Last week, I convinced myself(yet again) that I needed to be a lot more organized. I hit upon this brainwave(a plagiarised idea of unknown origins) to make a To-Do list before I went to bed. Being a bat or an owl, whose mind kickstarts with the rise of the moon, this made perfect sense to me.

On the chosen night, I sat myself down and drew up a meticulously curated list: not only for the next day but for the entire week! Did I mention I was one of those nerds who happened to also dress up sometimes? I neatly wrote it all down, by hand, on sheets of unruled cream paper, tables neatly penciled using a ruler, prioritizing with coloured pens, marking it with timelines and topping it off with long-ago-bought-and-never-used Post-It notes. I felt like I was back at school! Girl! I was so proud.

And if you thought, “That’s inspiring! I should do that too!”, do read on before running off to create your own ‘Plans for the entire week pretty chart’.

That night, I was so filled to the brim with dormant adrenalin to grab the next morning and the whole damn week by its horns, that I lay there in bed, with my mind sprinting, as if running on every trail on this planet, trekking up every mountain, swimming through every ocean and river and stream, a marathon created for Zeus himself, but with my feet securely riveted to the ground. Nevertheless, the next morning, I soldiered on with eyelids weighed down by pebbles(not of the small kind) and ticked off a few off the list. Promptly, I also lost my exquisite piece of painstakingly composed plans by nightfall, in the abyss of my children’s toy cupboard that is comparable to The Mariana Trench but into which only the truly tiny tend to brave.

 

I chase the sun

from dawn to dusk and way beyond

but never catch up.


This post was written for Day 1 of BAR-A-Thon Edition 3 inspired by the Theme RUN/ SPRINT/ MARATHON/ DASH/ CHASE. Do drop in to read what else I pen down this time around at BAR-A-Thon.

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  • July 4, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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    Hahaha… Namy you nailed it!
    My to do list…if you ask me, I would say it has turned fossil by now, living the life of an orphan.

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  • July 4, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    I do my to-do lists on a dry erase board. Makes it really easy to rewrite my goals as the day goes by.

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  • July 4, 2018 at 8:41 am
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    I chase the sun

    from dawn to dusk and way beyond

    but never catch up.

    These lines deserve a T-shirt!! 🙂

    Cute story and memorable poetry! 🙂 Please write more often…

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  • July 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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    Two words: Locked cupboard 😉

    My to-do lists are more precious than life itself. Nothing and nobody should come between me and them. Jokes aside, though, it’s probably better to have a to-do list when life is a bit sane and when the kids are a bit older 😀

    Nice to see you as part of the Barathon, Namratha 🙂

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    • July 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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      Thank you Shailaja. I think to-do list do not work well with the unpredictable nature of early motherhood. I am trying to keep them more achievable now.

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    • July 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm
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      Thanks Rohan:) I need to find high Unreachable place but yet easily accessible to me.

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  • July 3, 2018 at 10:10 am
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    You have been Mia for long Namy and its good to see you back.. Ah the life of a mother!

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  • July 2, 2018 at 11:39 pm
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    It is so good to read your posts again. You know you are a magician of words. This is the story of my life atleast for 10 days of the month. I get inspired, I have a to-do list and the next morning the toddler has successfully torn it into multiple pieces. I feel you.

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    • July 3, 2018 at 12:06 am
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      You know how it is with kids! I have been constantly feeling like I am running with too many things to do. Anyways it feels good to write again after doing so sporadically.

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