Thursday, 20 September 2012

Are You Sure You Want To Become A Writer?

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HR recruiter looked perplexed at my degrees that proclaimed ‘First division in MCA’ from a reputed university and past experience that talked about a software engineer who has worked on websites using latest web technologies and done coding using some really complex programming languages. Then she finally asked what I was anticipating, ever since I entered that office.

Are You Sure You Want To Become A Writer?

And I said YES...

It was so hard for her and everyone around to believe that why the hell someone after reading everything about computers will switch to writing. Their concern was valid, as that was soon after the notorious recession of 2008, and they believed that like many IT freshers who are not getting a dream job and trying different careers, I was trying my hand at writing and using their organization as a breakthrough.

More than that they were worried how long my ‘so called love’ with writing continue, when I will see my ex-flame in front of my eyes each single day while typing. They were sure that I will someday run back to the arms of my old love and leave them shattered and lovelorn.

To be honest, I was not very sure of making writing as my career, even though I loved it; as my big degrees and people who cared for me forced me to repent my decision. But, luckily I didn't relent and made my hobby my full-time career, and today, I am happy and earning good for myself.

The reason why I am sharing this with you is not to brag about what I earn or not, it’s just to say that there is a lot more that you can do beyond grabbing that high-profile degree or becoming a Doctor or Engineer.

Life gives every one of us a chance to realize our dreams and do something that we really love to do, no matter what it is. You can really achieve much more with your life if you do what you really like doing and are good at. It is important to follow your dreams and do whatever you aspire to, as you only have one life to fulfill your ambitions.

REMEMBER:

If you want to become a COBBLER, become one; just make sure that you become the BEST COBBLER IN THE WORLD. 

Live and love,

Neha Agrawal.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Hello world!

[caption id="attachment_64" align="alignleft" width="297"]A Big Friendly Hi to All of You :) A Big Friendly Hi to All of You :)[/caption]

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Hello,

A great welcome to Writer Commits, a platform through which a writer commits  to share her knowledge, learnings and random thoughts about life, people and places. It's a baby step towards something big,something more eventful and important in my life, which you will come to know, but, gradually.

With this blog I want to convey one message loud and clear, that learning ain't always boring, and can be fun, if  presented with all heart and soul. I personally believe that nothing is impossible in this world and we all have the power to make our own destiny if we desire so. All we need is a push, a strong determination to do what we actually want to do. We all have the power to create history and take control of our lives.

I know that all what I said is easier said than done, but trust me that it may be difficult but is not impossible. And I am the biggest example in front of you. I was happy sleeping on my vacation when I thought of making a better use of my time and see I am not doing a bad job.

I know what to do in my life but am not able to do all, as I know that I am a bit lazy. I always need motivation to ignite that fire in me which makes me do something worthy.

So here I answer the BIG QUESTION: WHY AM I HERE?

Well there are thousands of people around me who have the power to make remarkable difference in their lives, but need somebody who can constantly motivate them. This blog is my initiative to bring forward the thoughts and experiences that inspire me and encourage me to act differently, in a more positive way.

In this blog I will share the stories that make me smile, cry out loud, feel happy, but most importantly make me think. It will have small but important learnings.

Hope you will like it. I need your constant support in my endeavour.

Cheers,

Neha Agrawal.