Sunday, 14 September 2014
Always a Pearlite!
My experience at Pearl has been one HELL OF A JOURNEY! It, by all means was a major turning point of my life. A month that changed my entire lifestyle, outlook towards life and that made me discover my career path! It was my first job ever. My very first corporate exposure and a life changing opportunity. I made sure I made the most of it. It is next to impossible to pen down my feelings for this second family of mine, so here is a vain attempt to come up with something close. Before moving on to what I learnt and how much I owe Pearl, I want to write something which may sound more like a thank you speech but I guess I really need to thank each and everyone who has made this experience so relishing and memorable. To start with, my “SUPER COOL, YO MAMA, I’M THE SHIIZ ‘BOSS’” You indeed are the shizz Pallavi Di. It was an honor working with you (My audacity to write something like this for a ‘boss’ makes the nature of the bond that I share with you very evident). The reason why I put the word “boss” in quotes is to implement immense sarcasm because you have been nothing like a boss. You are the coolest and the most adorable person I’ve ever met. Always encouraging, helpful and friendly from the very first day. You make work enjoyable and fun and when you’re not in the office everything is so laid back and boring. You breathe life into Pearl. ( I guess, I’m flattering you way too much but this is the TRUTH)! I’ll be forever indebted to you for making me realize what I’m capable of. I never knew I could write so well and that this is what I want to do in life. This is what gives me pleasure. And of course, the constant public appreciation (“She’s one of the best content writers we have”) I’ve got from you has been overwhelming. I wasn’t used to this at all. It always pushed me over the edge to accept challenging write ups and execute them to the best of my abilities. All I wanted was to perform upto your expectations. (THANK YOU SO MUCH). Moving on, two of my favourite colleagues (that’s too formal a word though) Sushmita di and Sonjoyy (Sanjay) da, both atleast half a generation older to me. People like them made my one month full of madness and never-ending fun! Their constant “Sakshi mat jao na, kya hoga mera!”, “December mein pakka aana” and “ Tum kuch nai seekhe ho ek mahina mein, Abhi atleast two months aur rehna padega” as my internship was nearing an end made me wish I could extend this an stay back. Yes, I miss it all! These 30 days have been the best days of my life. New people, new environment, the amount of love and blessing each one of you have showered on me, it’s been gratifying. I’m so glad I’m a part of this family.
The faith that everyone showed in me and my skills made me identify what I’m really meant to do in life. Taking the next big step in life isn’t an easy step but I’m lucky to have had such a wonderful team who have made this decision of mine worthwhile and given me so many memories to cherish. Working with a team of mixed age groups helped me understand different mindsets and integrate myself with the team very smoothly. It is an essential quality which I developed thanks to Pearl. Currently, even though I’m not working with them, I’m posted with all the major events and I do visit office once in a while to meet and catch up on old times.This internship has helped me grow and learn a lot and I’ m looking forward to rejoin in December and Rock Again! :P