This week I started a new job after almost 5 years of staying at home. To say my system has gone into ‘sleepwalk’ mode will not be wrong.
Waking up at 6 o’clock in the morning seems impossible.
Worse is, the haggling with the irascible auto-wallah‘s of Bangalore to take you to your destination without fleecing you dry.
I am hoping to get into the flow in maybe a month or so.
I have planned the menu for the next week, but the biggest drawback is that I no longer have the time to read the way I had been doing for the past few years which was almost from the moment I woke to the time I snuggled into bed. How much I miss my books may be gauged by the following example. On the first day of work, a group of girls there were sweet enough to ask me along to lunch, which however, made it impossible for me to pull out a book and read it while eating. So, for the last two days I have been sneaking out alone for lunch, which is a measly half an hour, to sit in a corner and read my book. Its terrible, I know and I hope my colleagues will forgive my foible which I will certainly grow out of in a few weeks. I also read in the metro on the way and to and from work which makes a grand total of about 22 minutes.
The blog comes next on the list of things I am worried about, now that I am a working woman again. I doubt I will have the energy to write off an article during the week and as surprising as it may sound, writing one post does take a long time if I want it to be something I should be reasonably proud of. I am going to try and write every weekend and stay on track with this blog which has been my lifeline for the past 5 years.
Time management is what is called for.
P.S. This was my first official weekend off and Hubby and I decided to go out like all working couples do, watch a movie, walk around a mall and eat junk-food. We walked into the Om book shop, a new bookstore in Bangalore and it was the only shop we browsed in the whole mall and ended up spending more than an hour here. They had a surprisingly good collection, not just the obvious bestsellers, and a lot of really nice cookery books.