Friday, February 10, 2006

Coming of age...

Grade school...the song and dance performances....the costumes...the teachers (Maggi ma'm who taught us music...Brother Emmanuel..who used to give us treats...)...the classrooms...the brightly colored desks....a Convent education...Montfort School...the best time ever.

Secondary School...three years in hell charading like heaven....Tamil school....culture shock...I did not fit in.....turned into an introverted study bee....lost touch with music and fun...

High School....enter Delhi Public School - R.K.Puram.....deer caught in headlights....but eventually my shell broke....started to have a little fun....dealt with the pressures of entering college...left behind a sea of memories.

Leaving home....built a new life.....found myself...this time leaving Tucson with a gigantic ocean of memories. I was the center of my life...i was the sun...i was in control....

Coming of age...threw myself out there....resilience tested....friendships tested....sanity tested...this is New York City. Grow up....now! How, when I'm still running to stand still?

So many years down the road....I hear my secondary school and high school friends are getting married.....and it hits me!! Married...already? Are you kidding? Then I realize....we're all a group of "Adults" ...ranging from 23-25. Maybe it is that time in your life when you settle down....maybe you dont fight anymore...

....but maybe it's not that time for me yet. I still have some fights to win....milestones to cross....parties to rock....

Maybe I still need to "grow up".

-Ams

P.S.: Anything by Jack Johnson is GOLD today....

3 comments:

Kalindi said...

is that you or is it me??? it's uncanny the way i was nodding my head at each paragraph... growing up?? there must be more to life than THAT!!!

Cheers!

Rajesh Warrier said...

Ha ha .. well written !!

You know what .. "Ageing is mandatory but growing up is optional" so maybe you dont need to ;)

Amrita said...

@Kalindi: That's exactly what I thought when I read your blog...haha! cheers to you! :)

@Rajes: thanks! :) and I agree...;)