Moving away from home for my first job ,at ITI Bangalore, in 1972 was a major landmark in my life.I stayed as a paying guest,took my own decisions regarding my time,activities etc etc.It was as if the butterfly was finally breaking out of the cocoon.I wasn’t a very brightly coloured butterfly nor did I seek to fly far far away.I largely remained insecure & uncertain of myself for several years till I came to terms with my self.I grew up by leaps and bounds and thoroughly enjoyed a life of my own from the fateful day when I left home for Bangalore.
I stayed with the Thomases ,Suzy and Ipe and there two little children Miriam & Ipe Jn. They were a wonderful family and I felt at home and comfortable staying with them. I had most meals with the family, had to share the toilets, and became a part of the family!! They had a wonderful easy going and uncomplicated attitude to life which I found very appealing. It was a living style I wanted for myself.I wanted my own freedom and privacy which they gave me,allowing me to live my life the way I wanted too. This and the fact I was away from home gave me a really great feeling and I shook off some,if not all, the shackles that bound me for so long.