Being Together

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We need to proceed in life, to improve, to change. Moving forward is an integral part of life and, sometimes we have to take the toughest of decisions in doing that.

I still remember the evening. Springtime was approaching and the light, redolent evening breeze mellowed down the harshness of winter. After returning from office, I was savoring on a cup of coffee when my husband called up,“My office wants to send me for a six-months training to US, it’s a prestigious opportunity as, I’ll be the first one to go for this specialization. But, I haven’t yet nodded my approval. I want to know your decision. What say, darling?” Yes, my decision mattered for it was only one month of our marriage and, he was not supposed to take his family along with.

We started a journey just one month ago, A journey of togetherness and, it was not easy for either of us to be miles apart for s-i-x long months. But as I said, sometimes, the hardest of decisions are a litmus test for our prudence, wisdom, and success.

But some things are easier said than done! The pangs of separation were too hard to bear. I consoled myself saying, “this too shall pass”.

Six months seemed like an eternity! Then, another evening; the wind was scorching and felt like coming straight from the blower, the humid weather was as annoying as any other day, but, for me, there was a strange symphony in the air. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport looked like a dreamy wonderland as I was waiting anxiously, holding my breath. It was like meeting him for the first time, or, even more than it. It was like waking up from a traumatic nightmare to see everything was at the place, everything was fine.

Then he arrived. Without uttering a single word, he hugged me tightly and said,“It’s over, today we will ride home TOGETHER.” It was the most memorable moment of my life. Without him by my side, everything was void. His absence created a vacuum, I lost all enthusiasm and optimism. As soon as he was HOME, all seemed cheerful again! Life was beautiful all over with vibrant hues and shades, full of hope and smile.

I realize that very day, a real HOME is not where a preset GPRS navigation system leads you to, it’s not a place full of expensive furniture and other related household gadgets, a HOME is something else. A real HOME actually consists of those moments which help you look up with optimism, make you feel the presence of someone you love dearly. These moments building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that inspires you to move forward and evokes the true feeling of being #together. Life challenges us with hurdles but, the real strength and motivation to conquer those obstacles come from the family. The inner happiness and joy of being #together help us to move ahead, to #lookup.

At Housing.com, they believe the same. That “Most times, it’s the company that matters more than the advice, and that is the power of being #together!” Indeed it is. Optimism is a state of mind which helps you to look at the best things possible. With a little help from your loved ones, you can achieve even the hardest of obstacles with inner strength and optimism. Visit Housing.com to know everything about housing and real estate. An all new exclusive site that enables you to to build your dream home and to fill it with optimism.

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Author: Pinky

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Starting A New Life

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It is very rightly said that, change is the only thing constant in life. We change with time; changes are sometimes good for us and, sometimes we change ourselves as an inevitable part of life. Whatever it is, change is very much synonymous with life and growth. It denotes that we are growing, moulding ourselves for the betterment.

Some changes play significant roles in our life. They teach us the way of life, they make us understand the true meaning of moving ahead. In my life, such a change occurred when I decided to join the corporate world. One may think it to be a common thing but in my case, it was a bit different. My father, being a high-ranking Government official, always wanted me to join the civil service. He was an unyielding person and from my very childhood the concept was ingrained in me, that, I must join civil service.

I was preparing accordingly. Taking tuitions from best coaching centres, extensive studies and, working hard to crack the civil service exams. One day, just  out of curiosity, I accompanied a friend who was going to appear for an interview at a reputed multi-national. I was not at all serious about the interview but when I faced the panel of interviewers, I delivered my best. After a few days, I received the call letter. I was overwhelmed with the success and wanted to join the job wholeheartedly. I was exhausted with the hard work that involved the preparation of civil service exams and, I thought it to be quite an uncertain thing. There was no guarantee that I’ll get a job of my preference even after cracking the exam. Moreover, I was not getting the consent of my mind to persuade for the exam as I was feeling more interested towards the corporate world.

It was a gargantuan job to make Dad understand my feelings and sentiments. He was stubborn as anything. Finally, my mother intervened by saying that everybody had the right to choose his/her own way of life and, Dad should not take decisions on behalf of me. Those were strong words, but, she managed. I’m proud of my mom!

So, my life did take a vital turn. I was to join the Bengaluru office which meant not only a new job but, a new city as well. A new place was a tad bit difficult to cope up with initially, but, I changed myself too. I changed my food habit, I adjusted with the hot and humid weather. I promised myself that I’ll make my Dad proud of me one day.

But the most difficult thing I faced in Bengaluru, was finding a decent apartment! It took me months to find a suitable one. Now, when I look at sites like Housing.com I just can’t help but praise the efforts put in to make it so effective and  helpful to everyone. Finding a serviced apartment, buying/selling house or even investing in real estates are no more a hassle. One can do it most conveniently with  Housing.com. The portal has revolutionised the concept of  real estate, a change has come, a good change in every sense.

A bold step is always needed to change one’s way of life. In my case, my decision helped me to move further. Within six months of service, I was sent for a training to USA. My father congratulated me and, his face lighted up when I told him that after returning, I’ll get a promotion. Yes, I made him proud. I gave my best and, it changed everything.

Housing.com believes in changes, changes which usher positivity and help to live better. Watch this video. Don’t hesitate to bring change into your own life. It’s never too late to start anew. #StartANewLife.