The Balancing Act – Life as an Engineer, a Rider, a Blogger, a Photographer & a Reader
As a professional with a fulfilling 9 to 5 job, I have often wondered what more I want from life. And I found the answer in Jack Ma’s biography – what you do after office matters a lot.
When I am not working, I am exploring different stories, places and perspectives. I like travelling to exotic locations and reading about the visionaries that shaped our world. Travelling from one place to another, one page to another, I have found my passion.
Exploring on two-wheels
One of my favourite quotes says, “Cover the Earth before it covers you”. With this intention, my journey of a thousand miles has begun. The country offers a lot of terrains to explore. From mountains to deserts, I have explored various places. My fascination for mountains took me to Uttarakhand and Spiti Valley in Northern India. The experience of riding through mountains in dense forests with leopards, exploring wildlife at Jim Corbett and river rafting and trekking in the Himalayas has been exhilarating. I have also visited heritage sites of Hampi, Karnataka and marveled at the beauty of our ancient architecture. The serenity of the deserts in Rann of Kutch and Jaisalmer, the beauty of Jodhpur, the glowing fireflies in Bhandardhara, Igatpuri have enthralled me. Worshipping eight Ganeshas on my Temple Run (Ashtavinyak Trip) was divine.
Each of these trips has given me different experiences. I have been in awe of the diversity our country offers. These places introduced me to people who selflessly offered me food and accommodation, amongst other things. They helped me learn about local cultures and exposed me to new perspectives and ways of life and made me a storyteller. My experiences have been enriching, and I have penned them down so that everyone can get an authentic experience. Check it out here, and I hope it inspires you to pack your bags and head out for an adventure.
Whenever I get a few hours to myself, I pick up a book. My reading list includes biographies and autobiographies of
great adventurers and entrepreneurs like Jack Ma, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson. Their journeys have helped me with anger management as well as building my communication skills.
Pursuing your passion
People often wonder how to pursue their passion with a full-time job. I have to say that I am a person who loves all things mechanical and have found a company that enables me to hone my interest in automobiles at work. And when it comes to following my interests post-work, I have found what works for me.
I have decided to defy the prevalent norm of working long hours at work, and I have found a company that seconds this belief. Our work culture enables me to have a proper work-life balance and to do things that I love, at work and beyond.
What passion have you pursued lately?