Now Open

I am opening the doors of my blog again today. Not that they were locked shut from the outside, but from the inside, it had definitely gathered some dust. I now need to love it with some fresh air and sunshine.

As I am brushing down the curtains and dusting the lounge chairs, I am finally feeling a sense of calm that has been amiss for a long long time. I am done running. I am here for good.

Last few weeks, many people reached out asking if I have quit blogging and my response was a horrified “No!”. And then came the trigger when a dear friend texted me over the weekend, checking up on my blogging hiatus and reminding me that it was Saturday – the time for my beloved SOCS post. That did the trick. I opened my blog after almost two months and headed over to see the prompt. How fitting – “Doors”.

So here I am πŸ™‚

I am better now. I am normal now. I had traveled to Vietnam for a 10-day holiday celebrating with D our first wedding anniversary. I admit, the shadows didn’t leave me entirely, but it was a good change for both of us. And the new year brought along the most amazing development and brought many occasions of merriment – to cheer and celebrate. We opened way too many bottles of champagne and wine over the last few weeks in sheer happiness. I will post about it once I have more details around the same.

I have dealt with the horrible mess that has been going on for the last few months. Took a while and a lot of ugly scenes, but now it is firmly behind me. I am moving forward and I am doing things that I love again. I have re-started reading, baking, and running. Writing is up next. And I will be catching up with my blogger friends right about now and your stories of how 2018 has been going so far. Thank you for your support and understanding.


Belated linking to my first SOCS post of 2018 (and my overall first post of 2018)

53 thoughts on “Now Open

  1. I hope from this day onward you never have to take such a break πŸ™‚ Welcome back dear ❀ what are you reading these days πŸ™‚


  2. Yay!! Welcome back! πŸ™‚ This is such a beautiful way to get back. Happy to learn about the sense of calm & the Vietnam trip; Belated Happy Anniversary to D & You!! #StayBlessed
    ‘Here I am’ reminds me of Bryan Adams and Dimensions-2009 when Sharija Ma’am & Ann introduced me to the energising song in the Computer Room! #Memories
    Looking forward to the description of ‘sheer happiness’ when you have more details! πŸ™‚
    Good to know that you’re moving forward to the things you love to do! :)) #WayToGo
    Wow! This has infused me with quite a bit of positivity & a sense of calm too; I must admit that last 24 hours have been difficult as Mom lost her phone & we have been trying to track it! Reading your blog- I’m genuinely happy for the first time in past 24 hours! #Grateful πŸ˜‡


    • Thank you so much Rushabh bhai! I owe it to you completely πŸ™‚ Hope the week has been otherwise better for you- and hope you were able to get Aunty’s phone back.

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      • You were meant to dear, sooner or later; privileged to become just a ‘zariya’! πŸ™‚ It hasn’t been a particularly good week per se but there have been lots of learning & already looking forward to the good week that’ll be from tomorrow! Not yet; though hopes are alive thanks to Gujarat Police’s new initiative of Citizen’s Portal where we could file online complaint! #FingersCrossed But you’ll be happy to know that Mom has taken to a bit of reading now that the phone is not there! πŸ˜€ Keep πŸ™‚


  3. Hey Prajakta … it was lovely to see your Comments on my Blog, and then to be notified of this Post? What a way to start a Monday! Welcome back and it was so reassuring to read that you have a number of interests which you are actively pursuing. You don’t say what running you are doing, but I was a long distance running coach for many years, and have run a number of marathons, so if I can offer any perspectives which might be useful … you know where I am! Again … welcome back! πŸ™‚


    • Thanks a lot Ray, I didn’t realize how easy it will be to get back to blogging once I opened it.

      And that is a new piece of information – long distance running coach sounds amazing. I have been mostly doing 20-25 mins of HIIT running sessions on weekdays (that’s all time permits) while on weekends, I typically run-hike 10K on a hillock near me. I am mainly looking to increase my stamina – been focusing on my breathing techniques.

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  4. Welcome back Prajakta. I can very well understand your agony. Many of us pass through such phases. Sooner you come out, better it is. Happy to note that you have overcome this phase in 2 months. So get set. I am sure you have many exciting things to look forward to. Cheer up my girl and enjoy life. God bless you and your D

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  5. Sometimes life needs attention and the blog has to go on the back burner. But am I very glad you’re back and got that mess behind you so you can enjoy life more! πŸ™‚


  6. Oh, my, how wonderful to see you blossom again, Prajakta! I am happy that that one blogger and SOCS post made you jump back to us. But most wonderful it is how energized and renewed you appear!


  7. WeLL.. HeLLo Armchair Perfectionist.. also known and
    felt and yes sensed as Prajakta for aesthetically speaking
    that name is like a Flower of A Friend always at ease to be..
    And i’m glad you are coming back in ease of be now..
    away from a Vacation from Blogging for
    renewal but surely not A
    Death of Free
    Write as you
    do in Stream
    of Consciousness
    Poetry too.. seems i have
    been aboard with you on this
    write ride for about 4 years now..
    it’s true i’m also very much like a
    Wookiee out of some Star Wars
    Movie rather Hairy hehe.. and
    A Loyal FriEnd through
    whatever now may
    come what
    be.. next
    like a fly on glue..
    haHa who never leaves..
    what ELse.. glad to see you are
    taking care of yourself for that is enough for me..:)


  8. wow – this is so amazing of creative life and bring so much meaningful and values…I am simply humbled and happy to hear you are back. You have a wonderful elegance and talent!


  9. Hi Prajakta, welcome back to your home here! Congratulations on the 1st anniversary with D. too πŸ™‚ We’re so glad you’re returning to the blog here xo


    • Thanks Mani! I think I am truly back now – I have wrapped up some of the issues and finally settling down in the new state of things. How have you been? Hope the heat isn’t bumming you out a lot… πŸ˜€


  10. So often when we are not ourselves, the things we no longer do are the things we most love. I find this so often in my own life. So wonderful to have you walk through this door Prajakta. Thank you for sharing so honestly. You have so many people around the world who love you as you are! πŸ™‚


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