The two most horrifying words I ever read.
Confident. Reliable. Ambitious. Committed. Dynamic. Exciting. Passionate. Extrovert.
Recently, I got an opportunity, thanks to a wonderful woman entrepreneur, to get off my lazy ass and start writing again. And I kid you not, the thought of it gave me an uneasiness, like I had to get on a rollercoaster or eat tori *bleh*.
Obviously, one of the first few things they needed from me was an introduction, my bio, my journey. And a week later, I'm still scratching my nut. I find this to be one of the most difficult things to talk about. I know what I've studied, where I've been, my marital status and my birthing accomplishment.
But who am I?
After 38 years of "existing", I still don't know what it is about? Why am I here?
Most people, my age and younger, have found their professions, their calling and seem to be well entrentched in their careers. They have found their calling.
And here I am, a floater.
I use that word to describe myself because I've done so much, learnt so much, but not found my calling yet. And I don't think it's a big deal.
I'm an MBA, a blogger, a WSET Level 2 Wine enthusiast, I am a part of a firm that works in the education sector, I'm a daughter, wife and mom. I seem very sassy and interesting in my blogs, might I add.
I love reading and writing. TV is my passion. I'm a decent cook. I love to travel.
But that still doesn't describe me.
I'd like to say my favourite line is, "When you stop learning, you stop living". And that sums me up so well.
It's not about not finding what I want to do in the end. It's about learning as much as I can, about as many things that interest me. It's about a journey YOU take for YOURSELF, and not for your obituary that will read "Priyanka Chaudhery, MBA, LLB, CA etc". I mean, imagine reading that, I would kill myself, again.
So yes, I'm going to describe myself as a person who's never going to have enough of learning and living. I'm an adventure junkie, often a nut job, I don't want to stop knowing more, learning more.
My journey is going to be about learning how to be better at what I do, learn as much as I can and discovering things I'm great at along the way.
So my advice?
Don't shut yourself in your box and label yourself already. We have a lifetime to be great at something we might not even have learnt yet.
Go surprise yourself!!
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