Sunday, April 13, 2008

Another step ahead….

Today we finalized the deal for our new house. A big house, beautiful surroundings, elite people, all facilities….In all a leap forward in life.

Two strangers came to Delhi…with their ideologies, philosophy and dreams. Not sure of their fate in a new unknown city, but were sure of their capabilities. Met strangely, shared thoughts, liked each other’s philosophy, decided to walk this journey in stranger city together….No big dreams, they just knew how to be happy in all situations.

Very humble start, lots of hard work….struggled for 6 full years before they decided to announce it formally to the society that they are together in this strange journey in strange city where every one seemed to be self centric. One thing they always kept in mind is not to forget celebrating life. Not that they always were on right track but yes they kept reminding each other... And that’s what made their life so special. Lots of hardships on the way. It’s been more than 4 years now and every year they are facing one or the other challenge literally. But the good thing is - they know that it’s temporary and will go away…so keep going and celebrate life is the mantra.

Thinking changed, philosophies changed….and they changed. They had to….This city changed them. Now the dreams are no more small. They know how to handle those self centered people and be one of them at times... But still they are same at heart…The basic philosophy still remains the same - "Celebrate Life" 

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Journey down the memory lane...

I still remember the day I came to Delhi leaving behind my family, my people, beautiful Palampur and much more.....

Today I am getting drowned in the pool of nostalgia. I remember the day I came to this city. Did I ever think that I would call this alien city, alien my own. A small village girl wanted to come out of her shell and try her luck, that is what many people would say but I came here not to try my luck but to test my abilities. I wanted a life where I do not have any regrets. I wanted to follow my instincts and thats exactly what I did. I came out and started finding myself. I knew staying in the protective shell of family would be easier but at the same time will not allow me to explore myself. Thanks papa for supporting all my decisions.

Today whatever my life mine...I have chosen it. While I was studying I starting earning and supporting myself financially. That gave me immense sense of achievement that I am on my own in this unknown city. Whatever I achieve will be my own. After completing my PGDBM got the offers from relatives to join them or their knowns, but I was "not interested". I wanted to get the job and success the hard way, without anyone's help...starting from the scratch. And I did it.

Not only career but also in my personal life, I wanted something different. Never wanted to marry a typical Sood guy and get into usual family matters....he gave me this on this occasion, why did he tell me this...and so on....So here I found a person sharing the same thoughts and philosophy...U know whom I am talking about. :)

I never bothered what the society norms are, what am I expected to behave like...just kept following my instincts. The best thing I had with me was the trust of my family in me, they knew I will not do anything wrong and that gave me strength to be a good human being. Got lots of oppositions as well on the way and am sure of getting many more.... :) But who bothers. The ones who criticized me that time, give my example to their kids now.

The journey started...a humble start...good till now...but where will it end...Delhi, Bengal, Himachal or some other place...I don't know. On the way got to know lots of people, good, not so good, some were just acquaintances and some left an everlasting impression. More than anything else I got to know "myself".....still in the process of knowing myself...