Art, A Light In The Dark.
I hope you all are doing well? Sometimes we get stuck in a phase of life where we feel the whole world is passing us by and we are all alone rotating in a different phase of time. That is what happened to me when I was so lost during my post college days.
All of my friends were busy giving interviews to various HRs and I was not even able to speak my name out loudly. I had a lot of anxieties! My mind was running wild thinking about the next question the interviewer would ask me while I was not even able to answer the current question. I would be sweating and clearly my throat constantly. Clearly, I did not have any kind of confidence or even the skills it took to speak well. By the way, the time of these placements was in February of 2020, just before the pandemic happened. All of my friends had their offer letters and I was the only one who did not.
While staying at home in lockdown, my anxieties grew even bigger and after a while, I started writing about my feelings of anxiety in a poetic way. The selflessness and unawareness of being myself had me questioning my own life. Maybe all of this was not my cup of tea. Maybe I should just leave it all behind. This brought my philosophical side up. I was floating on the surface of guilt, anxiety, and numbness. Maybe that is how it was all supposed to be? Or actually, this is the way it was all supposed to be?! So I started writing and posting some of what I wrote online on my social media accounts, Instagram @vashupall.
One day an Instagram ad changed everything for me. It was a link for submitting poems in a very established and well known publication house. I submitted some of my writing and they featured my work in their book called, “Petrichor Of Words”. Since that happened, many other publications houses reached out to me to write a piece for their new poetry and art collection books. I even got featured in India’s first eco-friendly art magazine and one of the books I was featured in reached number 3 as a best selling book on Amazon, India! I got my first payment of 80 rupees. Yeah, the amount as a currency is just a little bit more than a single US dollar but for me, it holds a much higher value. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now I am on a roll and I am also working on my first solo project! I am officially a writer, a poet, and a philosopher and I have been published multiple times! And if I can do it then anybody can do it. Even you, the one who has been reading my story this far.
God bless you all and I hope you loved my story. Thank you so much.