This is Prathiksha from Bangalore.
I'm reaching out to you people with a hope that you could help me. I know I have written too much but please do take a couple of minutes and read it completely.
This is my story . My dream is to be a pilot right from high school, due to financial instability in the family I was unable to accomplish my dream.
after I completed my 11th and 12th I enquired about the expenses required for my training.
Me and my grandpa went to a flying school in Bangalore to enquire and we found out my training would cost 60-80lakhs.
My family couldn't afford that much money and every member in the family started saying me its not for people like us . We as a middle class family should know our limit and should not try to reach sky ,we should know our worth and should remain grounded to earth.
Whenever I argued with my dad and grandpa why shouldn't we dream big we are too humans, they would scold my mom saying not to put me into reputed schools or colleges, it would spoil her mind and she would go out of our hand . They also scolded, warned my mom, saying girls shouldn't get higher education. If they get, they lose their mind and they'll stand against us.
I was shattered by what my family said but I was the one who believed we only live once and I don't believe in rebirths and I want to fly as a pilot.
I always wanted to do something unique from the rest.
My relatives knew I wanted to be a pilot one day my aunt and my cousins had come home.
I had the habit of running to terrace as I hear some plane flying over I did the same that day my aunt mocked at me with a weird smile on her face saying to her kids "your sister wants to be a pilot ,
Due to financial problems everyone forced me to opt for something different than my dream job so that I'll be able to afford a job and live Independently. But this isn't which I wanted to do.
I was just going with the flow consoling myself this is it , this is the bitter reality. We dream big as a kid and get exposed to the reality as we grow up and sacrifice our dreams due to financial problems and take up job for the sake of living and to afford basic amenities like food, clothes and home.
Please do help me out to accomplish my dream to be a commercial pilot
I just need financial support.
Also I'm thankful for my mom who stood to give me basic education .
Therefore requesting for your help regarding my situation.