Ever since I have started by blog, the word that is most associated with me has been 'Bold'. I know it is the first word in my description, but that has been from my point of view. I did not know that others also will perceive me to be bold based on what I write only. Maybe they are right, may be not. Even when BlogAdda interviewed me, they asked me that if I had to face any hard situations because I come across as a bold person. I was startled by the question, but I think I replied what I felt then. I still feel the same now too. I am a really simple person. I wouldn't fall into the argument of being an optimist or a pessimist. I am a realist. Call me blunt or practical, but that is who I am and that is why I'm so happy today. I live life on my own terms and face the consequences myself. I am strong enough to do that. If that is called being bold, then so be it.
I do not believe in God much, although I know that there is a super power. I do not frequent temples or pray. I have been this way for the 27 years of my life and I have faced no problems because of it. I have certain other beliefs and I stick by it, no matter what. Honesty. Its the first thing I look for in any person I meet. That is the most important think in my life and shall remain. If by being honest in life, I'm being bold, then its a good thing. Right? Someone once told me that I was a coward. I was amused. I laughed for a while and then got it out of my system. People have their opinions, I have mine. Not having to defend or justify the truth, is what I believe. If that is being a coward, then please google the word. If I had lied, then hell would have consumed me by now. I spoke the truth and stuck by it. That is my definition if being bold. I'm not trying to be a Mahatma here by preaching honesty, its something that I follow and shall continue to follow. Others can make their own assumptions about it.
I do not do things just for the heck of it. I shall only do things, if I want to do it. And once I start it, I make sure I put in all my effort and passion into it until I complete it successfully. Be it cleaning, cooking, painting or writing. Also I shall only write about things that I believe in. I do not want to be a hypocrite myself. Just because it is a contest with awesome goodies to be won, I will not write if the topic is something that does not matter to me. Like for example, there was a contest where the prize was a Lenovo tablet and I had to write about a day I spend with it and how it helps me. Personally, I hate the idea of a tablet itself. Be it an ipad or a kindle. I need a phone and a laptop. Nothing in between. Hence, I did not take part in the contest. Same with the recent Sunsilk contest where you had to write about how your life will be recharged if your hair is recharged. Maybe it makes sense to some people but for me it absolutely did not. First, I have awesome hair and do not find the need to recharge it. Second, I do not believe that recharging your hair will change your life in any way. I mean, people actually thought it would? I could be bald and still successful and do all the things I want to. Maybe just talking about this will term me as bold too.
(Yes, that's my natural hair!)
I believe in being true to myself and loving myself before anyone else. Probably that makes me a narcissist and I'm totally fine with being called that. I need to love and embrace myself before I can love others. I need to be confident within myself before I can go out and meet new people. Am I the only one who believes in the 'Love Yourself' phenomena? Does that mean I'm doing a bold thing? Wow, probably I deserve more accolades than I get. Nonsense. I talk about my past freely because I do not regret it. Cal knows about my past and doesn't care two hoots about it because he believes in me. A friend of mine once told me to not tell "everything" to my husband to be. Of course I did not pay heed to it and opened my life in front of him. He fell in love with me more because of it. He must be bold too right? The next thing we know people will be calling us a bold couple, almost making it seem like we are doing drugs and parading around naked in the neighborhood.
Just because I hold on to my drink and can walk straight after a quarter, doesn't mean I am bold. It means I am someone who can hold on to her drink, how difficult is it to understand? Just because I fight with the rickshaw driver regarding extra fare, doesn't mean I am bold. I am someone who works really hard for money and do not like to waste it on greedy imbeciles. Just because I do not join the sycophancy group, does not mean that I am bold. It means that I have my own opinions. Just because I wear shorts on a vacation doesn't mean I am bold. It means that I am on a vacation and seriously what else would you wear on a beach? Just because I choose to live my life the way I want to, doesn't mean that I'm bold. Wait, on second thoughts it actually means that. It takes a lot of guts to do what you actually want to do and I make sure I do it. Without bothering about what others would say or what the society would think.
I refuse to be a slave to prejudice and society. If that means I am bold, then please call me that.