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I’m going to be MIA till early July

22 Jun

For someone who loves to travel as much as I do, its amazing how much I hate packing. No matter how much I plan in advance, or how many to-do lists I make so as to accomplish everything without going batshit crazy, or forgetting an essential, it’s invariably left to the very last minute. So last night, amidst frenzied throwing of things into a suitcase, running through checklists in my head and all the while cursing the very act itself, I got my shit together, packed and went to bed. Only to realise in my half-sleep, dream like state that I had forgotten night clothes, and hadn’t packed any skirts. Yes, a beach holiday, without skirts. Bravo, Revati.

So here I am, up at an ungodly hour, presumably to pack, but also to finish up some leftover work. Of course, isn’t there always some leftover work right till the very last hour? And yet, here I am blogging, instead of working. Bravo, Revati.

Run-ups to holidays have always been insane for me. The excitement bubbles under, and makes it impossible to focus. The closer the holiday gets, the harder still it is to stay in the zone. So its been a week of holding it in, trying desperately to focus on work, and generating endlessto-do-lists, striking one thing off at a time as we got our essentials (think, passport photos, currency, tickets yadayada) in order post-work, sneaking in a questionable amount of socalizing (when I ought to have been working/packing). And then worrying about not having finished. And in the end, despite planning like there’s no tomorrow, I was of course packing, the night before. And of course I forgot the essentials. And of course there is still some unfinished work that needs to be done.

Ah well, c’est la vie.

I can live without skirts I guess. And some work can wait till I’m back I guess. Because holiday-mode has fully set in now. And I cannot shake off the visions of being on a beach, cocktail in hand, beyond the reach of cellphone networks and people I know.

See you on the other side!

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11 Responses to “I’m going to be MIA till early July”

  1. The Girl Next Door June 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Lovely! Have a great holiday!

    Even we are off on a holiday tomorrow! :)

  2. chandni June 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    But where are you going??

    • hAAthi June 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Off to thailand for the next ten days. See you soon!

  3. aame June 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Enjoy !!!!

  4. Pepper June 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I am jealous. But you have fun, okay? See you!

    • hAAthi June 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

      I weel i weel! The fun has begun already. Night out in bandra to start off the holiday :)

  5. tangytomatotwist June 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Enjoy your Thailand trip !!!!

  6. Sanjana June 23, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    enjoyyyyy! :D

  7. jaishvats June 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Thailand is a great place. Have fun.

  8. Sanjana June 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    enjoyyy! Have fun, drink a lot of mai tais, and take a lot of pics! :)

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