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Arranged marriage

Hey girl, you’re now five over twenty. 

You’ve lived with us for time plenty

It’s time to get you married and send you away

We knew this time would come some day. 

No boyfriend? No problem. Arranged marriage is your solution.

We will find you the perfect boy,

Meet every prospect behaving all coy.

The girl who wasn’t allowed to be out till late due to feared danger..

Will now be married off and sent to live with an absolute stranger..

Being an unmarried woman over the age of 25..is like a socially unacceptable culprit who has no right to be alive. 

I wish things change socially, for the better.

And soon ALL families encourage their girls to fulfil their dreams and be a go-getter.

Coz life is not only about getting married and settling down. 

Life is about living to the fullest without any pressure or frown.

Go marry someone who you know is going to be the love of your life. 

Be it arranged or love, marriage should be with the person who you’re happy to be called his wife. 

-A

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Gotta do some adulting.

Exactly a week to go for me to become the dreaded 25 years old. Aaaaaggghhhhhh…. When and how did this happen? It seems like only yesterday that I was celebrating my 18th birthday , excited to be an adult and ready for everything the adult life brings. Little did I know that adulthood is not a measure of years lived, but a measure of life experiences! 

Personally, I feel I yet am a little girl who’s not grown up at all. However, its the little incidents, small conversations, random gestures that probably make you realise that you have adulted after all. 

I seem to have had a series of such adulting realisations. From a simple change like calling the taxi drivers “Bhaiyya” from my standard “uncle” – to major changes like handling the whole house by myself when parents are not around (instead of the usual lazing around and having complete dependence on the house help).  What’s more, my interest in book genre’s are also changing. Instead of the mushy love stories that I read before, I’m reading books about women struggles and the real life. That’s not stopping me from continuing to dream about my fantasy world though. 

All these changes and more are indicating that I am into a major adulting mode. And I’m not complaining. In fact I can’t wait for my years forward and all the lovely (and not so lovely) experiences that my life is to bring me. 

I’m all grown up. And I’m ready for more adulting. And I know the child in me is going to be there forever, which I’m thankful for. 

With these thoughts in mind, I have only this to say to my dreaded 25th year — BRING IT ON! 🙂

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Useless banter/ Self motivation

A little bit more about myself, I’m studying to become a Chartered Accountant. That’s the Indian CPA. If you’ve heard of CA you’ll know for sure that it’s one of the MOST difficult exam to pass – in the WORLD. Yehp.
So basically there are 3 levels to clear and I’m on the last level (known as Final CA). And that is where the trouble starts.

I’m giving attempt after attempt to clear these exams, but haven’t been successful. Last attempt I managed to pass one out of the two groups. Phew. BUT the second group is now creating havoc in my life. Just got my results and its a negative again!!
My frustration is at its peak.

It’s not that I haven’t been studying. I HAVE studied enough to know I’ll pass (well, should have passed). So what’s happening, whaaaaat is going wrong? So many questions  to which answers I have none.
It is extremely depressing to see my parents struggle along with me. I’m sooo thankful that they haven’t lost hope on me (yet). So blessed!

I’m at that point in life where nothing right is going on. All I seem to be doing is existing.
As I write this post and casually removing all the built up frustration, I’m actually thinking if its better to just quit and find something else to do. Loads of people have quit, it couldn’t be a bad idea. And then another pop up appears from nowhere and reminds me of my dream to be a CA.

So here’s a little pep talk for myself, gotta continue to believe in myself.
I gotta believe in myself, right? If I don’t who else will? Just because I failed once, doesn’t mean I’ll never be able to ace it. Need to hold your head up high, Aditi, and once again give it your all – for the very last time! And this time with all the right effort and motivation, your dream will come true! Just wait for it coz success will come when the time is right.

Was this venting out of any help, Aditi? Did this useless banter  actually get  you to continue persuing your dreams?Are you feeling better?

Hell yeah, I am!

-A.

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New Year, New Me?

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Another year has begun and in a jiffy the first month is already over. Why is time running sooo fast? I swear I can’t think of anything substantial that I have done or achieved in this month of January. Nothing. Zilch.
Is this how I want to spend the rest of my year? No ways! I have thought and thought about this all day today and the only thing I could conclude upon, is that I’m going to make a difference this year.
I am going to make this year count. I’m going to do something fun, something crazy, something nice and make it memorable. I’m determined to make this year much better than the last year (which totally sucked! Lesser than 2014, but it did suck alright). I don’t know how I’m going to achieve this as yet. Maybe time will tell.

But for now I’m going to make a to-do list. Like a bucket list for the year 2016. I’ll try my best to tick of all of them. Who knows, at the end of the year I may actually have something to smile about when I think of 2016.
Sharing the same with you’ll as we’re going to be in this together. Here goes.

1. Travel – Visit at least 2 new cities.

2. Do something that I have never done in my life before.

3. Social service – help someone/something through charity/donations/actions.

4. Get a decent job.

5. Make a friend who resides outside Mumbai.

6. Learn to cook.

7. Get at least one tick on the “Life bucket list” (Let me know if you’ll are interested in my ultimate bucket list – in the comments section below)

8. Reading goals – 10 books

9. Get the desired weight and fitness. (VERY IMPORTANT)

10. Get 50 followers on this blog. (Wheeeeee)

Yeah, that’s all that I could think of which is actually achievable in this year.

What do you guys think of this list of mine? Do any of you’ll have a list like this? What’s in it? Is there anything that I should add to this list of mine?  DO LET ME KNOW.

Love always,
-A.

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Hello World!

A biiiiiiiggggggg HELLLOOOOOOO to everyone out there. I cannot begin to tell you’ll how very excited I am to be a part of (finally) the blogging world.

To begin this experience, I’m thinking what’s better than to introduce myself to everyone who may care to read on what I have to say in the near future. Thus, I decided upon telling you guys 10 things about me. So here goes…

  1. My name is A, short for Aditi (Pretty Little Liars ftw yeah? :p)
  2. I live in Mumbai (Maharashtra, India, Asia, Earth)
  3. I’m a twenty something girl (Hey, a lady never reveals her age! :o)
  4. I love me some DRAMA. (Blog name doesn’t explain itself right?)
  5. Bollywood runs in my blood
  6. I’m scared of anything that has legs and can walk/fly/swim, other than Human beings!
  7. I haven’t travelled much, but I know for sure that I LOVE travelling and seeing new places and observing new culture.
  8. Favourite colour is PINK..
  9. I am going to marry SRK someday. (and Ryan Gosling, and Enrique, and John Stamos, and a few others too! )
  10. I looveeeeee meeting and making new friends and I’m hoping I make some via wordpress too.

Yeah, that’s all for now! Until next time.

Love,

-A.

PS – I’m a new blogger with absolutely no prior knowledge or experience in it. Thus, comments and criticisms is very welcome to help me better in this.