Vaibhav Kanwal

designer & developer

Moving to Gurgaon

In the last 3 years, I have shifted homes a couple times. Each move had its own reasons.

  1. In 2013, I moved to Gurgaon to save myself from arduous daily drive to and from work. I wasn’t commuting. I was traveling between two cities.
  2. In 2014, I moved back to be with family after my father passed away.
  3. In 2016, Back to Gurgaon! The daily drive to work felt like a slow suicide.

For those unfamiliar with Gurgaon, the city is home to agglomerates and startups alike. It is a good example of urban jungle colonized by employees and workers not by its people. Gurgaon can be a bit of a challenge as expressed in concerns over the city’s sustainability.

I hoped to escape some of it by choosing the shelter of a gated society.

The Gurgaon move. 2016 edition.

I had been planning my move since awhile now and had passively looked for a place before this as-well. My asks were straightforward:

I automatically assumed my list was reasonable. What I missed was the money part. You see, with my select choices and high flying expectations, things went way over budget for me.

So when a colleague suggested I move in with them, I lapped up on the opportunity and moved within 7 days!

Preparation and Packing

On the weekend I was to move, I neatly packed my belongings into corrugated boxes still laying around from previous Amazon orders. I arranged my toiletries and essentials in one box. In two separate bags I packed my clothes followed by shoes and slippers.

After I moved, I remembered the things I had left behind. I had forgotten my towel, I needed new soap dishes. I had to buy cotton, toothpaste and mouthwash. Not only did I forget things needed in the morning, I also did not bring my favorite dinner plate and coffee mug.

My week was ruined.

I took me 2 weeks to feel at-ease with my new surroundings. Never easy I say.

Creating a new routine

Joined a gym.

Hope to achieve my #FitBody goals by the end of the year.

I am happy I made the right decision to move closer to my workplace.