Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This NRILife: Life is all about change!

About the Post: I wrote a guest post about the topic "This NRILife" in my best friend's blog NRIGirl. And, here it is for your read.

About the Author: Vanitha Jayaprakash & myself were hostel mates in Chennai taking baby steps into our career. Most of my carefree days were spent with her, sharing one coke, dancing in the rain, counting the stars, making teddy bears, dreaming about America, playing beach ball etc. We continue to be great friends through all these years. I thank her sincerely for all that she has been to me and wish her the best in everything life is yet to offer...

Com'on let's see what Vanitha has to say about This NRI Life... Feel free to check her out at: Black Walnut Pearl

I was born in a city, brought up in a nearby town, went to three schools, spent five years in one college, packed to a nearby city for my first job, dwelt in three different places, gained experience from two companies, flew all the way from one part of the earth to the other, precisely to perform on a new stage.

Change, big or small, good or bad is the driven force of our life. This is a whole new world. I love this country that adopted me. I rejoice the air that carries unlimited possibility. Here, the culture is reverse, the attire is seasonable, the language is apprehensible and the attitude is grateful. And, the freedom hold wings, people are colored, seasons are stimulative, and the cleanliness is breathable.

Retention, on the other hand can be pushing or pulling, can be relishing or repenting. There are memories that I treasure from the country that gave me this great gift called Life. The familiar faces and the intimacy with places, friends who are very much in tune and the jargons that make the communication complete, the smell of jasmine and the taste of instant coffee, the authenticity in food and the land that makes you feel home. That is an accustomed comfort ground.

Life is all about change. How we embrace and direct the wind of change is in our hands. As someone quoted, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely”. No one can go back and start a new beginning. Hence, holding onto my memories, moving forward, thinking that this present will become my past one day and at that stage I’ll have a wonderful past built behind me to look back and cherish. Happy Life!!

PS: I would like to dedicate my “This NRILife: Life is all about change!” to NRIGirl on her birthday. Many happy returns!