Monday, June 2, 2008

That curve ball

This weeks prompt at Sunday Scribblings read curve. I thought very hard of what poetry to write on that topic. I had just finished writing a poem (sadly it did not turn out to be as rhythmic or fluent as I like it to be, but nevertheless a poem...) for writer's island. As I have already mentioned I am moving in 2 days and have had a hectic day. Blogging was supposed to be my break today and I am not in a very poetic mood. Not after dealing with customer service departments at every single company all day! You can imagine how frustrated and worn out I feel. Well, coming back to my point... I was thinking of all the curves I have encountered in life. Life has a knack of throwing me a curve ball every once in a while.
Thats the fun part of life don't you think? If life was always straight lines how boring would life be.. I cant even think of decorating my home with straight lines after all! I like curves and not every curve ball life has thrown me has been pleasant, but its always worked out! I wanted to be in mass communication, but ended up doing engineering like every other kid in India. And guess what? I even had fun doing it. What's more I landed a coveted job and had the time of my life there! I wanted to work after Nantu, but after a year I decided to quit. I was so sure I would be bored sick of it, but I have actually had a fun time and rediscovered my love for writing!
Through the years I have become fond of a place and considered settling there, but life would throw me a curve ball yet again and it would be time to move. But guess what, every time we move we go to a fresh place, meet new people, make some great friends and see some lovely places. Its been a rich experience!
Many have very radical views about my life.. either they are in awe of the number of places I get to visit or in absolute disgust of my nomadic life... I have also had mixed emotions each time, but I have always had fun nevertheless.
So here I am looking forward to all the curve balls life is going to throw my way... after all thats what colors up my life and makes it a fun ride!

9 comments:

Rambler said...

"but its always worked out! I wanted to be in mass communication, but ended up doing engineering like every other kid in India. And guess what? I even had fun doing it."

ended up doing engineering like every other kid? ha ha
now you made me feel like every other kid :(

Sumana said...

Preethi, Definitely positive attitude makes things simpler then thought is'nt it? I am sure all the curve balls that get thrown at each of us make us even more daring.

Prats said...

Nothing can be more refreshing than those positive curve balls you get while you travel on in life. Its great to see your zest for change and fun...

DotThoughts said...

love your attitude! no matter what cirve balls get thrown you away, you are gonna be happy! Good luck on the move.

Mystic Margarita said...

Wonderful attitude towards life, Preethi. With such positivity, you can never lose. Good luck with the move :)

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

Like everyone else has pointed out, I am sure your positive attitude at life's curve balls makes it easier for you.
My sis-S used to move a lot. She prolly moved about 20 times in a span of 10 years. We used to tease her that we needed a separate book to store her Contact info :)
She enjoyed it as much as you do, but stopped all of that when my niece got to higher grades...

Aryan said...

A well written post..NEw look. Very good indeed..

Neera said...

Love your positive attitude. Like margarita says you can never lose with this attitude. Good luck with all those curve balls.

noon said...

Hi Preethi - visiting after a long time. How have you been? You are moving out of lovely MA?! Why?!!
I have to go back and read your older posts now. In any case good luck with your move. Life does work out in ways we don't expect...I too have mixed emotions about moving but I somehow find the change refreshing. At some level I guess I am so used to it now that I will not know what to do if I had to stay in one house for some 15 years or in the same street...I have been in one city for a long time but moved neighborhoods at least...let's see how long we end up here now...with kids it's a different ball game...