Each one finds their unique self as an inspiration from someone else. Take for instance the way you talk, the way you dress, or even your style of writing- all inspired by someone. Only a small flavour of your own personality makes it distinctive. On that note of inspiration, here is a dedication to my biggest inspiration, my elder sister. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be just like her. I wore her clothes (insisted we bought the same things), copied her mannerism, hung out at places she would, eavesdropped on her phone conversations...the list of things I have done to emulate her is endless. The effort paid off. We grew up to be so much like each other that people wonder if we are twins. Yet, there are glaring differences: she pursued science and I pursued business. She moved out of home, I stayed back. She is health conscious and I turned out to be a food junkie...this list too is endless.
So, has the inspiration died with time and stark contrasts in our personality? No! It has turned into a benchmark because I really couldn’t keep up with the wonderful person she has grown up to be. 31 years to the date (for her; I'm still gloriously young). So, on her 31st birthday, I tell myself that I will assess my performance, with her as my reference point, when I turn 31. And like all her birthdays and all the ordinary days year after year, I am still inspired to reach that benchmark worthy of emulation, trust and love. Happy Birthday, Krithika!