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Update: Time's Up, Change In

There's a saying that goes something like this - when nothing is happening, nothing happens. And when it does, it hits the fan all at the same time.

Nah, there's no saying like that BUT it sure feels like it right now.

When Time Stood Still by Seth Macey on Unsplash

First off, we're going through some major shifts in this small, humble little family of ours. I try my best to keep my head above the water but sometimes, I learn how to survive choking on salt water.

Second of all, I want to tell all you parents of young children this: you don't know what's in front of you, you really don't. If you think teething is the worst thing EVER, you're in for some surprises.

Third, I am a Buddhist. And you know how they tell you the worst thing you can do in life is to attach to earthly stuff and beings and whatnots? Yeah, turns out, it takes a plane ticket to Tibet/Bali/Thailand/Myanmar (take your pick), a month in a monastery and weeks of meditation. If you're a normal person like me, this whole detachment thing reeks slightly of some kind of suck.

Fourth, it's tense over here....just a wee bit. Elder son is in the midst of doing his final high school exam while we're whirling around trying to get things organized. We're working our way around schedules and dates to near-perfect precision. I've never been early to appointments so many times in my life.

Fifth, and this is kind of feather-ruffling, what made life slightly easier for me for many years was the fact that my boys go to the same school which means school runs are easier for me. Things are changing because with Son 1 ending his high school, it's time to schedule up again for clashing time tables,

Anyway, we're holding up. As long as we keep our heads above the water, we'll get through this and there's a slight reprieve at the end of the year to anticipate.

Gotta run,


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