I have always been the wildest child in my family; never following the rules and raising hell whenever I got an opportunity. I was always a free spirit who loved to live today and not worry about tomorrow. But things changed a few years back. I had got admission in my dream college but the fee was too high. I could’ve opted for a student loan but I did not want to get into a debt. I stayed up many a night kicking myself mentally for not saving up when I could have.
After thinking for over a month, I made a difficult decision. I would work for a year, save up and try and pass the entrance exam once again. March came and so did my birthday. Every year, my parents would present me with beautiful; a book, a pretty dress or my favourite chocolates. But that year they did something different. They gave me an envelope. I slit it open to read the contents of the papers and after reading the first few lines, I could not help but cry.
They had secured the admission in the college of my dreams long time back. After hugging both of my parents and calling my friends to give them the good news, I sat down to speak to them.
My father spoke up, “Khushboo I believe that our destiny is in our own hands and I always believe in saving for a rainy day. Over the years, I have sacrificed little pleasures of life to set up an education fund for you and your sister.”
My mom said, “We wanted you to realize the importance of planning ahead in life so that you can fulfill all your dreams and that is why; we let you mull over for a month. Now, we know that you have learnt your lesson”
That is when I realized that one can achieve great heights only when one meticulously plans and saves for the future. Aditya Birla Insurance talks about this wonderful concept in the ad that I have showcased at the beginning of the post.
People can go forth fearlessly when they truly believe in #KhudKoKarBuland