The moment that shaped my life…

Sometimes there are moments in life that shape your entire future. These moments can come in form of people, things and places. For me it was a special moment that came in form of a magnificent place, New York City.

Empire State Building
Downtown Soho
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

The loss of my mother left me in void, a void that I felt only one year post and a void that took over my life. I struggled through every day and detested the notion of being normal. I repeatedly woke up with a lump in my throat and closed my heavy eyes praying for a better tomorrow, but all I got was a darker day.

Maybe it was escapism or maybe it was pulling myself out of the situation to find some contentment, because I questioned my ability to ever find it again. I packed my bags and retreated to the chaos of New York City, extremely lonely yet so comforting. Now almost a year in a half later I can say I lived a brief moment of the AMERICAN DREAM. Like a complicated scattered puzzle I found bits of myself. I saw happiness, experienced bouts of solitude, felt peace, almost touched love, discovered my passion and most importantly found contentment. I wont say I have completed my puzzle but I’m pretty damn close.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Union Square Subway
Union Square Subway
Central Park
Central Park

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I lived there with such conviction believing that I would never come back. I couldn’t come back. What would I come back to? But as days closed in I realized New York has given me everything I needed. It has shaped my future from hereon forth to take forward and back to where I belong. I have this innate yearning to spread all that I have learnt and help people in my own country. Cancer Exercise does not exist in India and needs to be implemented now. Thats what I wish to change and that’s when my puzzle will be completed.

So as I wake up feeling alive and bit jetlagged at the moment, I close my eyes not praying for a better tomorrow but thankful for a fabulous day!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mahmood, Zain says:

    Happy to see you evolving into a strong, self-aware individual with an unshakable commitment to rejuvenating the minds and uplifting the spirits of those afflicted with this unforgiving disease. Stay focused and keeping going!

  2. ZAIN says:

    Great post Sam……full power to what you are doing. Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:52:05 +0000 To:

  3. Kautuk says:

    Not only is your story inspiring and uplifting but you have also provided many useful tips to travellers going to New York, I will keep it handy if I go there !! best to you always..

    1. Haha I’m glad. It’s the best!

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