Life is full of cuts and bends but it is for us to meander through them with elan.
As a little kid I was fascinated by my parents profession. Both being medicos I enjoyed seeing them help people, prescribe pills and listen to their problems. I too aimed to be one when I grew up.
I took the medical entrance tests but unfortunately, I couldn't clear them. I thought it was not my cup of tea. I dreaded the idea of living and working on cadavers whole day. So I decided to pursue research. I felt I might discover the elixir of youth.
Dedication and diligence helped me procure a doctoral degree. I was thrilled. I was awarded a research associateship for a period of three years after my Ph.D. As I was about to complete my tenure I found myself in holy matrimony.
I completed but it seems God had other plans. Soon I was into motherhood and pursuing a career became a far off dream. I took a sabbatical to rear the kids.
During the sabbatical I found myself again. I had been a wordsmith in school and had a flair to write. My English teacher had felt a career in writing would be a good idea. But I had brushed that aside as I was bitten by the 'Science Bug. '
I started surfing the net for writing sites and soon I procured some. I started chasing my dreams to become a prolific writer. I started sending articles to sites and today I have become a freelance writer, blogger and proofreader.
I have several publications both on print and digital media. The caterpillar has metamorphosed into a butterfly. It is a feeling of joie-de-vivre to be published and get adulation for my articles.