Motherhood and Career ~ A twist in the tale, explains Kirthika in her book Review : GET READY LADY

I am an agnostic who believes that knowledge and experience makes a person better rather than believing in superior powers that influence people to follow the right path , to serve humanity. I never believed in the concept of Heaven until I experienced one myself. Yes, I am talking about Motherhood! Being a mother is the most beautiful thing in this whole universe and I always fall short at words when I want to talk about this subject. I have a 3 year old daughter and she means the world to me.

Though we say that motherhood is blissful, it has some challenges too. That is exactly what my friend Mrs. Narmada is trying to convey in her book “Get Ready Lady”! What an apt title, I must say! Just like all other things, motherhood also comes with a lot of strings attached. Unfortunately only the mothers face these challenges. Yes, because we still live in a male chauvinist society. Narmada has beautifully portrayed the different emotions that we go through as a mother, as a wife. When it comes to resuming your career after a break, there is always numerous amount of pressure on the lady. It’s family vs self.

My personal experience as a mother has been wonderful till now. I am self employed and the amount of challenges that I faced to resume work was different. Since I manage my own business, I had lost focus during maternity and had to shift my focus back to regain my confidence and keep myself updated on the know-how. It did take some time but i was able to do it. Of course, my husband has always been my pillar of support and I didn’t have to face these challenges alone. The only thing that kept my mind occupied was my daughter. Staying away from my daughter for a few hours was the painful thing that I encountered and I wasn’t really able to make up my mind that whatever I am doing is for her future, her betterment. Somehow I thought, am I being selfish, am I compromising my motherly duties for my career? Well, there will always be endless questions in mind when it comes to making a major decision, but the end point is to do the right thing. When I read this book, I could literally relive those days yet again. It took me back to the initial days where I used to contemplate whether I have to work or just quit for my daughter, whether things will be normal again, whether she will be ok or not. Well, now I feel I have done the right thing. Thanks to Narmada for making me realize this!

This book is a journey, which every lady would have gone through, with different approaches for obvious reasons. This book will lead you to the right path. It will give you a new approach to motherhood and it’s challenges. It will give you the confidence to resume your career. Don’t repent for what is lost, because there is still a lot left to catch up. Read this book and find your inner peace, find yourself. Now come on, get ready lady!!

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