Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rambling On My Mind

When I quit my job to join my husband as he got relocated by his company to London, though excited for the Big Move, I was very vary of the fact that I'll not be earning, and as my husband teased me much to my dislike -  that I would be joining him as a 'dependent'. London being one of the most expensive cities in the world, being a 'dependent' (that's what it says on my Visa, and oh how strongly I've come to detest this word!) gave me the jitters and much anxious nights.

It's not that we wouldn't be able to survive (well) on hub's income, but for someone like me who a)loved their job and company, b)isn't much of a sitting-at-home types and c)is an independent woman (hub's might have dipped into my savings pool, but it hasn't been a vice versa situation till now) this was a huge step!

On the plus side I thought, "Hey! I'll have more time to write, blog, work on the close-to-my-heart personal project & travel" But you see, 'thinking' and actually 'doing' are two words poles apart. The latter needs action, and the only action that I've taken on my part is making my to-do lists, striking them off and rewriting them again. So, this post, to help me get off my butt!

To give myself a little credit (I do need self motivation now & then and now!), it has only been close to 3 weeks and this is my second blogpost since, so yay! Also with the help of an understanding and passionate partner our project is running at the desired pace (although when I think of the financial investment it calls for I get the jitters I was talking about earlier, Sigh!)

But there is still a lot to do, and while a tiny voice in my head says "Relax and enjoy your break", the other nagging voice cuts off saying "Don't while away your time; time is money!"
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Well, Aren't I in a rambling mood today, phew! If you've stayed with me till now & still reading on, thanks a ton! Would not want to bore you more, but below are few exciting things on my to do list that I'd like to share. 

Next two days will see me at Business Start up, a business exhibition for start ups where I hope to learn few trade tricks from business experts. Their speaker list boasts of UK's smartest minds, from millionaires to entrepreneurs to motivational speakers, and I am ready with my notepad and pen.

Second, the Walking Writer workshop sounds so heavenly, just the thing I have been dying to do! The timing is perfect as we would have by then shifted to our abode which is very much close to the happening. Can't wait to meet fellow writers! :)

Anyone care to join?

And now back to my reading, trying-to-write and editing regime. Thank you for being such sweet patient listeners. Love!

16 comments:

  1. I think we all need a bit of motivation from time-to-time. It's only natural. Do share your takeaways from that business exhibition and the writer workshop.

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    1. Thanks Chicky, just your comment was motivation enough for me this day! :) The Business exhibition was very inspiring; met with and interacted with few very successful entrepreneurs, and all so young! I missed the first day but so glad I went on the next despite the rains! ;)

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  2. Keep yourself motivated and keep writing. That's the best to do while you are tagging along. (Says the one who hates that d-word as much as you do.)

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  3. Oh, Aditi, the expat wife:-) Hahaha - I can so relate - that was me some years ago. ENJOY it - take it as a chance to do what you love the most and give it 100%. The time will come soon enough when you will be back at work... Hope you have settled well, and have good days -- waiting for your visit:-) :-) HUGS

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    1. Thank you dear Eli. Your words always bring a smile to my face! :) Yep, settled well and will plan a visit soon! Love!

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  4. Been there, done that, got the amazing t-shirt too. Because even during our years in London, there was a point where my wife earned and I was well, not earning :)
    You do what you want to girl. And everything will eventually happen. The break is good. And you're young. You have a whole life ahead to work and get back into the corporate rat race.

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    1. Oh I want that t-shirt Sid! And thank you for your encouraging words! :)

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  5. I can relate to your situation. All I can say is enjoy this phase and make the best of it. Business exhibition and writers workshop sounds great! Go for it and share the learnings and insights with us! Cheers :)

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    1. Thanks Shipla! The biz exhibition was great, And can't wait for that writer's workshop!

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  6. That would be quite an adjustment. The writers workshop sounds intriguing! Enjoy! ♥

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  7. Learning literature or creative writing in London is the best thing, I believe. Enjoy your spare time and live to the fullest! :)

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  8. I'm sure it's not easy but it's a great opportunity that many people aren't as lucky to get! Make the best use of it, girl! I'm sure you'll do beautifully!

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