Life puts us through many battles that no one knows we are fighting. Some people may share everything they go through, but I like to keep things private until such time that I have a clear win. The maze I stepped into in the beginning of this year was nothing like I had ever imagined. Just as I had anticipated it had definitely gotten bigger. I had some good times and bad; and today, I’m here to continue my walk within this mighty maze.
Australia… It’s a new world. A new universe compared to all the places I’ve ever been to before. But still it wasn’t the easiest to settle down. I came to Adelaide. A tiny place in Australia, which was pretty small compared to the rest of this Giant. Adelaide was beautiful. It was the countryside and people were very warm and welcoming. They lived with their feet on the ground. If u pass someone on the street they always give you a warm smile and sometimes whispers a little “Hi!” I loved it there. However there was just one problem. I couldn’t find a job that I was satisfied with. I walked the streets almost daily job hunting, researching and understanding the town I was living in. Since it was the countryside they had more agriculture and less industrial companies. I found a minor tax job that gave me 5-6 hours work a week, but that wasn’t enough. I couldn’t live on the pay I was getting. Six months in Adelaide and I was still jobless, not to mention extremely broke!
I was living with a friend of mine and her family, and thanks to them I had a roof above my head and food to eat. I owe them my life, but I still didn’t know what to do about being jobless. At one point I felt like the maze had given up on me. I was in an alien country with no job, where the living cost needed to be managed properly, before my bank account went to zero. That’s when I decided. I couldn’t stay in Adelaide. I couldn’t live there without a steady, full time job! I decided to look elsewhere. I applied to jobs in other states while being in Adelaide. In no time I had an interview in Melbourne!
Melbourne is a dream city! So many people like to live there. I myself had tried to apply to Melbourne initially and had failed. However, thanks to the interview, I was finally here! When I arrived in Melbourne the first thought I had was is that it’s the exact opposite to Adelaide. Adelaide was calm and quiet. Melbourne was busy and active. Melbourne partied while Adelaide relaxed. This just meant one thing for me at the time. It was more of an industrial area and I was confident that I could find work here. Melbourne had jobs for people like me!
I got through the first interview I went to in Melbourne with a reputed IT Web & Mobile App Development company. I was hired to handle all their Producing activities and Project/Client coordination! It was the happiest day of my life! The job was finalised within a week and I was to start asap! Best thing about it was that I wouldn’t be broke anymore!
Today it has been one week since I started working in Melbourne. I have already reconnected with some of my old friends who moved here years ago. Many of them have sent me their contact details to keep in touch or meet up occasionally. As much as I loved the nature in Adelaide I didn’t know a lot of people there. Here in Melbourne, I know too many people. Either way has its benefits. However, based on my job it seems like the maze is taking me to places I’ve never been before, and I loved it!
I love the unpredictability of life. I love the fact that I do not know where I’m heading. I love the fact that I have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow. I love the fact that I have no idea what my future holds. Most of all I love the fact that I’m finally living my life to the max today, without worrying or even thinking about tomorrow.
The maze is complicated, but it’s fun. The twists and turns, good and bad, each turn has taught me something new and it will continue to do so, till I die. Our whole life is a maze and I believe I’m making the best of it. As I tell most of my friends occasionally,
“Jump into the fire just to see if it burns. Because sometimes, it doesn’t!”
Tough times we go through in life can teach us how to survive. Fire can be good at times!