Lifestyle August 17, 2015

Mid Life Crisis and Snail Mails! #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings


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A friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that he was going through a mid life crisis. I also read a post from Anand where he touches upon this. After more than a decade of work experience, I too have been wondering if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. If you read my blog regularly, I might have probably mentioned this a thousand times or so!! I want to be a published writer. There are so many examples these days where people like me have quit their corporate jobs and are chasing their dream. Many others are doing both at the same time. The question that nudges me all the time is “Why Cant You???” I give myself ten reasons but none are convincing enough for me. Is this what they call a mid life crisis?



And speaking of writing, do you actually write? I mean physically, using the pen and paper? I suppose we write to make lists and write short notes. What about a letter? A letter that you can send as a snail mail? Do the idea of that excite you? If it does, head over to B-A-R to know more!

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  • Reply Roohi Bhatnagar August 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I too have began to think about mid life crises but may be that’s because I spend more time at home now 😛
    As for that dream, yes many have it, many fulfill it and hope you too will get to accomplish it soon 🙂 All the best and keep writing.

    • Reply Ankita August 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks for visiting Roohi… I suppose we do not have time in the humdrum of daily life but when we slow down the thoughts crop up… thank you so much for your wishes… 🙂 do you have the same dream?

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  • Reply Rajeev Moothedath August 24, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Nice to get connected with you and your ideas on the snail mail.It has set me thinking..As for writing a book and blogging, I would like to inform you that articles in my blog rearranged became a book- Straight From the Heart-Thoughts and experiences of an HR professional (

    • Reply Ankita August 24, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Wow Rajeev.. that is awesome!! Gives hope to people like me 🙂 I would check it out for sure.. thank you for sharing with me…. what are your thoughts about snail mail?

      • Reply Rajeev Moothedath August 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

        Well, for one I am planning to write a letter to my mother.These days all contact is over the telephone.So letters would surprise and be so gratifying.Similarly one can think of surprising others as well…

        • Reply Ankita August 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

          Oh wow.. that is such a sweet little gesture… I am sure your mum would treasure it!

  • Reply Rakesh Pandey August 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I always loved the snail mail! The personal feeling that someone cares enough about you to take out a few minutes of their busy time to write. The handwriting feels as if they are present in person- a feeling, which is lost in the electronic communication. May be, I’m being too old fashioned!

    Unfortunately, I prefer electronic communication to snail mail. Not because I’m changing with times. Because, my handwriting resembles hieroglyphics. 😀

    • Reply Ankita August 24, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Hieroglyphics!!! surely it can’t be that… I agree what you say about the handwriting giving a sense of feeling… an urgently scribbled scrawl or a neat longhand crafted with care… electronic communication can just not get this across 🙂

  • Reply Somali K Chakrabarti August 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Writer/ blog / writer ..a thought/ question that pops up from time to time. – Mid life crisis ? Don’t know.. but yes there are times when you want to live up to expectations of self and others..and find yourself pulled between the two. Happens with many of us. Wish you the very best Anks. Hope you get to publish soon.

    • Reply Ankita August 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Somali… yes, expectations are hard to live upto; especially our own! Don’t you have the wish to be a published writer?

  • Reply Mrs. Gamgee August 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I do write longhand. Sometimes. I love the physical sensation of writing, especially with a fountain pen. But for my creative endeavours I really do have to type. I feel too much pressure to get it right the first time when I write with pen and ink. It ends up being a distraction.

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Hey Mrs. G! Welcome back… writing longhand with a fountain pen is a lost art these days! People do not even call it that anymore 🙂 I understand what you are saying about the first time right. I used to draft letters on scrap paper and then copy them out on stationery paper… do you do that as well?

  • Reply Mel August 18, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I do write sometimes. I still keep a paper journal. And I write letters from time to time. But it’s hard to choose the slower route when I know an email can be there instantly.

    I say go for it. Query right now while you have a job. I think everyone should go after their dreams if they’re still enjoying their dreams.

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Wow… you are one of those rare souls who write letters. I have written very few letters myself. I still have some I got from my cousin. I remember we used to decorate the envelopes and the writing paper as well to make the letter as interesting and cute as possible… no email could replace that…

  • Reply Traci York August 18, 2015 at 3:20 am

    If that’s a midlife crisis, then I’ve been going through it since I was a teen! It’s so hard not to look at people who’ve successfully published and not be jealous. Here’s to hoping you see your dream realized sooner rather than later!

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      “It’s so hard not to look at people who’ve successfully published and not be jealous.” You said it lady!! You did!! Am not the only one who feels jealous then… ! thanks 🙂

  • Reply Shilpa Garg August 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    A dream is a wish which your heart makes. So go on and follow your heart and your dream. Good luck 🙂

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Hey Shilpa… that is a lovely quote… I fully intend to follow it…! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply nabanita August 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t know if it’s a crisis or not but I think it’s good to keep questioning ourselves , not be too comfortable because that would lead us to stagnate…I share your dream too but I’m not sure I’m quite ready yet, in terms of until then blogging should do

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Questioning the methods, the efficiencies is one thing and questioning the very thing you do is another story all together! You should definitely give it a try… your writing style is very fluid and easy to read 🙂

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues August 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I had this dream way before I started blogging! Not now though. I’ll settle for my blog!

    • Reply Ankita August 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Is it? Wow… you seem to have found your place… no doubt blogging is satisfying and nothing can replace the connect with the readers… but still, a book is a book 🙂

  • Reply Shailaja August 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Nurturing the dream of being a writer. Sigh, we all have that one, don’t we?

    As for the snail mail, we can still do it. Come on! Thanks for the shout out to BAR 🙂

    • Reply Ankita August 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      I suppose all bloggers do! I really see you there Shailaja… you are good!! I am trying to figure out who to write to… will write about the letter soonest… 🙂

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