Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Ongoings of My Life

We are moving out of the UAE. In less than a month we will bid goodbye to this place, and may never come here again in our lifetimes. Am I sad? No, not really, because my stay here has been too short for me to have an emotional connect, and I don't have too many friends or family here. I have built up a life here yes, but it has not been long enough for me to fall into a deep comfort zone. And hence I think the move is coming at just the right time. The trap of a comfort zone is much tougher to break out of than anything else in life. happens with jobs people hate, a home too small to live in, a city not good enough, but people stay right there, because that is their comfort zone, the place where they feel nice and safe. I am just a few steps away from making this place, my comfort zone.

But that is not what I am writing this post about. I will do a nice flowery post on that in relative leisure sometime. This post is to take a break and relax a little from what I am going through. We are moving, that is a hell lot of work. Loans need to be cleared, our possessions need to be sold/given/disposed. All kind of leaving formalities need to be cleared, and regular life continues in the meanwhile. Cooking, cleaning, eating and all else.

Our biggest challenge was selling the car, fortunately we have manged to finally find a buyer. Putting it straight up, I love my, soon to be ex car. That is the only possession I have collected here, that I am really sorry to give up. But what has to be done, has to be done. Unfortunately this is a really bad time to sell an almost new car.(It is not even a year old!!) Too many people have lost jobs, there are too many used cars available in the market, the rates have really fallen, due to the simple rule of supply and demand. There is plenty of supply and very little demand. Another issue being we possess an American car, while the demand here is mostly for Japanese cars. So, we were in quite a soup. The car needs to be sold, so that we can clear up our car loan, and so finally we let it go for less than half the price we bought it for. I will not harp about the losses, because we are fortunate that someone has purchased it. Though I feel really sad giving up my really amazing car, I am happy that the anxiety the DH was in about the sale of the car is finally over, and the car has found a new home. The process is on, and the car will leave us within the next 3-4 days.

And so now, I am working on selling of the smaller things around the house. A spare netbook, a couple of used mobiles, and such like. Spent the better part of last night putting up the advertisements on various classified sites, and am spending most of the time today, replying to queries on them today. Am a little flustered with it all, and hence decided to sit down and do a post on this to take a break. My desire to stay away from the laptop is definitely not working, as I am constantly checking my mail, replying, trying to fix up deals, maintaining my cool, while people bargain even at throw away prices. Lets hope I can get some money in. Wish me luck people.

PS - My previous post, was not a rant or a reaction to anything. It was just a random post. And I am not wanting to prove myself to anyone, or unhappy in any way about the way I am. But thanks everyone for the morale boosting comments. Am really neck deep in work, so have been unable to reply to the comments. Hope to do it soon.

13 comments:

hitchwriter said...

Where are you shifting huh ??

Pixie said...

All the best with the shifting dear :)

Hope everything gets cleared up neatly and you move is a safe one.

Take care! :)

indianhomemaker said...

Once all the boring and tedious hassles are sorted, the shifting will be a pleasure - a new place, a new home, newer stuff ...

Don't we get all sentimental about our vehicles !!! I do too :)

soin said...

pets and vehicles a bit similar.. i am refusing to put my six year old vehicle to rest even though its dying..free..anyways atleast in ur new place u get people who appreciate kids..free

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

May the entire process be a smooth one for you!

Solilo said...

Moving with a toddler is tough! Wish you a happy move and enjoy the Aussie land!

thethoughtfultrain said...

Oh GM ... Wishing you the move brings in all the things/money you lost ten fold!! Wishing you and your family a successful stint at the next place. I m guessing you are moving to Mumbai ... :-)

Sraboney said...

So, finally it's happening...

I've moved so many times that I've forgotten about the losses...Just think about what you are going to now...

Renu said...

Relocation is very tough job..I have done it umpteen times, so but then again I settle and make new friends and get to meet so many new people.

Smitha said...

Relocating has been the story of my life - from the last 10 years.. and I can totally understand what you must be going through.. It must be even more difficult with BB, to make such a huge move!

All the best GM! Hope you love the place you are going to!

Reflections said...

Wishing U all the best GM:-))!!!!!

tarabhatt said...

hope you are taking it easy girl.. with your kind of planning and execution everything will happen smoothly.. So, enjoy the last few weeks here..

Passionate Goof said...


Hitchy - Post coming up on that!

Pixie - Thanks a ton. I hope so too. :)

IHM - Yes, that is exactly what is keeping me motivated.

Soin - Yes hopefully!!

M4 - thankee.

Sols - thanks a ton. :)

t3 - Thanks. :) No re, not moving to Bombay, am doing a post about the place.

Sraboney - Yes, it is! That is what is keeping me going.

Renu - Hopefully I will do the same. :)

Smi - I hope so too. You too been moving around is it?

Reflections - thanks!

tara - Hope so!! And thanks.