Sunday, February 1, 2015

What I would do if life gave me a #SecondChance

Life in a metro is tough. Time flies, days weeks and even months flash by in the daily grind of work. The weekends we get (or for some of us just Sundays) go in doing laundry or grocery shopping / catching a movie or catching some sleep. Sheesh! Pretty sad life we cityholics have eh?

Like anyone else, I have a over-flowing bucket list of wishes I want to fulfill. But time is passing, I'm not getting any younger, everything is getting expensive day by day and I don't see that changing.

Here are some of the things I want to do:

1. Travel. I'm sure this one is on most of your bucket lists too. I want to see the world, meet new people, experience their culture. Vacations are also the opportunities to bond with family. I want to take my parents, who have never traveled internationally, to Canada where my mom's sister lives. I want to take my new born to Universal Studios, Disney etc (of-course once he is old enough to enjoy). I want to stay in a water-villa in Maldives and dive into the clear water whenever I feel like. These are some of the many travel wishes I have.

2. Write. I love writing (that's a little obvious I guess, me being a blogger.) But I want to write and publish my own book. I have been wanting to do that since 2-3 years now but just don't have the courage to take time off and do that. And trying to write side by side along with work and daily routine is just not happening.

3. Set up my own bakery/cafe. If I could have it my way, all I would do is bake cakes and brew coffee. And later relish them too. Haha. Having a small cozy cafe where people could read/relax/have conversations/write etc while enjoying homemade cakes and coffee is something I would love doing. Maybe the place would also have a small library where you could pick up a book/magazine while there.

4. Give more time to friends & family. Time is not going to wait for anyone. One day our grandparents and parents wont be there. It's the harsh reality of life which we try to block away from our busy minds. But I really want to take out time and meet them more often, have endless conversations with them. Learn secret recipes from my grandmother. Listen the grandfather's philosophical speeches. Reunite with school and college friends whom I haven't met or even spoken to in years (Whatsapp and FB messages do not count).

5. Give time to myself. Now this is as important. I want to take some time out to care for my mind, body and soul. Work out, go for long walks, take relaxing massages and spas, meditate, laugh for no reason, gaze at the clouds, sit on the grass and do nothing. The small joys of life, for which unfortunately we are never able to remove time.

Thank you Blogadda and Maxlife for making me realize what a big mistake I am making. Shall make it a point to treat these things as a priority and take work as just a means to take care of my wishlist.

Disclaimer: This post is a part of the #SecondChance activity at BlogAdda in association with MaxLife Insurance.