Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Competing priorities - what did you choose today?

A friend mentioned how exhausted she was. In her 50s, her energy and stamina are something one can feel jealous of. For me, it was hard to hear a powerhouse woman feeling so low. We talked about our kids, husband, families, parents, and the work we do in our respective communities. Amidst all of these, we agreed that "I" doesn't have any place on that big list. What do "I" want as a human being? The constant juggle between wishes, desires, expectations, and responsibilities overshadows everything "personal." We wondered about the choices we make every day of our lives. Would we do the same again, or will we keep a place for our own wishes somewhere?

What do you think about it? What is your priority today? What was yesterday, and do you wish to change it? What takes over? The work? Home? Kids? Partner? Did you really choose them, or did social expectations play a role?

A cotton Paithani for a meet, where many women chose to be with each other on a Sunday , rainy, snowy evening for themselves. We all were just fun loving women having good time, not thinking about dinner, kids, husbands, home or work- for a change. 

Anand at the end of our driveway waiting for his ride to go to work. 

An evening for self care, empty theatre - we went to watch a movie on a lazy Sunday night.


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