In response to the Day 1 of Writer's Digest boot camp
I am glad I took up the challenge of Writer’s digest boot camp to start writing after so long.
Reflecting back, lot has happened in 8 years. US has recovered from an economics recession, one of the great presidency of Barack Obama is coming to an end, India elected PM Modi in a hope for brighter future. Sweet little pumpkin has played violin in Carnegie hall twice, Curious little monkey has grown from watching football, soccer to actually playing these games for South Brunswick.
Today, we celebrated Curious little monkey's 10th birthday at home. We had a water slide at the backyard, just the way he and Sweet little pumpkin wanted. My daughter and I baked him a nice yummy ice cream cake, recipe being passed on for the 3rd generation since my mom who used to bake the cake for my brother and I in our younger days in Delhi. He and his friends had a great time at the slide and playing soccer, football and basketball in the back yard. Water can reveal a different side of personality. One of his friend, who is very reserved and prefer to be with books played in the slide for 4 hours! Its simple things like hiking, biking and playing with water which are most relaxing and bring out the fun side of us. I overcame the fear of water slide last year in Hershey park when I had to take Curious little monkey on all the slides as he was too young to go on his own. When we are given challenge with no option, we stretch our limits and get better.
We will also be fortunate to attend the Summer Olympics 2016, in person in Rio. Having grown up watching Olympics since kid, I feel it like a dream come true.