Life is full of surprises and we often surprise ourselves when faced with challenging situations. I was put in one such situation and my decision surprised and terrified me. It was the excitement filled terror that took over me!
I’m planning to leave to full time job as an Engineer to do something that I love the most – to write!
Yes! I’m leaving my high paid job in a global multi million dollar group to pursue my passion.
When I think about it, writing has always been a part of life. Time and again, I go back to writing. But, due to the ‘mainstream’ path that the Indian society considers, my dreams of becoming a writer was buried.
I kept it just as hobby, something to go back to at the end of the day.
But what happens when those nights of writing excites you more?
What if you catch yourself dreaming about sentences and content during your day job?
What do you do when all you want to badly do is write an article on that fresh thought you got, immediately, like right now in middle of the day job?
It’s when you realize that enough is enough. I am going to take this decision.
I have found my love.
Though it scares me and sometimes pains me physically to think about all the obstacles I have to face, I’m ready to give it a try because that’s how badly I want it. I really believe that my passion will win at the end and I’m ready to do all it takes.
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The one thing that can never be grabbed or stolen from you is your attitude. Attitude doesn’t always mean the bold one or the rude one, even timidness is an attitude of its own, like so many other ways in which people carry themselves.
No matter what the external forces are, your attitude doesn’t change unless you want it to.
Developing a bold attitude is something that your future self will thank you for. The attitude that comes with a boldness screams that, ‘I take no shit from anyone’.
Not all are blessed with an attitude to be bold. No one can instill it in you, but yourself.
It shows that, you speak your mind, you don’t play any games and you do and stand for what you think.
Wear boldness like you are proud of it; your life will be much more easier that way.
People are generally on the look out for change; for something different which keeps them engaged and on their toes.
Though at the beginning, changes will be welcomed, as time goes on, once the very interesting work would become a boring one if it is steady and stagnant.
Even when sometimes change is not welcomed, in the bigger picture, change is what is needed to sustain in life and keep it interesting.
Change doesn’t necessarily mean the growth in life although that is what people generally hope for. Change can even be in reverse direction. Any kind of change makes people work towards something; drives and motivates people to set a goal or a target and strive to achieve it.
A constant life might be what people say they need. But only when being in a constant life will one realize that change is what they actually need and starts to secretly and desperately yearn for a change – in any direction.
Embrace the change in life; it is what makes you look forward to tomorrow. It is what brings all the unknown emotions to the surface. It is what reveals the true colors and real intentions of individuals.
Change has the capability to bring out the hidden qualities, good and bad thoughts, real feelings and heartfelt emotions.
The mother of all reasons – change – does more than you realize. Constant change must be the only constant in your life to move forward, to relinquish stagnancy, to push aside the boring life.
Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor, is the start of the list of many sequels followed. Killing Floor introduces the character Jack Reacher, in the first series and gives a background about him and the type of person he is.
Killing Floor feels like, it has been written for it to become a movie! And some of Jack Reacher’s series has really been made into a movie starring Tom Cruise and manky of you would have seen it. So coming to the 1st one in Jack Reacher’s series, Killing Floor was the first book I read of Lee Child’s works and I could say that I’m ready to read more of his writings!
Killing Floor starts of with Reacher, who is an ex-military and was wandering off to random places, gets caught as a suspect in a murder investigation in the town of Margrave. Margrave is a sleepy town which hasn’t seen a murder in the last thirty years.
Reacher, as a suspect in murder case, turns out to be the person who has a monumental role is solving it. When the number of bodies gets suddenly increased in the otherwise safe town, Reacher discovers that the murders are just the tip of the iceberg in a biggest nationwide crisis, which could shake the entire foundation on which United States economy. The story progresses into how Reacher along with the help of some locals in the town unravels the scam going on behind it.
The one thing that I liked about the book, and which is different from the others is the simplicity of the language. In the beginning, I felt like the sentences are too short, but it then turned out to be the real factor to hook me on. There are no unnecessay details and descriptions – just the one which is of utmost importance. And hence, it made the reading more interesting. A hard concept behind the story was made to feel like it is one of the simplest ones, because of the minimalistic and precise writing of Lee Child.
All together, it was a perfect read on a lazy Sunday, munching on chips and chocolates!
The highest level of maturity is when you realize that it is more important to make yourself feel satisfied, make yourself feel happy instead of pleasing others.
The contentment when you try to do things for your own happiness, instead of considering the judgement of others or waiting for others to do things for your happiness, is when you can feel pure liberation.
How do we define Freedom?
Well, you may come up with multiple perspectives and explanations to define freedom, but, according to me, there is no particular universal form of Freedom, just like Freedom itself.
But when freedom is bounded by various criteria, then it is actually not freedom.
The boundary of the society, or family, or oneself must not influence our freedom. There is no term such as Restriction which is associated with Freedom. If it is, then we are probably fooling ourselves into thinking that we have the Freedom.
For example, if you think you have or want to have Freedom to eat whatever you want, then nothing should stop you! Not the place, not the people around you, not even the food itself!
If you think you enjoy Freedom, then nothing should influence it. That’s when you enjoy total Freedom and that feeling of having Freedom is incomparable to anything else.
If you are someone who is a fan of Sidney Sheldon’s books, then the name Tracy Whitney would have immediately brought a spark of recognition in your mind. Tracy Whitney is one of the strongest female characters ever written. Though Tracy Whitney is not someone who is all good, the negative element is what sets her apart and attracts the readers.
Tracy Whitney was first introduced in the book, ‘If Tomorrow Comes’ as the main lead of the book and Tilly Bagshawe went on to write two more books with Tracy in the book titled, ‘Chasing Tomorrow’ and ‘Reckless’.
Though Tracy was a negative character, what made her the hero and not the bad guy was because of her background, that she was just an ordinary soft, young girl. Her experiences with the wrong crowd made her to land her in jail and that days in jail made her develop into a strong, firm girl who is ready to face any hardships. Tracy goes on to become an arts and jewels thief who steals from the rich.
The brilliance she exhibits when she cheats the police, rich people and government all around the world, the risks she takes, the presence of mind she exhibits and escapes tough situation is mind-blowing.
Though she is a ‘thief’, I cannot stop myself from admiring her skills and brain! Sometimes I go like, ‘What am I even thinking?’, but in the end I can’t just refrain from applauding her mentally every time she deceives everybody out there waiting to catch her! She is a big time crook, yes, but there are a few times her good heart peeps out.
The courage she exhibits in front of even the highest ranked government officials is an inspiration to me to not be afraid of anyone in life. The beautiful way in which she falls in love and mends her broken heart is touching. She sets an example of the independent way a woman should carry herself even with their partner.
Tracy Whitney has become one of the phenomenal characters that I have read and one of the few characters that has stayed with me long after I have completed reading the book.