A moment is a short amount of time that occasionally occurs in human beings life. A moment is something that each and every person cherishes. Moments happens occasionally and are remembered by the person in whose life it has happened in. Moment is a brief amount of time that passes too quickly for anyone’s like.
However, no matter how short the time is for a moment, it engraves itself into the memory of the people. During old age most of the people remembers these little moments of their life and relives them in their imagination and cherish them.
Moments are the times that make a person’s heart beat faster and make them happy. Moments are really beautiful time of life. Each and every person has certain moments in their life that they are proud of.
The proudest moment of my life is when I won two quiz competitions one after another. I never thought that it will happen to me but for some reason it did and I never felt so proud on my accomplishment before in my life. I wasn’t a legitimate candidate for the second competition and yet I took part in it and even own it.
Everyone was proud of me. The story is actually funny and till today I don’t get it that how my luck was on my side that day because of which I won two quiz competition at the same day. It is really interesting and to this day I marvel about the fact.
Sometimes I don’t even believe it but the trophies on my showcase remind me that it wasn’t a dream and it did happen with me.
I was ten years old at that time. There was a fair going on in our village where the competition was held. The age limit of the quiz competitions was set. In the first one, children up to the age ten can participate and in the second, children up in between the age of 11 – 18 can participate.
I applied for the first competition. The second competition was occurring in pairs and my elder sister and cousin entered the second competition as partners. The first quiz competition was scheduled to start from 4 o clock. I was there on time and took my sit on the stage.
There were three rounds in the competition. The questions were easy and I knew almost all the answers. So, it wasn’t a problem for me. After the competition was over, I was declared as the winner. I was really happy after I was announced as the winner and my sister and cousin came to congratulate me.
Their competition was scheduled to start from 7 o clock. In the mean time between the quiz competitions, all three of us went to check out the stalls and to have fun.
Ten minutes before the competition started, I left them near the stage and went on my own to roam around as I still had time. Then it was time for the competition to start and I wasn’t on my designated seat. So, I decided to use the short cut and use the back stage to go from one end to another to go to my designated seat.
Who knew that simple decision of mine will give me my proudest moment of life till today’s date. It was time to start the competition and for some reason it still didn’t start and I was hurrying through the back stage to go to my seat.
At that time, the host of the competition saw me and called me up on the stage. I was really confused as I didn’t know why he wanted to talk with me so I went.
He explained to me that a partner of one of the participant was absent and they can’t start the competition without him so they requested me to take the empty seat and participate on behalf of the absent partner. I was shocked and didn’t know what to do.
But they managed to persuade me into taking part in the competition even though I wasn’t eligible for it but they made an exception that year.
I after taking my seat on the stage beside an unknown partner realised that I am competing against my sister and cousin. They were shocked too and had no idea about what I was doing there. After that the host explained the situation and finally started with the competition.
I sat directly in front of my sister and cousin and the realisation hit me on full force that the group that I wanted to win in this competition, I am against them. After I came in terms with myself, I started to play with all my concentration and I wasn’t just going to give up because I am competing against my family.
I wouldn’t go down without a battle. The questions were definitely tougher than my own competition but I knew most of the answers. As the competition continues on, I realised I am almost tied with my sister and cousin. My partner hardly knew any answer.
I was the one giving most of the answer. I couldn’t answer a few questions as they were not on my league. My partner answered only one question and I am grateful to him that he did or else we wouldn’t have ranked on that competition.
The competition was intense as both my sister and cousin and I were fighting for the second position as both of our group couldn’t answer a few questions and there was another group who answered all the questions.
The battle was intense and the result left everyone in shock. After the result was announced, it turns out that my group and my sister’s group both came in the second position. Even the host was surprised as he knew that all three of us are family.
I was really happy that I came in second place in a competition that I shouldn’t have been in on the first place and also had to go against my family in it. I was also happy for my sister and cousin that they managed to tie with me or I managed to tie with them.
They were happy for themselves and as well as for me also. That day when I won two quiz competitions back to back, was the happiest and proudest moments of my life. My parents were really happy and were in shocked because both of their daughters managed to rank second place in the same competition.
However, after the competition was over, the rivalry that I and my sister and cousin showed during the competition against each other was also over and just like that, we went ahead in the fair together to check out rest of the shops. We later on laughed about it and moved on from it.
I however can never forget about that day. After all when I was announced to have come in second place in the competition, that was the proudest moment of my life and the cherry on top was that in my previous competition, I came in first place. But the second competition over shadowed my first competition and I have no regret about it.