From Kochi to Bangalore – A New Journey

The last time I opened this page to write was in Kerala. Now, here I am in Bangalore. There has been a lot of change and with the change of place and routine, I, as a person, am changing too.

After all those CA hassles, crying over exams, peeping in others’ lives, seeing their train move forward at a steady pace and crying over my stagnant one, my train has finally moved too. I am no longer in the studying-writing exams-failing-lamenting station anymore. I am more of in between Yay-I-have-a-job and damn-I-want-to-go-home station. πŸ˜›

Due to these overwhelming changes, here I am, streamlining my thoughts more for myself than for anyone else. This is also a comeback post of mine and I’ll be trying to blog more frequently from now on. So be prepared for a messy article as I have no clue what I am about to write here.

  1. Why I moved to Bangalore? A job is what brought me here. After a few years of preparing and writing exams, experimenting with jewellery, freelance writing etc, working on a 9 hour job is a bit too strenuous. Definitely better than writing exams after exams with no luck. Even so, suddenly I am unable to find time for doing the things I love to do. For instance, this blog. I am finally able to update this because it is a Sunday. So, I have to accept my work timings whole-heartedly and then work on using the remaining time effectively.
  2. I Miss Home – I have been away from home before. But that was around 8 years back. 8 years got me rooted there, I got too comfortable with all the love and affection that I forgot how it was like to stay away from home. The first 3 days were the worst here. I was like a clingy, cry baby. I was intimidated by the vastness of this city, the lack of sunshine (in my room), lack of network adding to the misery. On top of all this, I work 6 days a week, making visits to Kochi rare and precious.

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    Kochi – This view from my bedroom window β™₯
  3. I Miss Kochi – For me, Kochi is a feeling (The sentence is cliched, the feeling is genuine). I miss the balance between the city life and the nature. You get everything in Kochi and the moment you step out of the central area, you also get the peace, serenity, and the clean air. I miss my friends there. I miss the familiarity. If I begin to write about the things I miss in Kochi, I’d have too long a post. So I’ll save that for another time. I miss maneuvering through the narrow alleys, avoiding the traffic, exploring more tinier alleys, finding paths that I never knew existed. I miss the Malayalam, specially the Kochi accent (Never though I’d say this).

    The path towards the Boat Jetty area is lined with coconut trees which finally tapers into the water

  4. The Inability to Wrap My Head Around Bangalore – All of us have a Google Map in our head. The moment you think of a familiar place, the map pops open in your head showing all the locations, the time taken to each location, the specialties there, the traffic etc. Depending on the activity you want to do, your brain projects the list of places offering the activity with the distance, price range etc. I am too familiar with the Mental Map of Kochi and when I try the same with Bangalore, it is blank obviously. That is deeply unsettling. I need to work on building the map and soon. I hate that blank space. πŸ˜€
  5. I need to make a list of things I want to do outside my working hours. I need to find the time, the place and affordable options for the same.
  6. I am beginning to bring about changes in my lifestyle. The first step was going for morning walks. Today is the 4th day of morning walk and I must say, I am enjoying it. Also starting today, I installed a meditation app and meditated for about 10 minutes. It felt much better than the meditations I did alone. I hope to continue these two positive changes in the future.
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Dissing the city was not my intention through this post. Every city has its pros and cons. And most of the people initially feel their hometown is the best as a major portion of their lives was spent there. It is the same for me. This post was just to clear my head, clarify all the messed up knots there, list it down and work on them. In a month or so, my perspectives might have changed. And it will reflect here in my blog. πŸ™‚

HaveΒ  a nice day.

Love,
Ranjini

24 thoughts on “From Kochi to Bangalore – A New Journey

  1. Welcome to Bangalore! I understand how you feel because I felt the same when I moved here. Home is always special and staying away is difficult. But you will get used to it. And I am so happy to have another blog buddy in Bangalore πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy to read this post especially happy to see how u r positively accepting the changes brought by the new place (city) and super happy to see that u r already on a move for bringing changes/habits for keeping up ur neutral pace even when u have 6 working days πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay! I’m happy too as opposed to when I wrote this post. And yes. I am looking around for stress busters so that even with 6 days a week schedule, I’ll feel happy and rejuvenated. πŸ™‚ Welcome to my space Kanthari :*

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      1. Happy to hear πŸ˜‡πŸ™‚will surely wait to hear more about ur thoughts: thoughts of girl in the new city πŸ™‚

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  3. You will soon start liking Bangalore.Initially I too hated this place,and used to travel to Kochi every week.Then it reduced to once in two weeks,and now i go home once in a month or so. Now,i need to have khichdi,bisibelle bath ,rava idli etc very regularly.I so absolutely love the various small darshini’s and sagar’s here.

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    1. Hahaha the place grows on us right? I’m looking forward to that too. I have been a fan of bisibelle bath since quite a few years. So yeah, I don’t mind the food πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow… where are you based in Bangalore? I am also in Bangalore. Moved due to marriage. I am now somehow set with the Google map of Bangalore in my head. I hope soon you will have lots of fun too.

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  5. A good five years ago i treaded the same path as a student …You turned me nostalgic.. for as a writer you did your part,of capturing the imaginationπŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ˜‚..Trust me,its gonna be an amazing time for you !all the best and happy new year to you!

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