Today is my birthday!

July 4th – I am 33 today. Typically, I do not write anything at all about myself on this blog, but today I am making an exception to that rule.

My birthdays mean nothing much to me. But, my husband makes it special and I like that. My parents are very happy, and I am happy for them. I understand now what it means to have a child and to know that your child has completed yet another year on earth. My kids wish me and have no clue what it actually means, but I love that! So, at the end of it, the day would have meant absolutely nothing without these people in my life! I love ’em and I thank God for having them in my life!

Some random 10 things about myself, and in no particular order:

  1. I love the movies! They have defined a lot of things for me. I ‘get’ some of life’s important lessons from the movies. Yes, there is the Gita, but give me the movies anyday! I must add that I cannot watch any and every movie. I am extremely choosy, but when I like a movie, I appreciate it whole-heartedly. I love some of the artsy/indie type, and of course I like an out and out romance or comedy movie. As long as they have a message, they have an audience in me. Some of the movies that I have truly enjoyed are listed in my profile, and of course the list doesn’t cover ’em all.
  2. I totally believe in love, marriage, togetherness, romance, growing old together, going all out to follow your heart, and all that jazz. People who know me will vouch for how much this is all true for me. That said, it does not mean that I am not pragmatic; in fact far from it! Go figure. :)
  3. For a long while now, I have enjoyed the passing years. The teens and early twenties were turbulent! I have enjoyed the late 20s and the early 30s much more. The maturity and the feeling of contentment have been the big pluses.
  4. I love taking pictures. Dorothea Lange once said “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” That is so true. If you look at things through the imaginative lens of the camera, everything will look beautiful. Of late, I have begun playing around with a Canon DSLR. Don’t know how far that will go, but I am enjoying it right now.
  5. I did my B. Arch in college. I chose Archi after my 12th for a variety of reasons; one of them being the creativity and the other being the ability to practice it independently and at a pace that I wanted to. I enjoyed the design aspect of it immensely as a student, but by the end of the 5 years, I kind of figured I had lost interest in the field. Sad! I did practice it for about 2 years, and I am glad I gave it up when I did. I then went off to the US and after doing computer courses, chose to work in the IT industry as a writer.
  6. I love writing. I have enjoyed it all along, but now I know it; thanks to this blog!
  7. I love colors! I appreciate all shades that are in nature. I have always wondered how the blind perceive color!
  8. As for my future plans, I have a couple of ideas, and will slowly start working towards those. And as and when the kids are in school full-time, I will have something going on in parallel.
  9. Selfishness, insensitivity, and apathy are a put off. I am a tad too sensitive about the world around me and can’t digest injustice, oppression, harassment, and the rest of it. Sometimes, I avoid news if I have to. Most of the times, I wonder what I will tell my children in the years ahead?!
  10. I am thankful for being a woman. I could have neither experienced pregnancy nor become a mom without being a woman! And I am thankful for both of those, especially because I started appreciating life only after becoming a mom!

When I started with this post, I had no clue that this was what I was going to write! But, I did. And you are welcome to ask me questions. :)

5 Responses to “Today is my birthday!”

  1. me & my wife just found your blog, as prospective r2i’ers we love has given us confidence and hope.please keep posting.
    what camera/s do you use for your pictures?

  2. HI Sid, welcome to my blog. I am glad you find the blog useful.

    I use Canon’s 400D, the dSLR. :)

  3. hi chitra,
    sorry if i am imposing. my husband sid posted a comment/query about schools, could you please respond when you get a chance.

  4. Hi Sid/Padma, welcome to my blog. I have responded to your school question. Please let me know if you have any more questions. All the best with r2Iing. :)

  5. Hi,
    I am beginner in photography and would like to invest in a DSLR right now. Could you suggest a camera that I could go in for – preferable in the range of around 20-25K ?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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