Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Poetry does have answers...

Words of wisdom from a very inspiring man.. Not his, but borrowed. He however did say that poetry might have answers... And i believe him... 

The Real Work by Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.   

And right now i truly revel in the fact that my mind is bloody baffled! 

Soul Searching... here I come!

So, in a month from now, i get an official 'off' from work, for 1 whole month! 

So work is a place that ive been drawn back towards time and again, for 4 years, 4 months and 15 days; on most days it inspires me - i learn something new, i laugh a lot, i spend time with people who could qualify in my just below favourite list and it's super fun! Then there are days where i find myself wishing i was far, far away from work.. most of them after nights where i actually dream in never-ending, solution less circles about the million things that could go wrong the next day. I wake up feeling tired and unenthusiastic, and i cant wait for the day to be done.  On some of these days, i want to give up and literally jump ship!

Thought i've been thinking that i need to find more to do in my life than just work for a long time now, it's only sunken in now that maybe i'm done with the kind of work i have been doing. Like really! Since i've made that decision, and it's been a week since then, i've been so excited to get out into the world. In my head, the first day of my break will be akin to a blind person seeing for the first time. 

Here are some of the many things that i plan to do with my month. 

  • Pretty up Bangalore with The Ugly Indian
  • Work with Dogs. Petstepin seems like an option
  • Volunteer with a book store
  • Bake????? 
  • Get my family back on its feet
  • Get my damn driving license
  • Lose the lard
  • Travel... Himachal?  or a trip by myself?
  • Meet people
  • Inspire

I cant wait! The beginning of the rest of my life, here i come!