#AtoZChallenge : Anything but Ordinary
I feel that I’m on top of the world. The dazzling lights, the beautiful floral arrangements, the stage and not to forget the large number of people who are here today. They are all here for me. I hear my name being called out and I stand up to walk towards the stage. I’m wearing a beautiful designer dress. A diamond necklace and matching earrings to add to my elegant look. As I begin to walk towards the stage, I hear some annoying noise. It troubles me for a while but I snap my fingers and it stops. Phew!
But it stops only for a second! It begins to ring again. But I decide to walk towards the stage anyway. When I try to take a step, I land on the floor with a thud- all rolled up in my blanket! I blink rapidly and realize that it is morning!
It is my alarm that is ringing- the hideous sound that I hate the most in the world. I feel like switching it off and going back to sleep and hope that the dream continues. But sadly that is not to be. The alarm is followed by mom’s lecture on how I must be responsible and wake up on time and do things that I’m supposed to!
Ah! Do things that I’m supposed to do! That sounds so boring isn’t it? “Behave like a girl”, “Behave like a boy”, “You can’t play because you have exams even if you have finished studying”, “You must do engineering” and the list goes on!
When you are a kid you have to go to school – you are supposed to learn the same old things- more like mug up a zillion things most of which you will never use for the rest of your life. When school is over, college is no different. You must take the course that everyone is taking because it has good scope. It doesn’t really matter if you have the aptitude for that course or not! Then follows the job that everyone is doing. Even being a twenty something, an adult doesn’t help. You must do what others are doing is the mantra that you must follow.
But I’m so tired of all this! Doing things that I am supposed to do- how I hate it! It is boring to be ordinary. I like to do things differently and make my life extraordinary. But I’m living an ordinary life- a life that is not different from the other people of my age. I feel like I’m stuck in this whirlpool of ordinariness!
When I was a little girl, I was told to be different but when it came to making choices that were different from the rest, it wasn’t appreciated. I’ve already done things that I’m supposed to all these years. But can I change? I don’t know!
Oh before you try to figure out who I am, let me introduce myself. I’m Alana. An ordinary 20 something who hopes to live an extraordinary life. I dream of a life full of adventure but all that I end up with are little mishaps which don’t make my life extraordinary but they do bring a little spice into my otherwise boring life. I don’t know if I’ll ever have that adventurous life.
Oh but wait! The dream! I was going to the stage for something and all the people there were there for me. Don’t they say the dreams that you dream about in the morning come true? Yes, I’ll finally be something extraordinary! That is what I want my twneties to be- extraordinary! I smile and I hope that day arrives soon.
Oops! I’m getting late now! I got to go back to my ordinary life- of running late every single morning and doing everything in a hurry. But I wish, I really wish my life was anything but ordinary.
Avril Lavigne’s song “Anything but ordinary” has to be my anthem I say!
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Have you also always craved for a life that is anything but ordinary? Tell me more about it!
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.