More than anyone else,this blog has been a prime witness of my love for Mumbai. Time and again I’ve done posts of how I love the city of lights and how I miss it to the T.
It’s been 3 weeks, precisely, at the work place and the routine at home and office has pretty much settled down. Husby, MIL and Chirpy along with me are loving this new arrangement of our lives.So far so good…
So today when I look a few months back form now, I see myself searching for jobs in Indore and also being open to relocate to Mumbai,once again. And I wonder, how my life would have been had I really have accepted offers in Mumbai?
Would I be leisurely writing blogs even at 7 am in the morning before going to work? Would I have the privilege to get up as late as 9 am and still manage to cook and reach work by 10.30? Would I be playing for good 30-40 mins with Chirpy before going to work and 60-90 mins after coming back home? Would I have the luxury of going to the malls for a quick shopping even around 7 pm and be home by 8?
Well, there are so many things that can be added to this ‘would I..’ list and I realize that I’m better off working here in Indore-a not so big town, than in Mumbai, where distances are short and life is not about rushing around.
I’ve come to a conclusion that Mumbai has a certain magic and that holds true even today, for me. But then the key is to decide whether you need that magic in life or family time? Ideal situation would be to have both, but in real life ideal situations seldom exists and when they do,they exit soon 😉 [lame attempt at cracking a joke].
I do miss Mumbai even today,right now, for it’s professionalism, fast paced life, freedom, I-don’t-care attitude, lights, silver screen stars, weekend getaways and sea! Every moment that I’ve breathed in Mumbai is still very fresh in my mind [and I don’t want to call it a memory cause that’s a sign that you’ve left things behind and now you have to recall them] It goes like this for me: You can take me out of Mumbai but you can’t take Mumbai out of me!
Though even living here and managing work and home is a task too but things are a little eased out if I have to compare to Mumbai life.I do get up at 5.30 am to cook a 4 day meal for Chirpy, breakfast for all of us,dabba for me and lunch for MIL and Husby and dinner for all 3 of us. But I get up this early cause by the time Chirpy wakes up, that is around 8.30-9.00, I’m free with everything and ready to spend time with her. Then I leave for work at 10.00 and reach office by 10.15 / 10.20.
So, you can imagine why I can trade the positives of Mumbai with staying back in a small town,which is not that small by the way :)…yes,just so that I can spend quality time with family and to be able to manage without too much stress and running around.
Hence I think Mumbai or any big town for that matter are okay as long as you are single or child free…but when you are a total family I guess small towns win hands down. So if you have a choice I’m sure you know what to choose 🙂
I’m glad I made my choice!