It wasn’t a mirage. My hopes were not broken. Your good wishes have helped me.
So, no more suspense.
Maybe, you’ll find that the actual thing behind all this “build-up” is not that big. But, please understand that, for me, it means the world right now. It is the single drop that has somehow managed to rehydrate an entire desert.
I am not unemployed anymore. I am now a journalist for a new and upcoming news cum social media website. I shall soon be leaving for my training. I’m really psyched about this.
It is an incredible feeling – to have a job even before you’ve cleared your final exams. I’m indebted to my soon-to-be employers for seeing the potential in me to help their product perform well.
I shall be reporting for the North-Eastern part of India – a conflict and insurgency prone area. The compensation is more than good and finally I’ll be valued for what I am – a writer with an opinion on everything.
I have always heard that those people are fortunate who have their passions as their dayjobs and suddenly I realize, I’m one of them. I still have to pinch myself. It hasn’t yet sunk in.
When I wrote a post called, “Yes! Dreams do come true!” for my best friend whose armed forces dream has come true, I recieved a lot of flak for writing feel good, Disney material articles.
I have an opinion about this. There is so much negativity and depression in this world that many people even don’t bother to dream. Many live in areas where dreams are a luxury. So, when, along with my socially conscious articles, I also churn out feel good, but real life stories, it is those people who I want to reach. Or any depressed soul, for that matter.
Because SUCCESS matters! You won’t appreciate that if you haven’t had failure. One reason why I value this job so dearly is because I have had a lean patch for 6 years.
This is more of an update than a blog post but I also wish to give a final message or two, through this.
DREAM – both with your eyes open and closed and then work your backside off. Also, a special word to those who use the blogform questionably – One of the reasons why I got this job is my blog.
Even a simple blog matters. All the more reason to treat this medium with the due respect it truly deserves. I’ve always tried to suggest that through my posts that the blogform is a fantastic medium.
It pays to give it your best. You never know who’s reading.
Once again, thanks to all my friends on wordpress and elsewhere. Keep writing.
I wouldn’t be posting for two weeks. There’s a hell of a lot to be sorted out. Bye 🙂