Signs you might be over 30…

I cried the day I turned 30 years old. On my birthday I literally shed tears of sadness that my "youth" was over and "mid life" started. I couldn't fathom why God had to do this to me. Yes you may be reminded of Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Exactly that. I couldn't believe I am not in my twenties anymore, suddenly I felt like I cannot make any more mistakes in life, I have to be older and wiser, but jokes apart I felt these signs after I turned 30. In all honesty I do feel like a strong, fierce, independent woman from time to time but I also feel what some women may relate to the list below:

1) I started noticing I injured myself easily and recovery took a wee bit longer than it did in my twenties.
2) Meditation and Yoga attracted me more than 4 hours or more of dancing late night at pubs.
3 I preferred lounge music than rock because I could listen to hours of rock music before and suddenly my preference had changed to soft easy listening and couldn't tolerate rock for more than an hour. Sad but true!
4) I wanted to stay in more than I wanted to go out.
5) Health check ups felt like a priority.
6) I was making more responsible choices in life like smoothies over coke!
7) Sleep was knocking me out pretty early, I was no more a night owl.
8) I felt all the aches and pains and joints that I had never noticed before.
9) Lots of been there done that experiences when people suggested to try something new.
10) The choices in my clothes changed, my shorts were too short I felt! Damn you ageing genes.
11) Started noticing almost every married couple has a kid and a panic attack was on its way like some alarm just went off!
12) The immediate thought was So what, I will take my own time! It will happen when it has to! Surround sound claps in my head for that thought alone!
13) Everything that was a rush was turned a dial down and 'smooth' was the new way to take.
14) I started feeling full easily, earlier it seemed like a never ending appetite.
15) Wine was a new friend and vodka got dumped.
16) It was time to live for myself, Selfish was the new mantra.
17) Flats were welcome, heels bid goodbye.
18) Comfort was now a luxury.
19) No more screaming with excitement, shouting at puppies or babies, snorting while laughing, more conscious social behavior.
20) Nailpaints and lipsticks were easily tossed for newer neutral nuder shades.
21) Social media updates take longgggggg breaks.
22) Did I mention gray hair everywhere?
23) Too much time spent on weighing scale than exercising.
24) So many judgemental remarks comparing generations.
25) Limited girl gang. No more mosh pits full of girls everywhere, the more the better, no lesser the quieter, more manageable, lesser hassles.
26) Money slips easily out of hands.
27) Knowledge is favored over entertainment.
28) Lots of feminism talks/chats/opinions.
29) Lots and lots of opinions.
30) The best part is no more asking permissions, just doing it, ah the sense of liberation!

Love to be loved…

Disclaimer: Too mushy for the weak hearted! Stop reading now if you are allergic to love!

Sugar n Spice all things nice!

How do we know we are made for each other!?
It is just the smallest things he/she does for you with love….

Being a woman, if I expect something, my other half goes a small step further to fulfill those and when I think he is not expecting anything back, frankly he is….all the time….

When we were courting, I know he used to wait for my call as much as I did for him to ring the door bell! If I was to attend a family function, I wouldn’t care how I’d look, but on our dates I’d take hours to get dressed!
He’d not bother if he was driving over drainages, bridges, passing his favourite eating joint or met with his best friend who loves onions on the way, but would end up always smelling great!!
Thankfully, he is not fond of ice-creams and I am not even a distant fan of chocolate, so we never argue over it ever, but when it came to our favourite piece of chicken, he’d always make it a mission to sacrifice the last bite for me! He wouldn’t show it on his face, but he’d love to listen his name 100 times if I’d say it a 100 times!! I thought of him as a soldier or a bodyguard when walking in a crowd with him, he’d always have those hovering eyes to protect me and yet have the most fragile smile when I’d look at him and smile. He’d always drool at me in his mind when I’d talk to someone else and flutter eyelids, move my hands too many times or keep touching my hair purposely to grab his attention! He would notice all the little things I did for him, changing my earrings, matching the outfit I’d wear, even the craziest hairdo would be appreciated even if I was having a hideous hair day! Holding my sweaty hands was the most daring thing for him to do, but he never made a disgusted face, instead kept using his hankie more than he ever did for himself! He’d wipe my hands and smile…..
He wants to see me happy always, and wants to fight with everything that makes me cry. When he sees a happy couple, he wants to imagine us instead of them laughing away, looking deep in each other’s eyes. He wants to whisper those sweet nothings, wants to blabber about our future but would rather keep it to himself and keep saying ditto in his mind when I express the same thoughts! A single rose says it all, you don’t always need diamonds and pearls!

Cream on Coffee

Post marriage those small things may change because you are together now unlike weekends, you are with each other 24/7, you wake up next to the same person you dreamed about every night! But still he does those small little things like when he says You are beautiful, you just feel at the top of the world! When he cleans up the kitchen counter after I mess it up, when he calls me to check if I had lunch, when he wants me to wear his favourite dress, when he makes a pact of buying veggies, throwing the garbage and dividing other such household responsibilities, when he surprises me with a movie ticket, letting me sleep for those extra two minutes, you just know how lucky you are!A friend kept complaining how her husband has changed after marriage, but she did not notice, how she stopped looking at herself in the mirror! When I made her realize that you can’t keep crying over the partner changing after marriage, it’s marriage that changed you, she couldn’t stop crying! We just take our spouses for granted! But the Love never changes, its still there! May be playing a little hide and seek, but it’s your turn to find it!

Frost on cake!

Here’s wishing all the people in love and all those still looking for it, and to my dear husband a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S : I have always maintained and I think it is true that Valentines day is celebrated for Love, the feeling….not just for a couple….so would also like to wish a Happy Valentine’s day to all my loved ones!

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