Up until now, only a few of you knew that I am leaving Delhi for a finite number of years and shifting to Solan, HP, to kickstart my life on another note and starting fresh. Having battled severe health issues and trauma for multiple years, my education and career cycles were interrupted time and again.Regardless, I never ceased to pursue my goals. I kept trying. A brief overview would include, facing a neurological ailment that led to trauma induced seizures, hallucinations, selective memory loss, and then starting to pick up re-learning ABC and 123 at 17 years of age.Consequently, I had to drop a year while I was in class 12 in 2014. When I finally passed my Board examinations with 90.6% in 2016 despite all that my mind and body went through, I started to pursue a BSc in Business & Management from the University of London International Programmes (LSE). Despite scoring a distinction in all 4 subjects that I sat for, I had to exit my degree program with LSE on medical grounds. Unarguably, I was shook and distraught.However, I started showing positive signs of recovery by April 2019, and that's when I realised that I was just a 12th pass at 22. It was devastating. I had two options - 1) to pick up a diploma or a vocational course and pursue a graduation via an Indian correspondence program, or 2) to create my own timeline even if it meant that I restart my post school education from scratch. At first, it was difficult for me to understand that everyone has a different timeline, because usually we are influenced by the one ingrained in our systems by society : 21 pe graduation, 23 pe post graduation, 26 pe shaadi, fir bache.I was victim to these nonsensical statements by some birds chirping from across the external family grid.However, my parents, Alisha, mamus, mamis, Sid, Aquib, & Kritika, were there with me through thick and thin to make me understand that my thoughts on restarting my graduation again while I'm almost 23 was not an impractical decision.
So here it is! I was welcomed to Shoolini University this morning by their #mebox . I'd like to thank @atulkhosla2013 sir for this extremely sweet gesture.
More to come in the next post.