"I had finished my MBA, and was working as a media manager. After a couple of years, I decided to get married -- it felt like the perfect next step. After marriage, I continued to work, and in a short while, I got pregnant. I always thought that after giving birth, I'd go back to work.
During the initial months my entire day, and even nights would be devoted to him, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also felt like if I'd leave him and go to work, I'd be doing an injustice to my role as a mother. My inner voice held me back, and made me feel like I didn't have a choice.
As he grew up, the amount of care he needed reduced. But even at that time if I'd think of stepping out of my comfort zone, and strive for more -- there was something that made me feel under confident each time. I was met with self-doubt, I kept thinking If I'd be able to manage a career and motherhood. But I decided to focus more on my dream, and less on the strings holding me back.I enrolled in a teacher training course and worked at a daycare to get the experience I needed.
Only after that did I finally launch my activity centre 'The Kids Company' from my home with just a couple of kids. The start was also rocky, I'd fumble because I was scared of how I'd manage, but my husband told me that if you don't take a leap forward, you'll never know how it feels to fly.
Today I've successfully managed to rent a space and make it a full-fledged center -- and I have over a 100 kids coming from all over the world! I've been taking care of my son, my family and my business -- without any of the worries I thought I'd have.
It's not been easy, I held back because I thought I was made for certain roles, and that I can't do it all at the same time. But all I needed was some belief to realize that that's not true. That I can do exactly what I want to do, and be where I wanted to be -- I just needed to have the vigour, to fearlessly go where my heart lead me -- and see the magic unfold!"
Humans of Bombay, Fb
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