Just An Ordinary Instant

joan didionIt’s the little things you know, the ones you tend to take for granted, the ones that are so innately a part of your routine, of you, you tend to forget just those, just why they are, so routine, such an integral part of routine.

A conversation about grad school took me back to last year, to those days that played, that still play such a crucial role in my own journey. I was trying to remember, what it was like, that routine. How vividly do I remember it? Barely. But that feeling, that experience, ask me about it anytime and I can talk at length.

What I do remember distinctly are all those final presentations, when it all came together, all we had worked for, sometimes collectively, other times all alone. For me it meant so much because it was just so real, every pitch made, every case read, every question asked, every insight found. After a long time this world, which I think of as stories, had ignited a spark within me, reconnected me with a passion that is my most defining quality.

I carry it with me today, ever growing, as I grow, a part of me, in my new routine. I’ve started to immerse myself so fully in my day that I’m not able to tell beginning apart from end. Right or wrong, it’s what I need, for now. If you want to do something, go all in. Right?

Most definitely.

You may have a thousand questions along the way, maybe a million doubts. But if you have that one thought, the why, your why, the one that makes you feel happy, or more so, at peace, in the end, that’s all you need.

Take it from me, someone who is constantly questioning her purpose, her calling – the answer to this always comes from your most routine days, you simply have to pay attention.

A data analyst by day, writer by everything else, I found my answer somewhere in between my connection of the two – of insight, an insight, to explore, design, and connect experience in its truest form. As the saying goes, one may forget what you said, but one will never forget how you made them feel.

So go feel, really feel each moment, soak up this thing that you live, life, because that’s when it is happening, just in every ordinary instant.

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1 Comment

  1. I mean, I obviously loved this. And that photo ❤

    On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:29 PM, All Things NYC wrote:

    > Nishita Tamuly posted: “It’s the little things you know, the ones you tend > to take for granted, the ones that are so innately a part of your routine, > of you, you tend to forget just those, just why they are, so routine, such > an integral part of routine. A conversation about gra” >

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