Thursday, December 26, 2013

Things which change.

when you start working or when you are kinda officially termed as an adult.

1) Most of your relatives stop bringing chocolates. This is the time chocolates are really needed. You are working, you are having an identity crisis and you are stressed out and frustrated most of the time, and you start feeling that there really might be dementors around you. This is the time you really need chocolate. But no. You don't get any free chocolate.

2) But that's okay because you can buy your own chocolates and cakes in any quantity and eat them anytime you want. :)

3) You learn to retain your college and school friends because how much ever you want to you cannot make good friends in office. You learn that everyone wants to stab you in the back or trip you on their way to success. Not something you would want in friends right ?

4) You start finding comfort in retail therapy. I had never bought even a sock for myself before finishing engineering. Everything was bought by my mom or sis. Now, I have money and as I mentioned before about being stressed out an frustrated most of the time, retail therapy really helps.

5) Everybody you know starts hunting for a groom/bride for you. If you tell them that you just had breakfast it turns into a cooking/interview show where they ask questions and questions from what you ate for breakfast to how much salt you added to it.

6) You are officially an aunty. Everybody teaches their kids to call you aunty. (I don't like being called aunty. Wish they thought kids to call me Ms. Holla (don't make fun now, that's my surname) or something)

7) But still, people who have seen you from when you were a little kid treat you like a kid. This other day one of my relative gave me a 5 minutes lecture on how to cross the road (I already knew everything he told). They still include you in the kids category and sometimes it bothers you because they have stopped bringing you chocolates. If you tell them that you are no longer a kid, they are like, "You are still a like a kid to us, come let me show you how to fold your blankie."

8) You have these moments of utter loss. You go to a room to get something and you forget and you seem to forget everything and for a moment you just stand there and stare at everything in your room like they are something alien. (Do I need to see a doctor for this ?)

9) Do you remember how, when you were in college, you would get really nervous and blabber the most inappropriate things ? I wish I could tell you it stops. I does not. It grows stronger and sometimes when you are really tired, you don't even process what you are going to tell and it is out of your mouth before you know it.

10) Everyone around is getting married or having babies. And you are still recuperating from your heart break and battling an identity crisis. The pain after a heart break is the first reminder that you are an adult now :) 
                                                     from Life of Leo. (Thanks girl :))

11) You get to listen to a lot of "You are this-much-years-old years old now. You need to be responsible. How can you take things so lightly? When I was your age yada yada yada.."
                                                     from Reem Writes (I edited it a little hope you don't mind and thanks :))

12) People advise you to learn to wear a saree properly
                                                      from Indrani (Thank you :))

I have left the 13th point blank. Leave a comment as to what you think changes when you start working or you are being officially called an adult and I will put it up on the post :) I can make a very big list if you help me :) Please do leave a comment :)

18 comments:

  1. Arey.. the most important thing, you get to take a leave, snuggle in bed a lil while longer or go on a trip with friends, or just sit at porch looking around…

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    1. Hi Deeps. You can kinda do that while studying too. :) Thanks a lot for the comment though.. :)

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  2. LOL...No, you don't have to see a Doctor for that. But if you do...take me with you.(same problem here :D). I will get to know point number 10 once I start working :) Nice post!

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    1. We will see what other people have to say about going to the doctor.. ;)
      Thank you sweetie.. :)

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  3. Everyone around is getting married or having babies. And you are still recuperating from your heart break and battling an identity crisis. The pain after a heart break is the first reminder that you are an adult now :)

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    1. So true about everyone getting married and having babies.. :)
      I updated the list.. :) Thanks for the comment.. :)

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  4. I dunno about how it feels when working. But as a 20 year old the most frequent thing I get to hear is " You are 20 years old now. You need to be responsible. How can you take things so lightly? When I was your age" and the advice continues..:-P

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    1. That is true.. :) Will add it.. :)
      Thanks a lot for the comment.. :)

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    2. Thank you for including my comment :)

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  5. Oh how i relate to the 5th point.I am already on a matrimony site :/

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    1. Ha ha ha.. All the best with that.. :)

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  6. I remember people advising me to learn wear a saree properly. Why can't I be in my comfortable jeans?

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    1. Yeah.. True.. Any function comes up and everyone wants me to wear a saree.. :) Will add it.. :)
      Thanks a lot for the comment.. :)

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  7. If you are an aunty already, I am a dinosaur.
    :)
    Wish you a very happy new year Arpitha.
    Love.

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    1. Ha ha ha.. :D :D..
      Thank you alka.. Happy new year to you too.. :)

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  8. I don't think you officially graduate to "Aunty" status until you have a baby. Once that happens, there is no escaping the aunty tag.

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  9. You know you've grown up when you gotta choose your own clothes :P

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