Ronak Sawant is an artist engaged in performing, literary and visual arts. He is a dancer, poet, writer and street photographer from Mumbai, India. He is a life explorer and a free soul who uses his art, wisdom and life's journey to inspire people and make a change in the world.

September 15, 2015

BIRTHDAY | (I’m turning 21 tomorrow)

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Time flies so quickly when you are having fun, living and enjoying life. I can’t believe I would be turning 21 tomorrow. Yes, it’s my 21st birthday in some hours! Though I firmly believe that age is just a number, the fact I think that cannot be forgotten here is we are growing a year older every time our birthday comes. The question that arises here is not what we should plan for our birthday, with whom we must celebrate or what age we will become. But the question here is, “are we doing something that will add up in life and make that year count since our last birthday”. So that we can celebrate this special day called birthday at fullest, feeling we did something good for that last one year.

Honestly talking, people don’t understand the real meaning of a birthday, why they are alive and why they exist in this world. For them, the birthday means celebrating that one day in a year which comes every year. But, not to me! For me, the word birthday has a whole different meaning. It means the year’s day for me.

Because it is the day that defines the whole year since last birthday celebration,
It is the day that describes our birth,
It is the day that represents our life,
And, it is the day that determines our birthday and is the reason for the celebration.

Well, let me make the meaning of a birthday clearer. Yes, the birthday is all about celebrations, and it should be that only. But the definition of it lies in the point “celebrations, for what?” That one day in a year which comes every single year or for a one day or age more in life? The birthday celebration isn’t about all this! Instead, the party should be for a year’s day, as it should reflect the reason behind celebrating the whole year of this special day called birthday.

You know, the day of our birth comes every year without fail. But it takes a lot to celebrate the year’s day called birthday.

I will be celebrating the 21st birthday of mine tomorrow. By saying this, I feel so proud of myself because I have not only done just one thing that has added up to my life since the last birthday, but I have done so many things. Not to mention that they were hard. But, patience, hard work, and self-belief have what made me achieve the things I wanted to do and what I truly love.

I believe that we all have a path set out before us and I can’t wait to find out and explore what mine is in this 21st year of mine. Also, I can’t believe that I have been alive for almost two decades now. That is crazy, I know! By saying this, I feel so lucky to live the life that I am living. I am grateful to God for everything. A lot of people don’t have an as great family as I have, as close few friends as I have or perhaps every little thing that I have in my life. I feel blessed and thankful, that’s all I can say!

On this 21st birthday of mine, I’m excited to witness what will happen next in my life, and I’m so ready to live for whatever life is going to throw at me next, either good or bad. I’m all ready to start and enter into my 21st year of life. It is the start of a whole new part of my life, and I’m going to make it as amazing as I can.

The last 20 years of my life have been outstanding, and it was one hell of a crazy ride that I will never forget and cherish lifelong. So bring on the next 20, and I’ll make them better and worth.

P.S. - Happy 21st birthday to me in advance! Just a few more hours to go for the celebrations to begin! Thanks for reading! I know this blog post is little long to read, but it is worth the read to understand the real meaning of birthday. Thanks again! God bless!


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