Misha Said – “I had always been the person with more than the usual liberties any school student has. My parents believed in bringing me up without many constraints. I never faced any problems like getting permissions for parties, typical 11:00 pm curfews and all. They always had my back and even I respected and lived up to all the trust they had in me. But somehow this always put me under the spotlight at school and elsewhere. I was the girl who was always called out for not having the “ideal” lifestyle a schoolgirl should have had.
I tried hard to shield myself from all the criticism and judgments thrown my way but with friends and family by my side, I managed to clench onto my sanity and went about living my life the way I wanted. I had faced it all, from having my morals questioned to being stereotyped for wanting to pursue beauty and makeup. I was once told by a friend “Jinko makeup artist banna hota hai, unki 5 CGPA hi aati hai”. Life in the 12th grade saw me juggling between fulfilling several professional and personal commitments.
I was in a relationship, I partied like it was my last night every weekend. I actually missed my own citation ceremony at school just so I could celebrate my 18th birthday that very night. Yes, that’s the unapologetic person I am. I remember partying on 16th March 2019 while my Political Science Board exam was scheduled just three days after. When the Board results were out I landed up being the school topper with 98 marks. I had also topped my school in IP and Geography. I did study very hard, but achieving an overall percentage of 96 from a 70 percent in Class XI was no mean achievement.
I’m currently pursuing Eng. Hons from KMC, Delhi University and parallel to that I have ventured out in the field of establishing myself as a professional makeup artist.
I am now at the age of 19, an earning and independent family member. For all that it matters I am extremely happy and proud of myself. But I do realize that the long way I have come is only just the beginning to the journey of life!
I was never able to fit in but now I know it was because I am my best; a misfit. And there, you have me. “
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