It’s a mystery to me just how time flies each day not leaving me enough to tend to my blog. Umm… well, I do know that there’s only so much of it each day and in recent times it has mostly been spent doing things other than blogging.. Not that I am unhappy about it. Those other things were also ‘happy’ things that I was glad to be doing. But still, one loves from time to time to have more of time to do some writing. From where I am standing it looks to me (for the time being at least!), November is that month.
I am done with things for the year, and can sit back and relax. I have been to visit the Second Born, went sightseeing (and shopping) with him, met friends, spent hours at the airport waiting for a flight that got delayed due to bad weather, had the First Born and the Daughter-in-Law over for a long weekend… fun times, indeed. But this was just the previous month, what about the months that came before?
The L&M helpfully pointed out the other day that the whole year has been a busy one for me, I have not made as many trips in a single year as I have in 2017. Yay, to that! It is no mystery that HE hates travel and has accompanied me on only one of those. Come to think of it, we are the most-unlike-of-peas-in-a-pod when it comes to packing our bags and stepping out. He’d rather stay put, I’d rather go out. We have found an excellent solution to this dilemma: He stays put and I go out.
It is not necessary that couples do everything together. If life has taught me one thing (too late, I tell ya) it is this that no two people are alike or have similar interests. If you do, well and good, enjoy. If not, follow your interests separately, on your own, and make the best of the rest of the time together. There is nothing worse than having a cranky person along who hates travel, ask me, I should know! 😉
Note: The picture of the butterfly has nothing to do with the post except for the fact that it flies too, like time 😉
©Shail Mohan 2017
“I am done with things for the year, and can sit back and relax.”… I wish! Somehow I can never draw a line under ‘done with things’ and never really get enough time to write! Enjoy November 🙂
Anne, that’s what I think 😀
I married an extrovert that likes to get out and DO with everyone. I am an introvert to the core. IF I go out, I want to just go out with him. I can definitely relate – we are both happier doing our own things and compromising when we can
In my home, we are ALL introverts. But I love seeing places, though I don’t like the hustle and bustle. Birdwatching and photography are more to my liking. As for my husband, he’d rather bustle about doing errands and then watch TV! 🙂
Happy November ☺ Wishing you a great one!
Thank you 🙂 Here’s wishing you a great one too!
The couple in my house is the opposite. The dude likes to flutter about, while the dudette would like nothing better than sitting at her nook with her laptop.
Good that you enjoyed the year. Gasp…it’s almost over !
I love my me-time, but I love seeing places too, especially going out to catch the birds and butterflies! 🙂
Probably why there’s that saying: “Opposites attract” ;). I’m a extroverted introvert. I am considered shy and quiet, but at the same time I love traveling and adventures :p
We seem to be on the same side. Introvert in the garb of an extrovert, but love to travel! 😀
Agree, people need to follow their hearts separately and it’s something very healthy for couple to do things separately. It irks me you know when I am not able to blog as much and neglected my book that I am working on. It’s been more than 2 months when the fear paralysis is getting the better of me. I know that feeling, Shail.
Get back to it at the earliest, Vishal! (Says Shail who still hasn’t compiled her short-story collection, sigh!)