As a kid I…
This blogpost accepts the fact that I am a grown up now :). I am sure my parents, husband (relatives, friends, etc.) are denying this vehemently. But, just the other day I realized how things change over a period of time like priorities, hobbies, taste in music and food etc. etc. and that is what exactly inspired this post.
As a kid it may sound clichéd, I was a TOMBOY. The only girly thing I possibly did was go to Bharatanatyam classes (loved it). I still remember how I was, my attitude towards life and how I used to be happy with the smallest of things. This post is an endearing account of what I was as a kid.
As a kid I…
Wanted long hair – But didn’t have the patience for them to grow. The moment it would reach my neck I would just go and get a haircut. Rasna cut being the most preferred hairstyle :P. Now, that I have long hair I think this bit is sorted. My brother still remembers how I loved long hair and when he sees anyone with long hair he thinks of me.
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Wanted to be a dancer – Out of 12 months I would be dancing 6months of my life. I was like a mini celebrity, as everyone thought I danced really well :P. Right from Madhuri’s jhatkas to mirroring each step, I lived for dancing. Bharatanatyam was my passion and still is my most loved Indian dance form. So when I was in 3rd or 4th standard I started learning the dance form and I surely felt the happiest. Dancing started affecting my grades and that was when I had to discontinue only to take it many years later under the same tutor. I learnt it for 2 years and also performed on stage; an absolute dream-com-true moment for me.
Never wanted to marry
– The thought of leaving my parents and going away gave me the chills and if
anybody would tease me that I would have to marry one day, I would just burst
out crying. Now that I am married, leaving my parents and moving cities have been one of the most difficult decisions of my life.
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|Me at 27, fulfilling my dream|
Hated eggs – And now I can’t imagine my day without eggs. When I was younger I would detest it, especially the yellow bit, and if forced I would literally run away. Egg Bhurji was the only acceptable form of egg I would consume only if the onions are finely chopped in it :D.
Ate all vegetables – My dad made a rule where no matter what vegetable was made at home, I was ordered to have one spoon (yes, kaddu, lauki, pulses and everything) and there was no way I was allowed to get up from the dining table without having it. So, today I eat all vegetables like a good girl.
Wanted to be a Fashion Designer – Yes, very much would have done it even now if given a choice. I was always always always fascinated with clothes and would experiment even then and I remember being very intrigued with one of my friend who was doing a Fashion Designing course from NIFT Mumbai. I guess life had other plans and no I have no complaints.
I hated being home – I was a complete extrovert, still am but, back then I just hated being home. I just wanted to be out; playing, dancing, exploring. I was known as the kid whose mum would call out every day from the window to come home, obviously, my reply would as usual be '5 more minutes mom'.
Never read –
Reading would mean sitting at one place, and that is what I lacked. I could
never cultivate that habit inspite of my brother and dad being voracious
readers. We had sacks filled with books but, I never read one. Repent it but, I
was only a child you see. Now, I have developed the habit to read and I am enjoying every bit of this new-found love for books.
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Loved MJ – Absolutely, totally and wholeheartedly in love with him and will always do. He is the reason why I started listening to music and since he was an exceptional dancer and performer, I was completely smitten by him. He is to-date one of my most favorite artists.
Didn’t care about future/career – Yea, I just went with the flow. If bothered with the question what would you want to grow up to be, I would promptly say dancer or fashion designer. And, I was happy. My parents had a real tough time then, but now they think I would have been an excellent arts student (I agree).
This kinda sums up me as a kid. I wouldn't change anything about my childhood as I was a happy kid then and still a happy person now. I hated my school though but, loved my college; it has made me what I am today.
Tell me about your childhood in the comments below. Share some fun stories; might just post the best ones on FB/Insta.