Throughout our lives, we are told to stay strong, motivated and help others grow. How do we do that? Those are just statements. What do we do when we fall? How do we not fall back into the same pit of despair? Filled with our insecurities, our scars and the demons of depression. In our steadily growing Indian culture. It is *still frowned upon to talk about depression *(some communities.) Termed as absurd, silly, immature, unconfident and so on.. By the people who don’t understand it. Some are anxious to admit it. “Log kya kahenge?” We are forced into settling down & being unhappy within ourselves. Stocking up on that toxicity. Then again, there are those brave souls who face the odds and do whatever it takes to follow their passion. I think of myself as one of those brave souls.
I took the risk of quitting my well-payed job in a start-up to pursue my passion at the age of 24. A scary decision, but the best one & the first step to accomplish my goals. It’s been ten months now, battling depression & the struggles of starting out on your own. I’m not going to lie. It’s not easy, I know it is going to be an unproportionate journey of ups and downs. But it’s a struggle for what I’m passionate about. I’ve been getting to know myself for a while now. And that is tremendous progress. To everyone out there who is struggling, clear the shelves & stock up on Positivity! Build Your Strength. Climb out of the pit and leave everything behind, Rise Up Stronger!. Do know this, there will be instances we won’t be prepared for. But, if you know yourself well enough from all those past experiences, You Will Know What To Do. Your Past is Your Strength. Don’t Give Up.