My bag of memories! #WriteBravely

Every place that I have lived or visited has memories attached with it. Our brains are wired to store images continuously. And, these flashes of images make us nostalgic.

Home sweet home!

Whenever I think about my hometown Lucknow, I can relive all 21 years of my life in one go. My home, my school – all set within few kilometers of each other. Then, my maternal grandparents also not too far. The carefree days spent with cousins and friends!

My very first memories go back to spending time with my grandparents. My grandfather used to tell us new stories every night & I used to tease my grandmother by hiding behind doors. And, the summer vacations which were spent at my maternal grandparents home. The Nawabi culture of Lucknow is so embedded in my system that I still use ‘Hum’ & ‘Aap’ for ‘I’ & ‘You’. ๐Ÿ™‚

Later, my job then took me across various places in India, with Mumbai being my favorite. I vividly remember the day I had landed in Mumbai. From woolen jackets of Lucknow to cotton shrugs of Mumbai in January. Mumbai – city of dreams had welcomed us with its rhythmic chaos!

Marine Drive, Mumbai

I had revisited Mumbai after three years and still the place was just as lively. Night out at Marine Drive, shopping in Bandra or the Vada pao at every corner of the city! I can write a whole book about my bag of memories.

Isn’t this how we live our lives? Gathering memories each day and replaying them over and over. It’s not only happy memories that shape our world, but also the sad ones!ย What are your happiest memories? Do you believe that memories shape how we plan our future?

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Post Author: Dishki

19 thoughts on “My bag of memories! #WriteBravely

    Alice Gerard

    (7th October 2017 - 00:40)

    One of my happy memories from this year is of the day that I went with a group of friends to learn kayaking. That was so much fun and the instructor said that I never stopped smiling!

      Dishki

      (7th October 2017 - 18:19)

      It takes some courage to start learning Kayaking. Adventure brings happiness for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan)

    (7th October 2017 - 20:46)

    A lot of happy memories date back to school and college days โ€ฆ a younger, more innocent age. And yes, am guilty too of replaying it all at times in my head ๐Ÿ˜€

    Neha

    (8th October 2017 - 18:16)

    So true! Life is a bag of bitter-sweet memories.Some we live and laugh, some leave us misty eyed.

      Dishki

      (9th October 2017 - 12:40)

      Thanks for visiting!

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (9th October 2017 - 10:57)

    Your happy memories made me smile too. Yes, memories are what keep us going, more so when we are away from our loved ones.

      Dishki

      (9th October 2017 - 12:43)

      Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Payal Agarwal

    (9th October 2017 - 11:58)

    Many sweet memories bring smile on my face even today. Those were the good old days. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Dishki

      (9th October 2017 - 12:44)

      Yes, the good old days! ๐Ÿ™‚

    JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)

    (9th October 2017 - 20:00)

    Nice memories! I have always wanted to visit Mumbai! One fine day, I will.

      Dishki

      (10th October 2017 - 01:19)

      Thank you! Glad you liked the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shilpa Garg

    (10th October 2017 - 21:37)

    So thrilled to read this post!! Guess what, we have stayed at Lucknow and Mumbai too. Lucknow for 1 year only (sadlyโ€ฆ I love Lucknow ) and Mumbai for 8 years. We have had some beautiful memories at both these places!!

      Dishki

      (10th October 2017 - 23:06)

      Wow, happy to meet someone who has lived in both my fav cities. Hope you were reminded of some beautiful memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kikibee

    (11th October 2017 - 08:58)

    From the Places that i’d visited, Mumbai still is close to my heart!

      Dishki

      (11th October 2017 - 11:27)

      Mumbai does that to everyone I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

    AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal

    (11th October 2017 - 15:48)

    Rightly said each city has its own charm.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

      Dishki

      (11th October 2017 - 19:38)

      Thanks for visiting! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gleefulblogger

    (18th October 2017 - 16:43)

    Absolutely true.. Life is a bag full of memories. We make and preserve in the storage house of our brain. When I recall my memories of Lucknow – my in-laws city; it gives some bitter sweet memories. But all worth preserving ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Dishki

      (24th October 2017 - 14:46)

      Haha, all memories are worth preserving for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thanks for visiting!

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