Growing Up …

      For most people, growing up is synonymous to getting older. But after living for almost a quarter of century, I look upon my life and realize its much more than just getting older.. Its about getting more experience, getting more ideas , its about getting mature (I seem to hit upon the exact word ) ..

      So here I am, with my life before me … So much time seems to have passed .. I have lived my life as it came .. played, laughed, cried, teased, run, fell, got up, hurt, got hurt, learned, unlearned , forgot , remembered .. I have done it all .. and I liked it … If I’d given chance to life again, I’ll still make the decisions I made, I’ll go from those paths that I went ..

      So what did I learn from all my life’s experiences ..? When I compare myself from what I was 10 years ago, I find many changes in myself … The most prominent one: becoming deliberate from being spontaneous .. Now I think before I act .. and I am no more impatient ..I am now more content then I was ten years ago .. and I am more aggressive .. Perhaps those are the signs of maturity … I now know that maturity isn’t something you’d gain just by being old .. You’ll have to interact… think .. feel … act .. I now know that world isn’t perfect — it was never meant to .. I don’t expect perfect outcomes now .. because if you become perfect, you wont have any chance to improve — which is imperfect in its own .. Over the years I feel becoming more self centered .. which I think is a by product of maturity – or vice versa .. Here too I am talking about myself from the start .. I now feel more confident in being honest about things I feel .. which is a nice thing as I have said everything about myself without any hesitation and without any lie .. Over the years I have seen people’s expectations from me growing .. sometimes I find it choking me .. sometimes I find it very stimulating … I have learned that if you fear something it will keep you haunting for ever .. and if you face it firmly you will conquer it .. .. Be it a memory of someone

      I stopped celebrating my birthday long ago as I don’t see the logic in people congratulating you on something to which you have no credit .. I’ve been very less emotional from start and I feel birthdays are just like other days .. But I still love the surprise feeling of answering some long lost friends’ call .. Hey .. thats the reason I remember all my friend’s birthdays .. 🙂 ….I dont believe in making resolutions becuase I don’t need any resolution to do something …

      Hmm… I wanna end this monologue now .. So when I look at my 11 year old cousin who now dreams to become a pilot, I get reminded of myself … One can draw his inspiration from anywhere .. and thats why I believe that this is a continous process .. I have yet to see more .. and experience and explore …. Life is meant for learning .. and growing up .. these years will keep coming and going … what counts in the end is how you utilize the time alloted to you …

[Listening to:Why does it always rain on me by Travis]

14 Replies to “Growing Up …”

  1. hmm…so you have become mature…well life is like that…..we gain more expriences…more ideas……more thoughts…and much more than just celebrating birthday….

    and i hope u ll gain more more n more…..

    Happy Birthday!!

  2. Lol .. Atul coming back from the grave finally .. 🙂 ..
    Hehe .. I am matured .. 😀 .. Ask those Sharma jees who live next to our ground .. We dont ask for our cricket balls from them . … I just sneek into his boundary and bring the ball along with some fruits from his garden .. 😀

  3. maturity is a relative term. you’ll always be relatively mature than past year or more mature as compared to the behaviour of some other person.

    growing mature is a sign of progression, it let’s you know that you’re moving ahead.

    in my opinion, there’s a limit to maturity though. beyond that, wisdom takes over.

  4. I am not saying this to flatter you or something but I have more respect for you than anyone else I have met on the net, and it’s because of the maturity I see in you.
    A very true article indeed.

  5. Hi Man ! Its really amazing how much of self realisation and philosophy blogging can bring out in almost anybody ! I speak bout me too when i said that. Well.., thats a nice thing., coz the more self-realisation u have .., the more u can make the best out of ur life. U know wat I’m sayin.,

    Nice to see a non-techincal post 4m u 😀
    Keep bloggin n I’ll keep readin !
    Peace !!!

  6. Hi Sindy, this is Shardae’s aunty in New Zealand. We met, when we attended the rigged Miss Asian Pacific, if you remember! I want to wish you all the best for your contest (if in fact its not been yet, then oops). Ive asked Gods blessing and for his will to be outworked thru you, for you 🙂 You are a beautiful girl allround and i trust you will be approaching the whole thing with balance, with faith and Peace. Thank you too, for your tremendous support towards Shard’s.
    Kindest regards possible, Shelley 🙂

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