My nine loves in no particular order are outlined in this post…
9. Work: Yes, I love my job. I love working. In fact, when I am on holidays, I start going stir-crazy in the second week. I think the maximum time I can take off is a week before I go nuts. I have also been thinking that if I ever have kids, and assuming the child is healthy, I reckon I will get back to work as soon as I can. I doubt I can take a year off work and remain sane. In case you were wondering, yes I am a workaholic. And I’m okay with being one!
8. Psychology: Closely related to the above, I love psychology [Even though I’m not as obsessed about it as R]. I am so glad I learnt it because I think it has helped me personally as well. Knowing the symptoms that are associated with the clinical disorders have been a bonus for someone with a tendency to get anxious and depressed. And it’s very interesting to learn how you can manage negative things in your life. Despite it not being an accurate science, I love the field!
7. The Beach: I absolutely love the beach! I am currently counting down to summer. I reckon I’m very fortunate to be living about a 10 minute drive from a beach here. Almost every good weekend in summer sees me spending a couple of hours lying on the beach reading or sleeping and having a swim in the deliciously cold water. Oh summer…where art thou?
6. Coffee: No surprises there if you read my blog. I am a person who cannot start my day without my morning cuppa. I enjoy going out for a cup of coffee over the weekends (mostly with R) to have long talks about psychology and philosophy and other mundane stuff. Cups of coffee are also associated with interesting observations of fellow human beings. And of course, coffee reminds me of my uni days. Back when I would drink about 5 cups a day to be able to work on assignments late into the night. Now I’m glad to say, I have cut down to two cups.
5. Australia: Again, if you are a regular reader, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I love Australia and all that it has to offer. I always wanted to come here and I’m so fortunate and grateful for being able to achieve that dream. And it has met my expectations. I continue to love my country and it’s beautiful beaches and nature and the people. I feel a sense of pride when I talk about Australia. And that’s why, there was no hesitation when it came to considering citizenship. I gladly revoked my Indian citizenship and took on the Australian one.
4. Reading: I cannot imagine a world without books. I dread the day when everything will become e-something. I love the feel of a book in my hands. I love being curled up on the couch or bed reading. I love getting into the characters’ heads and their lives. I love being in different worlds that are created by authors. I love thinking about the book after I’m done reading. What were the authors trying to say? What were the underlying themes and messages? What were the symbols and motifs? My love extends to reviewing books as well.