Life is all about adapting to continuous change. For me the change has come in the form of moving to a new city. Having completed three months in London it feels like I’ve been here for a much longer time. Has time dilated?? *wondering*
So today I sat down and made an attempt to evaluate my performance in this process of adaptation in the past three months. The results and the changes I’ve gone through without knowing, as presented below, are quite shocking (for myself).
- My pace of walking has increased dramatically. Even a leisure walk is faster than my fastest before
- I can have my coffee on the move, whether in the tube or walking down the staircase.
- My eyes always lock on to any image with the word SALE embedded on to it. The details of the entity on sale become a matter of less importance at such instance.
- I curse the underground whenever I walk in to the station and my train is due after 4 or 5 minutes (and not 1 or 2 minutes!), even though I may not be in a hurry!
- I’ve started to read the newspaper. I must admit they suck and are futile, but they are free and in extreme abundance! What else can be a better way to pass time while travelling?
- My wallet is filled with cards and it takes some effort to extract the right one at the required time.
- My vocabulary has expanded to include the words mate and cheers.
- I yearn for sunshine. I hated it back in UAE and Pakistan (temperatures more than 40C were normal there!).
Not bad at all! I guess I’m pretty good at adapting to change, innit?