Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I want to be a Housewife

That is my new found ambition. And before you say it, I do not have kids..  So I would be doing exactly .. NOTHING except things I like .. like sleeping, eating, cooking, reading, watching TV.

I am so swayed by this entire thought.

Dont blame me. I spent the last week in Goa where I did nothing. And this week.. On Monday I went to a bookstore to browse, met a friend, cooked mutton curry. On Tuesday, met a friend for lunch, did some house work, met old colleagues and then watched TV at home. Today, I made breakfast, read Archies, watched the movie Parichay. The only taxing work I did was to go to the bank. 

And I really dont feel like going back to a hectic lifestyle. I just want to loll around more... I dont want to think about work for sometime.. sometime meaning a few months. It would be so nice to just plan your days with what you feel like doing. I would probably join a swimming class, go for a walk in the evenings, cook, learn a language maybe, meet friends, watch movies.. ah!!!!!

That moment when you realise... when you dont need to think of running back to work post a lunch.. well, you can have as long a lunch as you want.. and drink too.. that moment is just breathtakingly beautiful. You can sit in the sun for as long as you want, run around after butterflies if you want, sit and have coffee post lunch watching the raindrops pitter patter.. there is no hurry.. and you have all the time in the world. Mmmmmmmm...

Its kind of difficult to let go of this nice, insanely warm feeling.

And I wonder, when did I forget to live.

13 comments:

Scarlett said...

I'm doing the exact same things as you are right now, so I completely know what you mean!

Though I've been feeling for a while now that working the way we do is not worth it. There's so much to life, and we spend the best hours of our days cooped inside a cubicle, staring at a screen.

I'm waiting for the time I can afford to take a sabbatical (and I don't mean looking after kids!). Till then I'll be happy with my month long break between jobs :-)

Moonshine said...

@Scarlett When can we take a sabbatical??? Until we have enough money stashed away somewhere, I dont know when it will happen. :(

besunni said...

Scarlett, I do believe Moonshine has actually slowwwwed down and is even enjoying it :).

Moonshine, you are now like the rest of us: working folks longing to be retired. Welcome!

Moonshine said...

@besunni And arent you happy? lol. I dont think I have ever had such a leave in the last 10 yrs when I have had neve to worry about the previous or future co. After I joined work in 2001, in the first co, I only took sick leave. When I switched to the 2nd, I joined immediately. And 3rd, I worked till about 2 days before my marriage.. got married, went on honeymoon and joined work immediately. So frankly never have I had this luxury.

Shruti said...

Wow, Moonshine! You are enjoying yourself.. Way to go! Ofcourse the added advantage being, we see you more often here :)

I went through this blissful period around the same time last year.. It is liberating :)

Gobri said...

@ Moonshine - I think you will have a change of mind after a few months. The only reason why I long to get back after every sabbatical is the need to interact more regularly with people. Phone calls and emails are one thing. But talking about books movies, data too is quite exciting.
And sabbaticals do not cost too much. I talk from experience. Needs reduce. Material requirements vanish. It actually may be a lower output (if we can forget that there is no input by way of salary).

Moonshine said...

@Shruti It is quite liberating!!! Now only if I can find myself a benefactor who cna pay me a salary for sitting at home.

@Gobri We can form a housewives club. Then we can meet everyday.. or every alternate day.. and drink wine and be merry.. we can talk boks, films, data.. yeah whatever!!!!

mêlée said...

Lucky you!!
Yenjoyy, but pls re-think ;)Do you really, can you really ever be a housewife! I doubt.
I have seen housewives with fat degrees and awesome work ex, and their misery on having to end up as housewives.
I shall swim across the pacific, not to be one :D hence the extreme opinion you see :)

Moonshine said...

@melee I think I am enjoying my break too much to much feel excited about working. I havent taken a break in ages... 10 yrs to be exact. But you are right..I cannot for the life of me sit at home.

Shruti said...

@Moonshine: I Wish! If i find one, we can share the 'benefactor'!

Moonshine said...

@shruti lol. People may object! :)

the-mommie said...

Breaks are great! n I'm soooo very glad ur enjoying urs and that u've finally taken one to begin with!!! :D

But here's my 2 cents: you know why you enjoy the break? 'coz you know ur heading straight back into some crazy work hrs. if it were an open ended situation where u don't know when ur going back to work,..... its a little different. :) the long lunches don't hold as much charm and the endless movie watching is a bit mind numbing after a while. not to mention the fact that everyone around u will be busy n u have to adjust to their availability! sounds a bit like i'm back to my usual ranting doesn't it! :D

what i'm saying is this: we cherish the break more when we know that they are so few and far in between. so u really value that time.

btw, chasing after butterflies........ really?! :D

Moonshine said...

@mommie I know what you are saying. But at times I wish I didnt have the stress of thinking of going back to work. Right now also I think I have people around me, so maybe I am liking the break too. I still think a longer break will still work for me.. if I can plan it well. Join some courses, learn swimming etc. Lets see when it happens ...