Hello friends! I just blinked and August is over. Surely, it cannot be. I have hardly posted anything this month. This must be my slowest month on the blogs. But I missed you dear blog and all my blogfriends. But I had not gone anywhere. It’s just that I lost my internet connectivity for about a week. And the weeks before that I was drowning in the real world.
With no internet wi-fi, I remembered all the jokes people make about not having wi-fi. It literally left me oxygen-less. You see, I work from home. No internet means, I had to make the actual commute to work on 2 days last week. And before leaving the house, I have to ensure the one hundred and ten things which need to happen during the day, will happen in perfect synchronization.
The first two days of the week, I hoped and prayed that the net would be up. But, with pathetic customer service, I came to know my phone line was cut and therefore, the internet was off. I have a backup datacard dongle but it was wheezing at 7kbps.
Lesson Learnt #1 : After the maid, the Wi-fi is now the most important thing in life.
And finally, I had to take the decision to get more stable internet providers. I am getting a new datacard dongle, and a new wi-fi connection. The requests for the new connections are made. That should ensure, my work goes on smoothly.
Sometimes, we are so comfortable in our zone, that even when we see the warning signs, we are not ready to act on it. And finally, the system had to crash for me to act on it. But, fingers burnt and lessons learnt.
Lesson Learnt #2 : Push yourself out of your comfort zone, nothing will ever change otherwise.
The positive of this whole drama was I could also catch up on lot of other activities. With no internet, no Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, whatever, I felt I had lots of time. I actually finished reading 3 books – Brutal, Mrs. Funnybones and One Part Woman (Reviews coming soon on Booksdrama). I could even read some magazines in between, made many phone calls. It was a good detox.
Lesson Learnt #3 : Wi-fi is not the most important thing in life. We can survive without internet for few days, everybody carries on in life and no one will miss us.
The week ended with 2 festivals – Onam and Raksha Bandhan. It has been many years since I had an Onam where none of my siblings or parents were present. I missed you Amma, Papa, brother and sister. Even though my complete family and in-laws were present, it made me a tad sad.
As I am writing this post, I am still waiting for my brother to turn up for Raksha Bandhan.
Lesson Learnt #4: Festivals are meaningless with no family present. Don’t you agree?
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