Two important events took place in my life in the last 6 months. First, both my son and me landed in the ICU of a hospital and spent some frightening moments there. Second, I hit middle age! I hadn’t realised that until I saw the discharge summary of the hospital, which referred to me as a middle aged woman. I raged and ranted, vowing never to go back to that particular hospital. But slowly, I realised that they were not far from the truth! Anyway, the 2 events put together made me conscious about the fact that life is fragile. I started doing some introspection and also had a rerun of my entire life and I came to the realization that I had not achieved nor made any significant contributions in these 40 years. I was suddenly taken up by a strong urge- an urge to do something meaningful or significant. I made a list of all the things that I dreamt of doing, but never found the time to do it- some for myself and some for others. Some of them are meaningful and some just frivolous. But even frivolous now has an important place .As a first step; I quit my job so that I can actually start working toward achieving them. One of them does NOT include writing a blog! The reason for this blog is to really share my thoughts and opinions (they’re not always going to be philosophical!) .And through your responses and opinions, hope to get a better perspective on my own life.
For those of you wondering about the title of the blog, while I , myself have chosen to be a homemaker, I have never ever thought of myself as one and don’t believe that I have the right skills or abilities to be one and hence I call myself ‘the reluctant homemaker’.
Reblogged from http://perceptions-of-a-reluctant-homemaker.blogspot.in/