Days

It seems a long way from the days of my University. There were good times, and some not so good – but I got through them, with some help from my friends and family.

The days I was working full-time are now also in the past. I am well-settled in my role as a part-time Social Media Manager working from home.

This is a time in my life when I feel I have achieved nearly all of my dreams

Gratitude

Sometimes we are amiss in thanking the One, the Great Creator, for the good in our lives. He watches over us and is always at our side – so this is for a thanks for the fact that we have a Protector

Portarlington

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Recently, I went to Portarlington, with my family. Portarlington is about 2 hours’drive away from Melbourne, past Geelong, with a lunch break in-between.

Normally my sister books places we go for family holidays – this time I took the initiative.

It was not too bad – the rooms were a bit small, and there was only one sitting lounge-room – next time I’ll have to do better! But the view was great. We went for a walk by the beach one afternoon, and it was like a breath of fresh air to see the waves crashing on the sand.

It was a great break, on the Grand Final weekend holiday. Now looking forward to the next getaway!

India

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It is a country of contrasts. The poor are very poor, and the rich getting very much richer.

Dress varies from state to state, as does dialect and languages. The food is many and varied, from spicy to sweet and sour.

It is my country of birth. Every time I go back for a visit, the smells and sounds accost me, and a feeling of nostalgia fills me. I love visiting, and seeing my late maternal grandmother’s old house, and visiting relatives that I have there.

It is the land of mysteries untold – of the Vedas, and untold numbers of ancient stories.

I feel proud to have such a heritage, even though I don’t fully understand the most of it, not having had the chance to grow up with it – I left with my parents when I was 2 years old.

I still feel that I carry a part of it with me – and always will. I feel that I have the best of both worlds, being an Indian Australian – and an early childhood spent growing up in Kenya, Africa. I feel very lucky indeed.

 

Write

It seems a very long time ago. Completing my Engineering degree was the fulfillment of a dream to me – a BE, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering.

After that I went into the work force. I worked full-time, with some breaks, for a long time. It was what I thought I wanted.

Then I started writing. And this is the most fulfilling of them all – all my professions. I have now quit work – I want to look after myself now – and spend time with my family. And I want to write.