Not the new girl


I’m a 27-year-old Chief sub-editor at an English daily in India. I transitioned from ‘that New Girl’ to well, ‘that girl’ quite quickly, within the last five years.  On days when my tea is just the right consistency, I’m happy. A great start to the day means a great day, right?

I have 516 friends on Facebook, and a total following of 155 people on Twitter, barring the recent creep whose bio read, ‘I want women’ (good for him), so I guess that gives you an idea of how popular I am. I am very funny. Okay, maybe just funny. I have a minimum of two likes and shares for most of my tweets. I also have two very close friends. That doesn’t mean they are the only people who share my tweets. Sometimes my other friend does too.

I like puppies, kittens and everything other than butterflies and moths. Okay, I’ll be honest, I’m scared of them. My most recent accomplishment was that I controlled myself from rolling my eyes during a meeting. It has definitely made my ratings go up at work.

I like to read quotes, sometimes sad and sometimes uplifting (depending on the consistency of the tea) and like to imagine that one day I will be able to write something as beautiful and moving. Since the time I wrote my first poem (Aeroplanes it was called) I started giving out imaginary interviews on the success of my books. I guess that dream is still alive and I may or may not be giving out imaginary interviews even today. But one day it might happen and those who never shared my funny social media messages might regret it. I will also be  doling out autographs at book signing events, but for now, I need to get back to sorting out stories for the tabloid.

I’m 27 years old, I get awkward with people, I look grumpy most of the times and I’m frightened of butterflies.
This is my life, welcome to it.

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