So many things came in my mind, when I thought of writing something on “me”. Never planned to play different roles in my life; a kid, a teen, a grown up girl, women, professional, mother, etc. It all happened naturally. For that, I am very grateful to God.
To be very honest, as they say, “time heals everything” and “time files”, and thus, I don’t remember my childhood as such. All I know is that I never planned to be a website programmer. Never thought that one day, I will get the opportunity to develop online shopping cart and Facebook like applications. Trust me, not an easy job because I have to deal with hackers out there. (Yes, one of renowned website was hacked and was put up on twitter)
My Last Day At Work
So, when my motherhood started, I was in little tension because I had to handle my daughter by myself, coz I had shifted to a new place. Though I have everyone in my life, But all have their own plans and hence I can’t force them to be with me for my reasons. Days went on and off, nurturing my daughter, playing with her, teaching her and of-course, shouting at her.
Staying at home, to be a housewife, was not my cup of tea, but somehow, I don’t know from where this “teacher” came in me and I started teaching all the possible things to her. Right from nursery rhymes, till Solar System, My daughter knows everything. Teaching her is a wonderful experience. The expression she gives, when she doesn’t know the answer, itself is entertaining.
Don’t know where 6 years went, without coding, without checking on Facebook applications updates, without checking new versions of my programming language. It was 3rd March 2020, when I got to know that one company, nearby my house, is hiring only ladies who have a career break. So, I submitted my resume. And I was called for an interview on 7th March 2020 (Just one day before women day). I was so shocked, that I was still remembering a few codes from my programming language, and without wasting any time, they hired me on the spot. Unfortunately, lock-down was declared due to covid outbreak and since I had no helping hand, I had to say “no” to that company. Even though the company contacted me thrice after that. But god had some other plans. He gave me that strength to be with my daughter all the time, teaching her, playing with her, trying to make her perfect, but most important is it is more relaxing than the office stress. Other parents do take tips from me on how I teach my daughter, How I keep my daughter busy while doing house work, how I made her read on her own, etc etc.
I am not saying that the office is bad. Earning is very good. In-fact I was the most workaholic person. But right now, my life has some other plans. Maybe in the future, it will be doing something else. Maybe, I will join some office, part time or full time.
And it is rightly said “woh stree hai, kuch bhi kar sakti hai.. ”
So don’t underestimate the power of a common woman.