I gave up on my training after my 10th standard because then, according to my parents, things start getting real and I should really focus on my studies and my career and become something. By that, they meant big, professional degrees in medicines and sorts.
I did that. You do things for their happiness. I still do. And I am happy about doing that. But in the transit, I promised myself that I will keep practising music and keep my passion alive. I coaxed my parents to at least let me go to the Guitar classes once a week. They agreed on the condition that it should not clash with my time of studying.
Well, for the first few months, I was one dedicated 15-year-old girl. I would get up as early as 5 in the morning and practice the guitar with my singing before I went to my one-hour guitar class at 10. My teacher there said that I was a fast learner. I was glad. And I was glad that I managed to do fairly well in my coaching institute too.
And then, I got busy in topping every test I had to take in my coaching centre and school. I forgot about my passion somewhere and then life became too busy to handle.
And today, after almost 9 years, I realize what sort of a fool I was. I have been promising myself to give time to my music all these years but I was successfully giving myself reasons to not to do it. My guitar lies in one corner of my house, peacefully.
|And it has my name carved on it, beautifully. Yes, it is a gift.|
Now I have everything that people around me desired. Two big fat degrees(soon), and hopefully a good career, on which I was supposed to focus then. And thus, I have decided, not to give myself any more reasons. I will follow my passion. I will rediscover it. And your passion is for you. Your passion makes you happy, no matter if you succeed or fail in that. Yes, that is the wisdom I acquired in these 9 years.
And this time, I don’t a thing I will be successfully reasoning myself. I mean, come on, I am living in an era when technology rules us. Take the Micromax Canvas Tab P666 with Intel Inside for example. I won’t have to give myself reasons for not finding time to go to my classes. With this tab, with the lightning speed, I am sure buffering and watching the video tutorials about learning guitar is not going to be difficult. And the plus side, I can do that anytime I want. While travelling in the Metro or at night, after finishing all my work. Yes, that makes time constraint a redundant factor altogether.
I hope the new year sees a better and more determined me!
What really rekindled the quest to rediscover my passion? Here you go: