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The month of February has many nostalgic moments for me but one incident always overshadows all the good and bad things that have happened with me in this month. Ten years ago, on the day of 6th February, 2007, I remember my father waking me up in the hostel around the time when almost the whole India must have woken up. Though I already had little intuition that something of this kind was about to happen with me because of which I had asked my friends a night before to stay up late and have some conversations with me. They were surprised as to why I woke them up around 1 AM and asked to have some talk without any reason or solid topic. But we had many laughter moments that night. And the next day, my father had made an entry to pack up and take me back to home. It was an end to my hostel life. I was very delighted when I had shifted to hostel about the kind of independent and responsible life I will get to live but it was all a short period of happiness as what happened to me for the next six months can never be described to anyone in words. But let’s not talk about it now. At least after a decade. Haha!
For my parents, I was the most horrible son at that point of time and that thought was killing me on that particular day when the process of my exit was going on. When I reached home, I still remember those two slaps of my mother. Those are the only two slaps I remember till date whereas I have forgotten all the rest beatings since childhood that I have had from her. And it happened in front of my hostel mates, my friends. Nothing could have been more humiliating. Though I wasn’t touched at that moment to revolutionize my life but I had a belief that someday, I will seriously do something different that will make my parents forget this phase.
And now, after 10 years, when I see back and look at my life in the last decade, I am surprised that so much has happened since then but still, it seems that day when my hostel life had ended was just yesterday. I remember each and every minute as it was a life-changing incident. After that, I had been in two years of depression initially visiting doctors every alternate day. To be precise, more visits at the psychiatrist than the doctors. After failing twice in junior college somehow I managed to pass 12th std and that day was the last day of my downfall. Since then, I haven’t let myself see the darkness again. Though my life has entered tunnels in between, but I have always managed to make it see the light in the end of it. I passed graduation and post-graduation successfully. I earned a Diploma certificate in a career-oriented field which led me my first job. It has been 1.5 years since I am doing job in which I have worked under 4 different profiles. Along with it I have also earned another degree in Business Administration. Except all of these, I have managed to write 1500+ blogs. I have been able to publish a fiction work of mine in a nationally released novel. I have read 500 books during this period. I met many public figures who are inspiring or above par in their field because of which they are popular throughout the nation.
I can’t believe that life has changed so dramatically for me. And this assures me that whenever my life will not be in its desired state, there will come a very better future even out of my expectations which will surprise and shock me. Not only that, my own life will motivate and inspire me like it does now. When I see the graph and proceedings of the last 10 years, year by year, the vast improvements that have kept happening annually, I do not need anyone else’s example to feel energized and pumped up. I just need to remember my bad times and how it all changed into good, better, best and period. Even today, I am facing some emotional and professional issues but I know a time is about to come, may be in next 5 years if not now, that will change my whole ideology towards life, money, relationships and love. One today cannot make you see a decade in the range of 24 hours. You need to wait and watch. Life is there to show you what your capabilities are if you allow and give it a chance. I gave and it showed me the best version of myself which I hadn’t seen in last 27 years of my life. But whatever, last 10 years have been special and that’s what makes me look ahead to the day every morning. And PUNE, the city from which I was been pulled back, I am going to come back some day. It’s there in my mind. Only then the cycle will get completed. Till then, my life will stay incomplete even if I become the successor to Trump. J
ABHILASH RUHELA – VEERU!!!