I came to Bangalore with a huge suitcase, 3 bags and a guitar.
Today I have 1 huge suitcase, 12 bags and a guitar!
And this guitar is not the one that accompanied me on a Saturday afternoon on SpiceJet couple of years ago. It and it's immediate successor met with sad demises in my old residence.
But we are deviating; the focus here is on the 12 bags!
I am still trying to figure out how my luggage multiplied so quickly !
And I end up with one word – Shopping!
Weekend shopping sprees, impulsive shopping, shopping when I am bored, shopping when I go out to assist friends in shopping, Shopping when I feel like it, Shopping when I don’t feel like it…
Now, I am on a clothes donating spree, mercilessly fishing stuff out of those 12 bags and making mental allocations.
But some things are hard to let go of...
Like my old party clothes which I have accumulated thanks to my MBA theme parties and the thousand other parties I was a part of owing to the enterprise called ‘socializing’. I know I may not wear them again but they are so attractive and cost me a pretty penny, I just don’t want to give them to any random person. As a result, I am still on the outlook of someone who will appreciate them.
Then there are the thousand books I have picked up over the few years in Bangalore. Management books, biographies, gospel literature, novels, interesting magazines …all of them find their way to my table. And I hate giving away books!
I also have little things that have some sentimental value attached to it...Like the name tag of the first international conference I gave a presentation in Bangalore, the palm leaf cross I made on Palm Sunday, a beautiful wooden keychain a friend made and gifted me, A embroidered handkerchief my sister made for me.
I am looking forward to the day when I shall be back to 3 bags.
Till that day arrives, I think I visit Lifestyle to lighten the spirit …