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My journey of making friends. Part1

by BhavyaMehta123


         I was thinking from a long time, " Should I post this or not?" Today I finally decided to do so.

Everyone has their own journey. We all go through a lot of tests and trials. I had my own, narrating a part of them today. Making friends has not been easy for me. I have waited for around 14 years of my life and then made friends. I feel it was worth the wait. Hardly, I had any friends till grade five. Then, one day things changed, but not for good. I got my name in merit list after finals of grade five.Everyone started recognizing me and I made many friends after that.From then, a eleven year old girl thought people will love you if you are perfect. This perception went on for a long time. After a few years, I started to feel suffocated, useless, and  uncared for in that environment. I didn't want to leave those people because of my fear of losing them. I was afraid to be lonely.

After this, things changed but, they became worse. In 2018, I encountered the unexpected. I was in class 10, {It is a board class in India and whole country gives a standerdized exam for subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Social studies and my mother tongue ( Hindi) . So, for this school took various exams as a practice.} I was never good at Mathematics but I scored average every year. But what happened was not expected, I failed one of those exams which school took as a practice. It was a devastating time for me. I was stressed all the time.Eventually, I lost my friends, my confidence and, will power. I was ashamed to face anyone.

 I knew a friend, but I never talked to him much. He got to know about the situations and finally, we talked over phone. I was afraid to tell anyone.  He was the one who told me,' You can do it.' Eventually, I improved and did well in boards. Everyone was happy for me.

But, I got my lesson. " Make those people your friends who can hold you, love you, respect you and most importantly stand for you in your hard times." I can never forget grade 10. It has been dark, tiring, but meaningful. I saw one of my darkest time but got a gem- my friend. I am not ashamed of anything but glad that I could find my best friend after years of wait.

I will take your leave now. Thank you for reading my story. I am not sure how I performed. But, constructive criticism is always welcomed.


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Hi there!

Going to echo everyone else. It was brave sharing your story. It’s not easy putting one’s self out there for potential ridicule and embarrassment. Bravo!

Overall, I am happy you were able to find a good friend who will stand by through thick and thin when the going gets tough.

This is a perfect story to really sink your teeth in and, if you so wanted, expand, adding in the finer details. I sense there was a whole lot more going on than you might be willing to tell. Perhaps, when you are ready?

Thank you for sharing!




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Hi there!

Going to echo everyone else. It was brave sharing your story. It’s not easy putting one’s self out there for potential ridicule and embarrassment. Bravo!

Overall, I am happy you were able to find a good friend who will stand by through thick and thin when the going gets tough.

This is a perfect story to really sink your teeth in and, if you so wanted, expand, adding in the finer details. I sense there was a whole lot more going on than you might be willing to tell. Perhaps, when you are ready?

Thank you for sharing!






Hi! Thank you so much for all the appreciation. Yes! you are right. There are more details than I have given but I think I will post a revised version of this when I feel like. Thank you so much for all the love over my work.



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Hi Bhavya!
You are really brave to share your personal experience. I know board exams in India are an over hyped concept because I myself had gone through all of this stuff. Even these things don't stop after getting into the college as well. If you are not performing well then people start judging you. If one is talented and got great achievements people try to be part of your company and want your friendship. But true friends are those who see beyond these materialistic things.
This 'log kya kahenge'(what will the people say) mentality of our society is where all the problems start and it ends up adding peer pressure to the children. It starts to become a race where everyone wants to be first without even knowing where the finish line is.
There are things we can't share with our parents and we look up to our friends for support. I am really glad you found a true friend in your time of crisis.
You have put your heart in telling this story to everyone. I hope you continue to be this strong person and always have the support of good people around you.
Keep writing! :)






Thank you so much for all those kind words. I know in our country LKK syndrome and marks are over hyped concept.I hope better days come for all students.
Lastly, can't thank you enough for such an encouraging review.



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It's very cool you felt confident enough to share your story, so good for you!

It is difficult to make friends sometimes, but you're right: It definitely is worth it!

I'm really glad you were able to realize that, and find friends that would help and be there for you, I know it can be hard to find people like that and put yourself out there.

All in all a nice(and true) little story, with a very positive message :) I hope you continue to make good friends!






Thank you! I am so glad you liked it.And, thank you for all the love.



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This must have been hard to share your story like this. I am extremely inspired by your courage and compassion to share. I enjoyed that aspect you showed.

Your language throughout is weak. It could use a lift to give more emotion and some feelings. Readers love when you do that. It isn't as flat. That is just my opinion though. I don't want to offend anyone.

Good job!
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Hi! There is nothing to be offended in this. I too agree that I need to work on language part. Actually, I don't write stories very often so I just wanted to try. Lastly, Thank you for all the love and support. And trust me, giving opinions and suggestions as a reader is your right. Thank you for doing it honestly.



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Hey Bhavya, Tanishka here with a review.

First of all, you are very courageous to share your story, Hats off ! You are a good writer and obviously , very expressive. One thing you could work on would be the language, make it a bit more eloquent. That is totally your choice though. Your story inspires me , how you get good things in the end.

Keep on posting such beautiful works,keep writing!






Thank you so much for those lovely words. I am happy that my message was conveyed. Thank you for that advice. I will try to do better next time.
Thank you for all the love and support.



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Too often we crave the extraordinary in life, without even learning how to cherish the ordinary first. Friend, I promise you this: if you can learn to take joy in the simple mundane things in life, the extraordinary will take care of itself, it'll be on its way, hurrying towards you. But if you skip the first part, it'll ever evade you.
— Arcticus