Where there’s a Will there’s a Way
“Where there’s a Will there’s a Way”
I was raised in a conservative family where I was made to follow a certain set of rules and regulations to keep intact my family’s sturdy virtues and values. ‘Padhoge likhoge banoge Nawab ‘(If you’ll study you shall become a respected individual), these words were instilled in me right from childhood and so there was barely any room for creativity. Art and craft used to be my favorite subjects in school and so after my schooling, I made up my mind to pursue a career in the respective field. But, my parents had other plans for me; they wanted me to pursue a career in government sector. And so, I found myself at this crucial juncture where I was left with two options, either to follow my parents’ wish or to follow my heart. And, I chose the later which marked the beginning of the journey to my creative self!
Ignorance towards my true self-was something I lived with for a long time. 2009 was an important year for me as I joined Newton Consulting which changed my life altogether. Variety is the spice of life and Newton spiced up my life by exposing me to different projects and assignments which not only challenged me but also proved to be quite a learning experience. Having worked with firms like Ferns & Petals and Religare empowered me with essential skills and confidence to thrive and succeed in my profession but, Newton taught me to see things differently from an artist’s perspective. It pushed me to my limits, expanded my creative horizon and taught me the art of seeing things invisible to others.
When I look back, all I can recall is the time when I took the decision of following my passion. At that time, I had no idea how to make it happen but there was an indomitable will which kept me going. Today, I am working as an Assistant Art Director at Newton Consulting and my parents couldn’t have been more proud. This journey to self-discovery has given a new meaning to my life as it taught me the true meaning of the popular adage, ‘where there’s a will there’s a way.’