“Being brought up in a very traditional family, I got married as soon as I completed my graduation. Though I had many plans of pursuing higher studies, they were in vain as my parents wanted me to get married. After a few years, we got two children, and life was going at a smooth pace. But once my kids were grown up, I had an idea of rebuilding myself and recreating my potentials so I planned to join a beautician course and to my surprise, my husband readily agreed.
I used to travel nearly 3 hours a day after finishing all my household chores, and this lasted only for a few months as the environment in which I resided then considered this as something unethical (back then women were hardly encouraged for such stuff).
Nevertheless, I never wanted to give in to the talks so I started to do something different being at home. Festivals are real grand occasions in my house as I started to decorate and design everything in my own style with all the left overstuffs and prepare ‘n’ number of dishes. This gave me utmost satisfaction and made me believe that I’m capable of something. Those days there was a practice in the Hindu culture to invite people for every other occasion.
After a few years, people started visiting our house without notice and they just enjoyed the ambience and dishes which made me realize my worth. Keeping all this aside as a mother I too have the responsibility of bringing up my children to a better position so with the heavy heart we shifted to one of the posh areas in the city. Being surrounded with people all the time all four of us had a tough time to cope up with the new lifestyle which in the current scenario.
And then life threw in another ringer! Within the blink of an eye, my husband had to shift to Bangalore to manage his job and support us financially! Again one among the family members moved away and as I was overcoming this, my son got admission and he too left the town.
Being surrounded by people and noises all the time it all came to just 2 under four walls
with pin-drop silence. But suffice it to say, my daughter and myself form a terrific combo. We started to hike and did everything inside the 4 walls to keep ourselves busy and distracted.
As days passed by, I again started to feel empty as the days and nights are just the
same under the roof. It’s not easy to live alone in this society with my daughter. Our society
is not as it seemed to look outside. We have gone through so many accusations and
defamations. Overcoming all that we both enjoyed each other’s company.
And one fine day during this lockdown, my daughter gave me an idea of starting a page on Instagram about my food recipes. Initially, I was a bit nervous because most people don’t appreciate my cooking, little did they know that it’s for my children health, but by seeing the outcome of appreciation I started to dwell myself to into it completely. Once the lockdown got released we have made all the arrangements to serve corporate companies based on a contract. But then there is something that was always bothering me, yes it’s my decorating ideas. Seeing my involvement and difference of thoughts the entire area got inspired and it gave me an opportunity to start rendering my ideas to temple decorations.
Being just a homemaker I made myself occupied with few things which I loved to do
the most and I must admit all this wouldn’t be possible without the huge support of my
husband and children. After months finally, the lockdown has brought all 4 of us under a single roof and we all are much excited to share all our ideas and most importantly dinning
together is one of our favourite time.
More than just being a homemaker and indulging in everyday chores, exploring things has made me stand out. Looking forward to winning many hearts with my cooking and decorating ideas!”
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