“Life makes us experience a lot of journeys. Some roads are good and smooth while some are rude and give us more bounces and pain.
However the journey is, when our thoughts are explorative and clear, I think what matters most is the experience that the journey gives and not the destination.
One such life is mine.
I completed my diploma in Civil but unfortunately what I am doing now isn’t relevant to my academics.
After my diploma, I was offered a job in Chennai based on my course. Back then in 2011, my salary was only countable. Then worked in a call centre for a year. Then worked in Bangalore as a site engineer and then got promoted to work on quality control. Unfortunately, my MD died and the company was closed.
I was jobless for more than half a year but I think that period of break gave me the biggest opening to follow a passion.
After a year, I moved to the textile business, which my friend guided me to. I learnt the job and equipped myself to be the Asst. Manager, which wasn’t my core domain.
And that was the pandemic time. What else to do when the entire world was locked under their houses?!
I fell sick as well.
I would call this phase a Turning point in my life.
My friend taught me photography. I worked as a wedding photographer after the recovery of my body.
It takes so much guts for a person like me to shift careers without a scope of journey. And luckily, I believed in myself.
There were times when I went unnoticed to my family and friends. Every brick in my success or happiness (which is the right word), was slowly built by me.
Unless you know that you can survive in a work environment, don’t let your fire go down, even a bit. Because it’s not like others say. It’s not easy to work or get a job, or earn a name. Nothing is easy in this world. You pay for whatever comes to you. You have to be grateful for whatever lasts.
Instead of depending on anybody for the opportunity, try out different other ways. Learn! Train yourself.
Be a jack of all. King of one is not important now, unless your goals are strong.
Try, and don’t bother about the array of failures.
Just enjoy the journey and learn from them! But keep asking for more because it’s just one life and one you!”