So officially I’m an adult, even though I feel more or less a teen still. I hate to think about the fact that I’m gonna have a long life of adulthood in front of me and my “eventful” childhood has ended.
Even though we all want to stand on our own feet and be responsible for our actions and consequences, there won’t be a day we won’t think “Oh! If only I could go back to my childhood where I could live stress free and some one would provide everything for me.” We already feel that don’t we?
My childhood was actually eventful. I can’t say without lying that my childhood was all about happiness and everything. Maybe I was one of the unfortunate kids who had to go through a lot of ups and downs from the age of 9 itself. When I say eventful it’s a mix of happiness, sadness, tragedy and comedy. I shifted from one state to another resulting in the loss of my next door neighbour – aka – best friend, the loss of my bestest friends in St. Lawrence about whom I have no idea. I partially lost my first love but was fortunate enough to get to her soon enough. I was introduced to a new school with strange faces and people who didn’t want to be friends with a guy who didn’t know Malayalam properly and was a studious kid. Then I met a person who would be my best friend for 6 long years after a year in the new school. Then I slowly became accustomed and suddenly teenage hits, I get too high on adrenaline (which I still am). Broke up with my first love. Marks started dropping like the economy of Wall Street Crash, got labelled as “rebellious”, had a crush on a girl, got rejected, had a girl who had a crush on me, rejected her, moved on.
Then next year marks started dropping like anything, got labelled as “irresponsible”, gained new friends. Next year I again became the studious kid I was in my 5th grade, got excellent grades, made expectations for teachers, then broke their expectations cause I didn’t get 5 A1’s, got labelled as a “cheat” cause I got 4 A2’s and an A1.
I made the biggest mistake by taking Science. Then laziness crept in. I started sitting in the second last bench, cracking jokes in between classes. Got labelled as “irresponsible” again. Had amazing moments with friends. Fell in love. Then final annual day of school life happened. Final exams came, School tour occured, had so much fun in the hotel room playing dodge ball till midnight, slapping my friend awake at 3 in the morning, failed in them, joined 12th a week late and the year passed by within the blink of an eye even though we had I my moments. Farewell was conducted – best one ever. Final exams came – did wonderfully and the chapter or phase of my life called Childhood ended.
Life is all a game of mystery which makes it more interesting to play not knowing what move Life may have in store for us. In my opinion that is what makes Life worth living for. The uncertainty of death or the uncertainty of Life keeps us going.
Thank you Childhood for giving me lovely memories. I bid adieu to you….