Reflections… and a news!
I turned 28 on 28th October. Yesterday.
Unfortunately, it was not a ‘happy’ birthday at all. I had a very hard day at work throughout. The only entertainment that I managed was treating my colleagues and going out for dinner with parents.
Just before I fell asleep, I thought about my birthday last year. And my life in between.
Last year, on this day, I had a party – laughing, drinking, eating and chatting merrily with my close friends. It was a Sunday, so my party began on 27th evening and continued till the wee hours of 28th.
This year, I went to sleep at 10 pm!
Last year, during this time, I was suffering from writer’s block. I was hardly blogging, except to write book reviews for Blogadda and a few posts on random topics. I had not written any fiction in a long time. I almost believed that my writing was finished.
This year, I received the intimation that my short story entry to the “Rupa Romance Contest” has won 2nd prize amidst thousands of entries! It will be published by Rupa Publishers as part of their maiden anthology of love stories – An Atlas of Love! Even though I have been published by Westland in their Chicken Soup series earlier, this is the sweetest success in my fledgling writing career till date.
I am confident that my writing is not over, not yet; may be never. I love writing and a few months’ of inaction cannot deter me.
Last year, during this time, I was single. There is nothing extra ordinary about it since I have always been single.
Then, I found my soul mate. We spoke for hours, every day. We exchanged scores of sms-es and whatsapp chats. Then we said ‘yes’ to each other; even before we met!
At the risk of me sounding uncharacteristically mushy, he is the one I have been waiting for all my life!
And now, I am set to marry him next month. I will also shift from Kolkata to NCR post-marriage. This means big changes, both in my personal and professional lives, are about to come.
How life somersaults within a year! And I went to sleep with a smile.