Monday, November 7, 2016

A Momentous Decision

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The decision had been impulsive and momentous. I had plunked my career unceremoniously on the back burner for the sake of a tiny little angel who had entered our life.

The serene waters that meet my eyes now are asking me to relax. So does the smile of my naughty toddler. Hadn’t I worked enough to last a life time? Eighteen hour work days, 6 days a week. Ten long years. Hours poring over spreadsheets with design data of complex construction elements. The love and respect I still get from from former colleagues and clients, and a decent bank balance are the major takeaways from a career that had eaten into the best hours of my life.

Luckily there are no major regrets. As I am penning down these thoughts here, the copy of my debut novel, freshly out of press sits snugly on my table. Like they say, when a door closes, another opens.

I had rekindled my passion for writing soon after quitting my day job. Tapping away at the keyboard while my son slept, while he watched his cartoons, I had managed to complete my first manuscript.

The Civil Engineer in me had stepped aside to let the writer take the rein of my life.

Linking this to #FridayFotoFiction and Indispire

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations and best wishes :-) Hope to read your novel some day :-)
    TC, keep smiling :-)

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    1. Thank you. Nice to have you back on my blog.

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  2. wow Preethi, you wrote my mind. Love it. Sometimes giving importance to your passion is more important and it is good! Thank you for linking up.

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    1. Yes, exactly. We often neglect our passion in pursuit of other duties.

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  4. Congrats on the newly launched book, which saw the light of the day thanks to your toddler!:)

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