‘Life doesn’t always give you second chances, so take the first one.’
I came across this quote on several occasions but could never really understand its meaning in its true sense.
‘A quote with a deep hidden message which perhaps an ordinary woman wouldn’t understand. I never had any second chances!’
Life had been a roller coaster ride for me (and I guess everyone feels that way). Like any other young girl, I too had lots of dreams, of which the most special one was to become a writer. I wanted to have my name published in some form or the other – a story, book, novel, article, whatever…
But none of this happened. I was actively writing during my school and college days but could not continue. Soon after I passed out of college, I jumped into the corporate world. It was fast, overwhelming and seemingly never-ending – until motherhood happened and my life suddenly came to a standstill.
I consciously wanted to spend the first few years with my child and went ahead with a sabbatical. But soon after, there was this unexpected lull, which I couldn’t understand at first. It all seemed rosy in the beginning but when monotony starts taking a toll on my confidence, I was scared. I desperately began searching for work again even when I was not prepared. I didn’t want to go back so early!
‘But what better could I be doing at home?’ was the question.
I would have already been back to the office cubicle if my husband had not shared a magazine ad with me. It was a famous women magazine inviting their readers to write for them.
I looked at the ad; read it and re-read it.
‘Whoa! This is incredible.’ I almost jumped out of my chair.
“You always wanted to do this but complained of time shortage. Now, this is a wonderful opportunity to pursue your dreams”, husband’s voice brought me to the present. My enthusiasm was beyond imagination. Time to fire up the passion, girl!
I looked at him, smiled and slightly nodded. Now this is my chance, once again. Second or hundredth, who cares?