I am looking forward to the next few months because I have no idea what it will bring.

But for some reason, I am actually enjoying the feeling of uncertainty.

Of being suspended in a space where I cannot see things too clearly ahead, but I am happy none the less. Of floating around and not having to worry too much. Whichever way the fork in the road leads me now, is fine with me.

I think change is necessary once in a while. At least for me. I enjoy it. I thrive on it. In dealing with new situations. New challenges. Unknown quantities. Unfamiliar faces.

Challenges for the mind, body and soul.

I think the turning point was April 2003, after I came back to Mumbai after a one month trip to South India and Guwahati.

That was when things started looking up. A phone call, the day after I came back. And I could finally see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

And for all friends, colleagues and family who helped – Nikhil, Prabal, Mona, Gauri, my parents; others at work who encouraged – Zaki, Ashok, Nidhi; and of course, you folks who have been visiting my online home for a while, and all the wonderful people I have met through my blog – this is my way of saying thank you 🙂

Change. A new beginning. Yes, it’s definitely time.

8 thoughts on “Challenging times, change and a new beginning

  1. I am curious to know what was the venture which brought immense hope after initial dark clouds,

    A basic question,which part of North East are you from?? I was mountain biking(solo) in all the seven sisters for almost 3 months this(2003) feb,march and april before I had crash in remote Arunchal Pradesh(near Anini),But managed to travel the remaining 20% on foot(and ofcourse with a broken arm :-)).I never wanted to return from that Shangrila. Inspite of some bad incidents of getting mugged and getting robbed,I have hordes of wonderful memories of innocent,simplistic and wonderful people with great riches in their heart.Wish I could go back soon over there and do another journey and understand their life in a still better way and meet those wonderful folks again.

    All the best wishes and indefinite success for everything

  2. Anita, hi! I just found your new blog. Good luck on this transformative journey. I look forward to finding out what you learn.


    Andrea of ARJLog.

  3. Kutts: I’m from Assam. You did all the seven states on a mountain bike? Wow! That’s adventure travel with a big T! I made a trip to Arunachal in April and it was awesome. Pretty close to Shangrila. It’s like another place on earth, untouched by anything. I hope it always stays that way.

    About the venture… I’d prefer to forget all about it! We learnt what we had to and I guess the best thing is to move on!

  4. Hi Andrea! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve been following your adventures in Australia off and on and it’s good to know you’re settling down well 🙂

    Hope to see more of you this side of the world too 😉

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