There is no right time or right age. Motherhood sometimes is the beautiful after you experience because you’re in the right place at the right time with the person you can call your own. There are no ties, bloodlines or obligations, you’re simply brought together by fate to complete each other. In our case, I thank my stars and your gut.
Exactly a year ago, I handed in my resignation to a job I loved very much. In retrospect (pun intended), it was not the job that made leaving difficult, it was the people. More importantly, it was this one person I couldn’t imagine leaving behind. I wasn’t ready to watch her move on with someone else. I felt like a selfish child, not ready or willing to share her mum with her friends.
Part V: Work Mama aka Aditi Nanavaty aka (Best) Boss
Over the last few weeks, I’ve become (somewhat) obsessed with the Gilmore Girls. I love the dynamic between the mothers and daughters. I love how everything is relatable. I love that I have my own Emily and Lorelai to hold and hug.
If I were to paint a picture for my work mama, she is my Lorelai. She’s been the friend for when I didn’t want just motherly advice. She shaped me in so many ways outside of my comfort zone and helped me break the mould. She’s been comforting but she’s also been my biggest and best critic. She’s helped me find who I am and who I don’t want to be. She showed me right from wrong, and taught me responsibility when I needed it most.
Aditi is filled with so much warmth and love to share. She has been and will always be one of my biggest blessings and strengths. People enter your lives because they have a purpose. We all do. Some for a short while, and some to be in it for forever. Aditi is one of my forevers. She is my lamp of light, no matter the distance or time of day. Our relationship has taught me that love can grow in places you least expect to find it, and you will draw strength from people you never thought possible.
Thank you for teaching me this love. Thank you for showing me what opening our hearts to new possibilities and people could do for us. Thank you for taking a chance on me. Thank you for loving me the way you do.
Happy Mother’s Day Mama Nanavaty! We are sailing – once a colleague, then a mentor, soon a friend and mother, and now a part of me forever.
My life was missing a piece. Not anymore, now that you’re in it.
And I know that you’re with me and the way you will show
And you’re with me wherever I go
And you give me this feeling, this everglow
Today’s tune: Everglow by Coldplay.
Day 14 – 17 May 2017.
352 days to go.
Thanks for listening and if you relate, say hello, please and thank you.