Pursuing her passion

Published On: July 14, 2017 12:45 PM NPT By: Swasti Gautam

She has a degree in environmental law but you will also find her instructing zumba or piloxing classes at various fitness studios across town. Grishma Bista believes in living a life where you work hard, extremely hard, to make your dreams come true. But this ambitious young woman isn’t only focused on improving her own life. She recently organized a charity event to help children in Kenya.  

This past week, Salsa Dance Academy in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, saw fitness enthusiasts enjoy a free piloxing class as well as learn about this fitness form. At the end of the hour-long session, participants donated whatever money they could. This wasn’t the first charity event she had organized. Bista has always found ways to give back to the society and it’s very important for her. Her parents, she says, have always encouraged her to find the loopholes and problems in the society and work towards fixing it or bettering the situation.

“These charity events are not only ways to do my bit for the society but they also help me improve myself as a person,” explains Bista who has plans to organize a similar event for underprivileged children in schools of Kathmandu and Birgunj in the near future.
What works to Bista’s advantage is the fact that she is hardworking, determined, and passionate. And she likes to keep herself busy. Being a fitness enthusiast, she gives almost seven to eight hours of zumba and piloxing classes every week. This recent graduate from Kathmandu School of Law is a salsa dancer as well besides being a zumba and piloxing instructor. She confesses that there are many people who tell her to stick to one path rather than pursue both but that doesn’t bother her or deter her from dabbling at both.

“I don’t think I have to choose between the two things that I do. I think I know how to balance my passion and focus on my profession at the same time,” she adds. And true to her words, she can be seen juggling both worlds without looking even a little bit stressed. Bista says that if you love what you do and enjoy it then you won’t feel bogged down by a long to-do list.

“The world is extremely competitive and only being passionate can help you do your best,” she says. For her, making up your mind to do something and doing it are one and the same thing. She believes if you decide to do something and are determined, nothing can stop you. “Excuses for not doing what you love are just ways of trying to make yourself feel better despite your failings or laziness,” she concludes.

(As told to Swasti Gautam)

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