We Hit A Century - FINALLY!

All right. Ol' Archie is back from the dead.

I'm sorry for being such a tardy updater, dear reader.  

But things have been so strenuous lately! 

For one, my exams ended and a week later, my German class started and so did my stint as an intern at this super-cool content writing firm. 

So far, it's been a fantastic experience! I'm getting to learn so much about writing, research and marketing. Each day, I get to be a part of incredible meetings, discover new things and most importantly - write for some of the biggest companies in the country! 

Anyway, more on my internship later and onto this post! 

This is the 100th post on my blog. 100th.

A freaking century if you want to use a cricket jargon. 


It's been SO LONG. I started it waaaaaaaaay back in December 2011 and since then I've been pretty (somewhat) regular. 

And going through my old posts, I've realized that I have grown so much as an individual.

Five years ago, I was this little caterpillar who used to be pretty much overshadowed by everyone else except for her close-knit family and her gang of friends.

My school, as much as I love it and as much as I miss it, wasn't really a place where you could be the 'Student Of The Year'. It was pretty much an established system where only the kids who had been participating in extracurriculars since they were in kindergarten could shine in all the school-related activities.

For people like me - the ones who couldn't take part when they were too small - it was a difficult place to break out.

And I am not saying this as sour grapes. It's the case with the majority of schools out there. Many schools rarely give opportunities for kids to grow out and stick to the status quo!

In 2013, I switched schools. And that's when, dear reader, things started changing.

My junior college (as we call eleventh and twelfth grades here, in many Indian states) was this gigantic push out of my comfort zone.

From a class of forty kids, I joined a class of one hundred and twenty kids. And these kids, unlike the ones I'd grown up with, were super smart and super competitive.

Yet somehow, I got a chance to participate in multiple events which made me broaden my horizons by a great notch. Yes, there were times when I flubbed terribly and I felt like I could break down crying.

There would be times when I'd work hard for a particular subject or a competition and I'd end up not getting what I desired. There would be times I'd write blog posts with so much fervour and when I saw zero comments, I'd be shattered. There would actually be times when I saw everyone around me and I would feel, "Why on earth am I such a colossal failure?"

But you know what, dear reader?

All those things made me push myself harder and somehow, I ended up doing things that were a billion times more magical.

Take my blog, for instance.

I know, it's not the best blog in the whole wide world. And it certainly didn't start off as a great one, to begin with. There were so many times in the past that I didn't update it, so many times that I felt disheartened when I used to get no ideas and there were so many times when I felt I wasn't good enough.

But, over the years, I've learnt so much as to how to improve it and I constantly try to make it a better, happier place for anyone who reads it.

And I am so thankful to the multiple people who have supported me with this blog. I'd like to thank my family members, who have been extremely supportive towards me (and occasionally teased me as a "cool" blogger). I would also like to thank my closest friends, who have been so wonderful with their support and whose insights have resulted in some really crazy posts here! :P

But most of all, I am really thankful to you, dear reader, for reading this blog and making me believe in myself to be a better person!

With this, I conclude my confusing post and will be back soon!

Stay awesome as ever,

Much love,

Archie <3 


  1. Hi Archie,
    I am glad to see you return and share another one of your refreshing post.
    Congratulations on your 100th blog. The number is as big as your journey may have been as a writer and otherwise.

    One of the ingredient of furnishing a diamond is "high pressure". Any setbacks that you have faced will only make you that much stronger and powerful, as you have already realised judging by the content of your blog.

    I'll hold myself now because I prefer to rant verbally.
    And hey, congratulations on the internship as well! Your future as a writer looks bright.


    1. Hi HK!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! It really means a lot! :)

      Stay awesome as ever,

      Much love,

      Archie <3


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