Sunday Stealing: The Time Traveler Meme
1. Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
2. Tell us how many years back you have travelled and why.
3. Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
4. You only have one "date" with this former self.
5. Answer these questions.
Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?
My answer: It is January 1995 and I am 23 years old. I have gone back 15 years because that is indeed a good amount of time to go back in, and it is indeed very good to ruminate over what a long way I have come.
I am in Mumbai, working at a Corporate job, really enjoying it, and have been made another job offer which I am considering hard. I travel by Mumbai local trains to office. I have to take a bus and then change two trains to get to work. I am immensely enjoying my independence (and my ahem--boy friends :P ) but still waiting for the right man to marry :-)
1. Would your younger self (YYS, from here) recognize you when you first meet?
No way. My YYS would wonder who this smart woman is :) And OMG, she has two children too. That too 12 and 9!Not kidding.My YYS would have never thought I'd turn out like this.
Here is a very recent photo of me with a good friend.(Picture clicked 3 days back. one of my favourite pictures)
2. Would YYS be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?
Very. My YYS would have never thought I'd be a published author (working now on my 3rd book!) as well as a Portraiture Artist. (Click here to see my portraits.)
3. What piece of fashion advice would you give YYS?
Please don't wear shapeless stuff. Be proud of your body.
4. What do you think YYS is most going to want to know?
Am I making the right decision by deciding to give up my corporate career?
5. How would you answer YYS's question?
It is one of the best things you have done.
6. What would probably be the best thing to tell YYS?
I would tell my YYS to memorise the following:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
7. What is something that you probably wouldn't tell YYS?
Heh heh heh heh. I probably wouldn't tell her how much natural childbirth really hurts , How hard breastfeeding really is yet how you will do it for your children, how bringing up toddlers and having children changes you in ways you have never imagined.
8. What do you think will most surprise YYS about you?
YYS will be most surprised to know how much a mother really can endure.
9. What do you think will least surprise YYS?
That I am still in touch with some of my childhood friends.
10. At this point in your life, would YYS like to run into "you" from the future?
I think so. She would then be assured that it will all work out just fine.
I totally enjoyed doing this tag. I tag the following people:
Suma (i would love to hear her answers)
Nancy (I so miss her posts)
Gillian (i love reading her)
Prashant ( he will scream blue murder for tagging him as he has decided to minimise his online time :P But he writes so well and i want to meet his YYS :) )
Ajay (He always has an interesting take on most things and he is one of my closest friends. How can i not tag him? Besides I want to meet his YYS too (and laugh my head off) :P :D)
and finally my very good friend (whom you see in the photo with me) Tony who does not have a blog, but he can use my comment box. (Tony joked with me saying he would love to meet 200 gorgeous Indian women through my blog when I mentioned to him that my blog has more 800 subscribers and gets more than 400 page views in a single day)
So here is your chance Tony :-)
(I really hope Tony does not kill me for this when I mail him the link tomorrow morning. :P He has no clue about this post. If you don't see me after 3-4 days, please alert the Police. It might mean I have been murdered by Tony ) :-)
If anyone else wants to do this very interesting tag, please consider yourself tagged and do leave me a comment after doing it and I will surely read.
Travel back in time--it's a great pep-up :) (you can use my comment box if you dont have a blog)
Wishing you a happy monday to kick start the week.