For a person who’s tolerated you ever since birth, not having some love for them despite of all the bitter moments put together is next to impossible.

My sister would be quite the example. She’s 6 years elder to me, yet no different. Establishing superiority using the ‘I have existed for an entire 6 more years than you have’ argument, she succeeds in keeping me from getting my heads in the clouds.

But with years of experience, here’s what I’ve learnt about learning to live with a sibling.

1. No matter how much the inner-kid-monster in you wants to, it is utterly unacceptable for you to pull apart your sibling’s Barbie doll’s head from her pristine and unrealistically perfect body.

2. Yelling ‘Me too!’ after everything your sibling says won’t alwaysss bring you good things, because you might just end up doing a chore because of the same absent mindedness and jealousy.

3. Your sibling will never hear the end of anything, or vice versa. If you can’t rant to them about how you spilled some water on the floor and now you’ll have to clean it before mom yells which makes life so difficult and complicated- then whom else would you do it to?

4. However conflicting your relationship is over the little things, your siblings will always have your back.

5. The movie marathons and the nights up listening to the entirety of a childhood playlist make it seem like the sun will never come up.

6. You can give them your best puppy dog face look and emotionally blackmail them into doing something for you, but when you’re in desperate need for help they are the first ones to realise and run to help before you trip and fall over something.

7. They deep down know that you’ll miss them like crazy & will have an emotional breakdown when they leave home to live their life, but will act as if it’s not a big deal, and that you should learn to live with it, because apparently that’s what life is.

8. They’ll have a stupid little grin spread on their face reading this, and realise that you actually love them and appreciate them tolerating all your endless ravings and rants.

Because hey, let’s revisit number 4 again, shall we? =)


Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

Blogging 101, Day 4


Impeccability Isn’t Everything

This is my first post of Blogging 101! Hoping to keep up with it amidst school’s endless works and extreme sleep deprivation.

Describing oneself comes off as quite the task for an indescribable, composite, wavering, puzzled Homo sapien like me. Wow, those adjectives just defeated the purpose of the start of that sentence, didn’t they?

The difficulty of the same might also be the reason for my tiny little description in the About Me column. But, well if you’re reading this, then you’re about to see the butterfly emerge out of the cocoon.

Did I mention that I can go off topic easily and am an expert at making metaphorical comparisons that seem way off?

Anyway,I started this blog in October 2014. I was having a bad day, and was in dire need of some positivity. I somehow felt that motivational quotes or stories would do me no good, so I started writing something to and for myself. It seemed like a big deal to me at the moment, so I went ahead with it. Wanting to start a blog had always been at the back of my mind, so an inspirational part of my brain said, why not today? That’s how come The Answer and this little blog came into existence. It was mostly willingness and aspiration if asked why I started this page right here.

I came across programs like Writing 101 which gave me a huge leap of faith and overwhelming responses as well as feedback to what I wrote. I don’t want to get all teary-eyed, but I actually met some incredible people whom I can probably proudly call my friends today!
Coming back to myself, I’m Archana. I’m growing up, kind of terrified of it, yet taking it up as a challenge. I almost always have a smile across my face, even when I was a kid and had no front teeth. I’m in 11th grade and currently am in a position where I’m trying to figure out how my life’s going to pan out in the upcoming few years. I’m shy at first glance, but it’s hard to shut me up once I’m comfortable with you. I hold few people very close to my heart since they’re the greatest and because of their constant presence by me emotionally and mentally. (Mentally also takes in to account the crazy memories that are forged in my mind because of them) I love writing, and that’s why I’m here.

This might have been a slightly disoriented self description, but well hey, you probably know a slightly- unconventional-genius-in-the-making better now.

Check out Why I Started Blogging? for a little bit on what the title conveys.

Blogging 101, Day 1