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Life lessons Me, Myself and I

To err is human #FridayReflections

June 9, 2017

We all make mistakes. We need to make them in order to improve ourselves. To learn from them. But what happens when we don’t learn from them? When we continue to do the same thing over and over? As I reflect on my life, I can’t help but wonder that. I have certainly learnt from a lot of mistakes I’ve made. Like when I was a kid, I learnt the hard way that lying wasn’t going to help me get…

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Life lessons Me, Myself and I

17 words of wisdom for my 22-year-old self #FridayReflections

September 16, 2016

Dear 22-year-old Sanch, I feel old writing to you even though I’m just a decade older. Having said that, the last ten years have made me a whole lot wiser in some regards. In some ways, I do envy you, 22-year-old Sanch. You are still reasonably naïve. Still basking in the fresh glory of having left India the year before. While I understand some things have been tough such as worrying about visa changes to the permanent residency, and all…

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Life lessons Me, Myself and I

The coast is calling

August 30, 2016

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately. Apart from my mandatory Friday Reflections link up, I’ve barely written anything. It’s not for lack of content or ideas; as always, there are plenty brewing in my head. It’s just lack of time and energy. Regular readers of the blog will know how for the last 18 months or so, I’ve been toying with the idea of a seachange. I’ve talked about an itch and wondering about the purpose of…

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On never giving up

August 26, 2016

Life isn’t easy. It isn’t even fair most of the time. Yet, most of us continue day after day. We wake up, we put one foot in front of the other, we go to work or school, we socialise, we do our chores. We get on. Most of the mundane things can be done on autopilot. But what happens when things get tough? What happens when the universe throws a spanner in the works? For some of us, tough times…

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Life lessons Work-wise

Work-Life Balance #FridayReflections

July 1, 2016

We live in a world where most of us seem to be defined by the work we do. If you are in a full-time job, you probably spend close to 40 hours at work. That’s not counting the hours you spend travelling or the work you bring home. Up until 2012, I had a really bad habit of bringing work home. I’d bring home reports and paperwork which I never seemed to have the time for when at work. Then…

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