After constant attempts of writing blog posts last couple of weeks. Starting them, and half way through clearing up everything, I am very happy to be in the space of writing again.
I love the feeling of finishing a book and everything it brings us. The explosion of thoughts, the perspectives and sometimes the right thoughts striking at the right time. This book was one such strike that was just what I needed at this time.
With the world going under with corona and literally everything coming to a standstill, there are hundreds of thoughts we have throughout the day. And just like any other engineer currently working from home, I’m sure the routine is pretty much standard.
All I did last 2 weeks was to get up just with enough time to freshen up, make coffee and sit in front of the laptop. Work till I had to switch off and make some dinner. With of course lunch in between. What was missing is the routine, social life, sports and anything and everything we do without Corono in air.
With the countless messages/memes/fake news and ways to keep us entertained on social media, this was getting too much. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this, but the amount of screen time in different forms was getting on to me, my mood, and simply affecting my thoughts.
The book I just finished, is called “The Last Lecture” – by Randy Pausch. I hadn’t read it yet and I received this via amazon as a gift sent by a very dear friend of mine from Italy. She thought it might be an interesting read. And no, she wasn’t wrong one bit. She hit the spot. And I love her for that!
When you read the abstract, it’s about a professor who has a few months to live and plans the last months of his life and after completion of the book I did feel that he lived years of life in those few months, than what I’ve been living past decade.
This book not only made me realise but also question every aspect of my life currently. No, I’m not in misery, on the contrary I’ve been passing away my time without any major setbacks or struggles. And that’s why the whole phase of what am I doing in my life exactly?
After talking to some of my close ones recently, I know I’m not the only one here. But what am I doing to make it better?
Well, all I know is – it’s never too late to start/change and begin. A change for yourself.
My endless time while scrolling through social media and falling for exactly what my generation feeds on has been pushing me in the pit of zero growth. And it’s no one by myself who can change things for myself.
There are some amazing lessons from life that were spoken about in the book and my favourite ones is:
“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier”Randy Pausch
Whether I have a day or a few more years ahead of me to live, I am taking the finite time factor now into consideration… It’s never too late.
So if you feel with me, and are not a reader then don’t worry, just focus on what needs to be done. And never take time for granted.
Let’s stop whining about things and start living each moment, because Randy also said this –
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand”Randy Pausch
Until next time – Stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling 🙂