As I add one more year to my life, it is prudent to look back a little and a indulge in some star gazing for what lies ahead. Life has been a roller coaster ride taking to new highs with all adrenalin rush and hitting the ebb in no time with a queasy feeling in the stomach.
Having got an opportunity to get a good schooling and thereafter study in a prime engineering college were the best moments of childhood. The fun filled life of gay abandon with almost no responsibilities passed away in a jiffy. The credit goes to my parents who despite their small income never denied me small pleasures of life. The bonding with my sibling at home and the set of friends in early years is treasured. Some of them were snatched away by the cruel destiny but were instrumental in laying the strong foundations of love and trust.
A career in the Navy gave me a sneak peak into unexplored areas of life like kissing the sea, taking dives in the blue sea and touching the sky. The adventure of sailing on the rough seas and braving the storms helped in shaping up mentally too, besides giving ability to endure a hard life.
A career move to venture in the corporate world opened the doors for working on leading edge technologies and moving around the world. A loving family support enabled to work without any hindrances. A love for travel, and see the world was more than fulfilled although a lot more remains to be seen.
The time has come to now seek the pleasures for which I yearned while working. The love for reading, writing, blogging, learning new skills and a foreign language take away most of the time.Nothing could be more satisfying in tending to the garden and see the mangoes ripening, ladyfingers and little bringals playing hide and seek ,and a bloom of lemons in the backyard.I have now more friends than at any point in life who have immense writing skills and enrich the life with new perspectives.A life time is not enough to learn and thank everyone around on
getting mentally younger by yet another year!
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