Que Sera Sera #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

The baby is 6 months old today and as I walk out of the house, dressed up in my newly bought “Tommy Hilfilger” formal dress and Clarks suede shoes, it feels surreal. A part of me is apprehensive of leaving behind my precious bundle of joy but the other part is excited to go out into the adult world and do something I enjoy, get back to the corporate grind, have conversations on topics other than burps and baby food.

Some of the people were surprised that I decided to join work so soon, after 6 months of my maternity leave. It was a decision I had taken after much deliberation with my husband and most of all after much of debate and discussions with self. I may sound crazy but I talk a lot to myself especially when it comes to taking tough decisions. I knew I had to go back someday, more than anything this is something I wanted for myself. I don’t believe in the term “sacrifices”, in fact I feel the decision of having a child is something a couple consciously makes because they want to experience parenthood. Putting their own wishes at the alter for the sake of a child and then bearing this resentment within for years is bound to explode someday. And the worst sufferer is going to be the child.

I believe in being a happy individual first, doing things that make me happy, only then can I be a happy Mom to my child. It reminds me of that poem “Que Sera Sera Whatever will be, will be, the future is not ours to see”. As a parent we have many dreams for our child but being the right role model is what it all starts with. When my daughter sees me pursuing my passion with vigour, she is bound to follow her dreams too.

I don’t know what she will turn out to be, all I want is for her to be happy, to believe in herself and stand up for what she believes is right.

Linking up with #BlogchatterA2Z


My theme for the challenge is

“A slice of life through Myra’s eyes” – a fictional tale of growing up and learning some vital lessons about self love, feminism, sisterhood, a working woman and the essence of being a woman in urban India.  

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34 thoughts on “Que Sera Sera #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. very beautifully said. I do have some regrets leaving my job for the family. but there was no turning back as I learned my life in the second phase. excellently put into words. yea, i do ask myself a lot just like your character.

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  2. Nice one Akshata. I know this one is close to your heart and is written so honestly.

    So true. Can’t possibly be a good mom when you are full of resentment and regrets. What will be will be. we cant control the future only make the best of the poresent.

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  3. A happy mother is responsible for the upbringing of a happy child. A passionate mother can play the role model for the kid. Take advice from your own self and follow your heart. Glad that you come with this post Akshata ☺️

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  4. It is difficult to take decisions like these some times. Yet as long as a mom is content and does not run on a guilt trip all goes well be it whether she takes up a job or decides to stay home

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  5. I guess a mother should be left to decide how long she wants to spend with her child before resuming her career. Another solid addition to Myra’s story, Akshata.


  6. Self introspection is both good and bad depending on who dominates it. It’s not crazy to talk to yourself. It is something many people use as a devise to make tough decisions. Myra is a really brave person for being courageous enough to take these decisions.

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  7. I am so happy to see Myra return back to work. Tiding over the dilemma of staying back for the kiddo and heeding to the call of heart is difficult for sure. Way to march on Myra. So proud of you!

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  8. Am sure the child has a lot to look up to and relying shoulders right in her home when needed to burden her burdens. Another sweet post! One should indeed chase their passions.

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  9. That is so true. Your first responsibility should always be towards yourself, and only then should you think about babies/parents/friends/relatives etc. As an aside, it is my longstanding belief that everyone talks to himself/herself when they are alone, it’s just that only a few like Myra, or me, actually admit to it 🙂

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