Being The Person I Am

Taking certain decisions and making choices in life is tough. Considering pros and cons and then arriving at a perfect resolution is hard. Regrets however small and minuscule are bound to surface. But finding a way around this to make both the alternatives possible in life is the best gift you give yourself. Rather than choosing an option- this ‘Or’ that, why not decide the priority and say- this now, and the other a bit later.

Recalling a few similar decision making incidents in my life, I think there are many. In the intermediate level, we had to choose an optional subject- biology or computer, and both were my favorites. Schools really don’t fathom that students can be unconventional. I chose biology, but my interest and curiosity for computers didn't die. Later in my undergraduate level (B.Tech ) given the opportunity I indulged completely in programming and coding, and did come out with flying colors. Then again I had to choose between pursuing English Honors and Engineering. I chose the latter, but my love for literature and writing is still as strong as ever. Reading and writing have become my passion, they define me. Blogging proved to be the best medium to give expression to my voice and vent all that was pent up. I really like doing this- reading, reviewing, expressive writing, and simultaneously rediscovering me.

There have been times when I kept pushing my limits for more, and surprisingly I could do much more than I gave myself credit for. And yet again I am standing at the crossroads of choosing a career path. I will have to choose once again, make a decision. But whichever road I take, I have decided never to let go of creative juices- my dreams and my passion.

I am weird. I am complicated. I am multitasking and multidimensional. I’ve multiple sides- the kind side, the shy and introverted side, and even the bold side which you dare not provoke. I’m Me. Love being Me.

This post is a part of #UseYourAnd activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette Venus.


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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