In the fast-paced world of blogging, I found myself absent from writing between August and October 2023. This was not due to a lack of inspiration but rather an unexpected turn of events. On the 10th of August,2023 my life took an unexpected twist when my father had a bike accident on his way to work near Eden gardens stadium at Kolkata. This incident marked his second accident and he was admitted to hospital , with the previous one occurring in 2018 when a car rammed into his leg, leading to a knee surgery. The doctor advised him to rest completely for 21 days at home with full precautions, and it fell upon me, as an introvert, to manage his entire retail computer business.
Handling customers, employees, vendors, and simultaneously caring for the family was a difficult task for me, Every customer felt shocked after seeing me in the business and hearing about my father’s accident. As a typical introvert, I found it challenging to deal with people who could be harsh in their words and demands. I was confused and frustrated in the first week but that experience pushed me out of my comfort zone, forcing me to adapt and learn the art of dealing with diverse personalities. Each interaction became a lesson in understanding what people want and need, especially within their budget. A learning in the 21 days journey – Every mind does not work every time according to the opposite human mind’s perception.
The experience of dealing with harsh individuals was particularly demanding. It often led to moments where I fumbled or second-guessed my responses. These encounters left me in a dark room after my daily duties, wondering where I might have gone wrong on skipping final year examinations due to mental health constraints, experiencing self education in a public library with the internet, Negativity was in full power . Self-doubt crept in, but my commitment to my family and their business motivated me to push forward. My life’s purpose has always been to seek out challenging experiences while prioritizing my mental and physical health. In my pursuit of this purpose, I had taken on too much. At the time of my father’s accident, I was also learning stock trading, and managing both responsibilities proved mentally overwhelming. It was evident that multitasking was not for me. I deactivated my twitter account and taken a pure absence from the social media world.
I realized that to make my life prosperous, I need to re-wire my mind. Instead of handling multiple tasks simultaneously, making my mind frustrated, I decided to embrace my life on becoming a enthusiastic learner. This means focusing on learning one skill at a time, reading one book at a time, and allowing myself to explore one thought at a time.
I learned that true fulfillment comes from immersing oneself fully in the present moment, one task at a time. Siddhartha Gautama is one of the inspirations in my entire life and existence, his teachings making me to have a disciplined but adventurous life with full of experiences.