Yesterday went by in a blur of tasks and chores. And cleaning. And cooking. And lighting lamps. And exchange of greetings.And photo-ops. And eating. And entertaining. And my annual attempts at trying to be pious. It was exhausting.
So, today is what I celebrate as Sleepawali.
It’s the day to unwind, sneak in a few extra hours of sleep and do as little work as humanly possible. It’s the mother of all holidays because after an all consuming festival like Diwali, one feels like they’re truly earned it.
So writing this post is taking extra effort, but its very important I do so because I have some great news to share.
That NGO I wanted to work for? The one that wanted me to work full time, but I declined the offer because I didn’t want to be working that way? Those guys called me for a formal interview recently, and just 2 days ago, the CEO asked me to join in part-time as a consultant immediately!
Could not be more excited!
It’s my first longish term assignment as a freelancer and will give me the opportunity to work on a very interesting project in the space of crowdsourcing (an area I’ve personally been following for many years now). Not only is it in a sector I have been aching to work in, but it also deals with the aspect of leveraging social media to do something good.
And that makes it infinitely more special.
Needless to say, while the many small projects I’ve been working on have kept me busy and motivated, but the fruition of this specific project makes me feel like ‘stuff is happening’ you know?! Like, the train has finally left the station after a long, even if expected delay.
And my part-time commitment means that I also get to follow up more on the stuff which interests me, like scriptwriting (on which by the way, according to the production house, I did a pretty decent job and am awaiting ‘client’ feedback now to finalise it. Will keep you posted on the airing dates).
I’ll also make most of this time to learn something new.
Cause this year is a gift to myself and I don’t intend to waste it!!
But all that’s for another day. Today is Sleepawali and I’m going to dream!