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Of change and transitions..

June was a month of transition..

I joined a new workplace in mid of June. It happened quite unexpectedly. As in, I was expecting to be relieved by end of June, but things just fell in place and I was free to leave early 🙂 Wrapping up stuff in the old place and warming up to the new place.. all in all June was kind of surreal.. if you know what i mean 🙂

Luckily, I already knew a few people at the new place and was welcomed enthusiastically! Rest of them are all warm and friendly… everyone knows everyone else…the thing that I had always liked about working in a small set up 🙂 Tea and lunch times are fun! Lots of gup shup.. lots of pulling each others legs.. lots of laughter…

The kids were in transition phase too.. from the relaxed and fun vacations to the rigid schedule of school time. Usually, the children are shuffled and placed in different sections each year. This time, for both Adi and Ammu, almost all of their close friends from previous years are in sections different from theirs.

Ammu has coped up well, but doesnt seem quite happy with her teacher 😦 . Also, she was shocked to discover that her drawing/art teacher is a very strict man.. quite unlike the one he was when she attended his drawing class as part of summer camp!!

Adi is being encouraged to make new friends. But he also dislikes 1st standard coz ‘they make me write sooo much’!!  This is the first time that they both are saying ‘I dont like to go to school’. Sigh!!

Added to that is the change in the timings.. school starts 15 minutes earlier. The school van comes a good 20 minutes earlier than what we were used to all these years. This has meant that the kids must go to bed at least by 9.15-9.30. Post school nap time has been done with, so that they fall asleep quickly once they hit the bed at night. After initial hiccups, we have adapted to this routine. It is working out nicely, except that, at times, they do resent having to get up so early..

We havent been able to have our usual craft times as well. Ammu asked to make something a couple of times.. but I didnt feel quite up to it and encouraged her to just draw/colour something by herself   😐  Got to catch up with our craft sessions too..

Waiting to see how the coming months will treat us! Hopefully, they’ll like school and get along fine 🙂



‘Some stories seem so implausible that even as they unfold around us in real life, we refuse to believe them.’ – Natasha Badhwar.  Found her recently.. simply love!!

An apt quote for what has unfolded in recent days!

I have said to a friend, a few times.. ‘hire me please’ 🙂  But I did not quite expect him to. It was just  hopeful, wishful thinking…

And then, there was this strange belief buried deep in my consciousness that one other guy, who has been a teammate/lead and manager at different times, would ask me to work with him.. someday!! Perplexing somewhat I know.. but still. I felt.. believed rather, that he trusted my abilities…and would call me someday to work with him.

Now, I don’t know which one has come true.. the wishful thinking or the strange belief! A combination of the two maybe 🙂

So yeah.. its all still very unbelievable. And, as I stepped into the office today, I realized consciously, for the first time, that my days here are numbered…

I’m thinking.. saying things.. making it all feel more real to me..

S, who sits next to me, plays music on most days. Today, after a long time, a song that I love, came up .. and I said to him ‘I should remember to copy songs from your system before I leave’ . He’s happy and smiles .. ‘I’ll remember you in the afternoons…’ I say.. that is usually when he plays the songs.. and then add ‘Maybe I should start playing the songs in the new office’ 🙂  Maybe I will!  

And, I will keep a plant on my desk.

I will talk more… even to strangers! Maybe we’ll become friends 🙂

With age, I’ve grown confident in starting conversations with complete strangers. . but mostly with women, girls. Now, I’ll start talking to the guys, who are strangers, I mean.

I meant to wear different kinds of clothes once I leave here… more confidence in a different crowd is what I had been thinking 🙂  Now, I’m going back to people I know and others who have seen me and are familiar… but what the heck! Everyone evolves.. their wardrobes evolve too 🙂  So, I guess I’ll get brave and wear skirts to office.. for starters!!

Wishing me luck 🙂

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