It was so totally unexpected and was a beautiful surprise…and it left me overwhelmed!! Blue Mist, Chatterbox, Comfortablynam, G, Matt, Nu and Titaxy together wished me on a webpage they created: Happy Birthday Psych Babbler. Each of them, in their own creative ways (which by the way, I have grown to know through their personal blogs) have wished me. And they gave me a present that showed just how well they know me! Prior to getting to the webpage though, I had to solve a crossword puzzle and then use the initial letters of the solutions to deciphering the webpage.
And I am so touched.
It means all the more to me because I have remained anonymous…I haven’t disclosed my name or my birthdate or my pictures. And yet, they have all put in the time and effort to create this wonderful way of wishing me. All they know is that I’m a girl who is of Indian origin, living and working in Australia as a psychologist.
Or so I thought.
Through their posts whilst wishing me, I learnt that they do know a lot about me. Some of them know things about me close friends would know. And it doesn’t matter that they don’t know basic details like my name, DOB, address or what I look like. They know about my love for Gilly or wanting a bloke like him (who was mentioned more than once), for Australia, for reading, for Jodi Picoult books, for psychology, for cricket, for FRIENDS & Big Bang Theory and of course, for crosswords. I have been blogging publicly for a little over a year…and the aforementioned bloggers I have read only in the last year. Some only in the last few months.
It’s getting harder to describe exactly how I feel. Words are not enough. I would love to give each and every one of them a hug (and mind you, I’m not a big hugging-person unless I feel really close to someone) I do wish someday in the future, I get to meet these lovely ladies and the gentleman 🙂 I know we all live on different continents (apart from CB)…but there is hope.
Blogging has been a wonderful journey for me. And it’s readers like these that keep me going. The reason I’ve stuck to blogging is because I feel understood. I feel heard. And I find that there’s other people who sometimes go through what I go through…and I don’t feel alone. I feel like I can come home after a hard day at work and ‘talk’ to someone out there. I love the fact that I can have deep and meaningful discussions and debates on so many topics under the sun with all of you. Even if it is in writing.
So thank you…to Misty, Chatterbox, Comfy, G, Matt, Nu & Titaxy for making my birthday this year even more special….and to all my other readers and blogging buddies out there for ‘listening’ to me. It’s all of you who keep me going here. And I love having you all as part of my life. Because yes, as crazy as it may sound, I do think about all of you every now and then during the day when I’m offline. 🙂
Thank you all for being part of my life. And for all the love 🙂
Until next time,