Do you had a holiday recently? and did you pack everything you needed? Did you get it all on time? And did you come back with all you had taken?
Whenever we start a journey, we build new expectations, we meet new people and world is so diverse that every one we meet has a different story to sing. They have been subjected to different things in life which is very different to what we had been doing all our lives. For me, learning new culture have always been fascinating as it gave wings to my curiosity. I met people and made friends and we share such special bond. But while travelling with them we often forget one thing – Not everyone is same. We laugh, smile, fight and compromise back but in the end we all have our own individual behaviors.
Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. It’s that simple.
So i was thinking what is left behind in the year 2014:
- I lost friends
- I lost hobbies
- I lost expensive date nights
- I lost respect for a few
And what did this change teach me? – it taught me to rediscover myself. To understand people in a better way, to stop having false expectations and to respect the one that was always there but i never saw.
Sneaking in the past, i am totally convinced that i had one of the best childhood days. And for the school years i think the same and so on for almost every stage of my life. But being deeply honest with myself, i do remember the difficult times. The pressure of living upto everyone’s expectations, the loneliness that many a times loomed my days. The confusion of finding out “Who i am” and when i thing deeply i can feel all of that. I haven’t completely forgotten the struggling time but i try and remember the best of things left behind to create a positive memory.Not necessarily disregarding the broken parts but perhaps just giving more weight to the beautiful pieces. And I generally do remember each event, though again perhaps allowing those pleasant ones to linger a bit longer.
I am realizing all of this after a bitter conversation with a dear friend, probably this time it would be a final goodbye which i had never ever wanted. But somethings are better left behind.
With that, lets end this conversation with a beautiful song: