Monday, 25 November 2013

Left, right, centre of life

Time to let go of rose tinted glasses??
Recently, I celebrated my 27th birthday. The realization of leaving the comfort of 26 ( the year in which you allow yourself the illusion of still being 25), was as unsubtle as the break of puberty…like the day when you had your first periods or when you had a pimple outbreak on your first date. Freakkkyyyy….........
It suddenly felt that—OMG 27! Such a big number! Just 3 years shy of 30 and yet so much to be achieved in life!
Also, I realized that now there are certain things which you can NOT do with solace anymore, and some things that change without blowing off a caution alarm. Let’s see what they are-
        1. You cannot listen to Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber or Selena Gomez songs without being judged.
        2. You cannot read Harry Potter or Enid Blyton in public lest people assume you are a pedophile; or Chetan Bhagat novels lest people assume your IQ is below 27.
        3. You cannot visit any wedding function without escaping queer glances or questions of relatives (especially the inquisitive aunties) that wonder what could be mortally wrong with you to not have found a suitable match till now.
        4. If you happen to be single, your sexual orientation comes under the scanner, even if it is from your best friends’ boyfriends
        5. Your parents start giving good business to the local temple pandit or any astrologer that crosses their way, to scrutinize planetary aspects responsible for your marriage or lack of it.
        6. If you don’t adorn the numerous rings with precious or semi-precious stones on your fingers, around your neck or around the arm, you are labeled as a rebel. Your mom will frown upon you henceforth with every opportunity she gets! 
        7. One thing which I can do, still cannot manage to do at 27 is to have liquor in pubs without showing id or get an entry into a theater running an A-rated movie.

27, however, is a time to shed inhibitions of the primes and take on the tasks with courage so that you enter your 30s without any regrets. Things I would like to do before I reach 30-
1.  Pursue another masters degree from a good university abroad.
2.  Learn to swim properly
               3.  Make a documentary or a short film
               4. Find the cupid that stuck me with its arrow and shoot it

So while I get busy with these tasks, here’s hoping that you make the most of your 20s, because it is the most awesome time to be crazy, make mistakes, learn from them and rise like a phoenix!
Happy resurrection!

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