Going back in time

Going back in time

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Going back in time

Every year brings us thousands of memories to cherish and some that teach us life’s best lessons. Memories can be good or bad depending on how we look at them.

However, whatever they be, it is always a good idea to take a look back at what and how we were and how we dealt with life. Remembering Bob Dylan’s words here, ‘Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them’, youngsters speak to ‘Metrolife’ and share some of their best memories of 2015.

Zeishah Amlani says, “2015 was a great year for me. I have some treasured memories. I can recollect the three best ones. Sometimes we find ourselves at the dead end of life where we don’t know what to do and where to go. This happens especially with one’s job, where we may not be happy with what we are doing but the fear of sitting idle at home stops us from taking a concrete step and releasing ourselves from the mundane atmosphere. However, I took the courage to quit my job and come out of something I wasn’t enjoying. I had no plan B but with my family’s support and the little savings I had, I was in a much happier space. I learnt to take a stand for myself.”

She adds, “The second best memory was when I went on a trip to Chandigarh, Amritsar and Hampi with an absolutely unknown group. Before the trip, I had a second thought about my plans of travelling with people I don’t know but eventually I really enjoyed the trip and also learnt not to be judgemental and to be more accepting. And as for the last one — I am a person who never cooks but last year I made an attempt to make ‘sheer khurma’ which is one of the toughest things to make. I got myself to stir the milk for four hours and it took me two and a half days to make the delicacy. But the appreciation that followed was an achievement on its own.”

Tamara Hendricks, a fashion writer, says, “My best memory of 2015 would surely be the family trip to Kerala’s exotic beaches and the peaceful backwaters and then to Kodaikanal’s forested valleys and early morning treks to the hills around the Bengaluru. Another wonderful memory was picking up a cycle for myself, which has made my commute around Bengaluru a much happier one.”

And what more can one ask for after they finally find themselves walking the aisle with the person they love! Bhandavya Gowda says, “I finally married the one I wanted to. This is the happiest memory, not just for 2015 but for my entire life. After trying to convince my parents for so many years, they finally agreed and I got married in May.”

For others like Ashik Madhu, who always dreamt of going abroad and pursuing higher education, the best came when he got a confirmation call from a college in San Francisco.

He says, “I always wanted to study in the US. Getting a confirmation call from one of the prestigious colleges in San Francisco was the best I could have asked for last year. And for my birthday, I visited Las Vegas which was the icing on the cake.”

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