Life is a story.
You have a story, I have a story. And, our stories are as unique as our finger prints. No two people in this world will have the same story. Here I am today to share my story.
These 3 points here in this picture have a huge significance in my life. My life revolves around them. They form the triangle of my life, independence, love and more .. Triangle is the answer!
So it all started at the point NI. I call this point – The phase of ‘No Independence’ or may be I was too small to know the meaning of independence. Born in 1989 in a beautiful, serene, self-sustained, cosmopolitan township called Vizag Steel Plant township. So beautiful that most of the roads there, were covered with tree covers, off course until hud hud happened. So self-sustained that I don’t know which bus goes to the city, because I never needed to take one. We have got all kinds of schools, sports stadiums, parks, shopping complexes, clubs, you name it we have got it. And so cosmopolitan that we have representation from across the country. You name a god, we have got a temple. In a nutshell, I could call our township a microcosm of India. And I was lucky to grow up in such a beautiful township because of my dad who was an employee of Vizag Steel Plant. I did my schooling at DAV public school. I was dumb as a kid, so dumb that I did not know what annual day was, till I got invited for one. It so happened that I stood 3rd in my 6th class, and was invited for the following annual day to attend the award ceremony along with my parents. That was the moment of epiphany, I always assumed annual day to be a regular school holiday, always stayed home and enjoyed the day off. But that particular annual day changed my life, winning that academic award was a proud moment for myself & my parents. Not a big achievement but big enough for a small girl. That is when I realized when you give your best, life gives its best. Since then, I always gave my best to whatever I took up. With that inspiration I secured myself an engineering seat at Vellore Institute of technology & my story moved to Tamil Nadu to the Point – PI.
I call this point PI – The phase of Partial independence. For the first time I was looking at the world without my parents looking over my shoulders. I enjoyed the freedom of making decisions by myself. Like any other college student I had my share of fun, fear of exams, burning midnight oil, last-minute assignment submissions, bunking classes, low attendance … I was a studious kid though, stood top at academics, won some scholarships & secured an internship at GE for my last semester project. And that’s when my story moved to Bangalore.
I call this point CI – The phase of Complete Independence. I started to earn money, suddenly I am financially independent, do not have to borrow from my parents anymore. I can make my own financial decisions. Internship got converted into full-time employment, got into the EEDP(Edison Engineering Development Program).
Life is good. Life seemed pretty easy & straightforward – you give your best, life gives its best. But no story is all smiles, neither was mine. I hit my nadir when I had my first heartbreak. It was devastating, I lost control of my beautiful life. But it helped me look at life with a different perspective. I learnt a lot about life from that experience. I learnt to let go, I learnt that I can’t control everything. I learnt life is too short to stay sad.
So I find my happiness in being creative. I sketch, paint, write, blog. I picked the hobby of photography which I enjoy thoroughly. On the physical side, I like to go on treks, run marathons, and I enjoy my yoga. And I am a series addict, I watched the first season of 24 in 24 hours. I love mystery series. Criminal minds, bones, House MD are my favorite series. I could call myself a series buff. I love reading medical thrillers by robin cook. So that’s about me in a nut shell.
I am looking forward to embracing the unknown 4th point in my life. May be I will get married to some malayali & settle in Kerala, the only unexplored south Indian state on my map above. You never know 🙂
With that I would like to conclude my project speech with this beautiful quote – “life is a story, make yours a best seller”.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Digging for Roots.”