As part of the 40 day challenge I mentioned in my last WOTY update, I was looking for a meme that uses the word ‘flow’. I was tickled when I found the one below! It helped me decide that my theme for April would be ‘Just Flow’.
Just Flow In April
From the end of March to almost the end of April, we got some much needed work done on the outside of our house. We’ve been trying to get this done for over two years and the lockdown and our own fears of letting workers in didn’t help. I was beginning to despair that we’d find the right contractor and was quite tense about it all, when I decided to just let go and flow! Not surprisingly everything fell into place soon after that.
We managed not only to do the work we planned but some additional work too. It wasn’t exactly fun having workers run around the house (mostly outside). But I must say they were all very nice and cooperative.
Letting Polka Yellow Flow
Our contractor was quite disapproving of our choice of color and tried to convince us to choose a duller colour. But we wanted to bring a little of Goa into our home. This is one of the colours you will see houses in Goa painted. These bright colours are a part of the Mediterranean vibe that the Portuguese brought with them when they ruled Goa.
It recently occurred to me that our house was named ‘Sossegad’ by my Dad. As Wikipedia describes the word: It is a concept associated with the culture of Goa, India. Derived from the Portuguese word sossegado (‘quiet’), it is often viewed as the relaxed, laid-back attitude towards life that is said to have existed historically in the former Portuguese territory.
I’m thinking how well the name fits in with my word of the year – take it easy and allow life to flow!
Getting Used to Letting Go
To let go and just flow are not something that I’m comfortable with. It makes me feel uneasy.
I wasn’t able to do much in terms of learning or creating during April. For some reason, I just didn’t have it in me to be regular about my writing too. But for once, I allowed myself to just be and to let go of the plans I had made at the start of the month.
Linking in to Lisa’s One Word Linkup for April 2022