Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wheels on my feet

I have been living out of a suitcase for over a month now. I can’t wait to get back home. My pillow (hate the one I have right now!), my bed, my space. The only thing I am happy about is that I don’t have to cook, but then, I hate the fact that I have been eating outside so much. My face has become chubbier. I don’t exercise anymore. I can’t wait to get back home and return to my no-nonsense schedule.

I am in Shanghai right now (for work) since the last few weeks, and will be heading back to India next week. Before coming to Shanghai, I took a nice long vacation in Bhutan. My vacation high dissolved soon with the flurry of work I had to throw myself into. I couldn’t enjoy the Bhutan afterglow. I need to slow down. I foresee some more work related travel, so I should savor every moment I get now.

I have not updated this blog for so many months. And we are almost half way into this year. I have been neck deep in work. It’s been like this since the end of last year. We are short-staffed and over worked. But I, sort of, like it this way. My empty mind can become a devil’s workshop very quickly. Work keeps me grounded. Not that last six months have been devoid of any personal ‘drama’. When a lot is happening in your professional life (and you enjoy the work!), you can push your personal life out of your mind for some time, and that is a great stress buster.

I have a lot of travel stories to tell. I stayed in Bhutan for two long weeks, and it was a bliss! I lost my phone and was totally disconnected from the world for those two weeks. I got a chance to reconnect with myself.

Last weekend I took a day trip to Hangzhou, a town close to Shanghai. I was traveling alone and it was a nightmare. That is another story I can’t wait to pen down – How I felt like an alien in a Chinese lake town, looking for a taxi on a rainy night, not knowing where I was, almost on the verge of tears.

I will be back very very soon! Here is a picture from Bhutan, till then.

From rain to sunshine to fog to mist to snow...I saw it all in Bhutan


  1. Sound delightful, both the trip and the flurry of work. I understand liking being overworked, I can't deal with sitting around and twiddling my thumbs either. Waiting to hear more about Bhutan :)

  2. Biting my nails about the lake town story!!! come back safe and soon... :-)


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