I am a complete city girl, to the last molecule of my being. I just thrive in the noise and heat and sweat a city has to offer.
I was born in Mumbai, and have lived here ever since, except for the 1 year that I was in Bangalore. But that’s a city too ;). I am so accustomed to the cacophony and the pace of life in this metro that I am quite mortified at the thought of living somewhere unlike Mumbai.
The crowds, the traffic jams, the congestion and tempers flying everywhere, are just a part and parcel of living in a city. Often people ask me how I manage to live in Mumbai. “Life is so fast, isn’t it?” I never used to understand what they mean by “fast” before.
Lately, I visited my hometown in Gujarat, where I comprehended the meaning of the term. Somehow, there is ample of time to do everything, even time for an afternoon snooze, which is unheard of here (I don’t mean to offend anyone). One part of me envies them, but on the other hand I am indifferent.
It is tiring to match the rhythm of everyone in Mumbai, so much so that sometimes you feel void of all your energy. But in spite of this you don’t or rather can’t stop. That is what I would call a challenge.
It is absolutely thrilling to compete with the city, and when you come out victorious in the end, it feels great, if you know what I mean :D. Sometimes it just gets so difficult to explain, but I guess those who experience it will know exactly how I feel.
I think I am totally destined to live in a city like Mumbai. Damned if you can make me go anywhere else.
It has been quite a ride loving Mumbai, she definitely doesn’t make it easy. But it is the best relationship I’ve ever had ;).