Confessions of an Immigrant- 15

Sometimes your mind and heart are so full of things that you cannot jot down anything and write about it. My mind has been hovering over all those myriad thoughts which I wanted to shout out but couldn’t. So many good things happened all of sudden that I always felt something was missing in my life. Whenever I try to mend the missing pieces, I always end up creating a new situation for myself. Some of them were weird cases for sure.

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I am done with my studies and internship. Now I am doing Security Job at Reilly’s full time. The central locations are Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the University of Toronto.

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Sometimes I get other locations too when people don’t show up. I have all types of shifts starting from morning to afternoon to night shifts. When I had my first ever night shift, it was for 13 hours, and when I got home, I slept for 10 hours. Even after that, I was so dead. I tried to find out the reason why I was so exhausted after my night shifts whereas other people love to do night shifts. Thus, the mantra to do night shifts is, you should force yourself to sleep for 3-4 hours before you go for a shift. The time 1-3 at night is the time when everyone tends to doze off so if you had a nice sleep, you can utilize your energy during that time.

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Recently, we covered an event called Parliament of Religions. I met people from different countries and some amazing figures like Padmanji (Bharatnatyam Dancer), Juss Kaur (Painter), Uma Ji( Member of Chinmoy Community), Binny Sareen (Bhrama Kumari), Anita (Member of Religious Society) and there were many people whom I knew by faces but we shared some unsaid connections. After attending that event, I felt I have some purpose in life. I learned so many different things about Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, and many others.

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I felt as if there was an amalgamation of religions. I saw a painting that had paintings of Guru Gobind Singh which was made from the word ‘Waheguru.’ I was sick on that day and coughing a lot. A lady came to me and asked me if she could pray for me. I said yes. She prayed for my speedy recovery. After that, I felt so lifted and confident that I cannot even explain.

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You are reading it right, I shifted to a new place again. So, it is a fantastic apartment which I am sharing with four more girls. This sounds messy but honestly speaking, I am in awe with the place as it is decorated, well maintained. I am sharing the room with one girl who is away or at work most of the times so in sharing I feel the ambiance of a private room. The next door room has three girls. They have ample space for storage, so my stuff easily got fitted there. It is not even a month, but I get positive vibes from the house. I am happy and content with my choice.

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Since its December and we all know Christmas and Boxing Day are the major affairs in Canada. I am one lazy person who hates shopping from the core of my soul, but my friend Hetal inculcated the seed of online shopping in me which has me completely cut off with the outside stores. I have shopped from Aldo, Walmart, Rickis, Cleo till now and I have loved the stuff so far. To add more, I came across apps like Instacart, Groupon, Shutterfly. Well, Instacart is for Walmart grocery shopping. Those who know me, they are well acquainted with the fact that I am super bad in grocery shopping. It took me precisely 15 minutes to order the stuff, and it was delivered to my place within 2 hours. If you are like me, then Instacart is the best choice. This Groupon is one cool app which helps you to find the best deals in restaurants, fun activities, travels, nightlife, leisure stuff. With this app, I got to know about some of the cool classes in the budget of course. Airbnb is similar to Groupon which you can try as well. And now coming to Shutterfly, this app helps you design and order customized mugs, books, t-shirts for your loved ones. If you are looking for fun stuff this Boxing Day or any other day, then do try these sites and applications for sure.

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I did get to know how this year ended. This year had been a roller coaster ride for me. From separation to meeting new people, from changing houses to changing work locations, experiencing good things to frustrated times, weddings to festivals, loneliness to family gatherings, sadness to fun, with not a single piece written to an incomplete Goodreads list, I had it all. I became mature, sensible and evolved as a human being.

I am looking forward to a better New Year with lots of new people in life, happiness, love and many unsaid wishes to be fulfilled.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Will see you in 2019 with new stories!

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