For the last month and a half, I have been living in Bangalore.
I decided to stay at a friend's place for a while until I found a place for myself that I would like. I came to Bangalore around mid March and by April I had found a place to my liking. However, due to my over-analytical thinking, moving to a new place kept getting delayed as I was caught in a never-ending influx of “better” places.
I finally ended up choosing the place I had known about all this while, however when I had finally decided, there was no more a vacancy till 5th of May. So for the last few weeks I have been painstakingly waiting to shift into my new place and today’s the day that I do.
I learnt a lesson in this apartment hunting side-quest. Life is short, make reasonable greedy decisions. You cannot keep stalling to get the perfect thing. Get the best thing in front of you, and then go further from there. Instead of not doing anything.
(I’ll put an image of the new apartment here later.)
I don't have much to say about the new apartment since I just shifted, so I thought I would just focus on what I've been doing since the time I came to Bangalore.
My friend’s apartment was not furnished, so I had brought a mattress with me, but since I knew I wouldn’t be staying long, I just put it on the floor. I didn’t have any other furniture, so it sucked hard. I had to do everything on this mattress.
There was a lake about a 15-minutes walk from there, where I used to love going to. The path around it was covered under the shade of the trees, so it made for a nice walk.
One morning, I was coming back from one such lakeside walk, when I saw a long and thick snake slithering into a pile of rocks just a meter away from me. I had never seen such a long and thick snake, and it being so close to me, scared the shit out of me. From that day on, I have been to the lake less often than I would have liked.
Apart from going on walks, I have been doing yoga regularly. I really like my yoga teacher and I have not missed a single day in perhaps weeks. There is quite a visible improvement in my flexibility. Positions that weren't possible for my body to twist into until a few months ago have now become possible.
Although I have been ordering the food that I eat, I have made a conscious effort to eat light, and in smaller portions. Now that I have my own apartment with a nice big kitchen, I am going to get into cooking.
I've read two books since I came here, and now I'm reading my third book — Dune, since I really liked the movie. I have made it a thing to read at least one chapter of any book every day.
I have also been practicing my Japanese daily. At first, I was following a few books that my Japanese teacher from college had sent me. But now, I am using Duolingo. A lot of people criticize Duolingo, but in my opinion, it can be a good resource depending on where you are in your language learning journey.
Until next time.