Well, it was about an year back when we moved back from a foreign land to India, our home country, specifically to Mumbai.
Mumbai is a vibrant city with lights, colors, opportunities, and of course, lots of people :)! Time flew by, as I got into the process of making adjustments for myself and family…be it in terms of work or caring for children or helping them adjust in new environment at home and school…not to forget, participation and enjoyment in multiplicity of festivals and social events.
However, travelling in Mumbai felt like a challenge due to air pollution and poor quality of roads. Local trains are still the most efficient mode of commutation…yet, they are reserved only for the millions of brave-hearts commuting daily, especially during rush hours.
My children faced ups and downs in the process of growing up…and I must admit, some phases were particularly difficult, this year.
The new school of my daughter was not up to the mark. Sadly, everywhere, the schools being not up to mark has become a trend, rather than an exception. As a parent, I tried to proactively collaborate with school authorities to make necessary improvements.
My other child started going to playschool. However, it was tough for him…and needless to say, for me to get him adjusted! After a month or so, things started looking up!
I took up a ‘work from home’ freelancing work opportunity! However, while freelancing gives the flexibility required by a mother with two small kids to take care of, it is also difficult as there is no ‘free time’, one can reclaim for work purpose. Somehow, slowly, things improved.
And, while all this was happening, we shifted to a new city! 🙂
Basically, two years, 2 countries and 3 cities…Life is all about change…! Looking forward to another fascinating journey of life…
Thanks for reading!