I was woken up by a stupid flop action movie style nightmare. I could hear AB snoring. I was facing him but the snore noise was coming from behind me. My heart decided that it needed to beat extra fast and my throat went dry. Shit I left the window open. Did somebody climb in? Why would they cuddle with us on the bed? Unless it is a non human entity. Like a cat. Or maybe… a ghost..? I opened my eyes wide and quickly turned around. There was nobody behind me. My brain switched the direction that the snore came from and it was now coming from AB. Who needs Conjuring 2 if their sleepy brains can play such games?!
I was in my previous job and extremely unhappy and stressed out. For some time I knew I was still there only out of a habit. Just being comfortably unhappy. One night I saw a dream. My pet fish flew out of the tank and its little fins became fluttering wings. I was both amazed and scared. I quickly trapped it with the net and put it back in the tank and it swam around. Every time I opened the tank it would want to fly. Every time it flew, I got worried for it. One day it flew outside the window. I threw a fit. What if a bird gets it? What if a truck hits it? The little fish does not know the outside world. It only knows the tank. AB consoled me by saying that if the fish wants to fly, I should let it fly. I should not restrict what the fish can be, based on what it has always been. The little fish will learn quick enough how to strive, he said. I woke up as though enlightened. It was a Saturday morning. I prepared a CV and a cover letter and started applying. On Monday I got an interview call. On Wednesday I gave an interview that was supposed to go for an hour but lasted 4 hours. I had the job at the end of it. A completely new area in my field, plenty of opportunity to learn new skills. The fish was now flying after all!
When I decided to pursue my Dream of learning classical music, I met this Greek woman. She was a Bharatnatyam dancer and she did arangetrams all over the world. I was in awe of her – her beauty, her dance and her passion for anything Indian. She learnt Bharatnatyam in London, in a school called Bharti Vidya Bhavan. Everything she said about the school sounded amazing. I wanted to enrol myself there for classical music but I chickened out. One, it was too far away. Two, I was overwhelmed, given my age. This was 6 years ago. I am now enrolled there. Beginners Hindustani Vocals. The teacher scolds us, gives us homework and sings like a charm. Living the Dream!
It is not a secret that I have been trying to challenge myself to run and the ultimate dream has been to run for a good cause, a charity. That dream, my friends, is coming true soon. I will be running a 5K this month for The Gynaecological Cancer Fund. The donations I am collecting will go towards creating more awareness of gynaecological cancers like breast and ovarian cancer. It will also help the research that is being carried out to devise precise medication based on the patient’s DNA. I have collected £100 so far! Can you believe it? I cannot explain how warm and gooey it makes me feel inside. Of course the mother and the husband have a key role to play in this, but to my pleasant surprise, people actually believe in the cause to go as far as donating. I am touched. I have set up a Just Giving account for the first time. It is amazing how easy it all was.
If you wish to sponsor me, or support the cause, please let me know as I don’t want to give my Just Giving page out here in public. I will email you the link. I am protective of whatever anonymity that’s left in this blog, which is not much anyway. The details of the event can be found here:
Dream away people – some dreams become Dreams. And when you make them come true, the sky looks like it’s rainbow hued all over!
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