Saturday, October 06, 2012

The living years




Tinkle enjoying a nap without a care in the world...this is living the dream :)

Are you happy? Is this what you want? Will this be worthwhile? Sometimes simple questions can be very difficult to answer.  It takes a whole lot of honesty and self introspection to be able to reply with either a 'Yes' or a 'No'. 'Maybe' doesn't count unless you intend stalling! And so when today’s prompt asked me if I was living my dream, I wasn't sure what to write.

Of course, I could paint a rosy picture and say that this present moment was all that I’d hoped for. It is the culmination of my dreams and the answer to my prayers. But the truth is I never planned any of this. In fact, my today is so far away from my yesterday that the twain are destined never to meet. I still have no clue about the destination, though the journey seems alright.

So when I was 15, all I really wanted to be was 21. For some strange reason that sufficed! I thought I’d be 21 all my life. Ah, the teens are such a wonderful naive phase.

All through the journey to 21, all I dreamed of was to have a great job, travel the world and marry Mel Gibson. I wanted to make it big in every possible way. I knew I would. I think I did. I sweetly got married to a guy next door and had a baby and became a SAHM!

And now that I am 35, I dream of going back to childhood and living just another carefree day. I want to be able to roam the streets without the worry of what tomorrow holds. I want to clasp my father’s hand and happily walk along, just one more time. I want to be able to relive the moments of being the older sister with just as much love as I did back then. Today my dreams have changed; the focus has shifted and needs have replaced wants.

My life did not follow my POA at all and somehow all fell into place. I traversed across various professions enhancing my Jack of all tag. Love came knocking on the door when I was least expecting it. A princess joined in and made life worth living. Unexpectedly, we accommodated a cat and are a weird foursome. Friends and family warm the hearth of our home and we are blessed to be where we are. We try to remember that when we are not chasing the other with a murder weapon. 

Finally, one day I took the plunge and settled to be a writer. Today I work from home in my PJ’s with an ever ready warm cuppa coffee. Sheer Bliss! I do things I like and indulge in people I love. So the million dollar question is, am I living my dream? Nah! I’m just following the path of my destiny. Because while I was busy making plans, life actually happened. 



Happy to write this with Blog Fest 2012. 
Today's prompt was  "Are you living your dream?"hosted by my dear friend Corinne Rodrigues





19 comments:

JANU said...

Wonderful...

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Nicely written

Ash said...

life always just... happens :) planning is good, but things rarely work according to plans.... go with the flow and have a ball along the way, is what i'd say!

akita said...

n dont forget to add.... winning the super duper prizes :)

danneromero said...

to be engaged, to live now, is not always easy... but definitely worth it...

Purba said...

I fell in love with your last line - while I was making plans, life just happened.

Just don't stop searching.

Blogwati Gee said...

Janu....muah!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks for dropping by Ranjana :)

Blogwati Gee said...

True...that's the only way life knows. It can't follow a path as it is used to making it's own :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Ha ha ha ha Akita, not parting with the pen drive yet :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Danneromero, very well said indeed.

Blogwati Gee said...

Purba I heart you :) The day I stop searching, I'll be in a coffin....I promise...

Always Happy said...

What a lovely post!

and what a lovely blog. I need to spend some more time here reading your previous posts.

sandra tyler said...

WONDERFUL last line. Yes, in all our planning and dreaming we forget that part, that life is acrtually happening -- and we should be in that moment. Love you kitty pic! I grew up knowing cats much better than dogs and would have opted for one if my son and I aren't allergic. So this will be our first dog ever and we pick him up today! I know he will be much more work than a cat; like a newborn!

Jenn said...

A great take on this topic!! Loved the last line :) Cheers, Jenn.

Rachna said...

Life just happened. So true! Now when I look back, I feel similarly. There is very little that happened in my life that was planned. Happy that you are happy with what life has offered you.

Suzy said...
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Suzy said...

Brilliant post. Life is just meant to happen. You've conveyed that perfectly.
Living my dream

Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan said...

I've realized that when we let go and let life happens, it always works out in such a way that our dreams come true! Here's to you living in the present and living big, like you always do! ♥

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