Friday, December 17, 2010

Life as I knew it

Changes so often. I wonder at times if it is something to do with me. I worked for a year, then married and took off for another year while pregnant with the twins, then worked from home another year after they were born, worked full time whole carrying my daughter, quit after another year, relocated to uk a year later, and now going back to college and working in a totally different field all together! Ahhhh.... To tell the truth, life has been full and varied, but now I long for some consistency and my old work back! Teaching seemed very fascinating while in IT and IT looks exciting when in teaching! Its not that I don't enjoy what I have, my commitment to work has always been 100 per cent, yet, there is always the thought that I will only be happy with something that pushes me well beyond my comfort zone and I am not too sure that this job is doing that. Anyway, this post is just to clear my head..and I will greatly appreciate input for your end...have you had issues like these before? If so, how did you sort it out? If not, what would you do if you were me?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kp,

most of us find ourselves in such an impasse.....
since life is all about growth and changes ,i guess these states of muddle headedness are a must......so we pause a while to 'clear our heads' as you said ,review things in clearer perspective and get ready once more to out challenge our own potential.
Simply said,when i find myself in this situation,i just read .......
all about karma and the works.....ranging from the Geeta to Dr,Brian Weiss,to Stephen Covey,to Thomas Friedman.......about anything that helps me clear my thinking....
And presto..very often come out feeling re charged if not enlightened , less fuzzy and able to decide on an appropriate plan of action!
Have been reading your blogs which i just chanced by as a net surfer,a few days ago, and find them super interesting!
Hats off to your multi tasking skills and 'super mom' handling of the three bundles of joy!
love......
gjs.

Shree said...

kp,

i can understand what you are going through but i must tell you i was so happy that you are undergoing a Montessori teacher training. trust me you will really be good at it. you have a way with children that's it. in fact i was telling meera that this is what i like or rather am proud about you guys. you eventually find a way out and in something that interests you. Its quite natural that you are missing what you were doing earlier but i guess as you get yourself more into this new thing you will be amazed to see how things are working out for and how this is something that you have always wanted. ITS IN YOUR GENES! your mom not only did it but she did it with great success and i have no doubt that you will be good at it to probably better than your mom :)

Meera said...

Hey Girl, First of all your life has been crushingly busy and yet you have coped very well :):)
Career choices are always subject to change and very often the grass is greener on the other side. My take is when career suits your priorities and doesnt make you sad, you are good :):)
Life sometimes is like that, but am sure you will do great....

Devasena Hariharan said...

hi, first time to ur blog. my feel is after working in IT always under constant pressure, we have the false sense of fulfillment. only when we complete something strecthing ourselves.

Teaching is an ideal career for ladies. You can look after ur kids and manage work as well.

Krishnapriya said...

hey guys...thanks so much for your comments..sorry I am a bit late in responding..a lot of new things been happening, and I am still digesting them all. Know what? I agree with everything you all said about teaching, and fulfilment, but doesn't money enter into the picture at some point? Also, the sheer challenge (because working with kids is tough, but maybe, I was born to it (like shree said), and so, the challenge of it faded in a few days time! Maybe, when I have my own school (which I hope to in many years time), the challenge will be sustaining and everyday, but working under somebody, strictly following the way of thought laid down by the owner of the school is just not my cup of tea! The profession is amazing, but I guess, I just got stuck in the wrong places!!!