Name: Trupti

Social Media Handle/Username: @indianfirst_tru

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Trupti. I’m from India. I’m a psychology major in abnormal, child and criminal behavior. I really don’t have much to tell about myself honestly. I love to cook a lot. It gives me joy to feed people. I love cycling. I have this beach near my place some 6kms away I go there very often. The waves the wind the peace it really calms me down. Right now I have a pretty quiet and peaceful life. Haha I hope I have not jinxed it.

What Inspires You Every day? : I have a lil brother. He lives with me. He is still studying. So his future is my responsibility. Actually it has been for a very very long time. I have to make sure that he I’d well-fed and loved. I make sure I love him 3 times as much mother’s, father’s and sister’s love. Can’t say inspiration but he is the motivation of my life. I want him to study well get a good job and be successful in his field of work. So yes. It’s him.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Never let anyone walk over u.
Don’t give anyone the right to hurt u.
Self-love is very underrated, ppl use it willy-nilly but don’t work on that. U should be the best person to cheer yourself up because believe me depending on someone for ur happiness is just too risky. Ppl say a lot of things make a lot of promises but seldom do they live up to it. So never depend on someone for ur emotional wellbeing. NEVER.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : Like I have mentioned above I want my baby brother to have it all. A successful career, a beautiful family a happy family, good health a full life. I have been working hard for that and always will. Will leave no stone unturned.
And yes when I grow old, and I look back in my life I should be happy and at peace. Inner peace and satisfied that I have made a difference in a lot of ppl’s life.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : At the beginning I was really terrified, and I panicked a lot. Here suddenly one day they decided to shut the whole country up. But soon I settled down calmed myself up. Just like everyone I cooked a lot of food. I was fortunate enough that I had the resources to survive the 6 months. So I made sure I helped ppl around me. I provided masks, gloves and sanitizers to the cleaning staff in my building. I saw the lady was using a bread packet as gloves and that just broke my heart. I helped a lot of people who r less fortunate, so they can survive during the trying times. And there were a lot of people who needed emotional support I continued counseling them and still do.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Learn from ur mistakes. Remember them so u don’t repeat it again.
Never forget how u were wronged in the past. Rather than fixating on who wronged you concentrate on how n why, so it never happens again.
Don’t be shy to ask questions. Until your doubts r cleared and u understand something completely ask questions, Just don’t assume. NEVER ASSUME.
Most importantly never give up, ever. Seek help. Surround yourself with ppl who love you and value you. U should get rid of the toxic people asap no matter who they are. Your mental health is the most important thing in your life, and you must prioritize it at all times.
Just be happy spread joy not hate.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I am a victim of physical and mental abuse up until I was 21. I had the courage to get out of that toxic life to make something out of myself and now taking care of my brother too. It was my mother who abused me every single day. She continues to harass me mentally but I have made myself strong enough to deal with it as I’m now independent. Everyone knows what she did they knew it then to saw it be it my father, my neighbors or my relatives but nobody did shit about it. Zilch. I know there r a lot of ppl out there who had or r living the life that I lived. I would like to tell u guys.
Do not wait for anyone to rescue you. No one is coming. Ppl can only sympathize n tell u it will be ok.
Get a degree get a job and move out.
BE YOUR OWN HERO.

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