“Life is all about choices and what you make out of it. Having grown up an introvert, I discovered my flair for communication, much later in school. It felt amazing when my words resonated with the audience, but it wasn’t long before this passion got sucked into a whirlwind of monotony. College years flew by in a blink and I saw myself spending the next seven years, working for an MNC.
Now the first image this scenario would evoke is of happiness, specifically because such a job would mean a ‘settled life’ in the eyes of society. But internally, despite the career growth, I felt a huge void, for it looked like a long paid sabbatical from anything creative. This notion persisted until one day, I was given the opportunity to organize a performance. I executed a musical skit touching upon an important social issue and saw it amass a lot of love. And that unexpected response somewhere rekindled my love for the arts whilst anchoring me to even take a few life-altering since.
So starting there, I delved into an array of allied activities including treks, beach cleanups, and flash mobs. That alongside my time volunteering was absolutely transformational! I loved spending time with the kids, to the extent that I enrolled in a teaching fellowship for two years, and subsequently quit my job.
Of course, the news was a complete shocker to the family, but I was finally relieved to have taken the step. They say the best way to find out what you like is through trial and elimination and I’m glad I did, for my decisions showed me that mentorship was my calling.
Again, all this does come with a cost, especially as someone new to the field, but nothing could come close to the satisfaction I feel within. Today. I’m involved in an array of activities that pique my interests and it’s a great experience regardless of the variables involved. And my time in this has also shaped me as an individual, completely changing my perspective on money and life. What I hope for going forward, is to instill the same sense of reform in many young lives and play a small yet integral part in their growth.”
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