Thursday, February 24, 2011

Footprints Of My First Nest

It was time last year this time, 20th Feb to be precise when I decided to shift into MY first home after being with parents for the first fifteen years and then for the next (almost) ten years in boarding schools and hostels!

My dreams had slowly started to turn to reality.

I would look at those bay windows at others houses, the long, floor to ceiling windows, the fluttering lacy white curtains swaying to the garden's breeze outside and wonder when will I have this for myself.

But, since last year 20th Feb things started to change. In a small 1 bedroom-hall-kitchen my dreams started to unfold to reality. Gradually I started to pick furniture, each one, looked at and mused on, carefully thought of and brought into the house. Slowly the bare space within walls started to take the shape of a home. I loved playing around with it - shifting things from one place to another, buying things on whim only to make my space more and more beautiful with each morn of sunshine.

But, there was a bitter side to the past year as well. Very bitter. Last year gave me the undeniable pain that no medicine or antidote can reduce. I lost my mother last October. The tears don't stop nor does the pain reduce. The running around from one state to another was also not easy as I don't come from a very affluent family. I managed, somehow...bereft of friends, of a proper job, of basic human kindness, I managed. I will not go deep into these as to how or who or when, but I learnt a BIG lesson in life. In the end, everyone is on his own. And, rather than giving priority to anyone else over yourself, you must fulfil your own dreams first. After all, charity begins at home. The adage is true even when the picture gets bigger and especially when the stakes are higher.

After months now, I have come to an island of peace. Maybe its only for a while but I am determined to make the most of it. I decided to look out for better opportunities and now I have landed up in a job that I believe is quite promising in a competitive world.

Moving a notch higher, I am also looking for a bigger, more sunshine filled apartment in a better locality and last week I have been lucky to find one. I am so very excited about this new place. The bedroom's got a balcony and the kitchen area has enough space for me to convert it into a breakfast nook. I just hope the deal goes well. I want to rest for a while now.
Maachi Pichu will come along with me..
It has been a long year.

I will miss my first home. Yes! I will! So that the memories remain, photographs, and even videos will be uploaded of my this First Nest. I LOVE this place and I WILL FEEL BAD, VERY, VERY BAD to leave this place, but one needs to move on, make new memories.

So here's to new and memorable memories that are yet to be made!

Much love,

Doors of Delight


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of you Mother! Life is so unfair at times. I am glad you came to visit my blog and hope you will continue to visit. I am going to join in your journey to see how you go about fulfilling your dreams. hugs, Linda

  2. Dear Linda, thank you so much for the kind words. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME! Yes, life IS unfair at times, but it is up to us to make the half empty glass look half full, isn't it? That is what I am trying to do. Thank you for embarking on the journey with me.