View from the Window

The images behind the frame have changed every few days, so much so that it is difficult to keep up. My only fear is that I shouldn’t forget the significance of each shifting view and what it meant for me.

Hi! Are you there, folks? It’s me, Prajakta πŸ™‚ Fumbling over keystrokes – it takes 3 weeks to break a habit; I had almost three months to lose the grasp of a basic laptop! I am finally sitting in front of a laptop and it was a whirlwind ride to get here.

Let me cut to the chase – I have moved from Pune, India to Toronto, Canada. D and I got some fabulous news earlier this year in the form of our Permanent Residence and well, the rest is history. We literally moved lock, stock AND barrel to Toronto and are in the process of settling down. The apartment we have rented is slowly starting to look like a home, the cracks on the pavement outside the street are slowly becoming familiar, and more importantly, the aisles of the supermarket are becoming fast friends!

How did I get here? Well, I quit my job sometime earlier this year and decided to vacation for about two months in the US before hopping over to Toronto to join D. I was crashing at my sister’s in Houston while making trips to San Francisco, Chicago and Boston πŸ™‚ Solo travelling was great but then, what the heart craves after a while is a steady pace with days spent in pajamas.

The reason I did not say anything here is that, well, I am stupid. I didn’t want to jinx anything. I was so scared of things not working out, of the job hunt turning desperate and of life becoming difficult that I just wanted to keep my mouth shut lest I bite my words in the future. I also want to say the biggest THANK YOU to Colin from meandrayΒ for being a fabulous help during the move! He was beyond kind and supportive during this transition, providing us with tidbits of information that made apartment hunting, understanding the public transport and the general neighborhoods so much easier. Once again, thank you!

Whew! How is everyone doing?

P.S. What a coincidence – I open my blog after months on my 4 Year anniversary on WordPress! I am in Kindergarten now πŸ™‚

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35 thoughts on “View from the Window

  1. Haha! Congratulations on your new home, residency, laptop, and WP anniversary!
    I love the bit about the cracks in the pavement, how utterly relatable! Only a writer would think of that!
    I know what you mean about jinxing it. I just wrote about my great new job Friday, 100 days in, and it’s all I can do to not think I’ll get fired or the place will burn down and ruin all my gratitude! LOL Sometimes I take a long time to share, and that’s okay πŸ™‚
    It’s nice to read you!

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    • Thanks a lot πŸ™‚ It is still my old cranky laptop but well, it knows the grind. I hope you are now an oldie at your job and scoffing at the new recruits that are bumbling around – always nice to show off your superiority a little πŸ˜€

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  2. Welcome back! And welcome to the western hemisphere! Thanks for taking a chance on us over this way. You are not stupid at all. I get not wanting to make big announcements when it’s not a sure thing. It’s so nice to see you blogging again. And Congrats on the 4 years! πŸ™‚

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  3. Must have been a big decision moving to Canada. I am currently in Uae and always contemplate whether I should have processed the PR process which i had initiated 4 years back. But then I look back at what I will be leaving behind if I process PR and then feel I dont want to do that. This has been the case for 4 long years! Congrats on your 4th one though πŸ™‚

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  4. Hello, Prajakta! I do believe I am entering Your site for the first time. …You write Well. Kudos on having Settled in. …What impresses me is that You would go for — Perfection! Wow! πŸ™‚

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  5. SMiLes Prajakta as far as Window Views go i had to check back on
    the Very Beginning of Your Blog to see if i was here at the First
    Post you Wrote but no it appears it was sometime later in
    the Ending Part of 2014 but never the less it seems
    i’ve been Viewing the Changes in your Life
    through this Window you
    Provide and Happy to see
    you are settling in Canada
    as that is verily a Progressive
    Nation of More Liberal Freedoms still..
    Anyway.. glad to See you Back and stArting
    to Thrive again hope Your New Home is Good
    to You and will continue to see you around through Your Window View here..:)

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    • It has been absolutely wonderful to see how you have been a virtual participant and supporter of the changes that I have gone through… and that is what is special about our community! Thank you very much!

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      • SMiLes Again Prajakta as it is Often True we learn More About People in the
        WordPress Community in a Few Years than what we may Learn about
        Folks we Work with for Decades or Even Family Members in Some Cases
        As Yes.. the Written Word Brings a Unique
        Focus that not many other
        Mediums Allow
        for Deeper
        Introspection
        in Soul Searching
        that we ourselves may
        in deed learn more about ourselves
        by the next Sentence we Finish and Review too..
        I suppose it’s all about a way to Flow And A Much
        Deeper Opening of Subconscious Mind now that
        is Revealed as a New Friend of ours that is us too
        my FriEnd.. Anyway.. Always my Pleasure to visit..:)

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  6. Such a massive undertaking Prajakta, and I am very happy the puzzle pieces are falling in to place. It would be a wonderful feeling after living out of a suitcase to have this apartment in Toronto to call as your new home. Welcome to Canada! πŸ™‚

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  7. So happy for you πŸ™‚ I hope life in new city and country is treating you well πŸ˜€ its extremely cold there πŸ˜‰ so how are you keeping up with it πŸ˜› after seeing no winters in Pune πŸ˜€

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  8. From Pune to Toronto? Whoa! I was just talking to Colin the other day and he told me about your move to Canada. Congratulations on your new home and all the very best for your new life there. 😁

    P.S.: I’m secretary (not a secret anymore 🀦) jealous of you getting to meet Colin, Carol and the sweet Ray! I’m sure you had a great time!

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