“I hail from the vibrant city of Chennai, a place that resonates with the rhythm of life. My journey has been one of pioneering spirits and boundless dreams. As the first-generation doctor in my family, I carried the hopes and aspirations of my parents.
During my internship, I decided to get married. But intertwined with my commitment to medicine was a fascination that had danced in my heart since childhood: the attention of healthy skin, the enchantment of beauty and hair. And so, I started discovering the world of cosmetology.
With my MBBS in hand, I sought to deepen my understanding, to explore the secrets of healthy skin. I delved into the world of beauty, studying advancements that merged science and art. At first, my steps led me into a partnership with a spa salon. But my dreams grew higher, and after eight years of experiences that spanned wide like the horizon, I embarked on a new adventure – my own brand – Skin Envy.
Three years into this journey, I have got more experiences and life lessons. I’ve discovered a profound truth – when the skin radiates health, the soul is uplifted with confidence. This, I believe, is the essence of my mission – to gift confidence to others.
Yet, amidst this symphony of accomplishments, the hum of life reminds me of its unpredictability. A realization dawns which allowed me to think that one must embrace the art of missing out to chase a singular purpose. It’s more important to prioritise, to understand that time is a delicate art and some threads must be left unattended.
In the embrace of my profession’s demands, I found myself at a crossroads. My heart yearned to be present with my child, yet duty called to care for my patients. Phone consultations bridged the gap, but the yearning for both roles lingered. It’s a rhythm every soul dances to, a melody that resonates through all walks of life.
But I learned something important on this journey. The symphony of wisdom played another note – the harmony of self-acceptance. Sometimes, you have to skip some things to focus on what’s most important. It’s okay to do that. I felt sad when I couldn’t be with my child all the time. I had to take care of my patients too. I had a job to do. Though my family is settled, I did not end up quitting my love for my work. Most women go through this. What matters is being true to yourself. I don’t need to explain to everyone. Before giving an explanation to the world, I ask myself if everything was alright and done consciously with sense – if yes, then not bothered to give it a second thought whatsoever.
For I have come to understand that as long as I stand in tranquillity with my own truth, I possess the strength to face the world. And everyone should too!”