Time by deepak28

Time

Time.
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Time passes by we start adopting all the changes that take place. There is always a particular event, a moment, a split of a second, maybe the time fraction within the snap of a finger that changes the course of your life. I'm just 19 now will turn 20 in a few months I haven't experienced life to the fullest yet, but I have experienced that moment that changed the course of my life for the next I don't know how many years. It was after the exam results of lass 10th when my family decided that I'll continue my studies in Tamil Nadu where my father served in the Army. I was ready for it, it surely was a big step I had to leave a lot of things behind, but one thought that overlapped that thought was that it is just for two years and after that, I'll be back in Delhi. So I thought I was on a smooth sailing boat, no worries just 2 years and I'll be back to this place. Basically, that was the plan. I went to Tamil Nadu, took admission made friends, all the things that happen when someone changes a school happened. Things went well, the strength of the class was half of what it was in my previous school, which was pretty good. Friends were great Teachers were fantastic, the place was heaven, We celebrated festivals together, celebrated birthdays together, met the classmates twice as much I used to meet in Delhi, Things were great. Many good things happened. Few friends left a few new ones joined after a year. Well, again things were still good until completion of board exams because now what? Should I move back to Delhi? maybe? Should I continue here? Well, that is also okay. What should I do? Prepare for Entrance exams? This was the most stupid decisions I ever made of not studying for entrance exams, that was one thing I took for granted, one more reason why that was a stupid mistake was that I didn't know how the system worked, I was quite naive in that area. So basically I was left with only one option take admission in a college here in the south one more reason behind was that my mother didn't like the colleges up there in the North because of their reputation. So I started the hunt for colleges here in the nearby city Coimbatore. There are no flaws in Coimbatore it's beautiful, surrounded with mountains a big lake in the center of the city, most of my school friends are here all basic needs to live a life are available except the family they were now 1200 miles away and I could meet them only twice a year which I got used to. Now my father used to live away from home sometimes for as long as a year when he used to serve in the Army, so it's not that tough for me to live away from the family, the technology has us connected, addition to that there are friends who are no less than family here in Coimbatore and back in school my Maths teacher used to take care of her students like a mother. I was lucky to be a class monitor every morning I would go to submit the attendance report and had a chance to eat Dosa, Idly's, Idiyappam, and what not she made a really tasty spicy masala chutney which still makes my mouth water, she got a joy in sharing it and I had a joy in eating it so both the parties were happy there. I loved and still love everything here the only thing is I've lost a personal touch to everything in life, for which I blame myself, but still, one thing I've learnt from Navjot Singh Siddhu is "Oh Guru Hope hai sabse badi Top" Which translates to "My friend hope is the biggest weapon to win anything" So with that and a lot of perspiration day by day I'm trying to arrange the Jigsaw puzzle of my life and with time I hope I'll be able to solve it.
The experiences life gives us to make us stronger and ready for the life ahead.
March 21st, 2019  
Welcome to 365. I would have to say that my 19th year was definitely one of the most transformational in my life. I went to work in Europe before returning to school. I am way before cell phones and internet. So I was basically on my own. I exchanged snail mail with my family and friends but that is far from instant like now. I am so glad I grabbed the opportunity. It also made me more willing to look for opportunities and follow them throughout my life. Good luck and hope you stick with 365.
March 21st, 2019  
@shutterbug49 *googling what is snail mail* haha Thank you for sharing your experience mam, hope we stay connected in the future too!
March 21st, 2019  
@ziggy77 Totally agree!!
March 21st, 2019  
@shutterbug49 oh so snail mail is nothing but a mail, snail because of their speed.
I remember my father sent me a birthday card which when opened it played Happy Birthday to you... That is still the best gift I've ever received, The value attached to that gift was just priceless. We would rarely hear from him coz he was no allowed to take phones in sensitive areas, hence the letters, and it was around 2004, Phones were not really a thing in India, yeah but landlines were pretty common.
March 21st, 2019  
A beautiful mono image. Great detail.
March 21st, 2019  
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