Friday, August 22, 2014

Too much to do, too little time

You know why we need friends? To kick our backsides when we really need to get going. I have spoken about my dear friend Shailaja and how she pushed me to take up the April A to Z Challenge. Well she's done it again. It's not a challenge this time - she pushed me into doing a guest post for her amazing, award winning blog momdiary.blogspot.com. 

My friend Google threw this up. How appropriate, isn't it?
I am barely managing to post once a week on my own blog, not even updating my book club meetings which, by the way, are getting ever more fun every week. What's worse I am posting the guest post update full two days after it was published on hers. Yes I should die of shame.

The bright side, though, is that I did manage the post for her blog. Speaks volumes of her capacity as a motivator. Thanks Shailaja for hosting me. So if you haven't read my take on Sibling Rivalry at Shailaja's and have a pair of constantly quibbling kids, do hop over and take a look.

Here's the link.

http://momdiary.blogspot.in/2014/08/two-much-of-good-thing.html

The thing is, of late I have taken up an assignment, a minor one but an assignment nonetheless. Plus there's the book club. Each time I'm free I find myself reaching for the iPad and googling "Short stories for kids". And there's been a barrage of activity at home - birthdays, festivals, socialising. Not being one of those flamboyant kind of people, I feel overwhelmed with too much activity. I like my routine. A once-in-a-week upset works; more than that and I'm thrown out of gear.

However, the moral of the story is that I can make time if I try really hard. So here's one post and another one coming up shortly.


17 comments:

  1. Juggling with two girls, a job and an entire household without any support system or a maid, I can very well understand where you are coming from. Off to read your guest post on Shailaja's. :-)

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    1. Hard, isn't it? Thanks for making time for a read.

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  2. It's not easy Tulika...It's not...So hard to find time in this cacophony of life... So hard really I can completely understand..But see you are done with two posts already :)

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    1. True Nabanita. One has to make time.

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  3. story of my life , I need a day of 48 hours ..

    Bikram's

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    1. :-D right Bikram. 48 hours at least.

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  4. You said it is not really a post but an update of sorts. But I see a full-fledged post here about the real picture of life you are living :) I can understand how overwhelmed things feel sometime. We have all been there. Take care, and go with your pace. I am one of those people who believe that even good and meaningful writing comes when we can experience some calmness and respite from the usual stuff of life.

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    1. That's sweet Beloo. Yeah sometimes you have nothing to write and sometimes so much is happening that you don't know what to write at all.

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  5. Can relate to your situation but let me tell you that YOU are doing great, Tulika!
    Off to read your post at Shailaja's blog :)

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  6. I know how you feel. I have myself been lagging behind on blogging. Well here's to many posts on our blogging space :D

    Richa

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  7. Everybody gets busy and eventually discovers there is far more to life than just being chained to a computer blogging.

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    1. The thing is Kathy, I enjoy the blogging, miss it too.. Yet I find it tough to make time. Strange or what!

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  8. Such a pleasure to host you, Tulika :) At this rate, I am going to push you to guest post every month for me ;)

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