Why I Write ...

Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

Happy trails

4 October 2008

Normal vs Abnormal Life, Oct 04, 2008

WHOA!!! 4th quarter is upon us ... 2008 is almost a done deal. What a year it has been so far ... in so many aspects.

I was having a skype chat with a friend this afternoon, and as usual he was reminding me for someone with everything (by his definition), I whine a lot. Hmmmm and then there was this point where he said he needed a normal life.

I asked what is a normal life ... and that conversation went the course it usually does with him here there everywhere and likely to resurface at some point for more arguements for the sake of ideas.

I posted then in my status box in facebook "Anita wonders what is a normal life and is mine normal or abnormal given the circumstances??"

Got some pretty interesting comments to that, even a book to read about the meaning of life ... it gave me a fuzzy feeling really.

You don't really expect anyone to be paying any attention and then you find out how off the mark you are, people are and people out there care in their own little ways.

One of the things that really often catches me off guard and makes me smile and reminds me that humanity still exists even if its often over-shadowed by the mad callings of living in the frenetic world. Such warmth is what I think really keeps everyone chugging along, finding our footing and place in the big scheme of things.

I remember at some points thinking I had such an absolutely normal life it bored the brains out of me. Then I realised that what I thought was normal to me seemed either scary or exciting to some others. The very same emotions I felt when weighing my life against theirs. Interesting lesson there me thinks.

People are always aspiring for something. That keeps us in a constant state of movement and perhaps agitation. Some want more, some less, but everyone has wants and desires and dreams and aspirations ... coloured and jazzed up with experiences and pains and sorrows sharing stage with joys and triumphs.

I guess that pretty much sums up living. And life being abnormal or normal given all these circumstances, really is by definition the feelings of the said person at any given time.

Me am here and there about how my 37 years has rolled along, super moments, terrible moments, amazing moments ... endless list ... and my journey continues ... and I am surely going to be often struck with this question at different junctures of my life and I am sure that somehow I will find both the good and the bad and strike a balance for what's good for me and for my girls.

Maybe it's not exactly Living da Vida Loca ... but its living ani style - even if it means I get tagged aninolife ... I know it's said with good intentions :)) ...

How do you view your life then?

2 comments:

nanda666 said...

Haha...funny how all the political rambling makes us think of life. Well...my story on my blog "Baby makes three" tells that story...but "how I view my life?????..hmmm...."
Being the engineer...point form la....
1. Money - "Money to live and NOT live for money" - own 1 house, own 1 car, some savings, insurance...yup..that's all for me and the family.
2. Work/life balance - Time with my family is paramount and yes...I will sacrifice that high Oil & Gas expat salary in Qatar..hehehe!!
3. Health - Eat right, sleep right, work out and do have the occasional pint!!
4. Stress/worry - Someone once said," Worrying is as effective as chewing bubble gum to solve a maths equation". - I agree. and I stress again...do have that occasional pint. hehehehe!!

akuani said...

Nanda666: welcome to my humble ramblings :)) ...

I'll give the occasional pint serious consideration.