Birthday post/ a milestone musing / celebrating 35β™₯️

Something magical about August!

Is it cuz I was born in August, or simply cuz it’s called August??

N as I walk the cusp of 34 into 35, my childish urges only grow bigger..

From forcing my kid to share his chocolates with me (cuz I consider myself to be a kid) to playing hide n seek with gusto, to refusing to grow up… its really a long list you know..

N with each passing year, I only seem to grow young at heart.. I consider myself younger than my four year old n admit to being his best student, n he my best teacher so far..

I take pride in being called ‘Flaky’ cuz is really anything serious going on here?? Other than the fact, that I have only myself to pull up for the way I have lived my life??

N I realise it’s all about ‘play’!!!

My son demonstrates it cuz the second he opens his eyes in the morning, he wants to play.. n the minute he is done with his ‘more powerful (read shorter) than the noon time power nap’ he is all set to…. PLAY..

N as I hurry him after school, so as to quickly reach Home (why the hell???) he pulls my hand audaciously only to stop me, as he visually relishes the front tyres of the red bus going on the speed breaker ‘dhubuk dhubuk’ n then slowly the back tyres making the transition..

It’s a big deal for him!!! N he has to stop by and enjoy it..

I realise he is so tuned in all the time, and me as a parent though guilty of innocently disrupting his flow, (thanks to my being out of tune) we get each other like no one else..

I feel lucky to be able to see things his way!

N I feel lucky that I am adamant n stubborn about the world not telling me how to live my life.. cuz in that moment of rebellion is when my son’s soul touches me the most..

N though asking that for myself is much easier than helping my son find his voice for the same, I’m pretty sure he will not feel afraid to ask whenever it’s time..

Whoa!!! 35 must have done something to me!!!

Lol

~ aryaa

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Happy in my thirties <3

We just watched this beautiful movie, titled ‘the longest ride’. As we were done with the movie, I thanked my husband for downloading such beautiful movies for us to watch over weekends. It’s been a year since our new life as parents started and I don’t think much has changed. Even though I know a lot has changed, actually it hasn’t.

I told my hubby that I’m so much happier in my thirties than I was in my twenties πŸ™‚ We watch these movies over the weekends, sometimes in instalments of two or three. And not just any movies. Mindblowing movies that dig deep into your soul, make you think, make you feel, make you grateful for all that you have.

  
There’s this perspective, this beautiful perspective of life, which you have at thirty, which you don’t at twenty! There are so many things to look forward to, stuff to offer gratitude for, so many moments to relish n so many to look forward to. 

Wonder if people who feel bad as they age, ever get this perspective? It’s beautiful! As every year passes, we’re getting better at this beautiful fun game called life. The ups n downs remain the same, yet our perspectives of the game changes. Every year were just getting better n better πŸ™‚

This blog post is precious for me as it captures the gratitude I have for life, for turning 32 soon, for having all the beautiful people in my life, for knowing that life has my back πŸ™‚ it’s beautiful πŸ™‚ it really is.

I haven’t written my soul off like this since a long time. And I think this is some kind of comeback πŸ™‚ I intend to write 31 posts, one each night simply to celebrate this August month, which is also the very first of my birth month celebration events πŸ˜‰ 

So I’m not just celebrating my birthday week, but celebrating the entire month! Here’s to many such celebrations to come πŸ™‚ 

Ps: thank you Akshay n Ekaansh πŸ™‚ n thank you my beautiful family ❀