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A three step journey I took months to complete.

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I did something a few days back which I had least expected myself to do when I had joined the law firm after being placed from college. I walked up to my senior, who sits a few steps away from me, and told him something to the effect that I was quitting. My senior stopped typing on his laptop, took a rather deep breath, looked at me and asked calmly, "But why?"

Do you marry a girl because you hate all other girls or because you love her? Unlike many of my colleagues at the firm, I had no reason to hate the firm. I was in love with the idea of practicing in courts and I had to realise the object of my desire. Is that not a reason enough? It most certainly was the only reason for me.

The day i resigned, i officially removed the price tag from my dreams. My dreams, my love, are no more up for sale. I had pawned my dreams to take up the post during a fleeting moment when i was consumed by greed and peer pressure as i was passing out into the 'real' world from the cocooned environment of college. But the day i resigned, I reclaimed what was once my own when i was an idealistic prick in college-my dreams, my hope.

The words that may be used if I succeed in practice after taking this significant pay cut etc. may probably be visionary, shrewd etc.; and if i lose out, the word may be a much simpler and uncharitable one - 'loser'! However, the one word that shall never be used to describe my decision would be 'cowardice'.

The true price to redeem and realise your dreams is courage. It took me a long time to muster the required courage for i have no experience or reasons to back up this claim. I have only hope. I have only dreams. I have only love for what I want to do..

P.S. If you like this you may also want to visit my blog:- www.advocatingdreams.blogspot.com
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