A strange tale of fate..

What else can I call it.. till the first week of January this year.. I was living my life.. nice and quiet.. with minimal social presence.. watching movies endlessly..  having peaceful afternoon teas with family.. living life.. just the way I like it..

When all of a sudden one of my friends posted an old school pic on his Facebook wall..

Life as I knew it ended that day..

Many of my old friends from school came together to like and comment jokingly on that pic.. one comment led to another.. many friend invited many others…and I guess the pic was the most commented in the history of any of our friend’s pics.

It was getting too much to handle on Facebook.. many shameful truths were coming out..and our collective image of good students was getting spoilt..not to mention that many of the spouses, parents and In-laws too had access to that.

So we came up with a simple solution.. not to wash our dirty linen in public…

We decided to take it up on a more private chat.. thinking that we have already said so much on Facebook.. not much would b left to say here…

Fortunately we all were in for a shock… just in a few days msgs started flooding in.. some of us didn’t even remember others from school but still felt that instant connection.. and messaged away..

In the initial days I still thought.. its just a craze of meeting old friends after a decade and might die down in a few days…

Wrong again..!!

We are more closer to each other than we ever were in school.. connected 24×7.. as we are spread across the globe..so when some of us sleep.. others keep the chat going.. we r like a relay group who pass on the writing torch to the next shift… to keep it going..

It happens rarely that I wake up and don’t find at least a few msgs to read..and that definitely brings a smile to my face…every morning.. and brightens my day for sure..

And going further.. we are also very interested in each others lives.. appreciating and supporting each other in our lives endeavours.

Result of that is this blog.. still find it hard to believe.. as just a couple of months ago..had anyone told me I would be writing this…I would have laughed and dismissed it right away… but then… here I am.. writing away.. and excited to do so too..

It is true that the friends we make early in our lives do stay close to our heart all your life.. I am happy that mine are close to my life too..

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Overcoming the Writer’s block

It may seem like an odd title for the first ever blog post. But the fact is that it is just a metaphor.

Why is it that even when we know we are capable of something..  we tend to procrastinate.. waiting for a right day.. a perfect moment .. and we all are generally quite good at convincing ourselves that this is not the time… but what we forget is… the moment we do it that makes the day special for life..

In my case I have been giving myself excuses for a long time.. even though I have been writing forever and having read many blogs in the past few years..I had this simple wish to have one for myself.. but as the fear of commitment gripped me..I kept telling myself.. its easy to start..but how do think you are going to be true to it and stay regular..

Truth is.. I don’t know… but what I know is till I don’t start it..I’ll never know..

All of us do it.. in one way or the other.. for me it was the blog… for you it could be a taking up a new job.. or talking to a long lost loved one.. or visiting a doctor to find out what could be wrong ..!!

We can keep going on with our lives like we always have…  and live the life we want in our imagination only…or we could stop testing the waters and take a plunge…

This for all of you who have plans..and think that .. One Day.. I will do it..  that day could be today..!!

For years whenever I see hear or read something that piques my interest I itch to write about it. I have been writing a few bits and pieces here and here and call it my personal collection. But always wanted to have a place where I could cherish them for life. Internet is such a medium where everyone has an equal opportunity. And I am here to take my fair share.

Surely it would not have been possible without the nudge (more like a push from the cliff) by my dear friends… and so …  I am here.

Generally blog writers call their readers as friends.. but in my case I know for sure that my friends are my readers..as they were the inspiration behind this blog.

Thanks to all of you who believe in me.. hope I live up to it..