My name is Pooja Mohanty. I am an ordinary Indian girl. Violet is my favourite colour.
I have no experiences of meeting my favourite celebrities, of single-handedly fighting a gang, of visiting Neverland, of saving someone’s life, of travelling round the world. I have no stories to tell just like the ones sharing tips to qualify civil services examinations or the brave ones motivating people by sharing about their fight against the wrong directed towards them. Neither I have wax- statues nor I have ever been on the news and never did I ever trended on social media.
But I am a human being. A girl with some real and achievable motives and aspirations. I may not have resources today to make it all happen but I am patient enough to wait for the right time.
I choose for an unpredictable path. I don’t know where I’ll end up. If I will be able to do things I want to. If I will be able to be the Pooja I picture myself as someday. The answers to these questions are very hazy. But it’s my choice. I want to stop fearing about the end. Because it’s my choice, I want to honour my self by giving my best efforts.
I may not get into DU. But wherever I would be, I want to join an NGO or create a group within my university for the same.
Painting is my first love. I love to read and write. And analyse what writers try to convey between the lines. Thinking is one of my favourite things to do. Some don’t consider it as a work. But creative thinking needs efforts and investment of time and attention.
I have my fears. I have my faults. I am not perfect, just like everyone else. But I have my strengths that help me to not let my weaknesses disable me. To help me live by abiding the guiding principles of my life.
I am a human who is trying to love myself. Not in a hurry because everything takes time to fall in their place.
I am, till today and in future too I believe, the Pooja Mohanty, I can be proud of.