Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Transition

The transition - of becoming a woman from a girl. Though I'm not sure if I fall under the category of a woman yet, I still know what it takes to be one.

A few days ago, my colleague was telling me about how she shopped for a few things, and felt like a girl rather than a grown-up, married woman. It left me with a few thoughts. Of what I feel about the transition.

When a girl goes through different phases of life, some of the things are known to her, while some are taught by others. But most of the girls know how to behave in those different phases of her life. Very few remain kiddish. There are so many emotions inside of her when she is realising that it's time for her to become a mature girl. That her immature behaviour might irritate herself. Some are happy thinking about the freedom they will get as soon as they become a woman. Of the times ahead. In this transition, some become serious and take everything seriously. While some might be upset that the young phase of their life is slowly passing away with time. 

Me? I don't think I was ever upset when I realised that I'm actually not immature anymore. That people around me think of me to be a mature girl/woman as well. It was a nice, and in a weird way, an independent feeling. A girl always has emotions  - of every kind. She comes across them in various stages of life. May be that is the reason a woman is considered to be a woman. Because she goes through various things in life - complicated and simple. In fact, all through her life. 

Why is it that after a certain stage, the woman starts judging herself, though unknowingly? What is wrong in going back to the young you, once in a while? It's not that you'll lose a tab of the mature you. That's the reason I believe in being young at heart. It's a different concept altogether. It does not mean that you become childish or some such. It's the moment you stop judging yourself. The moment you realise that being a woman could be simple as well as difficult at times. But at the end, you know what you're made of. You know that being a woman is the most beautiful thing that could ever happen to you. 

And it's very important for the gentlemen around us to realise, what being a woman means and takes. 

Just go back to the young you today, and see if you realise what being young at heart means sweety. Everybody is growing old everyday, but you can do so in a different way. With grace, love, happiness and with youth :)



Anupama said...

I wonder if the gentlemen are equipped enough to understand women, forget transitions and all! :D

Bedazzled said...

makes a lot of sense.

Nirupama said...

@ Di : Yeah I know! How we wish they would understand women. Guess we *are* complicated ;)

@ Bedazzled : Thanks for dropping by :) And thanks for the comment :)

Vandana said...

I dont think, u really need to bother about the transition... Time has all the remedies.. You should just be "you"! And everything else falls in place! Afterall, you are what you think you are :))

Nirupama said...

@ Vandu : There's no bother! It's just different for some women. Yeah, eventually everything falls in place :)

Tanvi said...

Great Post! Staying young keeps your heart and mind youthful .... I am 28 ..... I do not feel a day older than may be 21! But my logic is age is just a number ... Who cares ... I will just count the days and forget your the years ... how many happy - fun - peaceful days did you have in your life so far! Only number that matters :)

Nirupama said...

Hey! Thanks for dropping by Tanvi :) Yeah...being young at heart matters so much! As a hindi saying goes "Ungli boodhi hoti hai, angoothi nahi!" :)
I must say you don't look 28! I'm sure apart from your lively nature [high 5 ;)]your fitness regime is a major factor :)
Thanks again :) See you around! said...

Thanks for the compliment! :) Though now reading my previous comment I realize I was rambling and making little sense. I wonder if you actually got what I was saying! :)

Nirupama said...

Hey Tanvii,
I did get what your point was :) And you weren't rambling....just trying to prove a point I guess :)