All About Me


Where do I start? The beginning or the Second beginning?

A 30 something who still wants to believe in miracles ,Santa clause and fairies.

An Indian born in Lucknow and draws her roots from Gujarat, Kerala, Varanasi and Mumbai. Where everyone was either Punjabi ,Sindhi ,Bengali etc  I was err 1/4 Gujarati and you know rest is a blur.

So confusion was probably in the DNA .

I was 12 or 13 years old and got my first job- as an artist in an local gallery(My grandfather was known in the Art circle). The Job was to recreate pictures,clippings, or whatever the clients brought into a painting .  For almost seven years I was involved in this career of recreating and the pay was not much but I enjoyed it.

The first pay was Rs 25.

Financial constraints and a few other things lead me to quit studies and concentrate on earning full-time. It’s now just over 10 years since I am in outsourcing industry and as years went by  I became uninspired and dissatisfied with the world of outsourcing – sure It was fun initially and I got to visit New York, Madrid, London,Atlanta and there were chances of Paris,Amsterdam and Rome as well.

But I was not happy.

A Love life that was DOA and a job which was slowly turning into a bed of thorns-I finally made a decision to follow my dreams. Enrolled in a course for Journalism and Mass communication to persue a career in writing/media.

This decision is met with a lot of skepticism and good advice . I know  that companies don’t enjoy hiring a single woman in her 30’s who has decided on changing her career almost completely. But, I believe I can  start over  and make a difference to my life. This is the only one I have and  I plan to do everything to make it a great one.

The rest of my Journey has just begun!

 

44 thoughts on “All About Me

  1. To me that sounds consistent, logical and consequent. The forthcoming, planned break in your CV shows that you are fexible enough to reconsider worn out paths and,if necessary, to take the consequences and follow new ones. I like people who don’t take things for granted. What you do is a powerful statement of independence, and lust for life. Questing establisched structures is a good approach to all sorts of topics for a writer.

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  2. Wish you luck 🙂

    I might also change my career, and I am also going to do it at your age. So do not worry, move forward. Hope you make it through…

    PS: Kerala in the 3rd para.. 🙂

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  3. Hey there,

    Let me tell you to check out my blog. I have nominated you for 2 awards. If it’s ok for you accept it 🙂

    Cheers!

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  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. It’s nice to meet you.I think you have an interesting story to tell 🙂

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  5. Lovely blog! An avid reader of yours wanted me to meet you! Cheers to you my fellow drifter!

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  7. Hey hi…
    I know we have met before, but I am on your site officially now ..!! 🙂
    And reading your about page, I respect your decision, following your dreams..!! It takes a lot of courage to do so..!!
    Best of luck, and I enjoyed reading your blog..!!
    Glad to connect,
    and see you around !! 🙂

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  8. Very inspiring to read, your blog and where it comes from. As someone in his 30s with a similar background and currently unable to find a good spot to rent out because of that and reading way too much about genetics of balding, I can relate to the trials and tribulations (although yours sound don’t sound as flaky as mine). Keep marching, comrade. This world is ours.

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    • Thank you for reading. I know I need to be more disciplined in terms of writing. It’s on my “to-do” list. I usually write when I have spurts of sudden need to let the words flow. 😀

      My life is on rent and this lyrics is similar

      “But if my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
      Well I deserve nothing more than I get
      Cos nothing I have is truly mine”

      Nothing is flaky friend.. we just have our own way of dealing with life. I am trying to find my niche and a meaningful job which brings me happiness and content (as money for rent)

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  9. You go girl! It takes a lot of courage to do what you are doing. Keep going!

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  10. You have an inspiring story and a wonderful blog.

    Kind regards,
    -Naima

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  11. a truly inspiring story. hope i see you on a TED talk very soon !

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  12. Loved this one, it’s so free of clichés with a newish horizon and inspiration for anybody hesitating to switch careers proactively! Bold move, sounds like a recipe for go-see-conquer. 🙂

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