Be scared and do it anyway!
I was this shy girl, in fact I am still this shy girl who would hide behind her family and friends for every little thing. Being a girl who would even refuse to place an order for her own self at a restaurant and ask her friends to do it for her, it was really tough for me to fulfill my dreams or to even set a goal.
People around me thought that I was someone who would never achieve anything in life and would always remain this shy and timid girl. Also, having being pampered by my friends and family who built up a protective environment around me, I never felt the need to do anything.
But one fine day reality hit me and it hit me hard. I realized that everyone around me had a goal in life. So I decided to have my own identity, I wanted to be independent and so I made up my mind, mustered up some courage and took a step forward towards my dream.
And today here I am doing freelancing photography, having my own small business of graphic designing, plus I started an event decorating venture with my friend and to my absolute shock I even went ahead to become a preschool teacher now.
Looking back to my old self I could've never imagined that I would be able to achieve what I have today. I am still that shy girl but everyday when I wake up I just pretend to be a little more confident and keep my fear aside and dare to chase my dreams because everything is hard before it is easy.
Tasneem Qasim Lakdawala (Gariwala)