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The time has come to take stock of things, prioritize and decide on the future course of action. You see, I have always been a Jill-of-all-trades [link], a role I still enjoy to the hilt. But it has started feeling like way too much for me to handle. Blogging, photography, birds and butterflies, the dog, housework, reading, the list goes on. Add to it all the fact that I absolutely need more rest and sleep.

I bet, what one always tends to forget as time goes by is that one is never getting any younger. Besides, my health is not what it used to be. I now require more time to complete the same old chores of yore, leaving very less to go around for the many interests I have in my capacity as a confirmed JOAT. And what when the chores for the day are done? Instead of just flicking the errant lock of hair off the forehead and nonchalantly making straight for whatever is next on the list of hobbies as it used to happen before, all one wants is to sit in some quiet corner, relax and do practically nothing.

However much I wish to give concrete form to whatever is running around inside my head, sitting in front of the laptop and letting the fingers tap dance just does not happen. The uncharacteristically fatigued brain refuses to do the right thing by me and send the necessary signals to get things moving. What’s more, the whatchamacallit thingamabob short circuits my system, creating an inordinate desire in me to grab a book, pull up that comfy easy chair and plonk myself into it, stingily supplying just enough energy to raise my head occasionally to glance at the sky, clouds and the trees, all this while in the background plays the sonorous snores of the dog at my feet, trying its best to lull me to sleep.

So, I thought and thought and thought. What could I do to teach the bally thing a lesson? Then it struck me, the perfect solution, I mean. I went right ahead and signed up for NaBloPoMo for May 2015 at Blogher. Thirty one days of blogging. Howzzat for teaching the brain a lesson? A crazy sort of solution this, I agree, but then what else do you expect from me?

The theme for the month is photos. But I won’t be sticking to it, true to form, and will be doing my own things, which is okay by the rules. Of course there are no rules except that you post daily for the month. That is fair warning to everyone, I bet. 😉

©Shail Mohan 2015

NaBloPoMo May 2015

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