Curveballs Are Meant to be Thrown Back

Jun 7, 2013 in , , , , ,

A/N: This column article is a rather personal one, and is actually about The History Switch (part one, and part two).


Over the course of the past few weeks, life has thrown a number of curveballs my way, and I must admit that I have not been able to dodge them. They pummeled me repeatedly, until I was quite certain that there would be nothing left of me by the time they were through. But while I learned that there are many things that need to be fought for, I also learned that when life throws curveballs at you, you better do your best to catch them, and throw them right back.

In my previous column, I spoke about the problems youth face in making decisions – of the confusion involved, and the beauty of it all. Since the time I wrote that, a lot has changed for me, and I have learned many interesting things, including how it feels when the cloud clears. I wouldn’t say that I have found my exact purpose in life, but I’m much closer to that point than I was a month ago, and I can safely say that I know what I want, perhaps more so than I have in my entire life, and I also realized that even though this knowing is only part of the battle won, it is also the most important. It is going out to fight, and knowing what you’re fighting for; knowing that even if you die, you die trying, and this is exactly how I feel now.

There is something quite insane about what I want; a mixture of craziness, and a squirt of nuttiness in everything that I do now, but the thing is, I enjoy this kind of craziness. Though I need stability, I also thrive in having something quite mad, as long as I know it is doable – crazy and maddening, reminiscent to my bout of NaNoWriMo hysteria, but doable.

This time around, I’m going have to fight much harder than I did with plot lines and dialogues, but I also know that I can get through this one, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the academic department head of Pre-U Studies in KDU, Ms. Sathya, for helping me get closer to my goals in life. She is someone whom I greatly admire for her tenacity, and she is really an inspiration for all of the experience and love that she has.