Friday, July 13, 2012

Things We Realize When We Cross Twenty

By Sunaina Patnaik at Friday, July 13, 2012

And there are just too many things, right?
But hey, we do have the best ones-yes, the miserable ones.

1) We love the job that pays us less. And we are scared of taking up that job. We have needs, and expenses, don't we? We all want a swanky iPhone, an even swankier car (A Beetle, in my case), an obscene amount of bank balance, and well, the list continues.
(But let me warn you, you find no happiness in spite of having all these days and you realize that when you are twenty-five.)

2) We do not give a damn to the rumours anymore. Likewise, we do not gossip anymore. Yeah yeah, we definitely do miss those days of gossip, but then, who cares? 
I realized this two days back. I had a sleepover with my best-friend. And we did not gossip. Not even a tiny bit. 

3) College is not so bad and college friends can be very smashing. It is just that you do not know that they are smashing when they are with you. I have realized it post-college and not bad, I am having fun. :-D

4) We start valuing things, we start appreciating all the little things. And few things can you make you nostalgic. Like, very nostalgic!
The songs on radio, the road-side kiosks, the dingy college canteens, a random picture.

5) We talk a lot when we were in grad school. But once you are done with college, you either join a job, or the few lucky ones get into IIMs and other ivy league colleges.
Either ways, you find it difficult to make conversations. Yes, it is cent percent true! (It happens with many people. Your best friends are the ones you make in schools and college and pull them life-long.)

6) We want to go back to the college. 

7) We realize that we need to pick out the weeds and live with the flowers. No more drama! We need peace, we need happiness. This, you learn from this song.

I love Kelly! :-)

8) We do not hate people. We always love to meet people from our teens, even those whom we hated back then in college. Hating seems so old school! 

9) The major thing that we realize is: Pictures are the most important part of our lives. They are the testament to everything you do. Time flies, people change, we change for better or for worse, but pictures remain to be same. Well, according to me, a life without pictures has such a big void and frankly, nothing can fill it up.

10) We realize that we have been stupid. And idiotic!


Ritvik Gautam on 13 Jul 2012, 10:51:00 said...

You can now write a book on all kinds of changes that happen when you move out of college! :P

Sunaina on 13 Jul 2012, 10:53:00 said...

Hell no!
No more campus novels! :D

Sugumar on 13 Jul 2012, 10:55:00 said...

I've been with for a pretty long time now, and i can surely say, that you've grown into a much better, matured, smart, beautiful person than you once were!! Well you were and are beautiful but it just got hiked!! :p and the other things too, you did have them before too, its just that you are many levels higher!! :) Way to go su!! :) M proud of u!!

Sunaina on 13 Jul 2012, 11:00:00 said...

@Sugumar: You are just very kind. :P You always say the sweet things publicly and the bad things on phone. :-D

And yes, thanks a lot! ;-)

Asisha on 13 Jul 2012, 11:34:00 said...

Gosh !
V r growing up quick ! :P
And all these u mntion r so true !!
And by d way.. I totally lluvd d song ! :)

Sunaina on 13 Jul 2012, 11:39:00 said...


sumukh bansal on 13 Jul 2012, 14:23:00 said...

liked most of the things but a post on crossing twenty and nothing about love...!!!

Sunaina on 13 Jul 2012, 23:23:00 said...

@Sumukh: Haha! :)

Ritika on 14 Jul 2012, 00:39:00 said...

This is so true.
The one about not gossiping definitely surprises me more :D

Sunaina on 14 Jul 2012, 05:51:00 said...



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