“I was 21 when my parents decided to search for a suitable alliance for me. For someone who had just completed her graduation, this seemed unfathomable but I decided to take it in my stride and go ahead with the process anyway. What followed was 7 unbearable years of indecision, dilemma and so much more. I met so many boys during this time but none of them seemed to be a right fit for me and there were several other processes involved in this that the process just wouldn’t move forward. In between, I travelled to France to do my masters and there too, I met with a couple of people through the matrimony process. But alas, fate was testing me and I decided to call it quits one fine day in the early months of my 28th year.
Until then my work saw me move through countries and continents but I had just settled back at my hometown at my parent’s place. So, when I finally decided to quit the process, I was flying down to Chennai to take up a Zumba instructor course. It would so happen that, on that fated day, my mother would set me up to meet with my future husband. With my mind made up, I was all set to leave when my mother once again persuaded me to meet with the person once. So with my sweaty shirt and self, I went to meet the guy and we clicked like magic.
Somewhere deep down something told me that this was my guy and I took it upon myself to make sure that I conveyed that to him. I took up a job in Chennai and flew down there to work while meeting and getting to know him on occasions. Within a few months time, we made it official to the family and I was engaged and married to the love of my life. People often have such huge expectations about marriage but according to me, it was always so easy and comfortable with him. It was my destiny to wait through all these years to finally be with this dream guy and looking back now, I hardly hold any resentment for those years. They were what they were but, I have crossed them through and now, I get to spend the rest of my life with this amazing human.
We are currently running a business together and we complement each other so well. For what it’s worth, we have to fight a little harder to achieve our dreams and when it concerns our life partner, I feel there is no harm in waiting for the right one.”
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