Universe always has a better plan. I can say this now not because my life is perfect but because I am emotionally, mentally and physically not in the best of my health now yet when I look back at time, my journey has been a very difficult yet amazing one.
I was pursing first year of my Bachelors in Accounts and Finance, when a voice called me and I decided to follow the voice. I changed my stream from Commerce to Arts and that has been the best decision I have ever made for my carer.
My career as a blogger has been a ride, what started as a fashion blog, quickly turned into a mom blog. I have surprised myself as a professional with the sheer amount of hardworking I had put in as a mom blogger. The achievements that I achieved, the amount of love and support I received and the number of moms who found their voice in my words are beyond my imagination.
But like they say, everything is temporary this too was temporary. As my worse fears were coming true in my personal life and that started to show in my work. Attempts were made to mute my voice by my own people and if that was not enough, the mom bloggers community that had become my safe and happy place on the internet pulled me down.
Emotionally and mentally I was drained and that took a toll on my physical health as well. The effects can be seen even today and I am still struggling with the same health issues. But somewhere, even I was responsible for what was happening because I let the abusers abuse. I gave them the opportunity to affect me.
But as they say, you learn only when you fall. It took me three long years to be ok with the fact that I am not a mom blogger anymore, only to realise that the voice that called me 7 years ago never stopped calling me. It was me who muted her so that I could not be muted by others. In these last 3 years I have learnt a great deal about myself, my family, the instagram mom blogging community, business, money making and content creation.
I tried to do different things, but whenever I met a mom online or offline, I knew they needed to hear my voice in their life. They needed help in finding their own voices. Even though I have lost majority of the content that I created over the years, I have learnt a great deal about the mistakes a blogger should not make in their careers. Being a blogger is an unconventional career choice even in today’s times. But I am glad that I have worked hard enough on myself that I can express my voice freely. Even when people muted me and I muted myself.
But you know what? The voice is still calling me, and I have decided to follow it once again. The last time I followed it, I was able to connect with more than 15,000 mothers and I was 1 of the only 15 bloggers in the entire country to be a part of Netflix India’s Stream Team. I am looking forward towards this journey and to meet many more mothers and voice their opinions. Yes, I am a mom blogger again!