You certainly don't want to get bored with a sermon. As a copywriter, I should know not to do this to you. Therefore. I will keep this short for you.
You probably want to know who I am? I'm Aakshey Talwar. And I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was in class 9. Did you see SRK in My Name is Khan? For now, this introduction should suffice.
But. I have embarked on a journey that none of my * normal * school and college mates have dared to undertake. You are probably wondering what the hell this guy is talking about.
I will get there in a moment.
I'll tell you 2 short stories today. Only 2 of them. No big deal.
This news forms the basis of who I am today. And I'm sure they will help you in one way or another, on your own journey.
Let's talk about love first.
Back in DPS RKP, in class 11, I fell in love. And I was madly in love. Her name was Annie. And I found it beautiful.
I found life hard because she hated me. You probably know how terrible and painful this is. But time has not stopped.
End of school. And of course, there was not much hope after that.
But. I hope you don't love anyone that way. Because it’s poison. But. Now we are moving away from the subject.
The question is why did Annie hate me?
And the answer is simple. I was different. Weird actually. Teenagers, and popular girls in particular, don't like it. A little. You might agree with this.
My classmates called me a stranger because of my stratospheric IQ but of strange behavior.
Above all, I just didn’t have the guts to approach Annie directly. I never had the courage to speak to him with confidence. Even if she was on the same school bus!
And as you probably know, girls hate lack of confidence. And I was as subconfident as possible.
In short, Annie has never been in my life as a girlfriend.
And it was the biggest setback ever recorded. You probably wouldn't want something similar to happen to you from a distance. Please don't happen to you. And I will also pray for you.
And the biggest obstacle that was there was to overcome this Asperger's behavior. You understand that. Right?
Anyway, enough about the first story.
You probably want to hear the following.
My love for Annie got me started my own business. Weaving thoughts. When I was not even 18 years old.
Yes, I registered for a full-time college course. From the University of Delhi, nothing less. I attended Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and I specialized in finance. And I also graduated. Though. I almost succeeded. But that's not what we're talking about right now. Right?
Let's get back to the fact.
In 2008, at 18, I still loved Annie. Many. And that will never change. That didn't change in 2016 either. And starting to weave thoughts was the best way to think to impress him. And to earn enough to buy her gifts. Of course, the donation part never materialized.
You would have done the same. Right? I thought so!
And later, Weaving Thoughts would become my dream. My passion. My love. My life. I didn't need to be in a job when my friends were taking a job or going to graduate school.
There have been moments of success and failure. And even now, I'm still recovering from a trough. But at least I'm happier than ever and I can see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.
To top it all. I have been taking antidepressants since the end of classes. I was suicidal for an important part of this trip. And all is not yet dory. As you probably would have guessed.
There is one point that I am trying to make.
If Annie hadn't been in my life as an inspiration, I would never have started to weave thoughts.
If I hadn't started weaving thoughts, I would just be a disgruntled and unhappy employee in a corporate job with no existence of its own. I would never have been happy. And I also wouldn't know what to do about it.
If Annie had accepted me, I don't know if I would have taken enough time to pursue Weaving Thoughts in college.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are a lot of things that didn't make sense until even a year ago. And there are still a lot of things that no longer make sense.
Once you believe that you reside in the Creator of the Universe. And let it reside in you. And that you and the Lord are all but one. You will be better equipped to deal with problems that arise.
It doesn't always work. But. Do you know something that will?
And just to show how much I loved Annie:
In Grade 12, when we were all 17, Annie had kept a Karwa Chauth quickly for her boyfriend then, who of course did not do the same for her! Frustrated with the idea of enjoying my meal while she was hungry and thirsty, I decided to keep one for myself. That day, I didn't drink a drop of water or eat a bite of food until I broke my fast with his photo when the moon came out. Of course, she doesn't know it even today. (I drank a few drops of water early in the morning with my medication, but that's it!)
P.S. The name of my love has been changed to Annie to maintain her private life. Which becomes even more important now that she is happily married. Not for me of course! I am single and ready to mix.
P.P.S. Some 340 poems I wrote for Annie, which I self-published on Amazon.com. In two volumes.
P.P.S. You can download the poems for free from my server:
About the author:
Aakshey Talwar is the founder and CEO of Gaia Internet aka GaiaQ.com and Weaving Thoughts. The two companies are really two sides of the same coin.
Gaia Internet is an on-demand content writing service that tries to stand out.
GaiaQ has worked as a content provider with Nearbuy, MobiKwik, Portea, VC Circle, Economic Times, Times Internet, Hyatt, CoverFox and many other big brands.
Aakshey was a Dipsite and graduated from CBS (DU). He is a big foodie, a music lover and a crazy gadget monster!
To learn more about Aakshey Talwar or to contact him, visit Aakshey.com
To learn more about GaiaQ, visit GaiaQ.com