Excuses...

Monday, December 15, 2008

I guess one of my New year resolutions should be to be more regular in blogging. I've been doing only blog reading and no blogging for several weeks now. The excuse is defintiely lot of work and not enough time. But then, that I guess is just that, an excuse.

It is true that I have been doing more work than before. Like most companies, my company also has decided to use the recession as an excuse to remove people, cut salaries, stop increments and promotions, hold recruitment...the works! The result is that there has been no replacement for the 2 people who left last year and there is no one even for the admin job. So the people who are left out are overloaded and playing all kinds of roles. A friend of mine in the US could not believe himself...he was working more after the salary cut!!!

Well...anyway...I guess one has to be thankful for the job one has these days..so I am not cribbing....

And then there were the eid holidays! 5 days at a stretch... what bliss! We took off to Muscat and had a great family gettogether.Time spent going places, talking, laughing, driving and playing Uno!

There was also another small reason that I did not know what to write about. With things like the Mumbai terror attacks happening, writing about anything else seemed so trivial. And writing about it seemed so difficult because anything one says would sound cliched and inadequate.

I have also been thinking.

When people talk about life, they say life is short and that we should live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. But does that mean that we just do what gives us pleasure at the moment without thinking about the future, without looking at the larger picture? We now know that what seemed life changing and huge while we were younger, say in school or college, was really not as big as it seemed then. Is it not the same now as well?

I don't know...if any of you could make out anything from my rambling, let me know what you think!

4 other wanderers:

Reflections said...

So had a nice time in Muscat huh??? Our Eid hols were lousy with everybody sniffling around the place;-P

"When people talk about life, they say life is short and that we should live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. But does that mean that we just do what gives us pleasure at the moment without thinking about the future, without looking at the larger picture?"
The way I see it, I think it is a combination of the two....yes life is short & we must enjoy but nowadays enjoyments as we all know dont come cheap...so there shd be a reasonable amt kept aside for a rainy day before spending on luxuries.

Curious said...

Allo thr....

:D Blog hopped from Tys's blog... he mentioned that u were expected for the blidsight screening... Looks like u were held up... Hope to catch u around sometime.. :D

On the post - I guess stress speaks out for itself thus the random banter..

Looks like crunch is biting everyone hard these days.. Eid hols were a welcome break indeed - my family were in Oman as well.. :)

Guess the weather is something we should look forward and enjoy while it lasts.. :D

Cheers
Nandu

colours said...

I look forward to you keeping your new year's resolution. :)

In one way I think it is nice when you are able to do different kinds of roles. Especially in your set up you finally end up nearly knowing how to run a small affiliate - so it adds to the experience ;).

There are many things that you enjoy now but those are also experiences that build your character for the future. So we now know that what seems life changing now will be a small speck in a life that can go on for the same number of years as we lived now.

WannabeWriter said...

@reflections: Oh..cold? We all had too before the hols. Is everyone okay now?? And when are we meeting??? :)

@Curious: Hey...thanks for hopping by! And too bad I couldn't make it for the screening. :( Hope there is a next time!

@colours: Thank you dear...You are so right that they are learning experiences...even though they are small in the larger picture!

 
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