The final post of my blog story; really sad that I naturally have to end it here. However, I am hoping my readers were able to enjoy the blogs and also take few things that can help with their life goals. Your probably thinking come on this guy is talking like he always has a positive attitude towards life, or always motivated. Definitely not! I say this to myself too but I know having a positive attitude towards life consistently is impossible. Many people’s personalities are not traits they are born with but that have been gained through negative events and unfortunate scenarios in life. I do not want to end my final blog in a negative way, but I have a strong feeling that I need to share some of my hardships that nearly brought me to the brink of giving up on many things in life and calling it quit. This was around my second year of Kingston University, there were many rumors of COVID-19 reaching the UK. At first just like any teenager at that time, I did not realize the seriousness behind this underlying news that shattered me as a person.
Further on the year 2020, March is when a lot of people started to be admitted to hospital, and the pandemic in the UK was taken seriously. Unfortunately, I tragically lost my father in that cruel month because of Covid-19. In my existence, I have never experienced a loss of an important person and especially a man of a great caliber. I always thought in life as much as I loved being independent, that if I inevitably fail I have someone to have my back. It was like I was at an edge of a broken bridge. It does take a lot out of me to be writing about something sensitive as this but further reading on, you will understand it changed me as a person. I believe it did in a good way too.
After that tragic event, I was completely lost for few months of my life, in the one hand, I was so broken that I thought of not continuing to my final year of University. On the other hand, being the head of the family brought in responsibilities that could not be measured. It was overwhelming, it was completely new to me. However, I did not like this feeling to be down in life for that long. I knew I cant bounce back just like that. I decided to undertake few small steps at a time. I was always a private person who carefully kept things to myself because I did not want to portray myself as someone timid. That thinking changed, the first necessary step was to talk about how I was feeling to my close friends and family. That supported me a lot, so a small burden was of my chest. The next few steps were to continue to the final year, start gym, and work a bit more but not too much. However my most key motivation remain my family, I undoubtedly had no specific goals before this and now I instantly feel like I promptly do for myself and my family. I would love to keep levelling up in my marketing journey and pursue an exceptional career. I also love my family which I believe will by my greatest honour throughout my life. This is something that I would live up to, it is quote from one of my favourite actor: ‘Family is always and forever.’
Marketing has been a really exciting and a driven university course for me. In my expressed opinion, it is one of the few academic courses that intentionally allows you to carefully put your unique personality within it while learning the course. I am surprised I have not stated my own definition of marketing; ‘An action process which promotes and sells products to consumers through the use of passion and creativity methods.’ It is essential for marketers to instantly think outside of the box. Data, evidence, research, and many academic/theory factor is important. However, it will be boring without a driven force to convey a product/service through a creative and innovative method. A marketer’s core personality and effective methods will precisely define them rather than their satisfactory results.
That is my final story in my final blog, writing blogs has made me realise how much I actually enjoyed it. Since writing blogs, I started to read books again and I am also planning to write my own book one day. I would like to thanks my readers for reading my blogs and being part of my journey too.