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Anonymous

It’s the second last day of one of the most important Januaries of my life. Important, because I realized at one point towards the beginning of this month that art was going to be an important part of my life.

And that too of two kinds – the one done on paper with pencils and the other, photography. This has also been the month where I’ve made the highest amount of financial earning in my life until now Rs. 25,000. It might not seem like much to many people, but I took this as a sign. Perhaps this was going to be a stepping stone that will eventually lead me to financial independence.

Four years ago, I had taken my SLC examinations with 25 other classmates. Back then, we were all the same, my friends and me. Not a worry in the world, just doing our thing, enjoying the most ‘not give-an-ef’ moments of our lives and living on our fathers’ money. But I guess that’s what stupid teenagers do in general!

Back then, I couldn’t imagine having a job Or handling any kind of pressure at a workplace. Or even speaking in front of a public without wetting my pants. To be honest, I never thought I’d amount to much, and that was something I’ve feared all my life, right until this very January. Somewhere around the beginning of this month, I started seriously studying structures of head and its anatomy. Something I’d been wishing to do, but never had the courage nor the energy to pursue. The beauty of a human face has always fascinated me and that’s what I mostly try to replicate in my photographs and drawings. For the latter, sound knowledge of the anatomy is a must and that’s exactly what I’ve aimed for.

I met some of my friends recently and was astounded has was they don’t really have a passion on desire for anything. They went to study just because someone else told them to, are still partying after-school with money they didn’t earn. Why am I comparing? Because if a series of events hadn’t led me to meet one specific person (called ‘Anonymous’ hereafter), I’d probably end up just like them.

Anonymous introduced me to a public speaking and debating platform called ‘Smart Club’. And that’s when my life totally changed. Everything I have today, almost ninety percent of my friend circle, my passion for photography, my passion for art, and my ability to actually think critically (at least I’d like to think so), the major opportunities that I got in my life, my best friend, is because of that place.

Anonymous introduced me to a public speaking and debating platform called ‘Smart Club’. And that’s when my life totally changed. Everything I have today, almost ninety percent of my friend circle, my passion for photography, my passion for art, and my ability to actually think critically (at least I’d like to think so), the major opportunities that I got in my life, my best friend, is because of that place.

I’m simply glad that I’m alive and well on this January day and I’m immensely satisfied as to who I am and have chosen to become.

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