Aug 10, 2010

Series: This NRILife; Life is all about change!

Presenting yet another guest post on This NRI Life... If you are interested to write a guest post please feel free to contact me at

About the Author: Vanitha Jayaprakash & myself were hostel mates in Chennai taking baby steps into our career. Most of my carefree days were spent with her, sharing one coke, dancing in the rain, counting the stars, making teddy bears, dreaming about America, playing beach ball etc. We continue to be great friends through all these years. I thank her sincerely for all that she has been to me and wish her the best in everything life is yet to offer...

Com'on let's see what Vanitha has to say about This NRI Life... Feel free check her out at: Black Walnut Pearl

Life is all about change!
I was born in a city, brought up in a nearby town, went to three schools, spent five years in one college, packed to a nearby city for my first job, dwelt in three different places, gained experience from two companies, flew all the way from one part of the earth to the other, precisely to perform on a new stage.

Change, big or small, good or bad is the driven force of our life. This is a whole new world. I love this country that adopted me. I rejoice the air that carries unlimited possibility. Here, the culture is reverse, the attire is seasonable, the language is apprehensible and the attitude is grateful. And, the freedom hold wings, People are colored, seasons are stimulative, and the cleanliness is breathable.

Retention, on the other hand can be pushing or pulling, can be relishing or repenting. There are memories that I treasure from the country that gave me this great gift called Life. The familiar faces and the intimacy with places, friends who are very much in tune and the jargons that make the communication complete, the smell of jasmine and the taste of instant coffee, the authenticity in food and the land that makes you feel home. That is an accustomed comfort ground.

Life is all about change. How we embrace and direct the wind of change is in our hands. As someone quoted, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely”. No one can go back and start a new beginning. Hence, holding onto my memories, moving forward, thinking that this present will become my past one day and at that stage I’ll have a wonderful past built behind me to look back and cherish. Happy Life!!

PS: I would like to dedicate my “This NRILife: Life is all about change!” to NRIGirl on her birthday. Many happy returns!


NRIGirl said...

A fantastic post! Happy Life to you too Vanitha!

Also, thank you for the wonderful Birthday gift!

Black Walnut Pearl said...

Thank you! Wishing you a very happy b'day!

SG said...

Very well written. Happy Birthday.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you for the wishes SG!

I am sure Vanitha will respond to the compliment on her post.

Thank you for stopping by.

Y L said...

so sweet of you vanitha. such a wonderful girl!

God bless you.

very good reading. thanks

NRIGirl said...

Dear Vanitha! Reading it again and again all through the day.

Though it pulls me back to the days gone by it also motivates me to make this present a beautiful memorable past.

Very nicely written. Please write more!

~ NRIGirl

A said...

Absolutely brilliant. You must write at my blog too. Concise, superb vocabulary, clear message and communicated just right.

Black Walnut Pearl said...

Thank you all!!

@NRIGirl, this is one of my recent realization that we always talk about making our future, but not our past. It might sound silly, but these days I am making out my past b'coz past is the output, future is just raw and present is what we do with it. Don't know whether this makes sense to everyone:) I hope you had a wonderful day!

@A, Truly, your comment made my day! I'll write for you too.

A said...


Honestly your Guest Blogger has given you the best present on your birthday. But I should also say "Happy Birthday".

NRIGirl said...

Thank you A!

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