As the years rolled by

“To sit back, relax and gaze at the million stars that lit up the night sky fills one’s heart with a sense of profound peace. This star, many million years old now will exist for many millions of years after I am gone. All academic deadlines, marathons, room full of books, achievements, friendships, failures, and little heartbreaks of life look exceedingly minuscule, a tiny insignificant spec in the universe…This starlit sky reminds me from time to time that…Life is Beautiful.”

As I write this post I contemplate on the fact that the next few months will be mostly the last of my academic life. From where i look i see a transition and probably the best way to gauze it is the journey I have had with this blog. Of what started as a experimental affair with writing has slowly turned into a hobby. The best part is that eventually i have started writing for my self and it really makes me satisfied and once a while someone drops by to acknowledge the work too. My academic life specially the graduation and the post graduation part has  been very very hectic and enjoyable at the same time. To summarize the happy memories come from the times spent on the football field, the lighter moments with great friends, in the company of a good book, traveling around India and of course the tryst with running. When i look back now I did most of the things that is expected out of college and probably at few frontiers i did somethings which has made me lovingly unique. So i was thinking today on the fact that few more months ,these months like days ,like seconds , like every passing moment are never going to come back and what is that one thing still left to do. I have led my college life both in limelights as few people may say, among friends, in teams but at the end of the day it has also been coming back alone, in solitude and all for oneself. I have never been a confider and some how that has made me stronger because I have dealt with all the things alone, have taken my decisions alone and even though i had friends at the end of the day i was all alone. Class- football field – running – mess – work has been the usual routine and have never had the chance of the company of the fairer sex. I think probably this should be done in the next few months , to have a good friend who is a girl and then my education will be complete.

“The most amazing people in your life will find you, the moment you’ll start doing what you always wanted to.” This is one line which i have learnt in the past few years and have tried and tested it. Like this post, these lines have been just put randomly here with no definite idea of the why.

I must probably talk of something inspiring here. The girls from my NGO went on to win the football tournament in Spain.At some part of my life i was a part of the change. DSC_1793-1024x678

Another inspiration is recovering from the ligament tear.I started running within a week of the tear for staying in room was not my cup of cake. The situation was horrible and the pain was immense and sometimes inscrutable but it did not stop me. It has been 8 months now i am back to football, though it will be another two months to attain my full strength but i did it as i had to do it. Last two months have been horribly busy both academically and leading the sports club at college. I have faired well. As an initiative have started a running club which i guess is doing well too. Will be going back to teaching rural kids soon as i have managed to strike a deal with a Teach for India school. I ran and completed another half marathon last sunday adding to the huge tally. Reading has taken a dent but i am still aware of it and making time for it.

This post has been haphazard and  purposeless probably but still wrote it because i wanted to do so.A pic from the Sunday’s run.


Published by ekraastahaijindagi

Arsenalist,reader,runner,oldmonker,footballer,photographer,trekker,traveler,socialworker,writer,biker,IITian,MBA,Travel blogger, book reviewer. For the last 11 years I have been traveling with the notion , one idea to be with the nature and explore places. In between all this i also carry a full time job in the Social sector. This has been the greatest experiment of my life, to quit all and travel and to give back to the society

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