It is truly said that every woman has some things that she is passionate about and things those collectively make her who she is. No woman is limited by a single label but there are multiple layers to her abilities and personality. Here I shall talk about my life so far. I have tried to be a good human being, a courageous woman, a calculative entrepreneur and a loving mother of a eleven years boy. The thing which connects me with the rest of the world is my compassion and empathy. Even though I am a busy businesswoman, every week I make it a point to visit particular temple of our city and give food and clothes to beggars. Usually you will find many rich people doing such as a part of their social responsibility but I spend time with those beggars and listen to their problems for hours like you do with our friends.
I have a postal stamp library. I am into philately for last two decades! I've more than thirteen thousand international postal stamps, some of which are more than hundred years old! I used to be a district level champion swimmer in my college days and got many awards. Unfortunately after an elbow operation five years back I had to leave swimming. But now I play badminton sometimes! I always visit relatives and friends, taking out time from my busy schedules. Once you visit my house you would know the meaning of real hospitality. I won't tell you no for anything but once I disapprove something nothing in the world can help you out! Thus my well wishers say that I am a powerhouse of humanity, talents, bravery, determination and sportsmanship. After this short introduction about myself now I will talk about my dreams and the guidance that helped me along the way.
I have told you that presently I am an entrepreneur. When I got married I used to have fascination for sarees, especially local silk sarees. I was also attached to a micro finance agency that dealt with local silk saree makers. I had planned to set up a Saree store and talked with bank on previous few occasions. But, after my marriage when I expressed my pending interest before in-laws, they completely disapproved my idea and said “Daughter in law is supposed to take care of home, her husband and raise kids with high morals”. I didn't give up but at that moment I had ensured not to plunge into argument with my mother and father in-law. I looked for support from my husband but he too seemed to be of the same mentality as his parents! Still I did not give up and waited patiently for the right moment.
After my son was born, I confronted my in-laws, “Look, now I have given you the flag bearer for your family. I have whole heartedly served you like my own mother and father. This time I am asking for a small permission of setting up a saree store. Either you give it to me or don't. If you permit I shall be a happy member of this family and strengthen the family economy contributing like your son. If you do not permit, I shall leave and that too with my kid.” What a tough conversation it was! Finally I got approval that day and since then there was no looking back for me. That's how I made my dream come true!
I am blogging about my dreams and the people who helped make them true for the #AdviceThatMattered activity at BlogAdda in association with Stoodnt.