Born in a Bengali Business family, my father always dreamt of me being a business woman and running an independent set up. All through my growing years, I heard my Dad & his brothers talking about clients, business pitching ideas, sales and profits & losses. These were the words that kept echoing in our house forming a part of my childhood.
Keeping up to the family tradition, I joined MBA, went to London to learn the art of management and completed all the semesters with flying colours. On my return, I started working on a project report, my maiden business venture that I wished to start. It didn’t take me long to realise that I was missing on the interest and enthusiasm required to envision it as my future calling. Although, I didn’t quit right away and continued, thinking it must be just a momentary phase. However, I soon comprehended that I need to speak with my parents about it.
I was one of the lucky people, who always received relentless support from my family. So, they suggested me to take time off and then decide on the future course of action. It so happened that one of my friends suggested me to contemplate a career in teaching. Being a teacher herself, she gave me a clear understanding of this field of Education.
Because of my capable communication & writing skills, I didn’t find it difficult to get through to one of the schools. Of course, I had to go through the mandatory rounds of interviews. It was an interesting and an overwhelming change.
And there I was, in the midst of a place where there were many children chitchatting, laughing, cracking jokes and enjoying themselves. This is how I became a teacher!
Sometimes we don’t plan rather the plan makes us move in a course that is well paved and destined for us, each one of us.
It was my destiny which got me here. It was my natural exuberance to be the part of this Education world. It’s been almost nine years now, that I’ve been fitting well in this mould of a Teacher; teaching the children of all age groups.
Every day dawns a radical change, a new challenge, a new chapter, a broader perspective & evergreen learnings. Even the students make you learn so much. And why not, after all they are the avant-grade of the unorthodox future. It’s not only the academics that we are talking about but the way of living which you learn. This is a way of life for me, my innate forte and, it defines me perfectly.
I Learn everyday, I Grow with each experience, I TEACH !!
Shivangi B. Kapur | Educator | Samsara School
Edited by: Namrata Gupta | Blogger | Samsara School