Have you ever experienced the startling joy when you finally receive what you have wished for all along? Having worked non-stop at a wonderfully insane pressure cooker environment, the one thing I had always wished for was some free time – scratch that… I actually wished for A LOT of free time – to sleep, read, go to the movies, not think about the articles I had to work on and the deadlines I just couldn’t skip. But come March 21st, I was like a ship with some brand new sails of my own.
Here’s what happens when your ship is sailing to your tune and nobody else’s:
1) If the ship breaks down, you either need to know how to fix it or be prepared to jump into the bottom of the ocean.
Lucky for some, unlucky for many, 13 *in my best Tambola (Bingo) voice* is the number of days for how long I have been sailing on my own for. And though I have been chillin’ – an ambiguous word when a person is incapable of coming up with an intelligent retort for ‘What have you been up to?’ – the time spent with my shadow has been quite enlightening. In the words of my sister, the Great and Wise Pig, “It’s only when you live or are alone that you realise who your true friends are.” Oink oink to that.
If you are alone and in a relationship… You might just realise, to its full potential, how very caring your partner really is. From being there to talk to you in the middle of the night to showing the same enthusiasm as you when you chit-chat about the latest escapades of your adopted strays, you will be overwhelmed how you have been gifted with a person in your life that truly cares to listen to your nonsense.
If you are alone and are now spending a ton of time at home with family… You will have new found respect for your parents. From the pile of dishes to wash to the bills that need to be sorted by the day, it’s a humble realisation how protected children are, especially in India, and how much of a donkey’s work their parents do on an every-day basis. And what do we do in return? Add another dirty pile to the laundry basket.
As I walk through this new found path of enlightenment – don’t be jealous if I receive sainthood very soon because I am actually very cool *sarcasm* – I hope I get a hang of how to remix this tune I have had going on for now. Because as much as I love being by myself, I also do love to dazzle people with my wits and charm. *wink wink*