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The First One!

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

I remember the first time I walked into a room full of strangers. Some twenty odd people, all in their early twenties, some even less, and one middle aged gentleman. Everyone looking sharp in their business attires, and neat hair do. Even some of the men looked so pretty that it was intimidating! I mean I was not the best-looking person in any room all my life, but having men this good looking was like god’s way of having fun with my self-esteem! Anyway, that room full of gorgeous men and women was an interview room for an airline. It was scary to say the least. Born and raised in the outskirts of an extremely tiny town, I didn’t even know how an airplane looked from the inside. And there I was, competing with all those pretty faces to be a flight attendant! Of course, my chances were bleak, like the fairness on my skin, which was a major criterion. My armpits were sweating, and so were my palms and feet. I was anxious, even before the calm middle-aged man started talking about the interview process! Finally, when my turn came, I overcompensated my average looks with my above average communication skills. In short, I yapped, quite a lot, in fact more than anyone else there!

Ten years later, I am feeling exactly the same, as I write this very first blog for my website. Nervous, anxious, fear of not being good enough. These fears of mine has always been real, for I have repeatedly met individuals who were astoundingly better than me in every aspect possible. But over the years, I have learnt that, it doesn’t matter. I would still march on with everything that I have, and hopefully make it worthwhile for myself, and for those who accepted all that I had, have to offer!

By the way, I got rejected in that interview. And in the seven more that followed. I eventually made it on the ninth interview, three years from the very first one.

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