Reaching here and to identify my dream was not an easy task. It took many failed attempts. Let’s go back in my college days ‘2011’ I started my carrier as a drawing teacher. I was just 16 years old when I started my business. And at that time my only dream was to be an independent women. It’s year ‘2020’ and I still take my drawing classes. I’m pretty much happy from my work but not SATISFIED. I wanted to grow more and achieve more is my life.
Then comes year ‘2015’ I got a job of a personality trainer. I was really happy with my work for six month. But then one day I was like let’s drop this lets try something else. In Salman Khan’s language “is kaam mein kick nahi mil rahi hai.” In ‘2016’ I left my job.
“After quitting my job, I was able to realize that I’m not taking a step backwards, I’m taking a leap forward to explore and redefine my own success.”
It was year ‘2016’ I started making vines, yes those funny 15 seconds videos. Received a very good response. But yes there was a few percentage of people who criticized a lot. But it is also true I was not at all satisfied by my work. Then one day out of nowhere I realized let’s just drop this. I wanted something different. I took a break, for about half a year.
Then comes ‘2018’ my journey of TikTok. I always used to admire TikTok stars. Always wanted to be a known face and also loved doing acting but somehow it didn’t worked. Whenever I used to post a video 50% of the crowd appreciated and rest 50% LAUGHED. I was very disappointed, like what am I doing? What do I actually want from myself?
But my life changed in year 2020, yes 2020 the covid period, THE LOCKDOWN was a turning point in my life. During the lockdown I used to do nothing just sit on the couch eating, watching Netflix, sleeping and yes I used to stay on my phone all day surfing on Instagram and Pinterest. I always used to love clicking pictures of myself. One day I was on my couch surfing on Pinterest I came across a nice portrait photoshoot of sisters. I loved that picture a lot. So me and my sister decided let’s click an exact same picture, let’s give it a shot. So we clicked the picture and uploaded it on Instagram and boom it turned out to be an amazing shot. I’ll share that picture with you’ll.
I was so much happy to try something new and it turned out to be an amazing decision. So after that I started clicking pictures, shooting videos, tutorials, made my YouTube channel. But still, there were still a few percentage of people sitting at the corner and laughing and making fun. But this time it didn’t bothered me. But clicking pictures and shooting videos were making me happy. That day I realized people are going to laugh and criticize no matter what you do. You just have to keep faith in yourself. I started uploading my self-portrait photography, started making tutorials on how to click pictures. Uploaded YouTube videos. And I must say starting self-portrait photography was the best decision. People started liking my work, started appreciating me.
I got many work proposals on Instagram. I collaborated with some brands. And everything was going exactly how I wanted it to be. What more can I ask for? Most importantly I was happy with my work. My family was my biggest support system in my journey.
AS LONG AS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW OTHERS SEE YOU.
Look guys, my suggestion for you’ll is no matter what happens, no matter who supports, you have to keep faith in yourself. You are the only one who can motivate yourself. Never lose faith in yourself. Everyone faces failure in their life but we should never give up on our dreams. If you are tired take some rest but never QUIT.
I’ll share my favorite inspirational quote of all time “ You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
I’LL SHARE SOME OF MY SELF POTRAIT SHOTS WITH YOU ALL.