Mid age is when a broad mind and narrow waist exchange places- I read this somewhere. While I am making earnest attempts to not let that waist broaden further, in terms of my mind, I would say it has only gotten broader, more liberal and tolerant.
Life is a roller coaster- my career is booming. As a Vice President in an MNC, my day is full of meetings, dealing with people issues which is always more tough than the technical ones. The monthly hiring round to various cities and the quarterly visit to London where my stakeholders sit.I absolutely love what I do and am elated to be among the top performers here, its this burning desire that propels me forward. I do wish to see myself right at the top and take more women with me as I reach the summit.
Being a mom to a growing girl is not easy and coupled with my responsibilities at the workplace, I do struggle for time.
As a couple we share the load when it comes to parenting, this make it easier and enjoyable. It helps us to bond better and the little one knows very clearly that there is no such demarcation between whats Mommy’s job and Daddy’s job.
Mumma goes on week long trips and Daddy gets her ready for school , takes her studies and attends the PTA on some days and on other days its Mumma who takes up these tasks.
One thing that I have made a conscious attempt to make time for despite the maddening schedule is my set of friends. They are a handful but a monthly Saturday night spent with them leaves me rejuvenated. This is something I never miss, in fact it takes a lot of effort from all 4 of us to keep this ritual as we fondly call it “The Girl’s Rendezvous” going.
Sheena is a homemaker but has lot of responsibilities living in a joint family, Rashmi is an air hostess and we allow her the benefit of her profession to skip this meet at times. Megha is professional sports anchor and is running a much crazier schedule than me.
As women we often tend to give up too much of ourselves in the name of our spouse, kids, parents, in laws and job. We forget to make time for ourselves, for friends and when we realise the mistake we made and try to make amends, its too late.
Men seldom miss their beer night with the boys at the club, so why should we women miss that Saturday dinner date with our girl gang? Let your hair loose, put that ticking alarm clock to rest (gone are the days of Cindrella where you need to get back before 12), laugh out loud, dance, be silly and blabber. Create memories for now is the time.
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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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