Creativity and hobbies take a backseat when it comes to pursuing a degree in Med School. Soon after I cleared my tenth grade, I went from being in the school editorial team to a textbook-reading bore in college. Of course I used to write now and then for the college magazine, but my thirst to express was never fulfilled.
Marching into second year of college, I came across the idea of blogging. I procrastinated, thinking it was too much commitment – I was never a Journal person, to be honest. Being the Gemini I am, I struggle at being constantly interested in the same thing. I worship change. My laptop screen literally escalated between House MD and 90210. So, the question to blog or not remained inconclusive.
College is a turning point for every individual. It is one of those times in life, when you are actually aware of the decisions you take and experiences you choose to be a part of. For most of us, its our first taste of independence as an adult – And, good lord ! Independence tastes damn good. I could finally choose something I wanted to eat, without worrying about what my parents would think or if it was some particular day of the week. In between those moments, I actually felt that I was evolving. Each day in college, I felt less of the school girl I was. Lyrics made more sense, Egg dosa made more sense and theatre popcorn prices made absolutely no sense. I was reinventing myself and all I could think of was I want to document this. I want the future me to know how it feels to be here at the grey zone, before its too late and I no longer recognise myself with the person I used to be. I thought I owe myself that.
Bundling up all the enthusiasm, I googled – ‘Best blogging wesbite’, I remember that typo till this day, which I quickly corrected and made an addition “Best Blogging Website 2014”. After a long night of research, I decided on a website and a blog name. I was always obsessed with metaphors and the idea of flying being synonymous with success. I wanted my blog to be about my journey where every decision I made was added as a feather on my back. And I made a promise to myself to remember that I am blogging for me. ‘Wings I Wrote’, I typed and my journey as a blogger began. I sure have made some questionable decisions in my life, but Wings I Wrote will never be one.
Four years ahead, Wings I Wrote is my escape from life’s chaos. Whether its a playlist I am dancing to or a restaurant I am dining at, everything I share – is truly, unapologetically and unfiltered ME.
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Thank you for being here, I appreciate you.
I wrote this piece for my college magazine earlier this year. When I was asked to write a piece on my blog by the Editor, I knew it was a story that I have to share before I graduate. I think people often think that being in Med School means just books and libraries – eventhough its true, but not the ‘just’ part. I hope my article inspires more people to express themselves and have fun. You are a different version of you everyday, busy or not – make time to Celebrate yourself, whenever you can.