Hey guys! So, I know its been a long time since I last blogged and I’m really sorry about that. There’s a lot that has been going on and I’m going to tell you all about it.
So, this post has no ‘specific’ theme, it’s just me ranting and telling you guys what has been going on lately.
To be very honest, the last few years of my life have been extremely (there’s no better way to put it) boring. Every day I get up at 6.30am, go to school, come back, study and go to school again. Occasionally I’d go for a party or two. Now I know that this is the life of the average teenager, but after reading about a thousand books, I kept thinking that this couldn’t be it- there had to be something more. All I wanted was something different, something out of the ordinary, something to give life a little more ‘masala’ as I like to say.
And now, after all these years, I’ve finally got it.
My family is getting transferred to a different country. For most of my friends, this would be quite devastating (to put it mildly). They would have cried their eyes out, thrown a tantrum and would have been quite upset (in a nutshell). Now I know that this begs the question, why am I not angrier and sadder about this whole situation?
Well, to be honest, I am a little sad to leave my friends behind, but I mean, they’re just friends after all. I can make new ones (err…no offence you guys). A lot of you guys are reading this and thinking, what the heck is wrong with her? I know you are. But I see this opportunity as a boon, as a fresh start, a clean slate. Nobody knows me and I can completely reinvent myself.
Honestly, I have waited for this time my whole life.
Okay so now that we’ve covered that, let’s move on to the next most important thing- school. Obviously, I’m going to have to change my school. I already have in fact, (I haven’t started going yet though, term starts in August) and let me just say- it was not easy to get in. That school is one of the best in that country and can I just say that not everyone gets in.
For high school students, after sending in your application you are called for ‘immersion day’ which basically means that you spend the whole day at the school. Things that we do include an interview with a principal, a group discussion conducted by existing high school students, a tour of the school (which is ginormous by the way), and some fun games. In a nutshell, it was nerve wracking.
My dad and I reached about a day and a half before the immersion day, but we didn’t get to do a lot of sight-seeing because I was so anxious and nervous. I didn’t eat, didn’t talk, I basically didn’t do anything except reread my application about fifty times and make up scenarios about how the day was going to go (yeah, that didn’t end well:)
Let me just add that there are a lot of immersion days, owing to the amount of people applying, and hence there are 12-15 kids in one batch.
At the end of the day, I actually had a really good time (and oh boy, was I hungry). I made a lot of new friends; my interview was amazing and the group discussion turned out to be quite fun.
All in all, it was a really good day and I am extremely excited to move to a new country! Of course, this is barring the fact that I’ll be studying completely new things, learn in a new environment and probably fail my first exam, thus facing certain death at the hands of my mother.
Well, here’s to looking on the brighter side.