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Never imagined a worldwide catastrophe would be the cause

Behind my accelerated life stepping on brakes; taking a pause….


I hurtled through life in a frenzied spiral of chaos

Overscheduled, overstimulated, but always at a loss

To comprehend where time seemed to fly

I was always left wondering why

I constantly felt I was not measuring up

Half-empty always stayed my cup..


My fast-paced life was a combination

Of societal norms and my own ambition

The pressure to perform was deeply drilled

Every waking minute of my life had to be filled

With activity of some sort, perceived as constructive

Sleep was optional, it interfered with being productive


Then the tsunami hit us in an unprecedented way

Social distancing became the motto of the day

With avenues for travel and entertainment depleted

Even in the midst of crippling fear deep-seated

I found myself in the possession of a luxury rare

I had more time for myself, more time to share

Precious moments with my family than ever before

The forced confinement shook my outlook to the core..


Even with a constant undercurrent of fear these days

My life has improved significantly in many ways

The pace has slowed down, priorities have acquired

The kind of clarity that I have always desired

The devastating pandemic has brought in sharp relief

The truly important things, shattering my beliefs

The need to slow down, I had recognized deep inside 

Now I have executed it, I say that with pride..


When the pandemic is over I hope I stay

True to the principles I learnt along this way..










Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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