I am God's chosen child for he is sure I can bear any amount of pain he confers me with and pass his most gruesome tests before he grants my wish which indeed he always does and so I always say I am his favourite, though it is not as simple as it sounds. I am many times at a verge of losing my faith in him as the cost that he asks for fulfilling my dreams is always heart-breaking. Why does he almost perennially land me in a Dilemma whenever life has just started to settle down a bit for me...?
Out of all this, the biggest takeaway is I have learnt to take chances, I calculate the risk involved in achieving something and take the plunge. For example, on account of his rural posting my banker dad sent me off to Birla Balika Vidyapeeth in Pilani to complete my schooling. Once I reached there I was aghast to witness that it was a rich men's Daughters Paradise with extraordinary extra-curricular but not much focus on studies for me to get real guidance to materialise my IIT Dream. When I called back dad he left the decision to come back and get admission to Hindi Medium Municipality School or take the risk and stay there and work hard the self study way. I took my chances and in due course realised that this esteemed educational organisation was instrumental in shaping my personality and laying the foundation of what I have become today.
As a teenager, this incident reinforced my belief that life is all about taking chances. It's great if you succeed but if you fail the experience enriches you many a times further. These experiences open new avenues for you in life and you can see far beyond your horizon.
When I gave up my career at its peak some years back , to embrace motherhood, I took my chances too but with the belief that if I have the talent I can bounce back any moment and if I don't there is no point hanging on for long.
And see what this lovely risk that I took gifted me, it not only bestowed on me the priceless moments of my little ones growing up but also for the first time in my life I got chance to embrace my first love of writing. The kind of satiation and kick my writings give me cannot be expressed in words and you know what it means when words fail a writer to express her overwhelming feelings. I have eventually found solace in writing and it won't be an exaggeration to say writing is like breathing to me. Any pain, any sorrow vanishes when I weave it in words and pour it out in my sacred space which I lovingly call - Truly Yours Roma , my blog that you are reading at the moment.
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