Life is unpredictable - whoever said this is a hero. I am a very ambitious girl. I belong to a simple family where education is the top priority. I have enjoyed freedom and independence in every possible way. My parents are like blessings. I have had everything that a person would want in life. But my life took a u-turn in 2013. It all started in the final year of my post-grad. I was pursuing my post-graduation in mass communication and journalism.
I was madly passionate about reporting, so I did every possible thing to get into the industry, but nothing worked out for me. I had done internships, face interviews, but nothing helped.
Those were the most difficult days of my life. My parents are both government job holders, so they wanted me to attend the competitive and banking exams. But I had no interest in government jobs. The unemployment part and the family pressure became difficult to handle day by day. One day, I was sitting at home and thinking about all the efforts which I put in. Suddenly, I thought to quit and give up journalism. I decided to do as my parents said. On the same day, I got a call from my guest faculty for an interview in a start-up. I said yes just to try my luck even though I was not aware of the sector for which I will appear in the interview. I attended the interview and left the place as fast as possible. Two months passed after that, but nothing happened. I had finally decided to get admission in a coaching centre. The advance was paid, and the hostel was booked. Everything was done.
One day I got a call from the company for joining in. I can't tell you that feeling. I was so happy. I informed my parents and started crying. Those were truly the tears of happiness.
Finally, the joining date came, and I reach the office on time. I was happy and at the same time, I was nervous because I didn't know anything about the operations of the company. It was a public relations agency and I was posted as a public relations executive.
Luckily, I got a good mentor who trained me very well.
At first, it was very difficult for me to do corporate work, but slowly I started learning. I was very weak in writing and facing corporate people but eventually, I started learning and taking things seriously.
Thanks to my boss who helped me in knowing my abilities and in overcoming my fears.
Now it's been almost 5 years and currently, I am working as an account manager (PR consulting and media relations) in that same organization. One thing that I have learned from these years is that you must keep on trying.
You may not be able to find your inner talent, but God always rewards a sincere will in his own way. And I want to specially thank my boss for helping me and crafting my skills into abilities. Life is unpredictable, and we must keep going and trying our best. One day we will get rewarded for our efforts.