Most of you must have seen #10yearchallenge going around on social media, wherein most of the people have been sharing there photos 10 years back and current one highlighting how they have changed.
This gave me the idea of looking back on how I have changed in last ten years but not just in looks but in every aspect of life.
Ten years ago my Aunt went for a vacation to South East Asia for 10 days, after listening to her travel stories a desire to travel abroad came to my mind and I applied for passport. Immediately after I got my passport I decided that I will not let this expire blank and so went to a short trip to Dubai, a most memorable experience of my life.
Few years ago I got job offer in a city about 3-4 hours drive from my hometown but rejected it for the fear of living alone with stranger roommates in a less known city. However about three years ago I had to travel to a foreign country thousand of miles away for work. In six months of my stay there I did not earn any accolades or huge sum of money but changed from lost and scared person who used to panic if she could not get bus on time for going home from work, to someone who travelled the length and breadth of USA and now has the confidence to travel and survive anywhere in the world. Finally I have come to believe “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”
Being someone who was scared of height and not a very adventorous person, I decided to face my biggest fears and tried different activities like horse riding in the himalayan mountains, zipline to sentosa beach, jet ski,short joy ride on elephant etc and realised that “Darr ke aage jeet hain” ( Meaning- Victory lies ahead of fear)
I never had any creative talent and even in school my favourite subject was mathematics but three years ago creative juices started in flowing in me and I suddenly found a new hobby of writing a blog, which over the time has got thousands of view and hundreds of followers.
Most important thing that changed in last ten years is, ten years back I was single and lonely but now I am in love with someone who has always been there for me, some one who I see everytime I look into the mirror, my own changed self. Now I can finally say that I am Single but not Lonely as I came to understand that
Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It’s saying I will and I can to yourself before you say I do to someone else.