss my family. I miss places, knowing where to go, seeing familiar places & spots. I know it will pass. Until then, I just have to deal with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you ever experienced anything of this sort? If yes, how did you get over it?ย 

Life’s Good :)

My work starts at 10am. But since Nancy (my PG-mate) leaves by around 8:40 or so (she has work at 9), I go with her. And even though I’ve just been two days into it, I seriously love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s something so wonderfully refreshing about a walk early in the morning. Since I had all the time in the world, I took my time getting to my workplace…I looked around at all the places, I observed the people rushing to work and slowly made my way to the office.

Today was a lot better and different. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was assigned to a different person. She is a really sweet person, took time to explain things to me very patiently and gave me something to do while she went away for a meeting. By the time she got back, I was done with it. We had lunch together (she talked me into eating with her). We spoke a lot…about the company, how satisfied she is with her job, so on. After some talking, both of us realized that we are similar in a lot of ways. I have rarely met people who are really into reading, like, passionate about it. She is someone who falls in that category, along with me! ๐Ÿ™‚ We spoke about books, places where I’d find books, so on. And guess what? She writes, too. She is someone who finds happiness in writing and wants to develop it, just like me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Apart from this, there were a lot of random incidents that added some bit of difference to the day. I got a bit closer to some people at work. I’ve learned some more about my work. I walked back by myself (that’s an achievement because I suck at directions). I went in to this library kinda place I had been eyeing since I saw it first, asked about their procedure (there was this cute guy who explained it to me! :P). I got to eatย something I totally love.

So, I guess I’m finally getting what I wanted – new experiences. ๐Ÿ™‚