Adhikaar Batra

I was in a search of a stable career, but one year in CA and one thousand hours on YouTube turned my life into something completely different.

It is true that life never really goes the way we have planned it and for me, that was the biggest blessing. After passing out of school, like most, I also had no real direction. I was confused about what career I should pick for myself for that little choice was going to shape my life ahead. I calculated my risks and took up the line which I felt will offer me stability, Chartered Accountancy. It was the worst decision of my life, or that’s what I thought then. I hated my subjects so much that I couldn’t even look at my books, let alone strive to learn something beyond them.

My days would go by surfing through YouTube, watching one standup after another, distracting myself from the horrible life choices I have made.

My days would go by surfing through YouTube, watching one standup after another, distracting myself from the horrible life choices I have made.But those hours weren’t a waste, that year not the end of my life. The hate I had for what I was doing with my life helped me push myself to experiment beyond the lines of safety and stability.

Finally, I decided to give up on CA and pick something that is more interesting, that speaks to me on better levels and I chose Mass Communication. I got into this crazy world of endless opportunities where I could learn something new each day and still not get tired of it.

With all this going on I have found a special solace in designing. Designing is a beautiful art. People tend to think that design is just Photoshop, but it’s more than that. It has taught me a thing or two about brands, feelings, connections, and people. I also use design as a medium to connect people with my writings and humour.

But besides all this, most of all this journey was about learning more about myself, finding my inclinations, listing my desires. For now, I just want to go ahead and learn more. Life teaches us something in every second of our existence and I have opened my arms wide to embrace all its lessons.

Life teaches us something in every second of our existence and I have opened my arms wide to embrace all its lessons.

Though I still don’t know what I really want to do with my life but I feel confident enough to fuck it up in my own unique ways.

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