Monday, November 06, 2006

An ode to Balanced living

Before meeting my 35-hour-working-week husband, I used to think staying overnight in the office was okay. I used to get a kick from working with the peaks and troughs of law firm life (or lack thereof). I remember (through a haze... ) when I would change clothes and brush my teeth in the office and soldier on without sleeping for 2 days. The best part is that I used to think that this was normal, because I was brainwashed enough to think that if you want to do something well, you needed to obsess over each and every tiny detail without need for sleep/food/rest.

Now I know what a load of bollocks that is.

This weekend, I studied for my driving theory exam. Although Fabien had to (occasionally) tear me away from my book to eat/take a walk/do something useful, I had a reasonably pleasant weekend.

In between studying, we went for Veronica's baby shower, walks in the park, and met our friends (more pictures to follow). I am no longer addicted to doing something at the expense of EVERYTHING else.

And I still PASSED my driving theory exam at 8 am this morning. (Shilpa - you can have all my books now) Even though I needed Gina to drive me back home cos my stupid driving instructor drove me to the exam center and LEFT me there to find my own way back !!

Anyway now I need to book the practical driving test.

Wish me luck! (and a more balanced life)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Way to go girl! Congratulations on passing that test and in boca al lupo for the next one. It was wonderful to meet you at the party. It was so thoughtful of you to organize everything. Your daughter is a delight! Ciao for now,

Peter in Turin said...

Congrats on the test ... and yes .. I vividly recall the days feeding myself to the corporate machine (2 new years parties lost to euro conversion and Y2K, thank you very much) ...

Looking fwd to seeing the photos you took of the baby shower and thanks for bringing us all together !!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Sharon! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to belated-driving-Asian-Anglophone-chicks-who-married-Europeans everywhere...
I would love to take those books off your hands so that Zubin and I too can zip around Torino one day. And now for your next task - download those party pictures! :) xo Shilpa

Gia-Gina said...

You know I am sooo jealous you passed the test, you deserve it. Congrats!!!

rhys said...

That Balanced Living idea is looking very attractive as I slog on in the office...