When you have seen more of unfaithful, untrustworthy and tactless people around you, you will take a lot of time to believe in the opposite when they begin to enter your life. Have an eye for such people. Might be rare for you but keep them.
The pressure of giving your best takes such a place in your mind sometimes, you arrange a meeting but forget to add the link! Nothing else to blame but past 2 unstable years! When I was at school, I did not have peer pressure but some self created one to not go below a certain level of percentage or remain in the Top 10, academics and extra curriculars, both. When I reached higher secondary and then college, the challenges were to get through the exams properly because I was going to have a career ahead. When I got a career, pressure was external because the so-called future of this country’s future were in a teacher’s hands! When I transitioned into a different career, the pressure was not to lose the job because I saw laying-offs happening around. Then, it did happen—a lay off, but at a time when I had complete clarity for what I was actually looking for. Again, a different pressure—no money, when there was a loan to pay. No, I am not married! Oh yes, there is very tiny pressure now. Yet my choice.
Sometimes I feel, this keeps me going. Then, sometimes I just close my eyes and get lost to “I have nothing to deal with, I am free.”
How important it is to remain employed and to remain a provider for your family! When you look at their face, you realise their—hopes, desires, dreams and happiness. Sometimes you may forget what you want. Being able to provide is so fulfilling. You do feel like a leader although you maybe not for real. When you develop this attitude, it pushes you to apply it at your work too. Do observe yourself carefully. You won’t back off when you see someone in need at your workplace. Maybe you would go an extra mile to help them out, and not leave without a success. We all learn things from our home—sometimes ‘what we must do’ and sometimes ‘what we must avoid’. If we make our homes a primary/secondary and a permanent place for learning, we can surely overcome obstacles in life or work. We need to strive together at home too, as a team. Isn’t it?