The happiest moment of my life was when I got selected to perform at an international dance festival. That day I got to see happiness in my parents’ eyes. Their happiness is the most important thing in my life.

I was depressed for two years due to some personal reasons. I stopped talking to everybody and I kept myself all alone. I’ve overcome all of those things when I started believing in and loving myself again. Dancing was a big part of my recovery as it helped me to overcome my depression. Dancing is the only thing that relaxes me. I love being alone in the dance studio, moving my body in a flow. It really relaxes my mind.

I was in a relationship with a guy who used to harass me mentally as well as physically, but I didn’t have the guts to confess that to anyone. Things got worse when my parents discovered what was going on, but in the end, my parents helped me out. The biggest lesson that I have learned is to trust my parents more than anyone else. Only they are your real friends.

My current goal is to work as part of the cabin crew on international flights and also travel the world. I want to achieve this because ever since I was a child, I always loved traveling, meeting new people and making new friends.

If I had to give a piece of advice to a room full of strangers, I would say, “Believe in yourself, love yourself and trust me, the sky is the limit.” I believe nothing is impossible because the word itself says “I’m possible.” Work hard, focus on whatever you are doing, give your best, and have faith in yourself.

Also, be in a relationship that gives you happiness, that doesn’t change you but grows your interests. Never stay in a toxic relationship. It will affect not only you but also your parents or other loved ones who always love you and want you to be happy. An unhealthy relationship can destroy your career as well.

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