- Misunderstandings (constant)
- No feelings when there is no contact for weeks
- Walking on egg shells (talking with extreme caution)
- Simply feeling nostalgic
And many that followed to my next question.
Should I try to fix this? Or should I just move on?
Sometimes, moving on is the easier option. But hanging in there and making it work, needs hard work (this applies to every relation, every kind).
I chose the former option and had ‘The Talk‘.
Nothing happens overnight and no changes will happen overnight either. But what I learned after this talk was, it’s better to talk and try now rather than keeping it within and expressing same emotion years later. By then, train has left the platform and taking the later train isn’t going to make you reach the first one.
Anyways, after trying, since it’s still all fresh, I hope for a transition in time to come.
Meanwhile, there was something else that occupies my mind – fuzzy ball of mess.
I am pretty certain that each one goes through this fuzzy ball of emotions every once in a while. But how to overcome that and solve it is the standing question. Hence, as a part of many other changes that I have undergone, one thing would begin by talking. Expressing. Clearing.
Everyone is so busy in their never-ending non-stop life that it’s so easy to not-make-time. But for what? If one doesn’t make time, one doesn’t make memories and well, I would like to tell a lot of stories as a grandma. Cool ones, if I may add.
And hence, since everyone gets the same amount of time, in 24-hours schedule. It is possible to bring a change in the rat race that we are part of.
As Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world“.
I probably cannot change the world (Or can I?, I don’t know yet), but something very valuable that I learned last weekend was –
- “Make a small change. Leave the place better than before.”
- “Spend time people who are different from you. Broadens your perspective.”
- “Respect everyone and their opinions.”
And yes, that was powerful teaching.
Thank you Catrin Hinkel (Sr, Managing director, Accenture) for this wonderful speech.
Although this month started with a lot of worries, questions, and all kind of roller coaster feelings, new things that came into light past few days has led way to a new perspective to my thoughts. And hopefully, the last 3 points that I mentioned (rather learned), would help someone somewhere, going through the same.
Lastly, Margaret Atwood inspired me to write today. She once told “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.“
Stay strong and keep smiling 🙂
P.S. I would love to hear from you and your coping mechanisms 🙂 As they say, broadens the perspective 🙂
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