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Career Life

It’s time to be REAL

Imagine: Relaxing and reimbursable cab rides, going to great tech parks and finally getting to get home when you’re done with meetings. Doesn’t this sound like the Best Job to you? I had that job. 

“Grass is always greener on the other side” cannot hold more truer in this story. As my job in corporate travel sales, I got to meet people in different companies and skip going to office and returning home early! But that’s not it. Did I mention sales? Sales is always bound by targets…unreasonable targets. I, with many others were randomly allotted departments in the company. We were all fresh college pass outs, and this was going to be our first job, our first ever work experience, in a random department.

Thanks to our family or the ones who’ve looked after us, things aren’t the same today as they were few generations ago. I’m just 22. Does someone as young as that feel lost just because we made a wrong career choice?  Don’t we realize that we have more opportunities today than there were ever in history? I questioned, I pondered, I decided, in May 2016. To make a move.

My Parents had shifted back to Bombay and I came home. As much as they were happy to see me back, a sense of worry grew inside them. What now? I got few responses from the European universities I’d applied to, A was positive and B was negative. This is when it was TIME TO BE REAL. Having to choose between two paths, I chose to do what I have always wanted to focus on. Social entrepreneurship.

After weeks of unsuccessfully applying for jobs, one fine day, my sister shared a link with me. And I applied, gave a Skype interview. I am extremely elated to announce to you all that I will be interning at India Hikes, in the Himalayas, which begins in September! Our mission is to work on waste management for 45 days, post completion of Roopkund Trek. The team is working on making pillows out of plastic waste and growing it into a profitable social enterprise! A feeling of great contentment has set in me. Well, at least for those 45 days.

Happening to be Happy is a blog that I define as a path towards my goal to make others happy and feel close to one another. With my stories, I want to make us realize that we are the powerhouse of our happiness. We get to create, share it and cherish it.

And for that, I believe, it’s time to be focused and it’s time to be REAL.

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Life

LIFE, AS WE MUST KNOW IT 

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small” 
This is the response I receive from my Mom when I ask what I should write for my blog. Wow, I thought to myself. Strange. Yet simple . 

“We can learn to see ourselves in each other and recognise that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou.

Have you given it your precious thought? 

OUR grandfathers regret as they’d let go of their dreams due to limited resources.

Mothers continue to handle household and other responsibilities while continuously supporting their whole family. 

Kids are confused about careers just like how husbands are while having to choose between a cricket match and wife’s favorite TV show. 

Popular people are lost too much into the paparazzi and try to find a way back into the reality.

Unfortunate children have it the most difficult to restore happiness and balance into their lives.

When you and I look closely, it’s understood  that all of us have problems to deal with. According to a survey done with various old aged people, asking what was their BIGGEST REGRET, this is what they had to confess : 

“I wish I didn’t spend so much time worrying. Instead of that, I should have looked for the solution. This way I could have saved time for myself and others.”

BANG! Isn’t this advice on point?

Why worry when we can look for happiness? Why do we put ourselves in so much stress when we are meant to have complete contentment in this world?

We must be happy and humble in exactly the way we wish for ourselves! 

At 20 years old, we often don’t do things close to heart because we’re scared what others will say
At 40 years old, we come to understand that it doesn’t matter what people think about us
At 60 years old, we finally realize that no one in this world was actually thinking about we did. 

Sounds liberating? Because it definitely is. This is one of the simplest yet greatest ways to understand life. The sooner we begin, the better it is for us and others. I’m 22 and am so proud of myself to learn this at an early stage. 

It’s time for you to start. 

Life is beautiful, make the most out of it.