March 24, 2016

Full circle

As I ride the metro, it is a strange feeling of deja vu. It is like the days in between were non existent. I am back to where I was years ago. If there is anything that has changed inside me, it is a sense of pride and a feeling of satisfaction.

It was not an easy decision to start working again, after 6 years of sabbatical. Six years of life that seemed like I was living on another planet. Mastering the act of housekeeping and management I must say. But above all making memories with the family, numerous ones, all so precious! It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. And that explains the feeling of pride and satisfaction.

I come back to the rat race wiser, and with a better knowledge of my priorities and a very deep understanding of myself. I am careful (as of now) to not get sucked into the monotony this kind of life brings with it. I am trying to pause to make those moments count.

As for the kids, one has accepted, the other is accepting. Who would have thought a 4 year old will understand a sentence like "When you grow up and have kids, will you choose to be at home just cooking and cleaning or spend time doing other things along with that?" But apparently she did, as the tears have stopped!

August 9, 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 30

Going for a moonlit walk with B made me happy today.

What you may think

We went for a romantic after dinner walk.

What really happened

We set out for a walk to take a breather from the tantrums of a sick two year old. When we stepped out we were pleasantly surprised by the moonlit sky, but smartphones in hand, we spent most of the time trying to get the perfect picture!

August 6, 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 29

The sound of crisp leaves followed by giggles of laughter made me happy today.

What you may think

That the family had a lot of fun jumping in the dried leaves.

What really happened

The kids did have a lot of fun jumping in the dried leaves, on the same day they enjoyed the summer sun. Wait it's early August,  and we are clearing dried leaves? What are we heading into, winter like autumn?