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Seema Saharan
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My Journey of "Getting out of my Comfort Zone"!

A lot of you have things in mind like: Can I do this? Can I learn this tech in this much amount of time? Can I even start a YouTube channel? Can I write technical blogs? Can I add some value to someone's life?
Well not here to brag here, but I just want to share my experience, and maybe you feel motivated somehow and apply that. And if you do, then please let me know, I will be so happy, that I did something good.

Whatever happened this year was not a surprise for all of us, I was in my final year, and soon I was going to start with my exams, and then I would be a graduate, and start my career in tech as an Engineer.
But who thought that something new, and exciting is already planned for me.

Tough to Start: Took challenges

For the first month, I just binged-watch shows and wasted some time, but then I thought I can take advantage of this time and can improve more things, I started attending workshops, but I always wanted to teach people, I tried that too "FAILED", why?
I don't really know, but I was doing it for free. Anyway, I got somehow demotivated, because people will take you for granted forever if you don't show them your value.

So, after that, I participated in my first Hackathon. You heard it right, I was going to complete my graduation but never took part in any Hackathon. Why? Because I was so afraid of the word itself. But I don't know, I took this challenge, and yeah I didn't win, but there were a lot of learnings.

After that, another challenge was already waiting for me, and that was writing technical blogs.
Woah, what a name? Does that scare you as well? Well, this did a quite good job scaring me for a long time.
But there was a competition going on called Blogger' week by Tesseract Coding, and I was like, Hell yeah, I am going to do that, the worst that can happen is I will fail, be it.

You won't believe that I got the first position in that, shocking right!!

Not even that, It got published on Analytics Vidhya Medium publication.

My first talk in a Conference

After that Rohit approached me to write some blog, so yeah, I was confident to write but the confusion was, about what? I didn't know about the tech well at that time, so I learned and wrote about Understanding Azure DevOps.


Let me know if you like it or not.

Then I got my first offer for speaking at a conference. That day was huge for me. I was nervous too, but I managed, and it went well.

Started Open Source Contributions

After this, I started to explore Open Source, how to contribute to that, well it wasn't easy, it got me a full month just to understand what a pull request is, and how to make one.
But yeah, I did, I practiced a lot.
Amazing thing is that I got to know about GitLab, and the Hackathon, I tried to contribute, it was a lot confusing, trust me, when I say this, I was just a newbie, and it took a lot of time to understand the whole point of open source contributions, why?
There was no one to guide me, which later led to my YouTube channel, I will discuss that later.
But yeah, I made my FIRST MERGE REQUEST on GitLab.


Well, you will think that is there only wins? No, definitely not, I had lots of failures too, but I want to share these right now. :D

Started my YouTube channel!

YT Bash Woman

Then came my YouTube channel!!!

AIM OF MY CHANNEL

  1. Give back to the community.
  2. Help someone.
  3. Collaborate.

This year was full of taking risks, why risks?
Because, I am a person who likes to be in her comfort zone, and this year I got out of it.
So, if you reading this, please get out of your comfort zone, it will not be easy, but you can do that!
I always say, "If I can, then you definitely can."
I was the laziest person you will ever know, and now I am working a lot, like in my whole life, I haven't worked this much.

WINS

  1. I got to help so many people this year, that's the best thing I could do for someone.
  2. Got out of my comfort zones: wrote blogs, made/making videos.
  3. Got 1k+ SUBSCRIBERS! Support me if you like my content.

I have missed many of my wins, but these helped me to get more.
So, JUST START!!
All the very best.

GOALS FOR 2021

I hope I will be able to do that. Support me if you want/can.

You can connect with me on:
🎥YouTube
LinkedIn
🧵Twitter
Hashnode
📷Instagram

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raddevus

You have an interesting list of experiences and it is obvious you have those because you've worked hard. Are you going to enter the #dohackathon here?
I'd be interested in seeing what app you would create. I completed my entry yesterday. If you get a chance, take a look at it and let me know what you think. Maybe it'll give you some ideas for your next app too. Thanks for sharing the post. Very interesting.

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Seema Saharan Author

If I get time, then surely. I will comment after checking your project 😁

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Anushka Shukla • Edited

Hi Seema, hope you're doing well. I just went through this blog your story is amazing undoubtedly. I have almost the same story of getting out of my comfort zone . I loved this blog.

But a little constructive criticism, please don't get offended I have no such intention :) :
"Using terms like ‘gonna’, ‘wanna’ and ‘cos’ leave you open to not being taken seriously. " this is what one of the articles says. link for your reference : concisewriting.com.au/blog/gonna-w...

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Seema Saharan Author

Okay, thanks! 😃

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Seema Saharan Author

I edited, thanks!

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Srividhya R

Hey!! This is such an inspirational story!! I am still the same introverted girl staying in fear and shyness. I hope that I could get out of this fear and comfort zone sooner and this is one of my goals for 2021.

Thanks for sharing your story!! You will reach your goal as well!!

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Seema Saharan Author

Just be like, "I don't care what people will think", that really helped me. This is the main thing, I am able to do so many things now.

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MiguelMJ

My year has been similar, but a lot slower and with very little success, for now. Anyways, I've achieved more than doing nothing, that's for sure! I'm happy to see how much you have done. It inspires me to continue too!

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Seema Saharan Author

Never compare your wins with others. You did a great job. All the very best for the future. 🌟

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Aditi Sneh

You're a source of motivation ❤️

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Seema Saharan Author

Glad you think that. ❤

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Raksha Kannusami

You are amazing! keep going strong! 🔥🔥🔥

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Seema Saharan Author

You helped me in my journey if you remember. 😁

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Eduardo Cookie Lifter

That sounds very nice and im happy for you! 😁

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Seema Saharan Author

Thank you 😊

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Shreyasi Patil

Its surprising how much I related to this but also inspired me at the same time!! Thanks for sharing.

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Seema Saharan Author

Yayy! Thank you!

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Shamima Hossain

Very interesting read...I really wanna participate in a blogging challenge. If you know of any good ones coming up..pls drop links

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Seema Saharan Author

If I come across one, I will definitely share.