And this is when life took the turn I had no bearing of. I began looking for options and started exploring various fields. I also started looking at options of higher education overseas. This somehow ran close to my instincts, and I decided to take a course in management studies. And one day I found myself airbound to Canada.
The new landscape filled with excitement of discovering new things, in a foreign country, kept me on my toes. The days were typical college days, with lot of hard work in the day, since I was on a loan, and had to work after school to fend for myself; and nights working for extra buck to sustain the cost of living in canada.
This is also when I made friends, and one of my friends' father was running a furniture business. I came to know that they were importing furniture from india. It was known and forgotten. I continued with my drill and grill of day to day existence in Canada.
Back home, Becuase of very little skill, the furniture industry was staring at an uncertain future. One of my uncles' was running a small export unit in Jodhpur, and I came to know of all the problems he was going through- the labour was not skilled, there was a lack of professional approach to making furniture, and not enough resources in terms of world class machinery, and equipment. The family-run furniture unit was going through dire times, on the verge of a shut-down. That is when I was called back home. I had one sophomore year to finish but I knew I will have to forget about a career in international business, and will have to join the family run business to save the family to return to the dreaded destitution we saw early childhood.
I did not have a clue to anything that I first saw around at the furniture unit. I recall myself Staring at wooden planks wondering how could something be carved out of this. It was stark stark opposite to what I had wanted to do. It took some time for me to resolve to destiny.