Vedanth turns one!

And we’re at that time of the year where we’re hanging up birthday decorations all too quickly! While the no-more-an-infant-soon-to-be-a-toddler sleeps, let me quickly pen something.

I still remember very vividly – last year, this time – my water broke and we rushed to the hospital at midnight. I was a nervous wreck who didn’t know whether to focus on the delivery process or the baby, amidst all the pain. Before I knew it, I was hearing my gynaec saying “Congratulations ma, it is a boy!” And there it was, as cliched as it sounds, the happiest point of my life. Amidst the haze that was the spinal epidural, I was crying buckets of happy tears.

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The past year has been a beautiful roller coaster ride. There is always the classic guilt of a working mom on the one hand, but then there is also this divine smile on my little one’s face that dominates my waking hours, and that more than makes up for everything else in life. There have been the usual diaper changes, unexplained newborn crying, losing myself in the process of raising a child, but then there have also been these amazing moments where I see myself in him, and when day by day I gain the confidence that I’m a God-awesome parent who is doing a fantastic job in raising a good human being!

Seeing your child grow up and metamorphosing in front of your very eyes is an unparalleled joy. This is the single blessing that I am most thankful to God for. Vedanth has brought such happiness into our lives as we’ve never known before; I only wish that we can step up to be the parents he deserves.

Now please excuse me, while I go and stare for hours together at my sleeping baby’s face, before he wakes up tomorrow and magically turns into a toddler!

Toodles,

Iyshu

Life Update!

So it’s been a while since I wrote anything here.. no matter how much you resolve to prioritize, life somehow always gets in the way. But in a way, I’m also glad that I’m keeping busy, because too much free time doesn’t do anyone any good. It is just that well.. blogging shouldn’t be reserved for free time!

I’m getting there.. I’m getting there.. after a brief hiatus in reading books, I fell 2 books behind my schedule for this year. But now I’ve somehow powered through and closed the gap by one book; so it is not going to be long before I close the gap on blogging too! πŸ™‚

So I had a wonderful May – at the time, it felt chaotic, but now that I look back, I see that I had in fact, made slow and steady progress on a lot of things. And my best friend/soul mate got engaged, plus I took a quiet, small anniversary vacation to Pondicherry with the husband which totally recharged me!

A lot of people scoffed at me when I said I’m going to Pondy, but surprisingly, I had a wonderful time. It is a small sleepy town with cobbled streets, where all you have to do is go in circles to reach anywhere you want. Although I’ve been to Pondy before, I had barely covered the beach and temples. This time gave me the opportunity to discover many more places; we took a long romantic walk in Auroville in wonderful weather, promptly landed in MG Beach to watch the sunrise every day, generally lazed around and had an amazing time! πŸ™‚

Sadly, the passage of time isn’t as sharp in my memory as I would like it to be. No major landmarks to mark me crossing over from the early 20s to the late 20s. Even more surprisingly, this side of the 20s looks much the same as the other side, except a vague feeling in my mind that time is passing, and I need to get more out to life, do more things that I’m passionate about. Which you can also clearly see that I’m not actually implementing, by the fact that my blog frequently goes into coma, only to be briefly and lightly awakened by me once a month.

Anyway, let’s hope this year is better than the last one, and I am not still at square zero of “getting more out of life” by the time my next birthday rolls around.

Toodles,

Writer on the rocks.

The Birthday month is here! :D

Is it May already?! It is May already!!! πŸ˜€ My most favourite month in the entire year is here.. and I can’t wait!

For those who don’t know already, May will bring my own birthday (while that is reason enough to make this my favourite month), it also brings my husband’s birthday, our wedding anniversary, our engagement anniversary, the anniversary of the first day that we met each other etc. Yes, we are one of those rare couples who (stupidly) conducted everything in a single month, in a well.. fit of ecstatic foolishness, and now have nothing to celebrate throughout the rest of the year.

Also, since my birthday and our wedding day coincide, our vacations have always been taken during the space of a single particular week, and that makes our mostΒ awesomely exotic memories remind us of May. When I have these many things to do in May, where do I have the bandwidth to think about summer, mangoes, ice creams and the like?!

And I have not even gotten started on the routine depletion of my pockets come every May! But since it is the only month in an entire year that I splurge, I am now going to go and grace the ubiquitous online shopping websites with my very open mind, that is currently salivating at the thought of silk.. and branded watches.. and a diamante ring..

Waking up to May is certainly one of the most exhilarating experiences I have in life; thank God it recurs every year! πŸ˜€

Toodles! πŸ™‚

Hippy-Happy Birthday to my BFF! :D

I didn’t believe in soul sisters.. because I went through 22 years of my life without managing to find mine. I had even found my soul-mate by then, but couldn’t quite find the “sister”. I pacified myself by saying that maybe your birth-sisters are your true soul sisters, and since I didn’t have a sister, it was unlikely that I’d ever find mine. I was even quite content with the whole idea after a point..

Until I met Aishu! I met my namesake when I joined Amazon; we joined a week apart, went through training together, took breaks together, and the whole enchilada. At first, I didn’t think we’d ever get along.. we’re quite the polar opposites in many ways – she is jovial, exuberant, the life of the party; while I am a teeny bit reserved, bookish, nerdy.. ah you know the works! But surprisingly, we did manage to get along.. fabulously!

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Not only that, we became the best of friends, and have stayed that way ever since. She is that one friend who completely understands me, never judges, forgives all my flaws like they never exist, and is always just a phone call away! She has been with me through thick and thin, always supportive and encouraging. She is the one friend whom I can absolutely count on; I tell you, it is immensely tough to find friends like that!

From long phone calls, taking on enemies together, deep discussions on destiny and partying it up, we have done everything together, and had tons of fun over the years. After the first two years, we have drifted to different jobs/companies, but that has by no means diminished our friendship. My husband sometimes jokes that he doesn’t know whether he is my soul mate or she is! πŸ˜›

So here is wishing you a wonderful 26th birthday Aishu chellam! πŸ™‚ I pray to God that this forthcoming year is wonderful for you, and all your heart’s desires come true! May life bestow upon you only the best! Love you soooooooooooo much babe! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Toodles,

Writer on the rocks.