Sunday, September 18, 2011

Grown Up!

I was born in 1991, so technically, I am an adult. 20 years old. Sounds all fancy and independent, right?

But figuratively, I was just another 14 year old teenager. I couln't even make proper chapatis, let alone cook a whole meal. I'd never moved beyond the usual maggi-with-juice-or-sandwich-for-apparent-variety. I'd never folded my clothes, never did any of my important stuff on my own. Even when I had to go somewhere, I used to pack my bag, and my mom used to counter-check it, because she always used to feel that I would leave something for the last.
Which was, sort of, true.

Till last month.

Since I've been staying alone, I've miraculously become so responsible. It's so surprising, because I never really felt that I had it in me! I mean all the multi-tasking and stuff. I was the laziest person I'd ever met. (And I meet a LOT of new people.)

I cook for myself (and that's pretty decent too!), I wash my clothes, I attend my classes, study properly as well! Can you believe that. More like, I cannot believe that!
I've started my internship too, which makes it really hectic, because I have to travel to two extreme ends of the city everyday. And I don't crib.

I find time to do everything, and I love love my busy schedule. Where I don't have the time to sit and think about useless things, which just initiate the whole negative thought procedure in my brain.
And it's wonderful!!

Maybe that's what I needed.

Things now work just my way and I am having a good time. I don't have to adjust to anybody's schedule and I can maximise my time doing stuff just for myself. It's taught me time management. It's taught me not to waste and while away time like I used to earlier!

Heck, I even discovered what a cleanliness freak I am! I just cannot survive in a mess. (Agreed, my standards are not mom standards, but then, I am on that path :P )

So, I am grown up.
It's not even a weird feeling.
I'm not scared anymore.

Bring it on life! Because, as they say, if life throws lemons at you, just catch them, squeeze them, and make a lemonade for yourself and enjoy the moments as they pass! :)


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good for you Miss Sunshine, the first time I was totally alone was when I lost my mother and husband within 2 months,I was 54 years and the feeling wasn't great for me,
I congratulate you on the happiness you feel.


Shades of Grey said...

Remember what I said in my comment to your previous post ! Its already come true :) Way to go grown up chica !

sawan said...

you just graduated from a girl to a lady! :) bless ya.

Miss Sunshine said...


Yes it takes time for us to get used to it.. But somethings cannot be helped!

@Shades of Grey
Yes, indeed. Whatever you said, is sort of happening.. :)

That calls for a graduation party!! :D
Thanks :)

Jaideep said...

Hey! Well written. Very nicely explained. Your condition!
i loved it when i was independent for the first time. When i could make the decision on whether to have dinner or skip it. Whether i can buy a thing or not. The whole independence phenomenon made me so happy!
And, I think you're experiencing quite the same emotions and you have portrayed them quite accurately!
Good going!
Keep up the good work! :)