Update of this section has been overdue. I am no longer 24. And no longer new to this country – Germany.
This year I’ll turn 29 and complete 7 years away from home. But in this time, a lot has changed. For instance, when I go home (India), I say I miss home. My home here in Germany. And that cycle seems to continue.
I’ve picked up a few hobbies on the way – traveling, hiking, cycling, running, yoga, painting and most importantly, I have accepted myself for me. In a sense that I hadn’t before. And for every mistake I make, I get up and continue moving forward without the regrets from past, and also with some more sense in me.
I continue working in the same company. My work has become very interesting over the years and I’ve explored my professional horizons in ways I hadn’t imagined. And am very happy for the fact that I still go back home each day, with something new. And continue looking forward to work next morning.
The dynamics of my life and relations has changed quite a bit, and now I am simply blessed with the people I have in my life, through and through. Also, I married the person I truly love and probably one of the two people (first one being my brother) who know me for being me AND love me despite that.
Also realized that I do have a big circle of acquaintances, and a countable number of friends. Which is something I’m genuinely happy about now and probably would have felt otherwise a few years ago.
On a very different note, my plan and dream to travel to Antarctica and do an expedition for a couple of weeks, is slowing coming into physical existence and I believe that 2020 would be a nice year to fulfill that! 🙂
And to complete my introduction – I still believe life is beautiful. It isn’t easy and shouldn’t always be either because it helps us grow.
Keep smiling and stay strong! 🙂
P.S. To read my older version, scroll below 🙂 And for the next version, in a few years again.
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How it all started:
I could give you my details like a resume. But I’ll cut the formal part short and tell you a little something about me.
I’m a 24 year old Charu Pathni. I’m from India. Culturally a Punjabi (people from Punjab), with habits a Bangalorean (people from Bangalore). Been with all types of people in India, so basically, an Indian by heart.
After completing my Bachelors of Engineering in computer Science from Bangalore, India, I decided to pursue my Masters and as the life had store in me, I reached Germany. I had no idea, I would be 8700kms away from home, in a span of few days.
Nonetheless, I pursued my masters in Automotive Software Engineering from Technical University of Chemnitz. A little city or big town that it is, I love that place because its absolutely peaceful. To do my internship and master thesis, I moved to Stuttgart. A so called sister city of Mumbai, which is not so cool, since its vast and I am lost. Period.
On the brighter side, life is on a roll now. With a job now, new work and altogether a new chapter of my life, all is good.
So this idea of writing came to me years ago. With a failed attempt of starting my blog (7 years back), it sounded lame and I wasn’t ready for it. I was at home, in my comfort zone. The day I was out, I started learning from the scratch. About people, rules, various cultures, different food, diplomacy, being cheated, finding friends for life, the imbalances, challenges, living without roof and food for days, and in short, about being strong.
Hence, realizing that all this would be 1% better if I was aware about such things happening, and how to face such situations. There is no hard and fast rules or steps to face challenges, just the strength. Rest is on the individual.
So basically, that’s what inspired me write, yet again.
The main motivation was to write down my experiences in its raw form and if it could help even a single person, in any way, well it served my purpose of writing.
I always believe “Life is beautiful”, come what may. I have not been through everything in life, for obviously I’m only 24 but, I have been through to the stage where I can be a shoulder to someone, through my words.
So you out there, reading this, you’re not alone.
Always keep smiling and be strong because everything has a reason, and we shall learn about it eventually.
Have a nice day!
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