About 3 years ago, when my best friend had failed to clear her IPCC exams, I had told her- ‘Those that fail early in life, learn earlier. Those that face failure later, may face something bigger and may be unprepared for it, may not be able to handle it, so consider yourself lucky.’
Little did I know I’d get a chance to give her a practical example today, when I lost my grandmother, failed the CA Final Exams and had the most pathetic, forgettable (yet unforgettable), embarrassing and painful birthday in 22 years. I don’t know how to take all this at once and I am not looking for any condolences, sympathy or empathy, but I just wanted to share the fact that it is easy to break down and give up but it takes a lot of courage to lift yourself up and emerge stronger. I don’t know if I have it in me, but I will definitely try to get back at life, at myself and I hope you do it too. One must learn to embrace failure and be able to share it with pride, just so that one can share their comeback stories much more proudly.
This may well be my last blog post on Facebook for months and just in case you wish to stay updated, visit writingdilse.blogspot.com.
I also thank each and everyone of you for your warm wishes and apologise for not doing so personally. These little things keep me going. Additionally, I would like to congratulate all my peers who have cleared their CA Final and I look forward to applying for internships and jobs under one of you all. 😉 Cheers!