Believe And You Shall Receive.
I hail from a village in the southern most state of India, Kerala. The society in that part of the state is very conservative and reeks of patriarchy. I have grown up listening to things like “Girls are a burden for the family” and ” Girls can not be equal to boys” and that I should keep my voice down, act like a lady, get a degree, get married and start a family and voila! My life is settled. My friends, my acquaintances and pretty much everyone whom I had interacted with had these notions carved into their mind.
I had noticed something about me from my childhood. My line of thinking was totally different and I didn’t subscribe to all these bullshit ideals. I wanted to be independent, enjoy life, move out of my home, have an experience of living alone all by myself and basically, being a strong, independent woman. I had always had the aim that once I finish my schooling, I shall be moving away from that place for sure. I had no idea how. All I wanted was to get out of that area and move to a city.
It was after my 12th boards, when my mother got a promotion and was transferred to Chennai. I moved to Chennai along with her without a second thought. I was happy that finally I could come to a city. I took a drop year and focused on studying for the entrance exams to join Medical School. I wrote the exams that year and got into BDS course (Dentistry) in a college in Bangalore.
Now I am living on my own in Bangalore, working here in one of India’s leading dental chains and earning a lot as compared to many of my friends who have gone back to my hometown.
It was after all of this that I got my hands on a copy of The Secret. I was amazed to see how I had attracted the life of my dreams just by having faith and belief in my dream. Now I am preparing for my post graduation and I am sure that I shall be able to crack the exam using The Secret.
All I want to say is to dream, believe in your dream and you shall certainly achieve your dream. Put in a bit of work and be grateful for all that you have and you will have your dream served on a platter by The Universe.