When life throws opportunities at us…

When I graduated last year, I had my life planned right ahead of me. I wanted to pursue Fashion Journalism/Fashion Communication. I’d interned for HT City and even got into University of Creative  Arts, UK. But then I realised I didn’t want to narrow down my options to just fashion. So, I decided to go with just journalism and then may be a diploma in Fashion Journalism.

But when the rest of my class applied for their masters degree, I didn’t. My university exams were postponed and it clashed with most of the entrance exams and I have never been good at multi-tasking. So, I didn’t apply. I decided I would work/intern for a year and then go for my masters. It didn’t seem like a very bad idea then.

So, I graduated and four months later, I was still sitting at home with nothing to do. No job. No internship. I was where I never wanted to see myself. Even the ‘I don’t care about my future’ girls of my class were doing something. It killed me to wake up every morning and have nothing to do. I stopped talking to my college friends, dreading they’d ask me what I’m up to these days.

And then finally in October, I had a job interview with Times of India. I’d only been to another interview before that, so I didn’t think in my wildest dreams that I’d have to sit for an exam. You can only imagine my shock at having to sit for that exam. It wasn’t good.

But it turns out it wasn’t all that bad too cos I got the internship..not a job but still an internship. I was happy. And then one fine day, my boss says he is going to give me the job but then I couldn’t leave the job in 2012 and believe me, I said no because that was not in my plan. I had to go for my masters in 2012 and besides, my parents would be very disappointed (they wanted me to get a masters degree first). My boss asked me to give it a thought (I’m sure he didn’t want to go through the pain of training someone else). So, I spoke to my parents and everybody I could and realised I had to take my own decision. I couldn’t do something just so that my parents aren’t disappointed.

So, I did what I really wanted to..I took up the job.

Sometimes, things never go as planned..but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing because something nicer does come your way eventually. Life throws opportunities at us but it is upon us to make use of it. It’s always a two-way process..you could let it go because it wasn’t in your plan or you could seize the opportunity and make the most of it. After all, life is about change and growth, isn’t it?
And in the end, it is always your decision..no matter how many people you consult. It is your life..live it the way you want.

21 thoughts on “When life throws opportunities at us…”

  1. I know how you felt, i'm totally the 'doing nothing girl'
    I think you made a great choice in taking the job, getting the experience will be wonderful, and by making the choice you are really taking control of your life and doing what you feel passionate about.

    best of luck with job, i hope it continues to open doors for you.

    Chic on the Cheap


  2. I love your outfit!!! <3<3 It is is awesome blossom!! :) And a job with Times of India is like wow!! I hope you succeed in whatever you do in life!! My wishes dear pal! <3
    Keep posting!

    Surabhi. 🙂


  3. Hmm.. u knw Im confused myself.. even though I'm in different field.. bt choosing masters or doing a job out of ur field.. M stuck!!!!!!!!!
    This is the best outfit so far!! It looks so good on u 🙂

    New post



  4. hey girl…salute u…:)
    all the best for ur coming future…i know u will again take the right decision for u !!
    and yes thx for this post…now i know the real sayantani !! 🙂
    tc 🙂


  5. Wow!I really needed to read that.I'm going through a similar phase and I needed someone in that perfect hot pink shirt,carrying that lovely sling to tell me that it's okay when your plans don't really materialize and you feel like the odd one out because you belong neither here,nor there.Thanks for sharing.I think I've made my mind,thanks to you.


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