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 people...as 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 is...is 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...

1 comment:

MJ said...

just stumbled upon your blog, and congratulations on your positive outlook in everything! inspired me for one :-)