Hello Geek!

Throughout my school years, I’ve been that quiet kid in the second last bench- minding my own business,too invisible to notice. Neither a scholar nor a failure, neither loved nor loathed. Precisely, mediocre in every aspect. Mediocre to an extent where it’s nothing but disheartening as a teen.

When most of my peers stood outside the principal’s office proud of their scandalous deed, I’d be watching from a distance with a face of disdain. Being an outright nerd, I had questionable contribution to co-curriculars or cultural activities, basically anything except academics. Not that I didn’t live enough but just never got any close to a wild adventure, too scared to make mistakes.

Putting on the uniform for one last time, you can feel a childish fear constricting your windpipe. Fear of being unprepared, for what’s out there and whether you’re brave enough to face it. But that’s the thing about life, you’re never truly prepared, even when you think you’ve got the leash it’s usually the other way round.
Everyone took the medical and engineering entrance exams, as is a ritual in India, and some slightly audacious ones chose Law. But I, despite being a science student, had always known what I wanted. Being a persistent scribbler I wished to pursue literature and had shortlisted some of the best Literature schools in town.

By the end of my high school I was determined to change my situation. I wasn’t gonna be an invisible nerd anymore. I couldn’t wait to begin anew. However, just as I said, life had in store for me something else.

Stay tuned for the next story. Thank you for reading 🙂

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The Beginning

Introvert. Dreamer. Listener.
That’s me in a nutshell.

I’m Sanyukta, a 19year old from the heart of Bengal. 19 can be tricky, you’re too young to be an adult but too old for a teen. Having a personal blog has forever been on my bucket list and is there a better time to start than New Year?

Being one of the quiet kinds, self- expression has always been a struggle unless, during one of those boring classes, I found myself scribbling two liners behind the notebook. Like a firefly trapped in a jar, with all the privilege to witness wonders but barely able to touch them; and suddenly there was no glass, just the freedom to flutter away. It seemed so easy to write something so hard to voice. And I’ve never found myself alone since. It has always been me and my thoughts. One thing led to the other, two liners to journals to poetry and finally here. Once I started I couldn’t stop for I had finally found a way to let out the thoughts trapped inside my head for so long. Introverts have the gift of listening. Seeing. Everything and everyone seemed to inspire me, but none so much as myself. It has always thrilled me to think of people out there who are on the same journey, finding their way. So if you’re one of them give it a read. I’ll see you soon with the next story 🙂

Instagram handle:
personal id: https://www.instagram.com/__.sanyukta.__/ 
poetry page: https://www.instagram.com/paper_lanterns_poetry/