Time of my Life!

Feels good to do absolutely nothing, isn’t it?
Lying idle. Carefree.
These days I’m so busy doing nothing.
Tied up head to toe in idleness.
The entire Christmas week
I’ve been on leave from work.
Christmas vacation. Winter break.
How blissful! How fortunate!
Some of you who are working are thinking.
Some are feeling a little envious too, aren’t you?
Just a little bit. But yes! Yeah, I know that feeling.
The moment you learn someone’s on leave from work and you wish you were on leave too. Especially those who are work-loaded, deadline-driven nearly all the time and hardly get the privilege to enjoy some no-work break.

So yes. I’m on leave.
Enjoying. Doing nothing.
And yes I’m exaggerating too. I mean one cannot practically do nothing.
I mean even doing nothing is doing something right?
Okay, okay. Ill stop getting on your nerves now. Anyway!

Just the other day Rach called me on my phone. Remember her, right? No? Okay, I’ll introduce you to her later. She is always concerned about the track my life keeps taking. Eager in knowing the latest developments in my life. And then starts a stream of questions.

“How is work? What book am I reading? If I bought any new book? Anywhere new that I traveled? Did I fight again with a rickshaw fellow for charging me wrongly? Any new guy who asked me out?” etc.
The regular girly talks. Guess you got the idea!
And based on my replies, starts a fresh round of grilling, sound advices, suggestions, jolly making, jokes cracking etc.
Got a friend who knows you in and out? Then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Welcome to the world of know-all-about-you, cant-live-without Best Friends. Anyway!

And it felt so good to say, “I’m at home doing nothing“.
How heavenly it felt right then!
No work related pressures. No deadlines.
Just relaxing. Meeting old friends. Reading long desired books.
In short, having the time of my life!

What else can a person like me desire?
Waking up late. Lazing around.
Cuddled in blankets with books till mum starts to yell.
Having late showers. Apparently, the tv sets’ just gone
invisible from my line of sight.
Curled up in a ball huddled in a corner where noone can spot me. With a book. Glasses perched on my nose while I almost dig in the pages.
Slowly munching on stolen cookies or at times savoring hot tea.
Yeah. That’s all I’ve been doing. And wondering simultaneously.

Can life get any better than this? Hence I’m trying to make the most of it. Because this is exactly how I wish my life to be. So what if it is for a short period? It is still the time of my life!

Asha Seth

7 Replies to “Time of my Life!”

  1. Jealous is to small a word to describe how I am feeling after reading this lol. You have captured the feeling precisely though, as I knew you would. I hope 2013 brings you more time to do absolutely nothing, I hope you have a great New Years.


    1. Hehe! 😀 Jealous, huh?? Wish you were on a jolly-good break too, dear J! Encourages me to enjoy every minute even more as leisurely happiness is really short-lived. yes, some more time doing absolutely nothing would be fantastic but I’m back at work so…

      I had a splendid new year with my family and Alfey(my one year old golden retriever). Cannot ask for more!
      How was yours J?
      Cant wait to hear back from you!



    2. I had a decent one, I went to the pub with a few friends then back to an empty house, so I watched old children’s TV for ages. I like the sound of yours more though. Dogs are great!

      sorry you are back at work, I hope you had the time of your life with your days of rest.


    1. Thank you sea-size, dear Subhan.
      Wishes for a happy new year to you and your loved ones too.
      May the new year bring the best of everything for you and may you enjoy the richness of health and happiness.:-)



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