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Musings of a Mommy

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Notes of a young mother.



Life for a mother on a career break is an emotional rollercoaster. There are moments which make you burst with joy and there are others which make you want to scratch your face with your own nails.

I stopped working partially just before my son was born and completely so, a few months later. As much as I took the decision to be with Rajvir full time, absolutely convinced, I cried the day I came back from work letting my bosses know. I cried the day they told me about my final day of work and I cried on my final day of work. I didn’t shed a tear after that. None of those tears were for my workplace or my colleagues or my role, it was for pausing in the middle of my passion, something that is only mine, my work and the satisfaction I got after every successful…

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Written by RRGwrites

April 9, 2016 at 1:22 AM

Posted in Life

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  1. A beautiful read, a heartfelt post & a very apt capturing of a mother’s journey into her new role. It feels like you have penned my exact feelings and apprehensions of early motherhood- the paranoia, trying to be the “good” mother, the 3 am musings, etc. The letting go of the sense of satisfaction is something that I relate to as well. Currently my satisfaction is derived from my little girl’s growth & development but it nourishes a different part of my soul. I’m, of course, very early in this long journey with a little rooting infant who needs her mother at her beck and call. In the future I will also some day be looking at Anika on a tricycle and reciting a poem simultaneously and have my own set of questions, memories and realizations. May we all continue to enjoy our different stages of motherhood, loving our kids, our families and, of course,very importantly, ourselves.

    kornica ganguly

    April 10, 2016 at 4:17 PM

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