In the time that I have been away, wordpress has changed beyond recognition. I am having serious difficulty finding my way around. No wonder my 250 word post titled“Look who is back” was published as “Look who is back” and nothing more. I thought ctrl+c and ctrl+v still worked on wordpress. Apparently not. Technology changes much too fast, if you ask me.
So why am I back to blogging after almost a year? For no greater reason than the fact that I feel like writing again. When I shut this blog, I was at a stage when I felt the writing had stagnated. Life wasn’t offering too many interesting things to write about. Plus, living in a new city all by myself was taking a bit of getting used to. Writing was then, obviously, the last thing on my mind. As I type away at the key board I realise most of these things still stand true. I have a life that’s fairly stuck in an unaltering routine. I work 6 days a week. Hardly travel (going to Bombay doesn’t count). And when I read what I have just written, I realise the writing hasn’t gone up a level either. Yet, after a year of staying away from this blog and settling in the capital, I just feel it would be a good idea to give writing another shot. I just hope this time I don’t run out of things to say! *fingers crossed*
So what have I done while I was away from this blog? Quite a bit! I’ve-
- Settled into the new job. Acquired a fair understanding of the people, the culture, the industry. There still a lot that needs to be understood, but a decent start has been made
- Adapted to Delhi’s pace. I still miss Mumbai’s pace and energy, but now Delhi seems fine too. 😀
- Connected with lots of old friends. If you’ve lived 20+ years in a city and you return to it, you are bound to bump into people you know all the time. I’ve meet people – friends, acquaintances, old neighbours even schools teachers, at shops, malls, on the streets and each accidental meeting has been a reason for joy.
- Found an alternate hobby to baking: embroidery!
- Read an eclectic mix of books, the latest being Priya by Namita Gokhale.
- Joined and quit the gym. I think I was meant to join gyms, only to quit them within 3 months.
- Moved homes. Yes, all in the span of one year, I’ve moved two homes.
- Travelled home to Bombay about 4 times in the year. The parents made about the same number of trips. Yes, we are all wondering why I even bother to live in Delhi. J I also made a quick trip to Chandigarh and Bangalore.
- Learnt to cook exact portions for one.
- Gone back to watching movies in the theatre. Latest movie: Mausum. Recommended only till the intermission. The second half of the movie is just chaotic confusing and in part, unbelievable.