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A glimpse of the hiatus.

What you put into life is what you get out of it. — Clint Eastwood.
Hello friends,  I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I know, I have taken a very long but unintentional hiatus from writing a blog and connecting with you. Believe me, several times, I looked at my laptop, yearning so much to write something, then the next moment got literally swept away by the demands of running a home and a class!!

By a class, I mean to say I have been the class teacher of the boisterous students of standard V, comprising of forty-five of them. Earlier I just had to handle only two at home and now an entire lot. All of them seem to have perpetually to say something or the other to me and have to solve their problems on the spot.

A handmade greetings card made by a dear student ❤

Besides teaching, a plethora of official works, household chores vying for my attention all the time, with a deadline attached. In addition to that I have become a cashier too, collecting money for excursion, karate dress, badges, children news paper subscription and so on. Keeping tab of the collected money, counting, cataloging and submitting them finally is a tense job. I have to be mindful otherwise any mismatch and I have pay from my pocket.

Thankfully and taking some help from my banker husband I have passed the tests by fire. The excursion with children was another experience I would always treasure , they were so happy to find their teacher in an informal setting. They sang,  danced, played and ate but surprisingly all behaved so well that there was not a single untoward incident, I was so dreading about.

In a nutshell, I have been transported to a new pattern of life, in which I get up at 5. 30 in the morning, take a bath, do my worshipping rituals and run for the school by seven. The routine which was quite unthinkable earlier. Yet I am thankful to God and my family who gave confidence and courage to sail through,  sometimes turbulent waters. 
Friend, my winter vacation has started and today I have resolved to write and here I am. I shall try bring up the thoughts circulating in my mind in my upcoming blogs, as long as my vacations last.

Let’s pray to Lord Jesus to bless us with peace, happiness, safety and health. We must try to bring cheers to the people around us as much as our capabilities could extend.
Enjoy the festivities. Adieu for now.

P. C. – The decoration, cake and photograph by my daughter Riya.

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Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

17 thoughts on “A glimpse of the hiatus.

  1. Merry Christmas, Mousumi!✨

    I too, have rejoined WordPress after 3 months on yesterday.

    You were important roles on the location and surroundings of different nature.

    For example, managing a class of 45, and then playing the role of an official cashier would be challenging.

    All this would have certainly give you a completely new yet learning oriented experience, making you a resourceful person.

    Riya is creative. Her work better represent human values than a readymade gift.👏👏

    Thank you for sharing the post.
    Your story inspires me to improve my daily lifestyle, as I have to attend regular morning classes.

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    1. Thank you Lokesh. Juggling different roles and establishing a balance is really very hectic and challenging. But I think it’s far better option than sitting at home and brooding.

      By the way I have the responsibility of collecting money from my class only, for miscellaneous reasons. Accounting for the entire school is not my cup of tea😊

      A simple and sincere family bonding is always better than superficial celebrations. Thanks a lot for appciating my daughter’s efforts.

      I really feel very happy that my post has made you contemplate to improve your life style. In order to achieve something in life you have to put in extra effort.

      My best wishes for you. May all your endeavors become successful.

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      1. I’m pursuing Modern Indian History as a Master’s student, and preparing for Civil Service Exam, together.

        This exam demands dedicated and honest efforts on the regular basis.

        It’s a long process. I think writing would be helpful to understand, explore and give proper direction to my thoughts.

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      2. So glad to know you are preparing for Civil Service Exam, which certainly requires single minded dedication, improvisation and perseverance .
        Anything creative is always helpful to expand your mind, and writing is the best way to express your thoughts.
        My best wishes to you for a bright future ✨️

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  2. Merry Christmas Mousumi! Many of us have been busier lately, but we’ve lives outside the blogging community too afterall! It’s good to see you handling everything well and coming back. Looking forward to more from you in the days ahead! Happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks Devangi. I might have not seen any of you face to face, but I feel a special connection with all of you. Which made me write whenever I have got some free time. Your warm comments make the efforts worth it.
      A very happy holidays to you too!

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  3. Class 5 at the age of 10 was an important year for me. That’s when i read the Mahabharata written by C Rajagopalachari and followed it up with Ramayana by the same author. Both books are published by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and is still available today in print. These books gave me a strong base in principles, discipline and outlook towards life…

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    1. The age you mentioned is really impressionable but sadly due to the burden completing the curriculum and children leaning more and more towards mobile phones and virtual world, they seem to have very less time to learn about our heritage through the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.
      May be I should recommend the books to the children.
      Whatever good values I try to instill in them in between teaching, they try to follow it in letter and spirit.
      Not only academically they must be groomed to become good and responsible citizens.
      Thanks for your enlightening comment.

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    1. Thanks a lot Diti.
      It’s really exhilarating to take up new kind of challenges besides teaching at school, but at the end of the day I feel so drained out that I couldn’t find any energy to write anything and connect with you all.
      Receiving warm comments like this give me a new high❤
      I also wish a very happy and fulfilled winter holidays for you along with your loved ones.💖

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    1. Thank you Indira. You are right, multitasking has become a norm than exception. Now the young generation is also indulging in moonlighting too😊
      My heartfelt greetings and good wishes for a cheerful holidays and a Happy New Year, to you and your loved ones.❤

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  4. Mousumi, teaching becomes easier as you go along. Already you are having great success, and your students are so lucky to have you as their teacher! Do not overtax yourself. WordPress is great, but it is not the top priority. Take care of yourself, and have a healthy, happy 2023! Nice job, Riyah, on the cake and decorations! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thanks a lot Cheryl for your caring post. You are absolutely right, taking care of myself is also very important, which sometimes I do overlook. This is the very reason I wish to stick with WordPress, a medium through which I can connect with such wonderful and nice friends like you.
      Trying my best to establish a kind of balance, of course, with the co operation of my family. Thanks again for your kind wishes.
      I also wish a very happy and healthy 2023 for you and your loved ones!!❤❤❤

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