Sunday, May 1

Its that time of the year

Can’t wait to be 25 in a week!! I absolutely go gaga over birthdays-celebrating mine as well as others. Cakes, candles, gifts, treats and a total recall of the all shit done last year… I simply love the frills and ruffles of this occasion. But this birthday has more reasons to be special.

a)I enter the first quarter of my life (Someone once said, when you are 25 everyone will stop advising you..phew finally!)
b)I get to celebrate it with my cul-de-sac group in Goa! Gonna dance my way into 25..woot!woot!
c)I got accepted in my dream MS program. I never imagined I could make it.
d)Leaving home soon(or, rather running away) and happy to be on my own again. (Living with parents has its own perks, but for me, last 6 months was a personal hell)
e)Physically, I got my mojo back. It feels great to get conditioned and be back in the game!
f)My financial condition is still in the gutter. But this time, I m a poor in a zen-like state of life.
g)Emotionally, I m more sure of myself now. All my wants and needs have been neatly separated in rows and columns, never to be mixed and confused again!

But the only downside of being 25 is - marriage, that too arranged! It’s the curse of the Indian society. The assortment of over-zealous parents, relatives and nosy neighbors kindda makes life of a 25 year old singleton hell. Its not like I don’t have faith in this constitution. But everything has its place and time. For me, in the next 2-3 years I don’t see myself getting hitched to a guy and then be the CEO of his DNA. This is the “me-time” of my life, where I want to completely devote my energy and passion for my personal-growth. How difficult is it for the elders to understand this? Bah,humbug!

Anyways, leaving home and everything familiar behind eliminates the whole marriage scenario for good. Because I think I deserve more from this life. 24 saw me through a roller-coaster phase of my life. And there was ruin. But turns out, it was a gift in disguise. I got challenged to test my own limits, get out of my comfort zone and face the scary unknown. Even though I was kicking and screaming then, I kindda of like what it eventually did to me. I had my fair share of lemons thrown at me..but its tequila time now!

And I learned the most important lesson till date.

"You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might find- you get what you need" ~ The Rolling Stones

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6 homies speak!:

Nikita Banerjee said...

Happy Birthday (in advance...hope I did not miss it!) 25 is a wonderful age to be at. Yes, you will be sure of yourself and believe me, if your folks are looking for guys, let them. You are the one who has to finally agree...so chillax! Have a blast in Goa!

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Thanks Nikita..fingers crossed on surviving the ordeal!

Utkarsh said...

Hey, I'm Utkarsh. Just bumped in to your blog... Brilliant writing. Got hooked to it immediately. Read more than a dozen posts in one go. Keep it up. Following...!

And um...

Happy Birthday. :)
Visit my blog too sometime:
http://lifesloop.blogspot.com/

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Well thank you Utkarsh for the wishes and stumbling upon my blog..

Will check out your blog too!

Raj said...

if only getting what you needed could have been enough.

phatichar said...

:)

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