It takes time to make ourselves look like the glorious reflection we hope to become. Sharing few snippets from my life. The incidents that had made me feel so bad about my own self and had also taught me perseverance.
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I have always been subjected to “ thin shaming” from my school days. People never realized the harm they caused and turbulence they created in my mind . They found it humorous to say” you don win races because of your skills, but because you fly. It was a windy day”. I used to feel terrible by all those active and passive criticism and had cried enough too. .
Amidst simple school politics , daily dose of mockery and unwanted criticisms I would genuinely put efforts to improve my athletic skills by watching track events in tv, imitate athletes postures doing regular warm up sessions and I would practice every thing I learnt. Most important thing was that, I loved what I did. .
I won championships continuously for 6 years in inter, intra school sports meet. Won medals in Tamilnadu inter engineering sports meet and every other inter college event. Going forward, in a corporate level relay event I was the only lady who stood among 19men representing 1 of 5 teams. And our team won second place too! .
I have a takeaway from these incidents. I can proudly say that I still have the stamina to climb higher altitudes and go for long walks without trainings . I’m pretty flexible. I don’t get tired easily. I recovered from postpartum pretty decently. .
Now people compliment me for my fitness and health. All those who mocked me then appreciate me now for being fit.
Fact: I was and I am, the same girl. Their outlook has changed. I’m a better person and those words and people hold no importance. . . .
. #kamskreativecorner . #spreadpositivity
Boredom can be a good thing. Allow yourself a few moments to do nothing and see where your mind takes you. Some of my best compositions have been sorted out during long car rides when I chose not to listen to music or a podcast. Sometimes my mind surprises me with a memory or a stray thought.
“A Stray Thought”
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