What would you do if you had all the time on this planet..??
Would you be what you aspired to be, while you are secretly hoping and waiting for time??
Would you strike the last item off your bucket list and enjoy your accomplishments with a bright smile??
More often than not, we complain and crib about the paucity of time, how that extra one hour could actually make wonders.. now, at this juncture, I would not like to generalize but based on several discussions with my friends - near, dear, far and my personal track record an extra hour would give us an extra hour to procrastinate, snoop around social media and doze off (read snooze the alarm clock).
I got back to reading, and am not very happy with the progress or pace with which I am going through the books I purchased hoping to read.
While reading Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil, a book with an interesting cover page, one line left me wondering if ...'rewards of obscurity outweighed the rewards of clarity'...??
And with this, I realized we celebrate obscurity..
Thank god! I am lazy and restless - a deadly combination... lazy enough to plan and make a trip but restless enough to keep fidgeting wherever I am supposed to sit and meditate. !Inner peace!
I barely made any progress with my books.. considering the fact that I started this blog post a few months back (read July), gives me jitters.. so whenever time permits, I try to reflect on things I did, and it's a big blurr.. I don't quite recall what I did in the last few months barring those trips I made and those afternoons when I tried to read few pages from few odd books I picked (No two genres are inter-related and this made my reading quite a task)
I started looking at my break as a getaway I waited for so long. And to all those getaways - random articles I keep picking to read, lots of HP series and my love for Professor Snape-Alan Rickman - respect, watching our very own Harry Potter girl - Hermoine Granger aka Emma Watson give a powerful speech about feminism #heforshe campaign as a UN Brand ambassador for Gender Equality, high calorie cooking sessions and all the weight I began to notice on me, those a few idle moments to reflect on life and realizing how much time I have let to pass..
I guess this break was good enough, especially for the joy of staying close with family - my retired parents and my sister awaiting her date of joining in her maiden job - and being there for them without all the fuss and drama an employed me had to portray. But during this break I realized it's smart planning that helps you achieve things that you were planning to do. This break, if anything, I had a lot of time to reflect.. a lot of time to actually hit the gym, adopt a healthy lifestyle, to complete reading those books I accumulated in the last few years.. but the key to achieving all this is how well you plan your days.. either while you were working or sitting idle at your home sweet home..!