Monday, August 27, 2018

Thirty-Two. Act-Two.

Thirty-Two. Act-Two.

When I turned thirty, the number didn't bother me. The big 30 didn't seem that big; the transition from 20s to 30s was pretty smooth and not life-altering in any manner (no sobbing in the shower, no panic attacks, nothing like the movies/books/sitcoms would have us believe).

But then, I quit my job in November, partly as I needed to be home with family, but mostly because I needed to do things for myself. No, I wasn't going through the 'turning-30-crisis' or 'quarter-life-crisis' as some call it.

I was however learning to beTo be proud of who I am, what I believe in and how I see the world. To be imperfect, messy, confused, but always trying. Always trying, to better myself.

Society has created a timeline that pressures women into believing we must have everything figured out and accomplished by a certain age. But I enjoy swimming against the tide, and while most people said to me you can't start over at 30, I said why the hell not! Every single day grants you the opportunity to start over, and so I took a dive and swam towards the kind of life that would make me happier and fulfilled.

Last week I celebrated turning 32, and as I sat with a cake in my hand, going through all the lovely and warm birthday wishes sent from all parts of the world, from friends and family, I couldn't help but feel grateful!

With age, I am learning to be. With age, I am learning to choose a life of abundance, gratitude, and of self-worth.

So, this is my thirty-two something list. Things I've gained perspective on, things I'm still figuring out. Lessons learnt and few things I've had to unlearn.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Soulmates, Let Them Be Who and What They are Meant to Be

"See, you make me believe in something..." 

"Something like love?" 

"I can't say. But we do belong together, on some level." 

"Belong lovers?" 

"Like lovers, or as friends, or as something entirely different." 

"Yes, like we light each other's lives." 

"Yes, like we awaken each other's souls." 

"I know what you mean." 

"I know you do!" 

A soulmate is not necessarily a bond with a significant other, or even a friend. That connection, that bond, is often indefinable, but it's a rare and precious thing in life to find, don’t you think?

I have been lucky to have found such connections. Every person has different layers to their personality, and I believe we find different bits of ourselves in different people. We connect with them, sometimes in most unexpected situations, at times when you need them the most. They inspire you in some ways, give you hope and you share a part of your soul with them.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The White Cliffs & the Sea Air

We are sisters, lovers, mothers...
We are gentle, creative, receptive...
We are the seven sisters.
Take our hand,
walk with us
under the dramatic skies.
Revel in the views,
the white cliffs & the sea air.