Thursday, April 14, 2011

The acid test

This is what it all boils down to.

It's been more than a year now, since I took the decision to leave my job and find my true calling. I had utmost confidence in myself and the world was my oyster. I gave exam after entrance exam, and rejected admission to several colleges, till I finally got the one I wanted. And there I was, living the dream.

And what a dream it was! I learned so much! Every day I would break my head over some assignment or the other, but I would derive consolation from the fact that my friends were going through the same. I did things that I never thought I would. I researched food journalism, created a radio show about stand up comedy and made a documentary about a thrash metal band! And I wrote. I wrote more than I've ever written before in my life. Most often the words wouldn't come. Somehow though, I'd manage to finish the assignment. The sense of accomplishment was always new.

All that is over now. It got over too soon. And we're all looking for jobs. Some have got what they wanted. Others are looking. I'm looking. And hoping and praying for something that I truly care for, to have an opening. 'cause I've spent the last 8 years of my life, doing something I absolutely don't care about. And I can't waste a minute more. To all my friends who're still jobless out there, and even to those who've got jobs they're not very happy about, I say, take a chance. Keep trying for something you truly do care about. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Believe in your capability to learn new things as you go along.

I'm still holding on to that belief. And I'm sure it's going to be severely tested in the coming weeks. But I won't lose faith. I have too much to lose if I do. 


  1. That way, I've been luckier. Didn't take much time to know what I wanted to do. But sure do understand what you feel like with respect to that writing thing and all. All the best to you. Know you will find a good one.

  2. Hey go girl! have a great career in journalism!

  3. These are the time when your true mettle is tested. Once you are through it, you are a winner. Don't worry, it's gonna be all right :).

    And then again you have to be ready to face the hurdles in the future....

  4. Go sweety! Shud be happy atleast u have found your calling! there are so many ppl caught in wrong professions and they will dwell there forever. Now tht u knw wat u wanna do in life, i am sure with time u will get to do it... :)
    bless y