Last month in everyday-is-a-winding-road:
If I had only two words to describe what March was all about, they’d be family and work. And not necessarily gracefully balancing the two as near well as I’d have liked. But such is life, eh? We get along, we get better, and we get by.
March really was dominated by all things work, and when we weren’t at work, it was with family. Sending an inordinately huge amount of time at VCs, me spending time with my mum with the house left to our devices, Niyu’s illness that brought us all together, and squeezing in work in between it all — I feel like it’s just been one thing after another.
We had an uber-productive month as far as the business goes. Satisfying, creatively as well as monetarily. We even travelled out of Bangalore on assignment. And I can’t help but notice how when the going gets good, it’s really effing good. And yet, it hasn’t been the most orderly month. But that in itself has been revelatory. Yet again, pushing me to let go of the rails and the impossible urge to tame, control, curb and bring order to an energy that at the moment just won’t have any of it. I have to pat myself on the back and say I’m getting better at this. And for that, March has been really, really good.
I’m really not prepared for the dry, punishing heat that the summer has brought. But, there is the promise of fruit. A visit to our home in Goa, and a holiday in Thailand (again!), so we’ll get along, we’ll get better, and we’ll get by.
Last month, in things I published:
In India, fighting menstruation taboos that silence women
Last month, in what happened:
- On the heels of VC’s granny passing on, we rushed off on a work trip
- The entire days and all that time spent with VC’s family during the 13-day time of grieving gave me a lot of fodder to mull on. Not just about VC’s family, but about the ways of the patriarchy and maybe, just maybe, I even made some sense, some peace of it
- VC is getting awfully good at reading Oracle cards. I can no longer call these chance coincidences. Here’s a card he picked for me, that reflected my current reality perfectly
- I indulged in a little bit of TV and of course I had opinions, of course I did
- There was some rumination and music-related nostalgia, thanks to an unexpected Apple music trip
- Some more TV and movie-watching
- And when I finally got sick of being off the bandwagon, I squeezed in some quick reading, and managed to finish up some fun books
Last month, in Therapy and Healing:
- On turning down my aversions and being open to change
- On patience
- On re-learning boundaries
- On how empowering self-acceptance can be
- The story of my body as things stand right now
Last month, in New Beginnings:
- I’m making baby steps and learning something new
- New-found gratitude for a peaceful agreement with where I am
Last month, in Gratitude:
- Let’s get one thing straight now
- The real, deep-down you is the whole universe.
- Love, let’s talk about love
- I get the strangest feeling you belong