Sunday, 24 January 2016

THE IMPACT



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During my eleventh standard I met my first crush. He was the most charming boy in my class, whereas I was the shy girl; with my big glass, braces on my teeth. At the first meeting I felt drawn towards him, I never realized when the mere infatuation turned into intense feeling. I always stalked him on Facebook, never miss a single chance to give comment on his status and photos. I changed my optional computer to biology because he was in biology class.

With my only friend's advise I wrote a letter to him confessing my love for him, but I didn’t mention my name in that letter. The letter circled the whole class, but couldn’t reach at him that day. The next day when he read that letter, I was desperately waiting for his reactions. After reading it, he laughed a little and announced, “So many grammatical errors! ‘Dwelling’ and ‘envious’ spellings are also wrong.” Everybody joined with his laugh. I felt broken, he could’ve seen my feelings instead he saw the grammatical mistakes.

 I didn’t lose my hope. I drew my inspiration from that and started to study hard just to gain his attention. My grades improved as well as my friend circles. But still I failed to attract his attention. I thought he only talked with pretty girls. And I got another inspiration. I decided for a makeover; I removed my braces and glass. I was wearing glasses because I thought it would make me look studious. I got a new hair cut. For the first time I thought I was looking pretty.

The next day I got many complements about my new looks and boys started to notice me. But he walked past me without giving me a second glance. I turned to see him talking with the music club members. So I thought he talked with popular students.

There I decided to join a club and participate in some activities. That was my third inspiration, I joined the dance club. Dance and art are the two things I’m good at. I practiced a lot and won several competitions, I was even chosen as the president of the dance club. But I was yet to receive any attention from him.

The days passed by and on the last day of my twelfth board exam I decided to face him. But due to lack of my confidence I couldn’t, that night I revealed every truth about my feelings and that letter. The next thing I know he blocked me from his account. That was the last time I saw him. That moment made me optimistic about life. Rejection is one critical part of life but I converted that rejection into optimism.  

During my school days I have seen many ups and downs; I have swallowed many rejections from him and always found my inspirations from that rejection. The impact of those rejections were great; I gained my confidence because of him. He remained as a vivid memory in my life. I came to know some great things like ‘not every story has a happy ending.’ And ‘rejections can be taken positively.’ He converted me to an optimistic person.

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11 comments:

  1. Aww! your post reminded me my first crush ;)

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  2. I have a similar story from my life. Though i was not shy like you and told her face-to-face! The end was similar though!

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  3. Hi Arpita, this is Alok Singhal. Saru was logged-in on my laptop and the earlier comment got published through her profile...please read it as from me!

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    1. Okay Alok, but I can say the impact was high on me... :)

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  4. Now this is Saru. :) Heart break or rejection brings many positive changes in us. We learn from it. It's a cute read.

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    1. Thanks Saru, Glad you liked it... :) Now I'm the matured me...

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  5. The same problem with me. I always try to gain someone's attentions. It always hurts me. It just feels like, I'm pretending to be someone I am not.
    Loved the post!!

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    1. Thanks MS Mahawar... :) I can say don't pretend to be someone else, there is no problem within you. The problem lies in the viewer's eyes... :)

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  6. Such an optimistic post Arpita. Loved it:)

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    1. Thanks Sonia, I'm glad you liked it... :)

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