You enjoy life when you are together with your loved ones; else you are just living everyday

You enjoy life when you are together with your loved ones; else you are just living everyday

Born and brought up in a small city always pushes you to leave your loved ones behind in search of better opportunities in life, in the process comprising on the biggest asset – being together with family.

I belong to a business family but I have always aspired to do a job in a large city and have a good lifestyle. After I finished my graduation in 2010, I headed to Bangalore for my further studies to build my identity of my own, leaving behind caring mom and dad, loving brother and bhabhi and my sweet little niece who was just born.

I was delighted to move out of my home and finally taken the first step towards my small dream. But as the time progressed, I could understand the pain I was going through. The pain of missing my mom’s food, the pain of missing the affection of my brother, the pain of my dad asking where I was so late or did I had my lunch properly, the pain of everyone sitting together and having our dinner. My niece was growing fast but here I was, far away from her not able to the love she deserved. I cried a lot, alone in my room not letting anyone know how much I missed my family and I felt immense happiness when I spoke to everyone on phone and I am sure they felt the same.

After seven odd months, when I first got a chance to go home, just couldn’t control my emotions. It was real, it was powerful, it was divine. One I reached home after fifty hours of train journey, I could see my mom and dad’s face beam with happiness. My bother never openly shows his love but he is always there holding my back. I was irresistible to see my little princess whom I had left behind just after her birth. Ah! She was beautiful, that tiny hands holding my finger, that cute smile when she knew she is being loved by her uncle, that moment cannot be compensated by anything in this damn world.

I understood one thing, being together with your loved ones is what makes you complete. But I had to go back, leaving everyone behind to complete my studies, to be a better person, to make my family proud.

Today, when I write this it has been five years away from family. Today, I have a good job to boast, everyone is happy but the fact is I have lost some of the best moments of being together to achieve this. Yes, I do visit my home once or twice a year but is that enough? Certainly not.

I have a dream of building or buying a house of my own and ask my family to stay with me for some time and make them proud. I don’t know when this dream will turn into reality but I determined and hope to achieve this soon.

I believe in the inimitable power of optimism just like does. As rightly preaches - most times, it's the company that matters more than the advice, and that is the power of being #together!


Dreamer, Blogger, Writer, Foodie, Movie buff, Public Relations. Contributor for The New Indian Express and recently started a news publishing website 'Unkrate'.

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