A Marathon Attempt and About a Relocation
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Date: 10/26/2011 8:42:00 AM
Happy Diwali to you All!! Hope you all are enjoying this holy festival and may you all be blessed with all the happiness and prosperity in the whole world.
So, on this auspicious day, I announce to you all, my first attempt to start a week long blog marathon starting today till next Tuesday. I plan to write one post per day continuously for the next 7 days. As of now, I have no idea as to what I am going to write each of these days and also, I am not sure whether I will get the time coz now, I spend more time traveling more than anything else; which brings me back to the topic that I intend to write today. In my last post, I had mentioned about my relocation from Trivandrum to Cochin. Now, when I joined for my first job at Trivandrum, I had no idea that one day, I would be asking my manager for a transfer to Cochin. At that time, I was very excited about leaving my home, live away at another place and get a taste of independence. Not that I did not love my family or hometown, but I believe it is always necessary for girls to stay away from home for quite some time, so that they learn to stand on their own feet and become a little independent. Staying with family sometimes makes us too much pampered and dependent on parents. It may not be the case with everyone, but in my case this was hundred percent true. I stayed in Trivandrum for more than 3 years, savoring the feel of doing things on my own, enjoying outings with friends, weekend shopping and movies and also enjoying my own money. I met many people during this time; some who just came into my life and left at the same pace, some who came and stayed longer, another lot who I just knew by their names and a few who became my very close buddies. Life was really going good with occasional disappointments but then, that is life. Then suddenly, I felt like having a change. I am a person who always likes change and enjoy that a lot. I was beginning to get tired of the same old routine and the same old office and decided for sure that I need a BIG change. That was when I asked my manager for a transfer to Cochin. Leaving Trivandrum was kind of hard, because it is the place where I experienced the joy of earning my first salary, met a lot of different people, had my first taste of independence and also earned some really good friends. Trivandrum will always have a special place in my heart and staying there had its own advantages. Cochin is the place where I was born and brought up. When compared to Trivandrum, it is a city full of life and energy and also, filled with fast paced people. Having grown up here, I am really happy to be back even though it involves more than an hour of travel to office and back, less time for reading and blogging and less time for friends. But, I am sure I can manage that in time. Now, let me highlight some differences in my life at Cochin and Trivandrum.
• In trivandrum, traveling to office and back to my hostel was just a matter of 15 minutes but in Cochin, it takes more than an hour to and from office.
• The best part of coming to Cochin is that I can have home-made food everyday, instead of the frozen, distasteful food that they served in hostel.
• In Trivandrum, I had to do my laundry manually but now, I can use the washing machine at home.
• I miss the weekend movie outings with my roomie at Trivandrum even though I am not a movie freak.
• Now, I get less time for blogging because, by the time I come home, I would be dead tired. (But, I do promise myself to complete this marathon :) )
• My weekends here are more peaceful as I don’t have to worry about the piling clothes to wash or about the light not working in my room.
These are some of the major advantages and disadvantages of Cochin and Trivandrum. After some time, I might crave for another change from here, but then, that would be a different story. Let me see how long the Cochin honeymoon is going to last :P :D.