Action Replay - February 2015

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The month of February 2015, was one of the most important months of my life. It was during this month that Cal and I moved out to a place of our own. And the whole experience was so awesome that I am in love with my life twice as much as I was before. Cal and I moved out because there was no space in his parent's place and we wanted to give his little brother some privacy by having his own room. But not one soul has understood this. Everyone thinks that we moved out because I had an issue with my in-laws or over some property issues. When I tell people that we moved out, the first thing they say is "Oh, I understand it is difficult to stay with in-laws", or "What happened? Full fights?", or "I'm so happy for you!". Happy for me? But why? I seriously do not understand why people interpret things for themselves. Everyone makes a decision based on something of their own. Just because half the world moves out of the house because of this reason, doesn't mean that I would too. For the record, my in-laws visit us regularly and so do we. Nothing has changed in that terms for us.

But yes, the privacy was a welcome surprise. Cal and I are people who are easily prone to claustrophobia. We need a lot of space in our lives. Together or just within ourselves. Earlier, all we had was a room for us and everything we did was just within that room. But once we moved here, we were awed by the space. Literal space I mean. We were thrilled and felt at ease. The next step was to set up the house. The furniture, the curtains, the appliances, the cushions etc etc. It was a wonderful experience and cannot match anything else. It felt like I was living in with my lover and that added to the thrill. We could cook together, clean together, play together and do everything else that we wanted. And to those rolling their eyes here, privacy does not only mean sex. There was also this section of people who grinned and said "Yenjaayy" when they came to know that we were moving out to our own place. Their tone and the look on their face made me want to bash them right on their face. Maybe I would have enjoyed that too.

It did take some time for me to adjust to the new routine. Earlier I had my mother-in-law helping me in everything and I did not have to worry much. If I slept in late, she would cook and keep everything ready for me. Now, I did not have any of that. But Cal being the wonderful husband that he is, came to the rescue. He assists me in all chores. Be it cooking, cleaning or washing. We even enjoy our trips to the vegetable market. He now knows how the check the tenderness of a ladies finger and the freshness of a cauliflower. I feel like a proud teacher as I watch him picking up vegetables. Since the meals to be cooked are only for us, we make all the things that we have wanted to until now. Earlier, it was difficult because there were five people at home and everyone have their own tastes. But here we make pancakes, cakes, cookies, noodles, pizzas, mughlai, punjabi etc etc. I have always loved to cook and now seeing my husband share the passion is amazing!

February was hectic in terms of work. A lot of things had to be done and my multitasking skills were put to the ultimate test. I used to cook breakfast and lunch at home, come to office, finish work and then head back home to cook dinner. At times I had to connect to work calls when I get back home. Cal was so patient and adjusting then. He would cook at times or order food from outside. Just in one month I have realized that I probably am blessed with the best husband in the world. Touch wood!

I haven't read any book in a while. Nor watched a movie. Finally season 5 of Castle has been downloaded and I get time to watch an episode a day. It is so relaxing that I look forward to it everyday. Life has become so fast that Cal and I still can't believe that soon we would be celebrating our second year anniversary! Oh yeah, time is racing against itself. Speaking of anniversaries, March 9th is my blog's sixth year anniversary. Yes, six years of blogging and awesomeness. This calls for a huge celebration and a much needed makeover for the blog. I'm doing intensive research on new blog templates, fonts and headers. The blog is going to take a huge turn, for good. More on that later! A new domain has been bought and will be unveiled on the 9th of March. Along with it will be a giveaway to celebrate my happiness. And this time I'm having more than one prize. How does that sound?

Life has been on the fast lane for me this year and I cannot be more happy. Everything is falling into place the way I want it to and I'm content with life. I have always been reasonable with my dreams and passions. I do not aim for the sky knowing that I have vertigo. I only aim for what I can reach and that is exactly why I get what I want. Yes, we need to dream big always. But the dreams shouldn't be so big that you get lost in it. Be realistic. Live. Love. Laugh. Work hard. Share. Care. Read. Write. Play. If your life revolves around these things, then you are set for all the happiness in the world.

February treated me very well. How did you fare?

14 comments:

  1. Six years? Wow! That's one long relationship :) I'm excited to see the new domain in action! Congrats and a very happy bday to your blog :)

    You rock!

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    1. Thank you Aathira, you have been a strong support since the last one year :)

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  2. It's great to have your own space. I must admit, no matter how nice my in-laws are, there is no way I could live with them. Or my parents for that matter! Glad to hear Feb was good for you. You should link up to my monthly linky 'The Month that was...' I am going to shamelessly promote it here for you ;) http://www.livingmyimperfectlife.com/the-month-that-was-february-2015/

    (If you really mind the link in your comments, just delete it...)

    Looking forward to your new blog domain and look! :) How exciting!!

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    1. Why would I delete it? I'll make sure I link all my month end posts from now on :)

      Thank you Sanch :)

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  3. It's so wonderful to have the space we want and set up a home with our partner..Enjoy this Soumya..And don't give a damn about what people insinuate... And great going on the blog :)

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    1. I know, I'm in love with every aspect of it.

      Thanks Naba :)

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  4. 6 years of blogging :) and I agree wit privacy not only being sex..

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    1. Oh yeah, if only other people agree on it too :)

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  5. Wow! 6 years of blogging! Congratulations :) And good to know that February was good to you. February has been a month of a new beginnings to me too!

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  6. Wow, the posts full of nice surprises :) And great news on the blog and domain front :) I am yet to write my February post, work has been excitingly hectic and I took a break from everything to enjoy time with my mom!

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    1. That's so sweet! I should do that too :)

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  7. Living as a couple under one roof - its really an awesome experience Soumya. Great to know how you are doing and keep the action alive! :)

    And yeah, wish you an awesome 7th year in blogging!!

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