Sitting in front of your monitors and figuring out how to resolve a code issue can become frustrating at times (actually many times!). This was my life 1 year back. My cubicle was my life and I got a perfect name for that -‘My Kop(cave) Bhavan‘. Anyone knowing me from the time I joined the IT sector will be shocked to know this side of me!.
I spent most of my career giving full attention to my 9 to 5 job. Now there is nothing wrong with that. But something was surely wrong with me. There were various factors for my state. I did not know what I wanted in life or even what I was doing with my life. Sooner or later I realized I was not happy in that state.
Jump to 2017, I finally took a break from things holding me back. And that was the turning point in my life. Then I needed something called CHANGE. An opportunity came by and I took it with all the courage I had. Going on such a trip was a culture shock for me and to be honest I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It was then that I realized that it was not the place or the people that time that mattered. What mattered was the freedom I felt at that moment. My mind got so much peace. It was something I had never felt before. People, life, my perspective, everything just changed. From that day to today, I have only seen myself getting happier and growing as a person.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.
-Roy M. Goodman
The first thing that trips taught me over the years is to adjust with new people. I used to be an introvert (I still am!) but now I feel more comfortable when I meet new people.
The next thing I learned was my love of pictures!. I did not like to get clicked but now I feel more confident in front of the camera. I love exploring the places I travel through my camera. A sincere thanks to everyone who appreciates my work.
I also found out that I am a super excited ‘ever ready’ person. Ask me for a trip and hardly hear me saying NO. I am no longer freaked out at the idea to travel with new people. Interestingly, my first ever trip was so spontaneous that it was decided a few hours before travel, and I was so freaked out even though I knew everyone on the trip!. The new me wants to explore so much now. Every trip has given me something new, and I am still exploring while I am not a solo traveller (yet).
I am no longer stressed about my work life. Life is happy-go-lucky. So happy that I don’t want to change anything about it. I have never felt so confident before. I am ready to try out new things, new activities, new hobbies. My creative side suddenly wants to try so much more.
There is still a lot to see, a lot to learn and a lot to write! And, so I can say that the journey has just begun.