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They have a perfect script for the way my life is supposed to…
They have a perfect script for the way my life is supposed to…

I speak a lot about lovers forming an idea of me, my friends weaving strings of expectations, and the world expecting me to be a certain way. It is quite astonishing how I missed out on the fact that, at an unparalleled level, my parents do the same. They have a perfect script for the way my life is supposed to pan out. And for some time I liked it. Being spoon fed, oblivious to the fact that with every bite I took, I swallowed an inch of my freedom....

Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…
Why does everyone assume that someone forced me to leave my job? Why…

Everyone was looking at me differently. Gone were the welcoming smiles, the excited questions, the happy congratulations. It was all replaced by something that looked an awful lot like pity. I overheard one of my co-workers saying “Poor girl, she is forced to quit just because she is a mother now. I cannot even imagine how unsupportive her husband or family might be.” But what pinched me the most was my assistant gossiping by the cafeteria. So thoughtlessly she said, “What kind of a modern strong woman gives in and gives up her dream. Such a spineless mess!” That hurt....