Leaving a promising career and its impact
What does it mean to leave your career due to one's family circumstances ? This is no way new, and we all know of at least one person in our own immediate network who might have done this. And we accept it, very easily. What about the person who made this shift ? How easy or difficult is this ? Earlier, we have had discussions with women who left their career and resumed it or even switched into an alternate career after a break. Here, we are talking about someone, who left her career and is waiting to get back.
This discussion is to be listened to, for multiple reasons. We may be able to relate to multiple parts of this story and understand and appreciate so much more.
What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and propose ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting. Second, we meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles and facilitate sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
And in the process, my aim is to help you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
What's in this episode:
First of all, this story is from someone who chose to be anonymous. In Part 1 of this 2 Part series, she starts sharing her daily routine. We did this to closely examine the notion many "working women" have about Stay at Home Moms(SAHM) about having so much more free time!
Then she goes on to talk about how her family treated her as the "man of the house", even when she was quite young. We come across someone who has displayed a lot of agency in her life and the decisions around the same.
She talks about her marriage and the conditions she had laid to her family. She explains how she supported her new family financially, doing much beyond what someone typically does.
She then narrates about her decision to leave and the struggle of undergoing fertility treatment and the related disappointments. She elaborates how that led to a lot of frustration and stress ad her decision to temporarily leave the corporate workforce, despite her success and recognition there.
A story like this is powerful, for, when we generalize, we may miss out the experiences that each individual has and how she faced it. And that is where our learning is!
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