A Day of Taking Stock

Posted by SMM on 17:27
Today I complete a quarter of a century on this earth. I am now officially grown up after having left home 8 years ago, 5 years of hostel/ PG life, 3 years of work, 1 year of staying with relatives and 2 years of marriage. It's a good day to take stock.  Chandni & Kiran have written so beautifully on what they have gained and droppen to reach where they are today. It made me think.
Today is a good day for introspective stocktaking. 
I have a wonderful family which has supported me all through. I have married a wonderful man who is my life. I have been lucky to have a second set of parents in my in-laws.

What have I gained? A wonderful man to call my husband and stand by my side always and a second set of parents for starters.
I have gained a wonderful set of friends who are also my family - both old & new.  
I have gained patience and the wisdom of accepting people for who they are. 

I have gained the knowledge that I am not perfect and not everyone is good.
I have also learned  that i don't always need to raise a scene to get my work done - it can be done with a smile and a friendly voice.

I have also gained a few kilos :(
I have also gained quite a few pairs of shoes  & bags.

I have learnt that I am not always responsible and that I can't take on the liability of being responsible for someone else's action, on which I have no influence.

I have dropped those who I thought were my friends, but turned out to be serpents in sheep's clothing.
I have dropped the habit of being judgmental.
I am trying hard to drop the habit of taking everything personally, and to develop a thick skin. 

I am climbing up the ladder professionally. I have learnt that I don't need to be a lawyer 24/7. I have learnt that it is okay to be me. People can accept me for what I am, and if they can't then balls to them - their loss. I have learnt to grow up and not blame others for my actions. 

I will not call myself mature, but I can say that I am getting there.


bestest wishes. have a great year ahead :)

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful one.

hey happy birthday !!
have been reading you for a while. but what's best day to delurk and wish you happiness on this day and forever !! :)
that was a cool post and nice way to mark your special day. Have fun :)

good goin gal!!loved the post in a totalitarian sense.u surely r getting there. :) Happy b'day!!

Happy b'day and wishing many more your way.

Nice nice...
the gaining of the kilos seems to be a constant with all of us.

Happy Birthday :). I think it's very cool the way you've summed up your gains. very direct and clear without too much of introspection on each point. I would love to see you do another version of this at 30 :) and hopefully be still here to read it :)

Have a fantastic year

@ Mumbai Diva

Thanks so much :)

@ Gentle Whispers

Thank you so much and yes I did have a wonderful day. Now countdown begins for the next birthday :)

@ BlueMilst

Wow i got lurker,....yeahhhh makes me feel like I'm some celebrity or something :P

Thanks for delurking and stay delurked now and thank you so much for your wishes :)

@ Ria

Thank you so much sweetie...now we shall wait for your day :)

@ J

Thank you so much dude :)

@ karmickids

Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for commenting. Yup gaining of the kilos seems pretty much constant. trying to lose it desperately though

@ A

Hey that is a great idea - to do such an introspective post again when I am 30. I'm guessing I shall be around, hopefully you'll be around as well to read it :)

And thank you so much for your wishes :)

Happy Bday luv!

**I am trying hard to drop the habit of taking everything personally, and to develop a thick skin.

I like that u hv gained THAT quality. Way to go!


Many many happy returns of the day!!! :) Awesome post! :)

Thanks so much Keshi :)

And I'm trying to hard to develop that quality. I can say that people who don't know me too well will think that I have a thick skin, but people who know me very well can see right through

Awww thanks so much Medha :)

Belated Happy Bday..Im so sorry I missed :(.. but hope you have a lovely year with best of things coming your way

@ Anu

Thanks so much for the wishes :)

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