April has always been a month that gets itself marked out in my calendar of memories. Speaking with my professional hat on, it is the first month of the new financial year, and therefore should be special. But that’s not it at all. I never look forward to April, the way I do to June and the monsoons, back to school bustle and my birthday, or to October and its festivals. It is just that thing seem to happen in April more than they do in any other month.
Things good and bad. Things expected and unexpected. Things small and big. Things! Things that make me remember the month even years later.
April 2009 – a minor surgery that culminated in my hysterectomy in August.
April 2008 – my older one and me taking swimming lessons from the same coach
April 2007 – shifting back to Bombay from Delhi
April 2006 – us investing in a piece of real estate
April 2005 – the accidental conception of my younger one
April 2004 – shifting from Bombay to Delhi
April 2003 – husband moving jobs, and us shifting into the prettiest house I have ever lived in
I think you get the drift.
Some of those things were planned, many were not. Some were planned for an earlier or a later date, but ended up happening when they did.
I don’t have anything planned for April 2010, which makes me wonder what surprises the month has in store for me. Should I be excited, or apprehensive?