Life demands a lot of physical and mental effort. Some are fortunate enough to be blessed with everything from the beginning, others have to work hard from the outset to make it somewhere significant. I believe it all depends on how you were brought into this world. My journey is that of the latter.
Growing up, from the early demise of my father when I was 5 years old, my life revolved around financial issues and mental stress. However, there was one thing I was sure of and that was that I will not let life bring me down. I made sure I led my life on my terms instead of life leading me.
The day I started my high school, I started to support my siblings and mother to ensure that I don’t become a burden on them. I worked hard to make sure I can pay for my studies. Soon, I got an opportunity to pursue my higher studies (Bachelor’s in Computer Sciences) from a reputed institute and so I moved to Lahore. Working with computers and Technologies has always been a lifelong passion and dream of mine. When I moved from a tiny hamlet (Okara) to a metropolis where I was far behind everyone, I had numerous obstacles in every aspect of my life. Even though it was quite a significant shift for me, I took it as a challenge to demonstrate to myself that I am capable of accomplishing great things in my life.
After years of hard work and struggle, I graduated in 2018 and was able to secure a job in a rapidly growing company, Emerald Labs, to kick start my career as a Mobile Developer. It was the best decision of my life to join this company, as I found the best mentors here. They helped me a lot in my grooming and accepted me the way I was. I met people (mentors, friends/colleagues) who put in their efforts in teaching me and believed in my ability to achieve greater things in the future. Learning from them has made a substantial change not just in my career but also in my personality. When I first began working, I never imagined I would be able to make as much progress as I have over the period of time.
Today I have experience of 2.5+ years in Mobile development and I am living the life that I dreamed of. All of this materialized because I never gave up, worked extremely hard, and of course because I always had my mother’s endless prayers with me. It also would not have been possible for me without the support of Emerald Labs as they always supported me in every matter of my life and gave me the opportunity to learn and grow.
I believe Emerald Labs is not just a company, but an institute for me. I have found the best team of my friends/colleagues here and I am ever ready to learn more and contribute further to achieve the goals of the organization.