So armed with three suitcases and uncontrollable heartbeats, I left for new residence. (It wasn’t my home yet)
It was a place where I had to share my personal space with so many other girls. I had one bed, a stand for my laptop, a small tube light and a fan. That is where my space ended. It felt very cramped initially. Things would keep falling on my head, I did not where to store half the things that mom had given me and I basically lived like a pig.
It wasn’t that I was unhappy. The place that I was living in was beautiful. There was a hill in my backyard and spotting peacocks and deer was a common sight. There beds and beds of gorgeous roses, fruit trees and a small kitchen garden where we grew a part of the food that we consumed. It was heaven for somebody who would feel cramped up in Mumbai.
But somewhere deep in my heart, it just wasn’t home. I was physically present here, but my heart had decided to stay behind.
Then one day, something happened. It was pouring heavily and I had nothing to do. I was mindlessly surfing through websites, when I came across makemyhome.com. I just glanced through it and closed the tab.
Next day, again I was surfing the internet, I accidentally clicked a link and that site opened up in front of me.
Was the Universe trying to tell me something?
I left my assignment aside and I started browsing through it. The first thing that struck me was that the website was very pocket friendly. A big plus for any ABC- Almost Broke Child. And that’s when I decided to go eclectic while choosing things for decor.
The first thing that I absolutely loved was a Mesleep auto painting. It would look absolutely great on my bare wall. I could clear the random clothes that were hanging there, buy a nice frame and put it up. I started imagining all sorts of things that I would do to decorate my wall.
The next that I definitely wanted to buy was a bed sheet. Something that would brighten up my day. And lo and behold I found one on the first page itself. This vibrant bed sheet would definitely add color to my little world.
I wanted to buy more things but unfortunately, I had budget constraints. I was surprised that I could buy three things with so little money but then I realized that makemyhome.com had the best deals across the web.
The cutest ‘how it works section’ I have ever seen.
And do you know what happened within a few weeks after my therapeutic shopping session?
Me and friend walking towards the Dining Hall
Friend: Arey khana khene ke baad kahan ja rahi hai?
Me: Ghar, phir library
Friend: Aj khane mein kya hoga?
Me: ……… Dear reader, why are you interested in what did I say next? The most important thing was just revealed to you. Yes, for the first time in my life, I called my hostel, my home. My heart had galloped back into my body and I was home.