Dream Big & Bet On yourself!
12 Years Ago Today…
August 6, 2008, was the first time I got on an airplane, heck, it was the 1st time I had ever been to an airport, in fact, I had barely even traveled outside Bangalore (India) besides making a few trips to temples with parents each year.
My family didn’t know the concept of going on holiday. But there I was, on my 1st flight, with equal amounts of excitement & nervousness (scared) leaving behind everyone I loved and everything that was ‘known & comfortable’ to come to a land where I knew no one and to a land that I knew nothing about.
Yet, here I was with nothing but (a vague big) dream, borrowed $1K, a huge student loan, and tons of self-imposed pressure.
I was the first one in my entire family to leave the country & come to America to study. My parents put everything they had worked so hard for their whole life on the line for me/my ‘dreams’, even though I had let them down before.
The next 2 years I put myself through hell and back (a story for another day) but I knew why I was doing it all (though I didn’t really know what the heck it was)!?
Today, 12 years later, August 6, 2020, here I am —
a Woman of Passion with a Purpose
a Dreamer, Thinker, Doer, and Goal Digger
a Self-Development and Personal Growth Junkie
a Teacher & a Student, both at the same time
a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, and Confidant
an Undergraduate in Engineering (Bangalore, India)
a Graduate in Telecommunications Management (Boston, USA)
a Business Analyst & Project Manager (New York City, USA) – former
a Blogger, Digital Content Creator, Global Brand Promoter (Seattle, USA) – current
a Life Coach, Certified by the one & only @jayshettycertificationschool (GLOBAL) – recent
Now my intention isn’t to cite my resume or brag about my accomplishments, but simply to showcase that ‘life takes you places but love brings you home’, both literally & figuratively!
What’s not changed from then to now —
are those ‘vague big dreams’ which only seem to have gotten bigger & bigger, what’s changed is having the right support, resources, & people in my corner, MY TRIBE!
I live an inspired life and I try my best to inspire and uplift others along the way. If I am stuck, I know that I can and will somehow figure it all out!
If I can do it anyone can. I mean, so can YOU —
YOUR dreams are worth pursuing no matter how vague they seem at the moment, BET ON YOURSELF!
You are worth it!
Read more about my journey and story in the full post on Thrive Thru: Use self-empowerment and unlock your full potential.
“I Stopped Waiting For The Light At The End of The Tunnel And Lit That Bitch Up Myself”