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Life has its strange patterns. Last year, around this time, I was struggling with sadness due to derailed plans. This year, same time, I’m sad again.
Because I’m feeling lonely!
You see, my parents visited me last week, and I loved spending time with them. Now with them back home, I am left alone in this new city, trying to find my place as one among millions.
So I spent some time moping.
I realized that I am an almost 31 year old adult responsible for his own life. So I decided to stop moping and watch some TV.
I did that.
Then I started moping again.
Then I decided to stop moping again and went and sat in the balcony. I enjoyed the view and the fresh air.
Then I started moping again.
Then I decided to stop moping again and cooked a meal. I took a nap. I spoke to a few friends.
Slowly and steadily, without even thinking about it, I started feeling like myself again.
Now this may not be permanent, after all, I will end up missing my parents again. But the loneliness and sadness started to fade after giving it time. And that’s why I’m resharing with you a poem I wrote last year.
I’m curious to know - how do you cope when life throws curveballs at you and gets you feeling sad? Before you read today’s edition, drop me a short, one line answer. You can also consider sharing your thoughts as a comment. I reply to all comments with a mini poem, so today might be your turn! 😀
Alright, poem starts in 3… 2… 1!
Here it is in text format, in case you can’t watch the video just yet.
When life gets just a tad too rough, a tad too tough. You've had enough. 😢 When life gets just an inch too dull, And in your skull you feel a lull. 😶 When life gets just a bit too grim or dim, or other synonyms. 📚 Let go, my friend, it ain't no crime. Sometimes, it's good to waste some time. ⏳
That’s it! Thanks for reading edition no. 109 of Hello Universe!
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Some Fun Stuff
This is a place where I recommend read-worthy, hum-worthy, and watch-worthy content from across the internet. The underlined words are links that you can click to access my suggestions:
1. Check out Gamma app for AI generated presentations: Ever wanted to tell an AI to make a powerpoint presentation for you from just a few words? Give Gamma a shot. I use it often to make internal presentations and even made a small fun presentation for my parents using this app. It’s almost like magic. Use my link to sign up and we’ll both get to make 5 ppts for free!
2. Listen to Some Beat In My Head by Degiheugi: I’ve been listening to this song for more than 4 years. It has never failed to cheer me up. Listen now!
3. Watch this profile of Tata Steel by Asianometry: No one does company profiles like Asianometry. I learned a lot about Tata Steel and its origins from this video and feel inspired. If you are interested in finding out how a company goes about shaping a nation, this is a must watch video!
That’s it for this week, see you next Tuesday!