After completing my graduation in mass communications from one of the best girl’s colleges in India, I settled down in a job in a mid-sized advertising agency in NCR near my home in Delhi.
Slowly but steadily I proved myself & successfully climbed the steps of the senior hierarchy in my organisation.
By the time I got married & had to move out of Delhi, I was designated at a managerial level.
My husband & in laws initially didn’t agree to my working after marriage.
When my husband is extremely well to do, why do I need to work was their reasoning.
Yet, I refused to bow down. I wanted to work to retain my own self, to be self-reliant for my own materialistic needs. I didn’t want to depend on my husband for everything that I need in my day to day life.
However, due to some circumstances I had to quit two jobs in succession. But I also was struggling to cope & settle down in another city where I had never been before my marriage.
My husband asked me if I was sure if I wanted to continue, I firmly told him yes. It’s not about money I told him.
I had barely managed to settle down in another job, when I discovered that I am pregnant. Yet, I thought I could still continue for a while. But fate didn’t want me to continue. I was diagnosed with an iron deficiency which made my travelling to & from work difficult.
So, I quit my job once again.
Now, I am more like a homemaker. I look after myself & my baby to be born. I do recreational activities to keep myself occupied.
Most importantly, I have come to terms with the fact that I am going to give birth to another life.
I am happy, I am satisfied. Yet, I wonder if being a mother is going to complete me?
I don’t mind sacrificing my professional career for my child & my family.
Perhaps, that’s where I find my happiness in.
Being there for my family.