As a young girl, I was completely fascinated by airplanes and whenever a plane would fly over our locality, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to savour the view of it in the sky. I’d watch it until it would fade away into oblivion.
Hailing from the small town of Rourkela, it was not very common to spot a plane back then. This fascination grew into a desire to work for the dynamic airline industry. The stars worked in my favour and soon after passing my Bachelor of Arts (English Honours) with distinction, I acquired a job in Jet Airways as a Customer Service Executive. It was a dream come true and I was posted in Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). This was the first time I tasted freedom and it felt good!
Wings To My Dreams
Through this role, I got an opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life – travellers, smart pilots, beautiful air hostesses, customer service executives and managers from various parts of India.
My career was on an uphill and I often led my team. I had the opportunity to work as a temporary airport manager too. I enjoyed the work, the independent life, the aircrafts, the people, the parties and my life as a whole. During one of my training sessions, I happened to meet an interesting personality, who later became my life partner, Samson Vijay Reddy. He worked for Jet Airways (Hyderabad) too.
Nightmares Turned To Reality
Just like a clip from a movie scene, our lives took a turn for the worst. A few months before we decided to tie the knot, my to-be-husband met with a very serious accident in which his legs were severely damaged and fractured. He couldn’t walk. This also meant that he had to leave his cushy job in Jet Airways. This tragic accident shook me up and I decided to quit my job too. His recovery was slow but helpful, and then we didn’t wait long to get united in marriage. It was a long struggle. We began our journey in Vizag and both of us took up jobs in HSBC (BPO) which had sprung up recently.
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Note: This post was first published in Sheroes.