Tuesday, August 22, 2006

And Its been two….

For those of you scratching your head … it’s was two years ago that I began blogging. And funnily enough when I read my first post, it just struck me that my life is at a starting point again. I just got a job, with the same company I worked for in India, however funnily enough this time I am that person in US who is going to bug the Indian guys for information that was due yesterday:D

Life has changed for me quite a bit in these two years; the independence of being a single working woman has become interdependence with being married. My mother warned me today, to plan ahead and not be the way I was back in India. She knew that when I get involved in a spreadsheet, it will take a lot of effort to get me back to the cooking range. The question I asked a couple of years back, now strikes me square in the jaw. Being a homemaker and a career person requires a LOT of work,. While people like my sister carry it off with a lot of panache, there are girls like me out there I am sure, who are trying to wrap their heads around the sambar preparation versus the presentation to be made. Though I am sure “Hubbies” are helpful in their own way , in the end in society today woman are judged both on child rearing /housekeeping capabilities and career choices. So being a feminist and all, I still ask the question “Did we women bite off more than we can chew – accepting responsibilities in both home and hearth?”

And a couple of one liners to make u smile

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.
Life is sexually transmitted.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again

Keep Smilin PPl



Blogger Vikas said...

hello........good sum with todays practical world...carrer and house....love to read it....do visit my blog...

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came here blog-hopping.. take it from me.. it's not tough to manage a home and career initially (especially when its only u and your hubby).. I've done it for close to 3 years now..It used to take me > 2 hours to make a meal when I was at home.. now I know how to keep 3 things going on at the same time in the kitchen and make a good dinner in 1 hour.. necessity teaches u everything :)

I am facing a bigger dilemma than you are now.. planning to start a family... so home + kid + career.. how do I manage???? I know several women do it.. but can i? and how will I feel about it emotionally .. leaving my kid at day care..etc etc..at the same time I can't imagine leaving my job.. help!!!
It just gets tougher Anu.. enjoy this phase .. when it's only the 2 of you it's not that tough.. it's when the kids come that things get complicated..

11:04 PM  
Blogger Sundar Narayanan said...

two days old and already &%&@# ?
you havent even scratched the surface young lady !!


remember how you were probably in first year of college.. sincerely doing every homework, studying every day after you came home and how by the time you go to your final year you figure out how to do a nightout and ace the exam ?? (at least most of my classmates had it figured out by the end of their first year itself). everything is like that !

9:23 PM  
Blogger Castelgard said...

I dont think so...women dont bite more than they can chew as a matter of fact it really sad to see that some women are not doing their justice to the quailfication at all...if all they wanted to do was just get married then y study some much...its painful to see that careers of some brilliant girls being nipped in bud...i am happy atleast for people like yor sister..who are focuss..it is not possible to be career oriented.. but each one case use her education in small possible way like part time jobs teaching etc...where their family life to is not affected...but i true women empowerment is possible only if women really use their potentianl in their balanced way..till then i guess reservation etc is absolutely useless..its pointless till women realise their own potential....i guess as a feminist u will endorse what i say....

9:53 AM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

Eternal dilemma- that's what being a woman is all about! And there are no easy answers!Take it from someone who's been married for 6 years:)Like anon said though, it becomes tougher when you have to fit a child into the equation. Having said all that, I must add that marriage is a wonderful institution, we may bite of more than we can chew but I think its worth it finally :)

5:12 AM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

oops, I meant "bite off" :)

11:57 PM  
Blogger Raju said...

Hi Anu, how r u?? long time since last visit/comment here..

U know.. just last week, I had a long chat my co-passenger in a local flight in India about this career-oriented women of present age. She was telling that it is pretty hard, and with the high-pressure situations that are common with the competitive work environment of nowadays, a family has not one but two potentially volatile persons returning from office. mm.. to cut the story short, she said that it would come back a full circle and girls would realize that, to save their marriage and minimize the tussles, they either think of working from home or become home-makers. This,she said, would happen after watching many marriages around them crumble .. Well, i dont thik so but striking a good balance and not carrying office pressure to home are xtremely important.

2:47 PM  
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3:35 AM  
Blogger Rebus said...

No matter how well we plan for the future it will still be not the same what we prepared for, unless somebody gave us the rule book.

And I guess living in US maybe you have the option of getting that "hubbies helpful in their own ways" changed to "hubbies helpful in more ways"; lest what feminism all about; believe me it did mean different from Where (not when), two years back you stood.

1:39 AM  

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