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Learning to be an adult (a human) on red days


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After a lot of daydreaming with my laptop on and brainstorming what topic to write about, I realized I do not have to find a topic to write about. I already know what it is. It is about green days and red days. On green days, you get the tasks done on your to-do list, you are productive and you accomplish a lot more than you think you would. On green days, you run the day. Red days on other hand are for wallowing in bed and refusing to be an adult. On red days, you give yourself permission to overthink and obsess over the fact that nothing is going well in life.

On red days, the days run you(or you let it run you).Life is a compilation of green and red days, and we need both. I don't quite remember where I picked up this concept, but every time I have a red day( quite literally for a woman though!) I give myself some space to feel things and cut myself some slack.

I Am learning, like you. Knowing and exploring myself each day. So if you are scared, I am too.

You see, I have grown up watching rom-com movies, and all you learn in there is a romanticized version of how an adult functions. When you are adulting though, a lot of what you should feel is romantic feels like a nervous breakdown! Adulting is filing for taxes, doing the chores all while crying over the guy/girl who dumped you! The movies have turned the quarter-life crisis into something we look forward to. Something that will magically change our life for good. <name>, sometimes that happens too. Adulting is a metamorphosis of sorts.

This helps me be compassionate towards my friends, colleagues, and people who hurt me. Maybe everybody is just figuring it all out and nobody knows what they are doing. Think about it, it's comforting to know we are wandering in our own spaces, colliding with each other, and changing ourselves as we go. I hope I'm making sense <name>.

Meanwhile, here are a few things that brought me comfort over the past couple of days.

  1. Masala chai at 2.30 pm.

  2. A long shower with an idea that I am washing over all my negative thoughts.

  3. Clean sheets, darkroom, and curling up to a hot cup of cocoa in bed, watching Gilmore girls.

  4. And these words: “And by the way, everything in life is writable if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise”. -Sylvia Plath

See you next Thursday!

Pistachio phirni,


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