Chapter 1: Another daughter is born. I was the second daughter of my parents and while my parents were happy the people around them lamented the fact that “another daughter was born.”
Chapter 2: The chubby stubborn toddler. As my mom says, I was a very chubby and a very stubborn child. I would bang my head on the wall if I didn’t like my dress!
Chapter 3: That studious girl. I was a very good student and a very sincere one too. Had dreams of becoming a doctor.
Chapter 4: Singer in the making. In my school and other singing competitions, I always used to come first in the singing competitions. I would have made a good career as a singer.
Chapter 5: Turbulent teenage years of an introvert girl. I had a very tough time during teenage thanks to body image issues and shifting to new schools and adjusting to new environment. For a introverted girl like me it was difficult.
Chapter 6: Finding independence. I bloomed once I started working and interacting with people better.
Chapter 7: Man of my dreams. Got married to a simple, awesome man in an arranged marriage setup. One of the best decisions of my life was to say YES to him. Life has been great with him.
Chapter 8: Small town girl in the City of Dreams. From a small town, I came to Mumbai as a new bride and began a new chapter of my life. This city had a huge impact in shaping me up and giving me confidence and recognition.
Chapter 9: They Young Mommy. I became a wife and a mother both at the age of 25. One of the best chapters of my life.
Chapter 10: Balancing Act. I started working from home so that I could take care of my child. Trust me, working from home is tough and that too with a baby. But somehow I sailed through.
Chapter 11: Mommyhood returns. Had my second child when my first one was almost 5. Now life revolved around these 2 little people.
Chapter 12: A writer is born. I started sharing my motherhood experiences in various mom forums and that’s where I began to write and blog seriously. I had found my true passion.
Chapter 13: Fighting another battle. At the age of 35, I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, which has no cure. Instead of crying and sulking, I decided to be positive and live with it bravely.
Chapter 14: Handling a teen and a preteen. Trust me, handling a teen and preteen is challenging yet fun! Nothing beats the feeling of looking at your children growing up to be good and confident humans.
Chapter 15: Ageing gracefully. Now I have learnt to forgive and forget better, learnt to let go, learnt to not get affected by everything, and learnt to give a damn too!
Chapter 16: Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost. Still lots to learn, lots to do, a lot on my wishlist.