“I belong to a small town and family, where girls are not allowed to work at all. So going out of town was difficult. My family was against this. Somehow I managed to come to Delhi, and my real struggle begins from here. Initially, I worked in different companies for four years because my communication skills were not up to the mark. People made fun of me, but somehow it paid off. I appeared for an interview though I was running with a high fever. One of my friend helped get ready with the makeup and hair that day—finally, on 14 December 2014, I got selected through the interview after so much struggle. My biggest achievement was getting my first wing. For someone who has never sat in a flight, it was an achievement.
The incident that changed my vision towards my passion was when I was very young someone told me that girls from small towns don’t become an Air Hostess. They tried to bring my morale down by saying people will make fun of me and that you cannot survive there. At that moment, I felt I have to change the perception. My father was my inspiration. His father was a farmer, and no one in his family wanted him to study further. He came from a small village, and his principal superior came to my grandfather and requested him for his study. He told him how intelligent he is and was also ready to pay his fees. Ever since then, my father has done everything all by himself. He never stopped. I remember how during festivals like Diwali also he used to go for his duty. I have learnt everything from him.
Initially, no one supported me. Though they wanted to, due to other people, they were afraid to support me. However, I made them understand in my way. They were proud of me. My father used to call me his son, and that’s the happiest thing in my life.My message for the people and moms who want to follow their passion is that it’s you who has to decide everything than the world will follow you.” @flying_mom_23