A Promise

What better way than to begin this challenge with a promise to myself. A promise to come out of this complacent, comfort zone I have lazily and happily settled into.

There was a time I loved writing. Penning down my thoughts – either through real-life incidents or fictional tales was how I expressed myself. Over the years, however, I’ve lost that part of me. Caught up in the corporate rat race and then the maddening frenzy that surrounds a new mother’s life made me all but forget how important and essential writing was to me for my survival. The only writing I did during the last decade of my life were Business Reviews, mundane reports and short posts to document my motherhood. Today I am making a promise to myself to revive the writer in me.

There was a time I loved reading. Reading was an important part of my day. Now all I read are recipes for my toddler and Instagram posts. It’s time to change that too. Today I am making a promise to myself to read at least 12 books this year. (being realistic. I’d rather under-promise and over-deliver, even if it is to myself)

There was a time I loved to paint and sketch and doodle. Now all I paint are pretty pictures in my head about the time when I will do everything I loved once again. Today I promise that I will paint/sketch/draw/doodle at least one piece per month.

There was a time I used to love watching TV series. It’s been weeks since I switched on the TV and watched anything. Today I promise that I will reacquaint with the Idiot box. This one is purely for entertainment purpose! 🙂

Jokes apart.. there are a lot of things I want to promise to myself. But at the same time, I realize that my foremost responsibility as of now lies in taking care of the soul I have been blessed with. Looking after and raising my son to be a good and healthy human is a promise that takes precedence over everything else. So along with helping my son take baby steps towards who he’ll become, I also need to take those baby steps towards rediscovering myself. To keep the promises I’ve made to myself. It’s all about finding an equilibrium. A Balance.

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16 thoughts on “A Promise

  1. This post was a good start to my reading for the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. more than the importance I know the need of Rediscovering oneself after motherhood. It’s extremely easy to be lost in this responsibility we so readily and happily take up. I am so glad you too are finding yourself again along with giving the best to your child. Hope you keep your promise to yourself and to your kid. 🙂

  2. That’s a good promise to make. Self-care is just as important as taking care of others in our lives. I think you will enjoy reading the post I am planning to publish tomorrow with “B” 🙂 #A2ZChallenge

  3. Best wishes with finding the balance. These promises will definitely help for what makes us is the path we walk on doing what we love. that’s what the journey is all about. A great start.

  4. Hey Sejal – beautifully expressed . Rediscovering self is even more fulfilling for we get something we left behind in this race . In sometime peace will supersede everything , you gotta figure out what gets you peace . Happy times ahead ! Keep walking , keep writing

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