A Look Back Post…

 

When Aps decided to tag me in her look back post, I thought why not join in and share the fun! 

Facebook decided to go over the top and give us gifts on the occasion of its 10th birthday. They came up with a 62 sec video presentation of each person’s life over the past five years. Did they do a good job about it is a completely different topic and the debate on what should have been shown and what not. However, thinking about it , it triggered a thought process that needed release but I am not going to do it alone, I want you all to follow suit. Let’s make a better meme of it than the FB videos.

So here’s what you have to do, in the past five years, choose and write :

1. 5 happy moments.

2. 5 sad/regretted moments. (only place where you may write less – who wants to remember the sad moments)

3. 5 goals that you achieved.

4. 5 other events or moments you would like to share.

5. 5 moments or goals you would like to accomplish in the next five years.

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So here I go:

 1. Happy moments:

a) Completed my post-graduation in Management

b) Landed my first job

c) Saw many of my friends entering motherhood

d) My parents’ search for my life partner ended

e) Found a person with whom I could let down my hair and be myself, without the fear of being judged.

 2. Sad moments:

a) As with any girl in our part of the world, had to leave behind my family and home and move to a new city

b) Had to quit my first job when I was one month shy of three years

c) Seeing age take its toll on the people you love

d) When I realized that geographical distances creep up and reduce the intensity of some relationships

e) These are not just sad moments, they break my heart – those times when all you want to do is to lie down in your mom’s lap but you can’t because of the kilometers that span between you.

 3. Goals achieved:

a) Got my first job!

b) Got my own website!

c) Cleared the UGC NET

d) Convinced my classmate from college into believing that I wasn’t a spy (just kidding :P)

e) Joined a company within three months of moving into a new place

4. Other 5 moments:

a) Lived in a hostel (big dream come true!)

b) Bought a phone with my own money!

c) Writing found its way back to me (I’m guilty of having abandoned it in the past)

d) Landed in Mumbai, the city of dreams!

e) Discovered that vada-paav isn’t that big a deal as they claim it to be! (Dear Mumbaikars, please don’t kill me for this one!)

 5. Future Goals:

a) Get the tag of a ‘Doctor’ along with my name

b) Publish my own book (someday!)

c) Become an entrepreneur

d) Make my family proud of me by doing something extra-ordinarily brilliant

e) Go on a world tour!

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And thus I come to the end of the post. Thank you for reading till here and I tag the lovely ladies  Kajal, Sheethal, Maggid, Jyothi and Geeta Nair to take up the prompt and share their thoughts with us.

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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.

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9 thoughts on “A Look Back Post…

  1. Happy moments:

    1) Spend a long & happy 4 years in Hostel during my graduation.

    2) Surprise Birthday Party with My Gang of crazy friends on last year of college.

    2) Got a Chance to Live a different life in a New City ‘Mumbai”.

    3) Met a stranger who became most important person of my life & You(Bhavya) will be glad to know this person also a south indian (Kannada). 🙂

    4) My New Smartphone 🙂

  2. Such a bright post. One that reeks of achievements and happiness. I loved each one of them. may god always fulfil your wishes. And yes distances do take toll on some relationships, but then are they worth it if affected by such factors then?

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