Birthday Bonanza

It is my birthday today and it also marks the beginning of something big and something I have been desiring to do for quite some time now.

I have finally resigned from my IT job and have taken up Photography as a full time career. In my opinion, to excel at something, one needs to focus all the energy and time on it. After evaluating my options for quite some time, I have finally decided to choose my passion over tried, tested and safe desk job. It was a particularly difficult decision for me because I have had a good stint as an R&D engineer so far.

On one hand, the future is beckoning me with a limitless new horizon and yet it feels a little sad because I will be stepping away from the path that gave me so much in the past few years. However, Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. I am sure this is the best birthday gift I have given myself! And I am determined to make something of myself in my chosen career path.

Those who have been following my page keenly may have noticed that the frequency of updates had reduced quite a bit. For sometime now, I have been away from Facebook and other on-line forums. While I never really stopped shooting I did take a break from the life on-line. There is a good reason for that too (More on that later). But I am now excited to announce a strong comeback. There are lots of things in pipeline. Over the next few weeks I will share the details with you all.

Since I started the page in the end of 2010, it has gained over 80,000 followers in less than two years. I am grateful to your support and I could not have gathered the courage to follow my dreams if not for all of you.

Thanks to my family for making the day so special!

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  • Kamal says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Happy Birthday Neeta!!! :) & Best of Luck for you great future. Reply

  • Varun vijayan(photomania) says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Happy b'day neetaji...alwayse pray for your success...am also a beginer your wrks alwayse give me somthing new...thank you so much keep clicking if you mind plz visit ma page too..https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photo-mania/350632018309889 u'r simply best Reply

  • Gaurav Prabhu says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    All the best. Wish you lots of success. I'm still in the early stages of my career & aspire to delve into photography full time just like you. Not many have guts to leave a safe job & pursue their passion. Reply

  • Vinuth says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Congrats Neeta!! All the best for your new full time career. Reply

  • Vishwas says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Wishing you good luck and even brighter future. All the very best. Reply

  • Vijay Jaiswal says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Happy Journey on the new path.... Reply

  • Mayur Srivatsav says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    wow amazing !! All the best. Reply

  • Mandhir Singh Bajwa says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Thats awesome. Now there are very few who can actually do what they love the most. God bless and All the best wishes. And keep up showering with your amazing photography. Reply

  • neetashankar says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Thank you all for the support!! :) Reply

  • Girish says:

    Posted: November 6, 2012

    Wish a very happy birthday and good wishes for the new (appended) start. Look forward to more photographs and posts from you. Cheers, Girish Reply

  • Chetan Tiwari says:

    Posted: November 7, 2012

    IT and photography.... to manage both of the together... its difficult... i am going through the same phase... cant make up mind( though i would like to make photography may full time profession... fear of unknown does not let me loose my IT job) congrats on the great step Good Luck Chetan Reply

  • Mahesh Tawde says:

    Posted: November 7, 2012

    Hi Neeta, Wish you a very Happy B'day!! :) A small shayari for you... hope you like it. Zindagi ki asli udaan abhi baki hai Zindagi ke kai imtihan abhi baki hai Abhi to naapi hai mutthi bhar zameen humne Abhi to sara aasman baki hai... Reply

  • Raghavendra says:

    Posted: November 7, 2012

    Happy returns of the day. All the best for your new beginning. Reply

  • kumar abhinav says:

    Posted: November 14, 2012

    love it Reply

  • Bruno Dsouza says:

    Posted: November 14, 2012

    Belated Happy Birthday, Neeta! Have enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your amazing photography. Inspiring... I am sure you have given yourself a BIG birthday present you will not regret about! Best wishes! Reply