The Change

Posted on Aug 06, 2016

Let me begin with a big thank you to each one of you who took time to read my first post and gave your precious comments. It would have taken you few seconds to click the 'Like' button or write what you felt but trust me they mean a lot of encouragement for a beginner like me.

'CHANGE' a very important word in my life. Like Spencer Johnson mentioned in his famous work 'Who moved my Cheese?' Change is inevitable in life...so was it for me...not only inevitable but also quite frequent and substantial.

From a prosperous, comfortable, self contained, pedestrian- friendly cosmopolitan with lakes and gardens, grand civic buildings designed by a swiss architect (Chandigarh) to a town known to be the zenith of cultural and social movements of Kerala, believed to be created by Parasuraman,the warrior sage.( Irinjalakuda)......

From a protected , pampered, single child syndrome driven,self-ruling and very important 100% vegetarian!!! home environment to a restricted, rule-driven, neglected and 100 % Non Vegetarian Hostel Environment.........

From a very confident, initiative driven , outspoken, extrovert and competitive classroom environment to a timid, unsure, and introvert classroom. These were some of the changes that I went through as an 18 year old, like most of the NRKs...(Non Resident Keralites ), We ( Me and my parents ) also decided to flow with the water and planned my pilgrimage to the 'holy city' THRISSUR ... I am sure you know what I mean. Well ....blame it on to the messed up entrance examination system that year, my poor test taking skills or may be my stars or nakshatras.. I couldn't get through and ended up joining an arts and science college in Irinjalakuda....I am sure by now your minds must have framed a sympathetic "Oh! Poor Girl" statement for me.

Though it took me a long time to accept the fact that I failed in what I wanted and get accustomed to this change in my life but those three years were one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. Not that the CHANGE stopped...it was persistent and each time it came..it added a beautiful meaning to my life.

From friendships that never went beyond lending and asking for notes to friends who meant everything ....

From never ending study hours of struggling & competing to solve the most complicated problems ever created by the examiners in PCB ( Physics, Chemistry & Biology) to studying the most simplest and obvious concepts a hundred times to make them perfect.....

From the reluctance to share the information & knowledge and taking pride in knowing the most intricate details of the subject to the happiness of sharing the smallest details and feeling proud to help a friend study well...

From being skeptical to appreciate a friend on stage to putting up all the efforts to build the confidence in a friend to face the crowd.....From the selfish contention of winning for self to the selfless happiness of winning for all...these are few among many positive changes that happened to me in those three years. The 'Change' I felt did no good to me became instrumental in making me look at life with a different perspective.

That's when I realised, learnt and experienced..'We cannot direct the wind but we can definitely adjust the sails'

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