Time for some Chit Chat!

11:03:00 am

Well, well, well, hello there!! It has been ages since we just sat and chatted, right? My previous blog posts have been all about contests, challenges, sponsored posts and the like. I feel a certain disconnect with my blog and I don’t like it at all :-(.

Frankly, I’m a little tired of blog contests. I haven’t even participated in that many, but it’s all over FB and Twitter and it’s making me a bit sick. I’m not even that into smartphones, so I think I’ll take a break for a while :-).

So what else has been happening at my end? As you know, the hullabaloo over my brother’s wedding settled a while back, and the newly weds are back to their respective jobs. I’m still trying to lose the weight I gained during the wedding and its aftermath, and it looks like I’m going to lose the battle and keep the weight.

My body is beginning to tell me that I’m not that young anymore and my metabolism isn’t what it once was. During my college days, I used to hog on all kinds of oily, heavy stuff and hardly ever got sick or gained an ounce. But this year has reminded me that I can’t take my body for granted anymore – achy knees, a sore back, sluggish thyroid, hair fall – they’re all telling me I need to take more care of myself!

In other news, I recently attended a job interview, after a career break of 5 years. It was a great opportunity, with a chance to head a new team, but the workplace was quite far from my house, and the route is riddled with traffic problems. The hubs already has a 12-13 hour workday, and if I took the job, it’d be the same for me. I didn’t think it was fair to leave Cub in daycare for that long, so I turned it down. I kept thinking and thinking and thinking and finally decided I didn’t want it. There are probably some of you wondering if I wasted a great opportunity, but I don’t think it would have worked for me and my family. So that was that.

On the plus side, I’ve started contributing regularly to The Mom Views, Swapna’s super-awesome blog on parenting. If you’re following me on FB, this is probably something you already know :-). Oh, and speaking of FB, I’ve recently joined Twitter too – I kept away from it since I didn’t want to be a victim of Social Media Overwhelm, but it’s kind of nice :-). And while we’re at it, do check out my Pinterest boards, that’s probably where I am a little too active :-D. I mean, honestly, there’s so many of them out there – Google Plus, Instagram....well, there’re just too many to keep track of!

To all my readers who’re still here, please don’t give up on my blog. I’m planning to dive into posting like the old days, and I’ve got some recipes, an outfit post and book reviews (not sponsored) coming up. I can feel my mojo coming back, so stay tuned to Shocks and Shoes!!

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  1. Hey there!!
    I have been feeling exactly the same. While those sponsored posts and reviews and blah blah give you free stuff and money (which felt pretty awesome at first) , they sapped the life (and creativity) out of me. Now when I look back at the last couple of months, all I want to do is cry and delete every single post :-/
    I'm so glad you are coming back soon. :)

    1. Seriously, I also feel like my creativity has hit an all time low!! I've really got to get back in the 'zone'!

  2. good that you could boost back.. i am still waiting for getting that huge boulder block off my mind..