Thursday, October 04, 2012

My life..............my way!


Pic clicked at Kala Ghoda - 2011

As I listen to Frank Sinatra sing , I realized Bon Jovi suited my tone more. You see I have always taken charge of where and how I am. I like to be at the helm of things, even if I am alone. At times, I like it that way. I manage to get a whole lot done without interference. And I love the solitude of my own company. Yup, I am weird like that. I shudder to delegate for fear of a job badly done. My problem is, I take too much on my plate and manage to clockwork it, even if it means the eleventh hour. Why? Because I am like that and I've learnt it's ok!

I can’t twiddle my thumbs and sit still. I feel life is too short to waste it away doing nothing. It is much better to do something you love than not. I’d rather live it all up than let it go all down. Was I always like this? Nah! A couple of wrong turns here and there, a few missed buses, a whole lotta inappropriate choices and here I am. Still doing it wrong perhaps, who knows?

Even as a child, I always believed in finding the alternative. If I did not have something, I’d make do with plan B. I realized sulking never got me anywhere, but planning did. (Thank God mom is not internet savvy and won’t read this). More often than not, I had an ace up my sleeve and two hidden in the hem of my dress. Somehow, Jack of all intrigued me. Master of one did not have that flamboyance. And so my tryst with destiny and time to learn, make and do continued. I knew one thing for sure, no matter the road; I’d reach the destination, my way.

Yes there were times when it really wasn’t the route I planned. Fortunately, I was taught never to ask “Why me?’ but was encouraged towards “Why not?” Was that the best phase of my life. It surely was one of them. But the newer chapters promise to be equally challenging.

Are there things I regret?  Sure, all the time. Am I contented? Are you kidding me, I still have space for some more shoes, I think! Am I going the right direction? No clue brother, but headed there all the same. Am I in charge of my life, right here, right now? Nope, never was, never will be. That is because I don’t live in isolation. My life is inter-connected with so many others. At times I do things which seem right in the bigger picture. At times I don’t do things for I feel it is the right thing to do. But if you ask me to go through this all over again, I’d do the same nonsense. This time with a bit of panache and a whole lotta attitude, coz I know in the end, I’m gonna be ok. Why I wouldn't change anything at all? Because if I do, I might be in some parallel universe without any road signs!

My dad, who remains my biggest hero and source of inspiration would often say, “We are born naked and we die clothed in a coffin. This entire rigmarole called life is only for a pair of clothes. Don’t sweat it. Fashion keeps changing.” Wiser words have never been uttered and I swear by them. 

So I am grateful for all my yesterdays for they shaped my today. As for my tomorrow, I can't wait to unravel what surprises it holds. I know I have so much more to do. And yup I know I will. Right now, this moment is never coming back. So I’m just gonna spend it in the best way I can. I choose to be simply me. And for the record, my life really is an open book written in Braille, you just need to keep your eyes closed to get the feel of it. 

Wanna read?




Happy to write this with Blog Fest 2012. 
Today's prompt was  "Are you in complete charge of your life right now?"hosted by Stuart.




22 comments:

Anuradha Khanna said...

Aah what a deep post! "Why Not" always gives us power unlike "Why me". I loved the words of your father and read them over and over again! How true and how inspirational!
'BRAILLE'ieant post!

JANU said...

:-D I am running my hands through your life...feeling it.
Awesome quote by dad.

Jo said...

Beautifully done and I love the daddy quote so very much.

Excellent entry into the blogfest

Jay Singh said...

What a pic BG :)
Quite true that we still have a lot left to do in this world, there's no end to it.
Hmm, gotta learn Braille now :p
Keep posting:)

Regards

Jay
http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

Jenn said...

Oh excellent post!! I like how you said the Jack of All appealed to you more than the Master of One. To this, I can totally relate.

stufish7 said...

Loved this take on the topic. Such a personal view and that makes it such an interesting read. Loved your dad's quote as well. So true!!

Bikramjit said...

Those are some very deep words you dad says.. and so very true he is ..
I mean end of the day we just need that .. thats all ..

All the best

Bikram's

Melissa J said...

Great take on this!! I love your theories. I think you just might be on to something. ;o)

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Anuradha! Yup Dads are generally like that na...wise and all...:)

amit said...

Sometimes it is good to hit rock bottom because then life gets better, so the 'Why Not' question is apt for survival.
We all reach a situation where life forces us to ask 'Why me'. Even Vijay Mallya had to ask that. That is where 'Why not' can change the game.
Enough gyan!

Daphne said...

Blogwati G. your writing is like music. So refreshing to read. Love, love, loved this post. And your attitude is terrific. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers!

Blogwati Gee said...

Janu, yup I can feel the ripples too :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Jo. Yes my dad was an awesome man :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Jay, Kalaghoda is a treat to shoot. Come back soon after learning Braille :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Jenn, I always thought Jack's life must have been a roller coaster....and hence he appealed to me.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thank you Stu for such a thought provoking topic. Yup my dad had these amazing quotes that I live by.

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes Bikram.....thanks for reading...and understanding....

Blogwati Gee said...

Melissa....keeping my fingers and toes crossed :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Gyan and Vijay Mallya in the same sentence....hai ram....lol... glad you read though Amit

Blogwati Gee said...

Awwwww Daphne... thank you so much....that was like music to my ears too. Happy you liked what I wrote.....I am just a scribbler really

indu chhibber said...

Love your blog & your philosophy of life.It reflects my own views -worded excellently too!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Indu...I'm glad our views connect :)

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