“A student from the college I studied in, met with an accident and died on the spot. That incident really shook. One day, after tution, a fellow student asked me if I would like to join the rally they were holding for the deceased. I said I would love to. I took it in my hands to organise everything. And on the day of the rally, I somehow ended up giving a speech to 200+ people. There was when I knew that I am made for this. Made to speak with people, inspire them and nothing brings me more joy than that.
I come from a small town and not a fancy background. I moved to Hyderabad when I was in the 6th standard. I studied in a small school in Begum Bazaar after which I joined a college for my 11th and 12th grade. The worst decision of my life. Like any kid, I was wondering what I wanted to do when my uncle said that I should do engineering and I ended up in the worst place on earth. My college timings were from 8:00 in the morning till 8:00 in the evening. The first two to three months, I somehow tried to adapt but after a point it got really difficult and stressful. I still remember this one day when I came back home from college, my uncle receives my results on his phone, and I did not score well. He said I need to start taking tution which seemed impossible considering I get home late. The pressure was getting out of hand. That’s when I thought, “okay, I can’t do this anymore”. I cannot escape this hell because no one would listen to me, so I decided to end my life. But, I couldn’t. I didn’t have the strength in me. Life had other plans for me. It took me one year of convincing my parents that engineering is not meant for me. It was in my graduation that I explored multiple opportunities. I did graphic designing, script writing, designed a magazine for an organisation, I also did stand up comedy, and I won a radio jockey award which happened at the state level. That’s when I realised that I need to think about what I want to do in life and I ended up joining one of the best colleges for mass communication and today, I create digital advertising strategies for almost 30+ e-commerce brands.
I am always hustling. To me, if life gets too comfortable, it means that there is something wrong with me because I always want to keep working on making myself a better person. I’ve also come to realise that life, it’s not easy. I’ve seen a lot of suffering, including poverty and life will always have it’s lows and highs. It’s us who needs to flow with the tide and all in all, love all and serve all. Especially yourself.”
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