I graduated college in May of 2017 - ready to be part of the "real world" and finally put all the goals I'd been making my whole life, into action. I was part of 5 different clubs at school while also balancing classes and my (very important) social life. But soon enough, my days were occupied by my full-time job and responsibilities.
With that, however, I all of a sudden felt like I didn’t always know who I was. I was going through what some would call a major adjustment. Instead of going out with friends every weekend (starting on Thursdays) or making singing covers on Youtube, I was coming home from work exhausted, only wanting to sleep or watch Netflix. I grew into this habit, (occasionally cooking for myself too!) but constantly had this lingering feeling that I wasn't doing enough with my time. As a Punjabi woman, I also felt disconnected from my culture and my heritage because there was no longer this readily-available outlet for me to bond with others just like me. I had to seek out my experiences.
Fast forward a year and you begin to see a change. I realized that if I wanted to do more with my (limited) time, then I needed to just go ahead and do it. I knew I loved Bhangra (Punjabi dance), so I started attending classes and also rented a dance studio weekly to practice my own craft. I knew I loved singing, so I made it a goal to force myself to sing along to songs more (I stopped doing that after college too) and made sure that I didn't lose my talent.
Buttermilk packets came at a great time for me because I knew I wanted to stay healthy. However, with my newfound schedule, I didn't necessarily have the time to make my own food. The packets let me do that.
So basically, I engaged myself in things I love doing and now at the end of every day, I'm a little more tired, but much more content with myself. I have to constantly push myself every day so that I don't get too comfortable but I'm really excited to see what's in store for me next.