Life is getting as dramatic as it can get and you know what I am here writing this blog post only because I need an excuse to switch off from the real life that’s happening around me. Fifteen days and I had it all. Really Ahmedabad, I never thought you would get this hard to handle. I mean, of course, there are so many reasons for me to like this city, no wait… I LOVE this city (IN CAPITAL :-p) but maybe the past days have been unpleasant ones so far or maybe I am learning something crucial which I think I was not ready for. If like me, you too love passing your time watching some light-hearted web series online, mark my words, shifting and moving to a new flat and on top of that finding new flatmates for that matter, is not as exciting as they show. You know how sometimes we criticise a particular thing just by chance and then get shaken by the fact that it’s actually being taken away from us?
“While making life choices, be very alert. The Universe is always listening. Life only gets harder to get better. We just gotta be patient to let it take charge.” #LessonLearnt
Well, I am talking in the context of the PG I was living in which technically turns out to be my last night tonight in this not so well organized or well furnished flat but yet a house that gave me the best three-time meals and literally I could want to live like this forever. Just pay your rent and then everything is being done and served to you like you are a queen- – – uh uh let’s believe that okay? It is easy to get up late, get dressed, pack your lunch and leave for work; Come back home, get into your PJ’s, watch your TV shows while eating dinner and just not be responsible for the house chores at all except you, yourself! And oh, if like me you too have a passion for something, you can simply be thankful for such a routine where every night you can snuggle in your sheet with your laptop and write… about stuff that goes in and around us… about life! *clicking fingers (2)*
“Respect each phase of life- the comfortable one, of course, but the difficult one even more. It is only then, that you begin to love life and live life.” #LessonLearnt
So did you notice when I said “a not so well organized or well furnished flat”, you know how the conditions of PG can be! Don’t even get me started on that but yesss, don’t we just get so used to living a certain way (especially if it’s all about the comfort), we tend to neglect the off’s here and there. But as they say, there is no excitement, if there is no drama. The twist came in our lives and one fine evening our society turned into what must have felt like 76 years ago at the time of Quit India Movement (the only difference that the affected party “there-India”, here “we PG peeps). The society members stringently urged for PG’s to shut in the society and for us to find a new place somewhere else asap. And did I forget to mention, by PGs I mean forty effing PGs from the society (and that btw is a huge number)? I am not gonna bother you with what else we had to go through but big hoardings of PG NOT ALLOWED at every ten steps is something I couldn’t handle to see every day, that’s too much of negativity and well, cutting the water supply at peak hours when you have to get ready for offices, do your morning rituals (YEAHH) and it was something they themselves agreed to suffer to make us leave. *let’s applaud that* Thanks to our PG caretaker, that kind soul literally every day stored water for us in the buckets while we were at the offices.
“We realize the value of something when it’s taken away from us, by something I mean, a necessity- “water” in this case and so yes, value the water supply you get at your house daily.” #LessonLearnt
But we thought it’s just like any other storm that will eventually pass and things would cool down. But “wo serious the, sab serious the aur humari band baj gayi” (Hey just in case you didn’t read the last line in that Geet accent, I am judging you for sure, no kidding here)!
And so began the house hunting! Well, was it a house hunting period or a period of rejections? Can’t decide!. From rejecting a few PGs (arghhh the conditions were worse to worst) To being rejected from getting flat at certain societies (“duh, you are a bachelor… didn’t you know yet, it’s a curse! “Oh, no honey, relatives were not just enough to make me feel that)”, we also were left hanging by a few “almost finalised flatmates” and every house hunt attempt from morning to evening and almost finalised deal got turned down by night. But as they say, you have to face a certain amount of failure before you finally taste success.
“We often get used to a certain routine or a certain place (no matter how good or bad it is), we must know that there always is a better place, but to find that, we need to leave the place where we currently are. And maybe, that place is exactly what we were longing for for a long time but life just plays it’s cards and does things for you when you aren’t making enough efforts yourself. Trust life, always. It only gets better!” #LessonLearnt
And so as I said in the beginning, life is getting as dramatic as it can get and you know what I am here writing this blog post only because I need an excuse to switch off from the real life that’s happening around me. My bags are packed, the flat is done, flatmates are finalized and I am just bidding this house, the apartment, the muddled phase and the month of May a goodbye!
PS: Let me know in the comments section if you have any such similar stories of flat shifting and what were the problems you faced? I would love to hear your story.
And if you are someone who might face such situation in future, here is my advise- Don’t panic. It appears a big issue but eventually, you find ways and things get sorted. Yes, it took us exactly one week to complete this process of house hunting and shifting but it is all going to be worth it. #LessonLearnt
Cheers and welcome June!
Until next time,