I am NOT my Resume!

Aditya’s Illusion
4 min readJul 26, 2023


“ I was just guessing numbers and figures

Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of Science, Science and Progress

Don’t Speak as Loud as my Heart” — The Scientist, Coldplay

That’s pretty much about the resume already said, by one of my favourites. If you’re reading this, well, maybe it’s because you couldn’t resist the allure of my wit and charm! :P (You are just kind :))

If you come to look at me, (a photograph attached below), you might not even want to see my resume :D.

What the!! ? I know right! That’s usually me if we are not talking resume

Bet you’ve got that ‘one’ embarrassing photo tucked away in the depths of your gallery too, right? Don’t worry; we’re all in the same boat here, unless you happen to be a professional selfie-taker, in which case, hats off to you! 😄 But hey, that’s precisely why I am NOT my resume!

Let’s talk about perseverance, my secret weapon! It’s like growing those luscious locks; it takes time, patience, and a lot of care. And boy, do I have it down to a T!? Need proof? Just ask those long tresses — they’ll vouch for me! :P (Refer to the above photo for evidence!) And you know what’s missing from my resume? Yup, that very skill!

On those sleepless nights, struggling with emotions, I survive, like you do. (I hope you don’t have professional sleepless nights :P). But hey, on those sleepless nights, Pink Floyd (just one reference) takes me on a journey sometimes, sometimes it’s poems of revolution and spirituality, most often my escape is a walk under the trees. Desperate for some breathing space!


Then, like champions, You and I show up for work the next day, fulfilling all those commitments with a smile (and maybe a few yawns). Anyone else have those nights missing from their resumes too?

Gratitude is a superpower, folks! I’m always grateful for the opportunity to live for someone beyond the self, with or without, cold hard cash.

And hey, if you’re not into spreading kindness yet, let me remind you that the social sector could use a lot of financial love, and well, I could use some sweet remuneration too, right? 😜

We’ve all been there, walking into those office spaces where everything isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, especially when it comes to bosses! Then again, we’ve mastered the art of hiding our inner Lucifers and hanging in there like bosses ourselves.

My resume may showcase diverse experiences (all mutually exclusive, of course!), but it doesn’t capture the immense gratitude I feel for those who embraced me into the unknown, helping me discover my skills and grow even more. Every opportunity that comes my way is a sweet manifestation of this gratitude, but enough about the resume, right?

Now, let’s talk about my passionate affair with the planet and all its inhabitants! Oh yes, I’m a globe-trotting adventurer who indulges in extreme sports, writes captivating stories, sings tunes that’ll make your heart sing, captures moments through photography, and devours books for minutes to days at time. These adventures teach me about environment, culture, practices, faith, political systems, and socio-economic status and the interconnectedness of all beings — fueling my very own superpower: Critical Thinking and Mindful Feeling! (Mind and feelings together). This incredible combo helps me concoct sustainable and achievable social intervention plans that may potentially make the world better for all, a ripple at a time.

But hey, my resume might just scratch the surface; it doesn’t capture the burning passion and drive behind it all.

By the way, if you’re still reading, you’re witnessing another one of my skills — the power of captivating writing! Go ahead, pat yourself on the back for getting this far! 😄 And guess what? I’d like to believe that while you were reading this, you connected with ‘NOT’ on your resume too — those things that truly make you shine!

Oh, and hold on, let’s talk about coincidences! My dear friend Turam just sent me a screenshot (check it out below!). It’s like the universe’s magic is at play, and we’ll call it a “co-incidence” with a professional touch! 😂

That’s by my “Roomie” :P
I love making memes too, this was for the cover image :P