Moving forward leaving FB behind

I have been under a dark spell these couple of days. There are many decisions we make in life, and don’t regret, however over time negativity gets attached to them when we look around and get exposed to the world. Life isn’t meant to be all candy floss but we as humans always tend to want perfection. Perceived perfection of anothers life is the worst, it gives rise to unrealistic hopes which eventually take over your emotions and leave you confused and lost.

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Thinking regularly, pondering over life, trying to pick up on patterns of stupidity help us to be wiser. I am a big fan of thinking. And I realised that finding time was becoming an issue with each passing day, and my list of to-dos be it domestic or personal were just increasing. Facebook has been taking up a lot of that time. Meaningless, unfruitful browsing. I decided to quit, just to see if it makes any difference. And it did, within just an hour, when I didn’t have that tab to open anymore, I started to browse for information, read more, explored the internet, spent time with the daughter. I felt good that I didn’t get any updates on the fabulous life of the many “friends” I had on my list. It’s sad when we live our lives just to show them off on the web. We are deliberately making an effort to live the life of a show off, with good or bad intentions, doesn’t matter. We have been consumed by taking pics for the sake of posting them up, we are losing moments trying to capture them on film, and eagerly tweet/fb/instagram them. We are living moments via the net, and it’s not normal, it’s not human and it’s not fun. It’s just not.

What was bothering me was the bombardment of information that I wasn’t keen on receiving, there isn’t envy when I see fellow school mates succeed. But there’s a pinch, the question of ‘what are you doing?’ and ‘what have you accomplished?’ and I realised that I don’t deserve to scrutinize myself. Truth is my age mates don’t understand what I have accomplished because they’re only now getting married (at-least most of them). They can’t appreciate or value motherhood, the hardwork that goes into it, the level of accomplishment that it is. And I can’t blame them, and I am happy that they’re entering marriage when they’re stable, emotionally happy and ready for it. Then again, I don’t need to build issues, and then waste time trying to resolve them. It’s not practical, it’s not what I need in my life. And as adults, life is a series of constant decision making, and the older you get the more complex these decisions become, the more effect they have on others and most importantly they start defining you more.

I realised that I am way more happy to live in my bubble than be consumed by other people and their lives. I don’t have a lot of friends in Hyderabad, actually I can count them on my fingers, on one hand! But I don’t need friends sitting in a different country who can’t benefit me in anyway. We are connected via news through fb, but in reality half of us don’t give a shit. We would take maybe 2 minutes out of our lives, if we found out a fb friend died. Harsh truth, it’s bitter, it’s a reality bite. You want to surround yourself with happiness, and love, not the illusion of happiness and love that the internet provides. Anyway, my philosophical self is happier without fb.

I am moving forward, and focusing on myself, as it is being a mom takes that whole segment off your brain, it’s a whole exercise that requires warm up and appointments with your brain to think about your own happiness and life. I speak of fb as though it’s a breakup,hehe but it’s just been a weighing chapter of my life that I want to close and never revisit. I don’t have time in my life for that, I only have time for me and my family and happiness.

Out with the girls!!

Much needed time out with the girls….We headed Rucci and Idoni Banjara Hills, and boy did I have!

Yummy food and a lot random chit chat…I ordered the oh so delicious Pink Lemonade (look at the size of that!) and Chicken Piri Piri

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After the loong lunch I headed to my very good friend Fabihas studio and chattted away till the sun came down……Every mom needs a good day out with friends…..Will definitely schedule many such outings….

Someone to talk to

You may be a working mom, a stay at home mom, a mom with toddlers, mom with hormone raging adolescent kids. But no matter who you are you need someone to talk to. Being surrounded most of your day with kid talk and disciplining, there is a desperate need for a sane conversation.

I find myself in this situation a lot. There is an insane need to just pick up the phone and call someone. But no one has the same life as you, no ones always available for a long hearty chat, not even your mom. This is one of the major challenges of being a mom, learning to be your own ear. If you have friends who are single, or with kids or without kids, no matter what, it’s not like how it was in school. No one is free. Maybe that’s why we have so many mommy blogs in the world wide web. Moms need to become their own supporters, their own friends and support system. Not in a pessimistic way, but it’s better to be realistic and move forward in life isn’t it!?

It would be nice if with a child we got a friend too. Like a promotion. Just when we feel we’re about to burst and need an outlet of our emotions, happy and sad, a magical friend will appear and be patient, listen, give advice, be there till we’re all unloaded. hahhah that would be something!

There have been some lonely days that I have gone through my whole phone list in my cell phone to see if there was anyone I could call. It’s either too late in the night, or working hours of the day, or just no one with whom you can make a connection. Being a mom and being lonely is inevitable and at the same time scary.

Seriously, what is the solution to our mommy dialogue crave?