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!