The Windmill

By Debashish Reang

Things are starting to work out





Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hey friends,
If you have been following me over the past few months, you would know that I have had a small hiccup in my family relationship. However, I have since spent some time alone and came to realize that there are some things that I cannot control.
For the first time in my life, I feel liberated in a sense that I’ve never felt before. I do not wish for this feeling to go away anytime soon. I am so happy these days - my friends would tell you I’m overly excited for the future.
Whenever you feel low, I think it helps reflect on your upbringing, especially the happy moments. For me, that includes the time I spent with my parents, with kids in the village, playing cricket in paddy fields, and then looking back to how fortunate I’ve been to end up where I am today. I video-called my sister today, and it is amazing to see a kid grow up.
I guess what I mean to say is that I am pleased right now. My quarantine is ending tomorrow, and I’ll finally be free if all stays well. You could say, “Reang is a free man.”
I also feel very fortunate to have a few friends who would always hear me out and offer help. I have a friend I’ve met only once in person, but I talk to her every day and have been over the past few years (with some exceptions).
I’m going out of the campus soon to attend a few interviews, so that’s exciting too. Like I said, good things are starting to happen. We’ll see what happens.
This is a little reminder that if you are stuck on something or are in a difficult situation, please remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Things will eventually be better.
That’s all for now. I hope you have a great week. Take care, stay safe.
- Debashish Reang
P.S.: Please let me know if you’d like to see things I read this week, interesting tweets, posts, videos I watched, etc. Hit <reply> now, and let me know. Bye!

I finished reading “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” and “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.” These are two of the best books I’ve read so far. And the books talk about issues that are relevant currently!
I’m currently reading “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman and “Moment of Lift” (audiobook) by Melinda Gates. Let me know if you have book suggestions.
You can read the notes I wrote on these books here.
You can find me on Goodreads here.
Articles & Essays
“When life itself is lunatic, who knows where the madness lies?” - Tara Westover
Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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