What is winning? Is it getting what we always desire or is it achieving what people around decide for us or is it losing out on those small battles and still coming out as a stronger person and continue living on our own terms? Each time I have been in a difficult situation, my reaction has always been to sulk, cry and finally convince myself that this is all I deserve in life. It always felt like everyone around has an easy-going life. Agreed, that their life might be full with difficulties and complexities, but not as bad as mine.
This small incident gave me a whole new perspective. I work in a team of 13 people out of which 11 are women belonging to different walks of life. We often meet regularly in official meetings or have an informal chit-chat in the office aisle. All of them come across as happy independent working women. While a few of them are chirpy and talkative and can express all possible emotions, there are others who hardly open their mouths, the silent introverted ones. Recently, I got to know a part of their lives on my way back from a team lunch.
I got an Idea! It is not original but it is pretty inspiring.
I am going to add a new section to the blog called – Life as it is – a collection of your struggles and inspiring (AHA) moments. Here we will talk about our struggles and how we are dealing with it on a daily basis. I would like this platform to be real, honest and straight from the heart. No superhuman stories. Just simple everyday mundane struggles, moments of epiphanies and our small DIY projects to deal with it. It could be a story about a discouraging friend and how you dealt with her or about your struggle with abuse or about your finding your passion or about your life lessons or about marriage or anything human.
A story that has a human connect. A real life story. Please remember no story is big or small. Every story matters.
I know it is not a very innovative idea but I feel it is very important for me to do this right now. I am in a stage where I feel we all need a platform to spread our stories and not conform to our blog themes. I have always talked about moving forward but now I also want to talk about the events/incidents that change our perspective.
So here is the plan.