Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Spreading my wings...

I wander'd lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

This was more or less how it was when I chanced upon blog world.
A host of brilliant writers.My brother was into blogging right from the first year in college and I used to read his blog alone.It was only 4 years later that I took up the art.What surprised me the most was that the majority I found were of non-literature or arts background.It was challenge enough for a student of Literature to wake up and squeeze out the creative juices.

Now,consistent encouragement and appreciation are the essential babyfood for any blog-ling(if I may call new bloggers so).I was lucky to be fed in plenty by none other than the likes of Silverine and Mathew.These two geniuses also happen to be wonderful people.Blogging has also given me virtual friends; total strangers who connect with the simple things I write.Deepti who recently touched and surprised me with a sweet gesture is one unforgettable name.The other names on my blogroll are people who enthrall me with their versatile writing and make blogging a very entertaining and informative hobby.Since this is not a milestone post I do not engage in a detailed gratitude acknowledgment.Heartfelt thanks to all who have visited and encouraged The Bower.

Now as I stand at the threshold of a change in my life status from a dreamy student-hood to the fast paced corporate life, I am at a loss for words.Don't seem to be able to fix the tone of the post.Is it a valediction or just a "be right back"? Life's taking a drastic change, from the cozy walls of home to an independent life in a big metro.In fact, thanks to blogworld I already have a patchworked picture of what to expect out there.I have found people from all walks of life;students,professionals,homemakers and old timers blogging away with exemplary spirit.Really hope I'd be able to make a come back once I get settled down with the work life.There are umpteen number of blogs that are proof that nothing can kill the writer in you.So I leave with a consolation from the Bard himself :

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. **

Adieu! for the moment, dear friends,will miss this space,hope to be back among you soon...!

*Daffodils, William Wordsworth.
**Sonnet XVIII -Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day, William Shakespeare.


silverine said...


""Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." " Theodore Roosevelt

I happen to be lucky in this aspect. Wish you the same!

btw me too started blogging from college, mostly due to free hi-speed internet during internships ;)...and the loneliness of a cubicle...:( And if I have kept on blogging, it is because it is a stress buster. You can always blog during weekends. Unless like me you cant stand the sight of a comp after work! :p

Best of luck and godspeed to you in your endeavors!!

mathew said...

Well..a big congrats on this wonderful change..

The transistion from college to a work would be one ride for prayers and wishes for this ride to be as pleasant as possible..

And hope to see you again when your work life eases to a cruise mode and then you can create wonders with words like you have done all the way...

And all credits to your blog which I have felt was one of the best I have come across in a long time..and I mean it..

jj said...

We'll miss you too and the nostalgia you induce everytime.
All the best dear. I'm sure once you get settled you'll be back with rocking posts :)

Nikhil Narayanan said...

Great going.
You will feel like, "did-I-say-I-will-blog-less" soon.
You will have more things to write in your next avatar.

Best wishes.

Deepti said...

Congrats Neena .. and good luck always!! I am sure the blogs will just get better after this :) The outside world and its hoopla is blog fodder :D
come back soon as you will be truely missed girl!!

Neena Padayatty said...

Greetings from Chennai
Simply Overwhelmed! i definitefy have reason to come back...hope that happens soon and like most of you said this new life is certainly fodder to a blogger's mind.
Silverine,Mathew,Josmy,Nikhil,Deepti.merci de mon coeur!

anN-series said...

congratulations neena..hope ur corp life will gv u time to blog...these r things i look fwd to sitting in office on the rare free days!

VMJ said...

Hey, all the best for all new endevours. but i sure hope this doesnt mean a break from blogging.
i find no reason to.
infact i've always found that the student life was more demanding on your time.
Ive just reentered the corporate world and for the first time in two years im getting all teh time in teh world to read blogs. Thats until the time the company decides to block blogs altogether.
Awaiting the next post. :)

ursjina said...

when the pace gets come in here and slow down a lil bit...wishing u all the best!!

Praveen said...

been to this blog sometime back..
now as I come back after many days, you are ready to take an exciting new turn in your life...
hope u will keep on blogging..

and nice 2 see 2 of my favorite bloggers listed there..mathew and silverine

Srijith Unni said...

Dropping in here, for the first time and you're already leaving.. DO come back soon..!

When you're in the corporate world, you just might get even more time, :)

Have Fun, Take Care and God Bless!

With Best Regards,

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

waiting for your comeback!

Anonymous said...

mathew said...

a year gone without a about a comeback!!

September 26, 2009 11:30 PM