“People are often carried away by the idea of fame and being popular but, if I have to realise anything through my life, it’s that self satisfaction is far more fulfilling than chasing an imaginary goal post. Being born with a male twin, I got introduced to a lot of things through him as I wanted to do everything that he did.
So, I ventured into sports early on and I tried to bring in as many extra curricular activities in my life as possible. Being blessed with an amazing mother and a school that supported extracurriculars helped a great deal in this.
It was around my mid school years that I got introduced to dance. Being introduced to dance gave me exposure on a whole new level; right from my troupe to all the travelling we got done, the performances and the team coordination were huge learning experiences for me. This in turn helped me scale up my leadership abilities in my school and college cultural activities as well.
When we take time out for pursuing our creative passions, we channelise our energies in different focus areas and this in turn, propels us forward in our career and education as well. So, shortly after graduation, I enrolled for a chartered accountancy course and I cleared the levels one by one thereby steering my career forward in the corporate world.
With the career front sorted out, a group of us from the dance class decided to form a dedicated team for our creative dance pursuits and that is one of our biggest passion projects right now.
Based on my lived experience pursuing and creating careers and passion along the way, I would say that I have to come to enjoy the process rather than the end goal. There can be multiple people who are quite famous in their own field of work but as for me, I am rather content pursuing dance in a way I like. I don’t actively seek out those likes and followers and rather see them as a byproduct of what I do. It’s a whole other game in my career front where I work on my progress and bring in a level of healthy competitive spirit but as far as my creative endeavours go, I am proud to admit that I am quite happy to do things that bring me joy; and to actively pursue them only for that precise reason.”