How I fell in love with a human brain ❤️
End of 2021, Start of 2022 ✨
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I don’t usually write newsletters that are very personal to me but this is a story I had to document. LFG 🚀
End of 2021, Start of 2022 ✨
If you don’t have time to read the entire version, read the IG caption version.
It all started when I closed a client back in the first week of December
Mom was leaving for this religious thing for a month and I realised I don’t want to spend my Christmas and new year in my hometown.
The new client was from Pune, India. I said that’s it. I know where I’ll be spending my New Year.
Fast forward 15 days… I’m in Pune. Christmas was here. The backpacker’s hostel was lit 🚀 Client was happy.
The very next morning, these two beautiful ladies walk into the hostel.
I didn’t see them much the entire day.
Night 1:- Bonfire was on, conversations happening, friends drinking and music buzzing.
Kshitij asked them where are you guys from? (I told myself Here we go 🚀 )
Ladies replied with Indore. My mind went yessssir (I had backpacked and explored Indore back in March 2019) I started sharing all the things I liked about the place (Food, Cleanliness, People, etc) The goal was to tell them that “I really like the place you come from”
Just then her friend Amisha got a call and the chair next to her was free. My mind went “Prado don’t miss out on this opportunity”
I sat next to her.
We casually started talking about each other. She’s a lawyer. I started asking her opinions on random stuff (Crypto regulations, etc)
Then I told her that since morning I wanted to tell you this,
“I like your hair but I want to know how you think” stole this line from my own tweet 😂
She told me that she likes people who judge others based on how they think and not how they look.
She even told me a few Urdu Shayaris. I was like oh shit. This girl is amazing.
I want to eat her brain out.
But just then, she stood up and left to check on her friend. I thought that’s it. The night is over.
I brushed my teeth and everyone else went to sleep too. Just before I was about to enter the room, I saw her.
She was charging her phone outside in the common area. I asked her If she wants me to give her company. She asked me back If I’m okay with it?
This is my journal from that night 👇
That night when I went to sleep, I told myself that this woman is incredible.
She’s very smart, not afraid of a fight, is extremely knowledgeable, reads books, is open-minded, wants to do more for women, is interested in history, points out the right facts and had spent time understanding her values.
Even though there were a few topics and values we couldn’t agree on… we both equally listened to each other. We both are good listeners.
I was sure of one thing: I’ve fallen in love with an amazing human’s mind ❤️
The next morning, I told my client I’m not coming this week, I got something else on my priority list.
I never missed out on any opportunity to have a conversation with her for the next 5 days.
It was like a loop. The more I talk, the more I fell in love with her mind.
Alright, let’s not leave out the fact that she is incredibly beautiful ✨
I stalked her IG multiple times and my entire IG algo went nuts.
But I was too consumed with how she thinks and almost always forgot that she’s smoking hot too.
Every night, at around 11 PM we used to do Bonfire and listen to music. She used to kill me with her eyes.
At around 2 AM I asked her to join me on the balcony with the Riverview. She accepted it. We were alone.
I sat on the bean bag and she sat on a chair. That was probably the best conversation.
We shared each other’s secrets, things we’ve been through, controversial opinions, stories, etc. Same stuff, different night. This went on for the next 4 nights.
Even though she had some very interesting perspectives, what I didn’t see coming is that she is extremely strong.
She’s a lotus. Grew in the bad waters and now she’s shining (I even showed her my lotus tattoo)
Most of you must be thinking that the story ends with both of us being together.
Her friend Amisha thinks I’m the one for her haha.
We have a million things in common and there are few values that we are not ready to change. Maybe not yet. Maybe ever.
On the second night itself, we both realised that things wouldn’t work in the long term.
She’s just starting her career in law and I’ve been working on a few things with laser focus.
Why start something when you know how it’ll end. So we just enjoyed every single moment with each other ✨
We parted ways this week saying,
“In some other lifetime, or somewhere down the road we might meet up at the right time”
Fast forward now:
We are still in touch. I gifted her a few books. We still geek out on history, interesting stories, memes, funny reels, music and other stuff on IG, we decided that we both want to be pen pals, go old school and write letters to each other haha.
2021 was a very hard year for me. At least mentally. The last 7 days with her were amazing. 2022 started with her and I have a feeling that this year will one of the best years of my life 🚀
Thank you for listening to our story :)
P.S: I wrote about 40 pages about our story in my journal. I had to buy a new refill haha. She was absolutely worth it.
10 Interesting things for you 🙌
5 side hustles ideas for 2022 (Thread)
Conversation on Cognitive Flexibility (Blog)
George Bernard Shaw on Marriage (Blog)
Something from my Twitter
What’s your opinion?👇
Interesting Human of the week:- She is still the most interesting human of the week for me haha :)
Picture of the week:- What’s the point :)
Question of the week:- Make a list of people you love ✍️
At what number would you write your own name down?
Meme of the week:- I love Snoop Dogg yo.
Current read: How to lead (Found this book in the hostel haha)
Quote of the week:
“Remind yourself that ‘the lion while hunting doesn’t roar.” — fortune cookie
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
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"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." ~ Maya Angelou
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Life’s lines of Closeness (Read)
Cathedral Thinkers (Read)
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Personal Announcements 🙏
Letter to Mom: No mom, we are not getting married.
Letter to Amisha (Her friend): Thanks for letting us spend time with each other 🙌
Letter to myself: Thanks for respecting her values and knowing where the line is.
Letter to her: Thank you for everything else ❤️
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