You won’t expect and it’ll flip 180 degree. Such is life.
Just an year back, I was a regular guy with dreams, aspirations, passion written all over my desktop wallpaper. That was a time when I was fooling around with friends more than I was investing in books or so to say anything informative.
Though, the theories of time management and maintaining to-do lists that consisted of properly prioritized, purpose oriented, clearly defined sets of task and all that management jargon used to tick me and I did find time for them. It used to tick me whenever I used to think that an opportunity will knock my door and provide me a platform to put all this theory to use and that I’ll club it with my altruistic personality and make a dent in the universe. I wanted it to happen one day. I wanted it to happen soon. But a little did I know, that soon had a date: 11th September 2012.
With hindsight I remember, I woke up to the chirp of birds that day. Not much has changed in this context I suppose because I have the same alarm ringtone currently as well. Still that day was a little different than the rest. I had two assignments to prepare and I was awaiting the result of fellowship. With no hopes in the basket for both the things, the day covered a constant wavelength of boredom. I got back from college and turned on my PC for a regular dose of visual information intake. And then the magic happened.
I have a very vivid memory of it. At 7 P.M. sharp the regional director of Make A Difference called me up and told me that I was recruited for their fellowship program. I could feel her words “Congratulations, you’re the new PR fellow” move down my esophagus slowly and robustly into my stomach to create a state of panic inside it. It was such a surreal moment, such a magical situation that I ran out of my house in underpants. The beauty of that moment was that the it was there to stay.
And It did stay to flip my life 180 degree