"Change is the only constant thing in this world"

I see change everywhere, 
Within me, Around me, Outside me.
Everybody is changing, 
Everything is changing,
Values of relationship are not the same, 
Meaning of friendship has changed too,
What we meant to each other earlier,
Doesn't hold true now,

Yet, is it that difficult to hold on?
Or is it that preferences "must" change?
Cause' for me, I'd prefer to be where I was
And to be who I was
That's my comfort zone,
Contrary to what life wants, you say?

Well the love, care, smile I share
Makes me special, makes me bold
Must make a choice here
To let go of it or hold on to them
Because values makes me who I am
And if I change them, I'd lose myself

So here I will stand, 
With my values straight and tall,
Will go on in life with my values intact
But will also accept life in all its shape and size! 

Those were a few thoughts coming right off my head as I write this post on change.

I think I'm on a very steep learning curve which is a combination of constantly learning new things and unlearning a few old ones. This transition is tough and in a sense causes a lot of emotional turmoil within me. I see so much change around me. Its like I've suddenly become aware of my surroundings and my brain cells are attracting all the information. Like a rewritable disc, the old information is getting replaced with newer versions. I'm sure things were constantly changing around me, but its just now that I'm really seeing the impact.

I'm shifting to a new house. I'm stressed. I'm anxious. But I know I'm capable of handling a lot more than just the stress of shifting homes.

As they say, everything happens for the better, so this change too, will make me stronger & bolder.

Will log back in from my new house...see ya soon!!!
He was lost and searching for a path
And one fine day she came around
He was inspired and drew courage and strength from her
To face the world and fight the battles

Together they went in search of success
She told him what was right and what was wrong
She showed him the future which she saw
She taught him all that she knew

Then he saw the first light of success
And then many more followed soon
He shot to fame and saw money and glamour
He met people and made new friends
He saw a new path which she couldn’t
Because she was still seeing the old path that they followed

The new path seemed enticing
Because that is where he saw his future
And thought he had achieved what he had set out for
He thought he was destined to be amongst the glitz and the glamour

The old path became less important
Because it was boring and not exciting anymore
Now he didn’t want the old path
He probably didn’t want that path ever
But he compromised to reach where he is today

She felt she gave it her all
But he thought he was suffocating all this while
She said her intention was his success
He said she was opinionated

He left one day
Taking the knowledge, strength, and courage she gave him
He lost his focus in the glamour world
She gave up after several tries

Now they are on their chosen paths
She is happy where she is
She knows what her real ground is
For she always did the right thing
So there is nothing for her to fear
Because with knowledge, strength and courage with her
She can build an empire at her wish
I saw this in Kiran's blog and thought its a cool idea to pass this on.

I'll try to summarize about me in this post..though I know this post is not enough :)

ABC's of Jayashree:

A. Age: I’ll be 34 on May 3rd! Man...the number is very distressful...

B. Bed size: How does that matter?

C. Chore you dislike: Clearing the table after a meal..I mean it just spoils the whole fun of the yummy meal..

D. Dogs: Nope and will never keep one. Too much maintainence.

E. Essential start to your day: A good hot cup of ginger tea.

F. Favorite color: Black & White.

G. Gold or silver: Silver. I love it! Not very fond of gold, Indian's over do it.

H. Height: 5′ 6″

I. Instruments you play(ed): None. I only sang, there were others to play the instruments :D

J. Job title: Professionally - Quality Consultant & Entrepreneur. Personally - Full time mother, housewife, blogger, and an upcoming photographer.

K. Kids: Only one - son 6 yrs old.

L. Live: Brought up in Kolkatta, native of Nagpur, lived in Delhi & Hyderabad and now living in Bangalore.

M. Mom’s name: Amma

N. Nicknames: Wow..I have so many...Swati, Jay, Jaya, Shree, and Mummy :D

O. Overnight hospital stays: Last time was when I had a severe attack of a slipped disc..was in the hospital for 1 week.

P. Pet peeves: I do not accept lies. I don't really agree to the concept of hiding information from people who are very close to me.

Q. Quote from a movie: "Mere Karan Arjun aayenge"....hahaha!

R. Righty or lefty: Righty!

S. Siblings: Jayram

T. Time you wake up: Every weekday 6.30 am, slightly late during weekends.

U. Underwear: What about them?

V. Vegetables you don’t like: None actually..I'm not a fussy eater.

W. What makes you run late: Trying to do as many things as possible in the little time that I have.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Spine.

Y. Yummy food you make: Everything...I'm a good cook!

Z. Zoo animal favorites: None, not very fond of animals, but I admire elephants!

Thats a sneek peek into myself. Feel free to share your ABC's as well...
Have you ever looked back at your life and seen who are the people you are in touch with? Do you realize that there some people with whom you are still in touch, irrespective of where you are and how busy your life is. These people could be friends, colleagues, pen-friends, acquaintances, neighbors, walking friends, gym friends, anybody...but somehow you have always been in touch with each other. And then there are some people who at some point in your life were very significant, like your best friend, and for whatever reason, today you are not in touch. Have you ever wondered why? A relationship which, at one point, was very important to you, is now so insignificant. Isn't this strange? How does this happen? Why does it happen?

Imagine, if you were in touch with all those people you've met in your life, how would life be? How would it be if you were to wish every single person on their birthday, anniversary, etc. Send your new number to every single person, or imagine this, if every single person were to wish you on your birthday! Very hectic and stressful, I'm sure!

As I think more on this, I believe, this is the law of nature. Like every season comes and goes, so do people come and go in your life. Like the trees shed their leaves with the changing seasons, same way people change their preferences. Situations change people. You are no longer the person you once upon a time used to be. And this may lead you to let go of certain people or relationships because you are unable to keep up with them. Its a conscious decision sometimes, and sometimes unknowingly.

But what you are left with at the end are a handful people who remain in your life. Why are these people still in your life? Are they now your best friends with whom you share every little detail of your life? Maybe not. But still, somehow you are concerned to know how they are and still make that effort to dig out their contacts to keep in touch. Why? Why are they not-so-important, yet so important to you?

Maybe thats the way life is. You probably only remember those who made an impact in your life, from whom you've learnt something significant, in whom you've found the most comfort, or probably you bonded at some level. The moments spent with that person and the memories of those days are something that we all get attached to and always want to cherish. Hence we keep going back to those memories because they give us comfort and strength to move ahead in life. Every time you take a step forward, you want to be reassured that you have someone to fall back. And hence you look back once in a while.

Its a dual effort though. Its equally important how the other person feels about you. And sometimes, when there is a mis-match, either you get eliminated from their lives, or they get eliminated from yours. And what remains, is a handful of people who have made a difference.

People who are really meant to be in your life, will remain, come what may. Rest will automatically get flushed out!!!

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie

I can't tell you what it really is

I can only tell you what it feels like

And right now there's a steel knife

In my windpipe I can't breathe

But I still fight while I can fight
As long as the wrong feels right
It's like I'm in flight high of a love
Drunk from the hate, It's like I'm huffing paint
And I love it the more that I suffer, I suffocate

And right before I'm about to drown

She resuscitates me, she fucking hates me, and I love it 
Wait, Where you going, I'm leaving you

No you ain't, Come back

We're running right back

Here we go again, It's so insane

Cause when it's going good, it's going great I'm Superman with the wind in his bag 
She's Lois Lane
But when it's bad, It's awful I feel so ashamed I snap
Who's that dude, I don't even know his name
I laid hands on her, I'll never stoop so low again
I guess I don't know my own strength

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn

But that's alright because I like the way it hurts

Just gonna stand there and hear me cry

But that's alright because I love the way you lie

I love the way you
lie, I love the way you lie

You ever love somebody so much you can barely breathe when you're with them

You meet, and neither one of you even know what hit 'em

Got that warm fuzzy feeling, yeah them chills, used to get 'em

Now you're getting fucking sick of looking at 'em

You swore you've never hit 'em, never do nothing to hurt 'em
Now you're in each other's face spewing venom and these words
When you spit 'em, you push, pull each other's hair
Scratch, claw, bit 'em, throw 'em down, pin 'em
So lost in the moments, when you're in 'em
It's the rage that took over, it controls you both
So they say it's best to go your separate ways
Guess that they don't know ya, cause today
That was yesterday, yesterday is over, it's a different day
Sound like broken records, playin' over
But you promised her, next time you'll show restraint
You don't get another chance life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again now you get to watch her leave
Out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn

But that's alright because I like the way it hurts

Just gonna stand there and hear me cry

But that's alright because I love the way you lie

I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie

Now I know we said things, did things, that we didn't mean

And we fall back, into the same patterns, same routine

But your temper's just as bad, as mine is

You're the same as me, but when it comes to love
You're just as blinded
Baby please come back, it wasn't you, baby it was me 
Maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much to walk away though
Come inside pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk
Told you this is my fault look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed I'll aim my fist at the dry wall
Next time, there will be no next time
I apologize, even though I know it's lies
I'm tired of the games, I just want her back
I know I'm a liar, if she ever tries to fucking leave again
I'm gonna tie her to the bed and set the house on fire

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn

But that's alright because I like the way it hurts

Just gonna stand there and hear me cry

But that's alright because I love the way you lie

I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie

The willingness to listen,

The patience to understand,

The strength to support,

The heart, full of love to care and just to be there,

That's the beauty of a true WOMAN!

Be the strength that you have always been, 

Be the change that you have always been, 

Be the rock that you've always been, 

Be the growth that you've alway been, 

It shouldn't take a special day like today to wish a WOMEN, 

As women need to be celebrated everyday!

More power to you, you lovely ladies!!!