“While all of us are born unique, most often than not, our identity gets clouded by people’s opinions, growing up. Now as a bright student with a flair for academics, my aspiration was always to become a pediatrician. But when the time came to actually select the stream, I got intimidated by the varying views of so many supposed well-wishers and got enrolled in comparatively easier groups.
And with time, the outcome felt like slow poison, where time flew by but I had no purpose. Whether it was graduation or an MBA, I didn’t know why I was doing it. And this was definitely a bigger problem than anticipated, for I felt like I had completely lost my identity.
Of course, I was fortunately in a place where I didn’t have to work to provide for my family, but at no point was I ever thriving, or satisfied with my own progress. And with life pacing fast, I ventured into the next phase and even got married until the real challenge popped up in the form of my pregnancy. What was, physically supposed to be beautiful and, in fact, an easy journey, in my case, got completely disrupted by my mental health. Anxiety got the better of me and I was wrapped with fear and a dearth of confidence, constantly.
It was to the extent that, out of sheer panic, I’d asked my doctors to go for a C-section when they were insisting on a normal delivery. And this accompanied with the COVID lockdowns exactly 10 days later made things only more difficult. I would break down even if my baby didn’t move for some time.
Now, the people surrounding me were extremely understanding and helped me throughout but I knew somewhere that I had to be the one to pull myself out of the chaos. And, what helped me majorly was the intent to educate myself and support other women going through a similar phase.
So, starting there I took my time to read extensively on post partum, whilst learning from various life coaches and in turn, slowly tuning my life with a positive outlook.
The journey was long, but definitely worth it! And post my healing, I was able to spread the vibe and help so many women across the spectrum. And today, life has indeed come full circle where, I guess I’m finally a part of the health and wellness industry, just in another form.
What I look forward to, hereon to is establishing a safe, non-judgmental space for people and, of course, ace my role as a parent too!”