This is not a beauty post but more of an introspection. Very personal to me.
Wow! This year is a milestone year. So many changes, so many milestones, so much of transformation. I have entered 31 now. Feels like yesterday when we were freshers in the college or school going students. When did we grow up. When I look around, my friends are all handling babies and one of my cousin has a kid of 8 years and she is just a year older than me. I have yet to have one. I am not even sure what exactly to feel about it.
Finally, we have moved into our own house. That is an achievement. There was indecision, panic, torture, cribbing, frustration, anger and probably whole gamut of emotions except contentment till now. Now, there is just that. Contentment and satisfaction. That everything is over and done with and we have moved.
I enjoyed the last one and half week of euphoria. The packing, the closure of one phase and the beginning of the other, the finishing up of all the pending tasks, everything. It is an experience which belongs to me solely and I am so glad for it. The maximum I have shared is with my mom but that was just on phone. But, this entire experience was all so different. I finally learned a bit of patience. Not much but small steps.
In fact, last 5 years have really taught me how important it is to have a supporting parent. I have no idea how I would have survived otherwise. It is quite funny that when I was a kid, I had a disagreeable, and it is a very mild term, relationship with my mom. We did not even realize when the paradigm shift took place in our relationship. It instantly converted into more of a friendship since I went college and the first tragedy happened with me 😀 So, yeah, mum for that! Reminds of the Chanakya neeti on parenting.
For five years, one’s son should be pampered. For the next ten years, he should be disciplined. Once he turns sixteen, he should be treated as a friend.- Chanakya
I can not even imagine how people can live without parental support, it is just like a rudderless boat swaying here and there on water without any shore! The funny thing is she never really taught me anything specifically but I learned a lot through observation and it scares me that how much we pass on to future generations just by doing stuff. Thanks to everyone in my life who had made me realize the importance of supporting parents. And, I am so grateful that I have such people around me who constantly remind me of this standing wall behind me.