The Month That Was

The month that was May 2016

So it’s the first of yet another month. This one marks the start of the half-way point for the year. Where did those first five months go? And why do I feel like I’m ready for the Christmas break right now?

Back to the month of May. It wasn’t great for me. I was emotionally and mentally drained for most of it, and then physically at the end thanks to falling sick with flu-like symptoms. I was in a bit of a funk when it came to writing and blogging. Oh I had ideas of course, several of them at one time, but for some reason, every time I stared at the blank screen or a blank page, there was just Nothing. Nothing that ever sounded okay enough. Words were typed, then erased. Sentences remained in drafts. Pages remained unmarked.

I hope to change that in June.

I barely blogged in May. But when I did, I guess I bared my soul. I talked about my fear of failure which is keeping me from writing for real {read: pitching to magazines, freelance copywriting, writing a book} even though I have done a gazillion courses. Since that post, I still haven’t done much about it but again, I’m really hoping I change it.

In May, I mentioned about finally reaching out to friends and telling them about my mental health. I think it was because I hit a really, really low point and realised I had to reach out. I really miss my old self, the pre-depression self. I wondered about gratitude and the guilt one can encounter when you have everything to be grateful for and yet feel like shit. I think I wrote this especially given where I am at currently. I did enjoy watching the musical We Will Rock You this month and I recommend you get to it soon if you love musicals and well, Queen.

I wrote about trying to find joy in everyday things which brings me to some nice things I did in May which I didn’t blog about. I participated in the Color Run {you might have seen pics on Instagram}, went for walks with friends, caught up with friends and an old colleague for dinner, ate Indian food with Mr Imperfect {amazing in the cold weather}, played with the cats and got a couple of tattoos {which I will blog about soon-ish}.

So that was May for me. A bit meh but oh well…here’s hoping June is better. At least on the writing front!

How was May for you?

Any plans for June?

Do share!

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Until next time,



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  • Ramya
    1 June 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Hmmmm a kinda writers block? And yes u have done a good thing reaching out. Hope u did feel better…. Hoping u have a more spirited month ahead….

  • Alana
    1 June 2016 at 8:24 pm

    June may be a challenging month for me in some ways (related to a disabled brother in law). But May is my favorite month of the year. I hope June is a better month for you. You did reach out, and that is what counts (I’ve been there, too.)
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  • Parul
    1 June 2016 at 10:35 pm

    All your posts this month were very honest and I am glad you reached out. Hope your June is better in terms of writing, health and everything else. You gratitude post left me thinking and I have mentioned that in my post too. Not sure if you got a pingback.
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  • Shalini
    1 June 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I hope you have a great June, Sanch! My May was bleak too. I’m visiting my parents in Kerala next week and that would be a beautiful change, I suppose.
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  • Soumya
    1 June 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I hope you feel better soon Sanch! I miss the old you too 🙂

    My May was good enough, but not great. Let’s just hope June is awesome for us.
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  • Sid
    2 June 2016 at 2:53 am

    Here’s to a very productive and fun June, Sanch.
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  • Roshan
    2 June 2016 at 1:29 pm

    As someone who’s struggled through some bad phases, let me tell you – we get through it stronger. We may never be the same person we once were but that is okay. For now, focus on yourself and trying to stay happy. Slowly the tide will turn… but it will turn. Good things will surprise you with their sudden presence in your life. Just hang in there.
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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    2 June 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I’m so glad that you’ve reached out and asked for help, Sanch. I agree with Roshan, this too shall pass. I admire your authenticity and courage.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    2 June 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I hope June brings lot of brighter days and warmth … even though it’s freezing here. Wow tattoos!! Curious to see how they look 🙂
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  • Anon
    2 June 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I love reading you I just do. I remember how I found your blog years ago when I was in Morocco seeing in laws feeling depressed and suicidal. How you feel is what many experience daily. I was diagnosed with sever depression at 21 after loosing my parents. I am now 34 . The only thing that got me through is medication I still have depression some days really badly but the meds allow me to function sometimes only partially but it’s better then nothing. Anyway I get you and whilst depression is scary I hope your writing makes you feel less alone. You can always email me if you want

  • Ashleigh My Meow
    3 June 2016 at 8:10 am

    May was meh for me as well, I don’t even want to write about it. I’m snuggled in bed with cat though so things could be worse. I will call you when I am back from Bali to see how things are. Love your new tattoo’s… especially the Cattoo!
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  • Nabanita
    6 June 2016 at 5:29 am

    Hope you feel better soon.. I read your post about reaching out and I’m so happy you did that.. For me, May was a busy month.. But I did manage to go out, take a break from being at home and even watched two movies in the theatre.. All in all, I tried to get out of home which needed to be done as I was getting depressed..looking forward to a challenging June as I get back to work..
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