We are shifting to Bangalore. The order came on Tuesday, May 31. We were expecting transfer since December. There were rumours floating all the time.

In April, husband got a call from the Dept. He told me about it before I left for Delhi to attend a Food Expo. It is considered a prestigious post. He had to convince the district leader to let him get transferred and suggested a few names. CS and Dept Secretary asked him to suggest the names. After 2 years 7 months and 7 days it is time to move. Hope Bangalore treats us well.

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The first of many, Inshallah!

Paris, Seville, Montefrio, Granada, Murcia, Valencia, Montserrat, Barcelona, Girona, Costa Brava — the places I visited during my first trip to Europe from April 9 to April 17, 2022 (took a flight from Bangalore to Paris via New Delhi on April 8 and returned from Barcelona to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi, reached April 18, 3 am-ish).

I’ll narrate how we missed our flight to Ibiza, saw a Europa League Match, and explored a city in Segway, and many interesting stories in the next few blog posts. Meanwhile, I hope, wish, and pray that I make a lot of money and take both sets of my parents, sisters, and husband (he will pay for his own stuff!) to different cities and villages and cathedrals of Europe, Inshallah! Amen.

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I didn’t sleep Tuesday night and worked non-stop from Tuesday night to Wednesday. I went to office Monday and Tuesday.

I took a break Wednesday evening and then restarted around 8 pm. On Wednesday, I went to bed by 4 am after sending a document. Today I worked till 7 pm and then spoke to husband, walked outside with him and had dinner. I need more days like this. I want to really focus on the job till 6 pm and then do other things. I want to write stories and read. I hope I make good use of the opportunity given to me to work and take out time for other things too.

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I need to plan my day better to read, write and work on stories. I think I should start writing day plans the previous night, so that I don’t waste time planning after I get up. I think better (I feel) in the night. Two hours reading — newspapers and articles — and one hour book or vice-versa and one hour writing. I need to find some time for my reporting work, maybe alternate days. I think I need to do this much. Plan for tomorrow — 1) One hour podcast post work, 2) Reading newspapers and articles (7 pm-9 pm), 2) Dinner 9 pm-10 pm, 3) Writing 10 pm-11 pm, 4)Reading Naipul 11 pm-12 am. Help me focus Allah, please help me concentrate. Too many breaks I take, please help me focus. Ameen.

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