Direction is one of the most controversial words from the English vocabulary. Whole life we are bombarded with questions like – what direction is your life going? What direction is the career going? After all, why do we even need so many questions. Irony of my life is that my name also means direction! People joke about my name, that I would have all the directions sorted out for myself. Alas, if only I can tell them that not the case. Exactly like this blog post which might sound directionless to you. But for me I am writing out my heart.
Our lives direction was predetermined even when we were kids. Get admitted in kindergarten, move up the classes, give board exams, get into a good college, have a career…Phew, see the whole life has to have a direction. I want to break free from this routine. Sometime out of my own life where I can flow in any direction I want. Is this too much to ask?
There comes a time in everyone’s life which is full of uncertainties. Things do not move as you plan. Introspect and find the purpose of your life. You may be headed in the wrong direction. But it’s never too late to change it!
Do share your thoughts and let me know if you believe in having a fixed direction in life or like to go with the flow…
Cancer is a life-threatening disease which results from abnormal growth of cells. It affects different people in different ways. Whatever be the case, the person suffers – both physically and mentally. Family and friends around the person also feel the same pain. Seeing your loved ones go through the treatment is hard.
Just today morning I had read the story of a kid who underwent the cancer treatment on Humans of New York page on Facebook. Each story that I read or hear has a common connection – the fear of unknown & the faith to get better.
I understand your pain. Every needle that pierced you equally pierced my heart. You were the one going through treatment & I was as anxious as you. Awaiting the scan results was miserable. Each day had new anxiety levels. Your eyes conveyed the feelings which the words could not. A visit to doctor was never so scary. Let’s just say I also never want to visit hospitals ever again for a lifetime.
Only you can determine the extent of your pain. You have been through it & no one can ever fully comprehend how you feel. But, never forget that you have your family & friends to support you whenever you need us. It’s not your battle alone to fight. We are all in this together & will sail through it. God’s grace has helped us throughout these tough times. And the worst is over!
The future holds all good things for you. Please do not let go of who you were. The zest for life that you have should stay till eternity. Think of it as a cloud with silver lining. Remember your dreams & aspirations and live for them with a new passion. Afterall, there are so many things left to try!
– Love you loads ! 🙂
P.S. – This post is dedicated to all those who are going through Cancer & their families. It may be tough right now, but this too shall pass.
‘Let the soldier move forward & face the enemy, they shall be victorious’, ordered the general.
‘The enemy is more powerful and outnumbers us by plenty… But we will not bow down’, cried the soldier raising the war slogan.
As the days ensued, the enemy weakened and was thus defeated.
‘Bravo soldier, your efforts have finally given us the desired victory. Do not become over-confident, for this is only one of the battles of your life’, advised the general to the soldier.
This is exactly how my life has unfolded till now. My generals – family, friends & mentors have supported me in overcoming the roadblocks of life. For without them I would have been a soldier without aim and have journey without a destination. There are ups & downs that keep coming but with them comes the wisdom too. I would say my life has been great till now. Because, happy are the souls who live their lives with the motto – ‘Life, my way’ !
The date is set & venue is finalized. You may call me dressed to kill, but I am just being comfortable. I am elated because I am going on a special lunch date. I had been planning this for so long. I enter the cafe and immediately spot that cozy corner seat. I have ordered my favorite food – pasta & coffee. Sitting comfortably, I now open my book to where I had last left & indulge in the delicacy.
Sounds confusing? Oh, I forgot to add earlier that I was on a date with myself. I know I sound like a crazy person. That’s the reaction I had got from my family & friends. But, to tell you the truth I enjoyed my alone time. It’s fun. I was not alone but in company of a good book & coffee.
I was there for 3 hours and not for a sec got bored. Observed so many people – a bunch of college students bunking classes, people out for office lunch, a young couple talking through their silence & that small kid who was with his mom for treat. Thankfully, the owner did not through me out.
As the day passed, I realized how caught up I had been in this vicious cycle of life.In this busy schedule of coordinating between work & home, we tend to forget ourselves. The monotonous cycle becomes tiring. So, stop it before it takes over you. I loved going on a self-date & will plan soon for another day out.
For all the people reading the blog – Take a break right now. Go out, roam aimlessly, eat or sleep! Do whatever you love to do!