Who you really are..

When I was a child, I used to be so fascinated by the number of things you could do when you grew up.. you could become an astronaut, or become a pilot, or become a painter or become a teacher.. everything sounded so wonderful, everything seemed so wonderful.

When I was little, I used to think that I would do something not a lot of people do, that I would do a job which was unique, something that would change the world. I used to look at my elder cousins, slogging for their engineering studies and mentally vowed that I would never study what I did not like and would always listen to my heart and do exactly what it says.

But growing up was an experience in itself and it taught me a lot of things of which, as a child, I was unaware. Before I knew it, I was studying to become an engineer, grudgingly at that. Before I knew it, I could no longer listen to my heart and find out exactly what I wanted to do. Before I knew, I had lost all my answers. Before I knew, I was left only with some uncomfortable questions.

Looking back at my childhood, I feel like a owe the 9-year old me an apology that I could not become the person she envisioned me to be. But to the 30 year old that I would be someday, I would want to tell her that I am trying my best, to find my true calling. And that, I have realised, to be yourself is the biggest victory.

How many of us can claim to be ourselves? Truly,honestly ourselves and not a worldly mutation?
Some words I read recently had a deep impact on me and it would be unfair to end this post without sharing them –

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

The last Harry Potter movie. Premiered.

This was Trafalgar Square yesterday where hundreds and thousands of Harry Potter fans
camped for the World Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: II. This photograph in particular makes me so happy that there are people who share the same madness for Harry Potter
as I do. 
If I could, I would travel 7000 miles and more just to watch the world premiere of this amazing movie
franchise of the book that has influenced me to the core. The premiere date for India is about a week away, and I kind of dread that day.. because I know I will end up crying in the movie theatre 
when the last scene of the movie will end.. something beautiful that just kept evolving into 
bigger and better things, is coming to it’s eventual end.. there will be no more waiting for new
HP trailers, waiting for the DVDs, then waiting for some trailers again.. my heart knows 
this is not the end, but still, for the ultimate Harry Potter fan, this is the end of another journey. 
The eternal journey continues, for Harry Potter and his friends, live on in my heart.