After being born and bought up in Tiruvannamalai, I came over to Chennai about six years ago. My father is working as a construction labourer, while my mother is a homemaker. I have an elder brother. Because of some personal reasons, I was not able to complete my schooling. Later, I did ITI in mechanical wing, following which I joined a job related to my field of study. However, that work did not hold my interest or satisfy me. So after a few months, I decided to quit that job.
Right from my childhood, I had an interest in baking cakes. When I quit from the earlier job, I thought of pursing this. That is how I started to work in a bakery in Perungalathur. When I joined, I was a helped. Gradually, I learnt the nuances of the work, and was made an assistant ‘master’. I work from 7 am to 3 pm every day, including on Sundays.
Unlike the earlier job, I love this one and find satisfaction in the work that I do. My goal for future is to start my own bakery, and have already started making plans for it. I believe I would be able to achieve my dream in the near future, which would ensure that my parents would have a better quality life at least now.
After seeing how they have been struggling all these years, I am working hard every day so that I would take away all the burden from them in a few years. Instead, they can take rest for their rest of their lives.