Milestones, Changes, A Quote

Hi there! It has been a while (close to two weeks) since I have written anything, except for those odd photograph posts once in a while. In the meantime, it looks like I have crossed the 2000 followers mark in WordPress and 100 followers mark in Instagram 😉 That is Awesome! and a huge THANK YOU! and to all those new followers, Welcome! and I do hope you enjoy your time here in this small part of the blogosphere.

These two weeks, I have been volunteering as a teaching assistant in a Primary School here in London and this school is quite far away from home. It has been a while since I got up at 5.30 am on a weekday other than to catch a flight or receive someone coming by a flight. The early wake-up, the hour and a half long train and bus ride, a whole 6 hours of school work and hour and a half long bus and train ride back home left me exhausted and tired and I still had to get some of my other work done too. Wasn’t an easy week, but still I managed to achieve a lot in terms of pending official and personal work. But my blogging took a hit. I could have blogged during my train ride, but I am not a great fan of typing on my phone, irrespective of how fancy & convenient it is. I like the typing sounds of my laptop. Mr. M keeps making fun of my tick-tick-tick keyboard sounds, thanks to my fast typing mode 😉 but I enjoy that.

I am looking to switching my career to teaching and hence this volunteering to see if I can and to ensure that I don’t regret it later. But these two weeks of spending time with Year 3 students (the same age as my first niece) I am sure I can do it and it would be fun too 😉 I should ensure that I don’t get too emotional and attached to the kids, though. That is something I have to remind myself daily when I eventually take up that profession.

I am yet to check out a lot of blog posts from these past two weeks but hopefully will get there eventually. Until then

I never thought I will say this in my life, but ‘Happy Monday’ 😉 and Happy Blogging you all!

5 work myths – demystified

I am generally not good with these kind of lists. But these 5 crossed my mind today. I wanted to let it go.

  • Working late doesn’t mean that person works harder. It just means that they are used to working in a different speed or simply they just started late.
  • Working from home does not mean they are on a paid and unaccounted leave. It really means that we still have to work from home, irrespective of the ‘n’ number of distractions over there.
  • Just because someone worked through the weekends and holidays when a situation demanded once doesn’t mean they would love to do it always. They were probably looking at it as an opportunity for some bonus or hike at that time and not as default working hours.
  • Taking a day off along with a holiday does not make it a vacation. Neither is the weekend.
  • Being colleagues doesn’t equate to being friends. There are different codes for each. But the reverse is true, in the project of life.

There, now I feel a little better.